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A West Fargo man working on the roof of a home under construction near here Wednesday documented in photos his close encounter with a hawk. Jim Johnson said the large bird first tried to land on the hand railing of the forklift he was operating and then flew up to the roof of the timber-frame house. After Johnson moved to the roof, the bird came closer to him and another worker until it was less than 3 feet away.
ROYALTON, Minn. -- A Nisswa man was killed and a Duluth man injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning in central Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Lucas A...
In 2006, the University of Minnesota earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Its reward was coming to Grand Forks and playing in front of a hostile crowd of about 12,000, who were almost all rooting for the Gophers to lose. They did. Holy Cross upset the Gophers in the first round, and starting at that point, the NCAA decided to slowly move NCAA regionals off campus to non-home sites.
RED WING, Minn. -- Red Wing Shoe Co. is recalling thousands of work boots in the United States and Canada after a problem was found with the steel toecap. The...
WILLMAR, Minn. - The attorney for a teen charged in his grandmother’s killing wants a portion of the teen’s statements to law enforcement officers disallowed in his trial. Attorney Daniel...
WILLMAR, Minn. – Three Willmar police officers were treated for injuries suffered while arresting a 23-year-old man Thursday. A news release from police Capt. Jim Felt said officers went to...
When the FM Ballet stages “The Nutcracker” this weekend, 10 of the 47 cast dancers will be male. Like the other dancers in the holiday favorite, they must meet the physical and mental demands of rehearsal, and balance them with work and life. But being a male dancer can also come with some negative misconceptions, including a stereotype that the men lack masculinity and athleticism.
FARGO — Attorneys involved in Alfonso Rodriguez’s final appeal of his death sentence were asked by U.S. Judge Ralph Erickson to streamline the case if possible. “There are a lot of pages, a lot of things said, a lot of issues raised,” Erickson told the attorneys in federal court here during a 13-minute status conference. If there are any issues either side sees as having “less merit than others” and could abandon to concentrate on more significant ones, “it makes my life easier,” he said.
FARGO - A Grand Forks man, who with his siblings is facing extensive drug charges, was sentenced to 10½ years in federal prison this week after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to move methamphetamine and other drugs from Texas into Minnesota and North Dakota. Devin Keplin, 35, is one of several siblings from Grand Forks facing federal drug charges after their arrests this year in drug deals involving a handful of other people, too.
FARMINGTON, Minn. -- A 51-year-old Farmington woman admitted knowing about marijuana found growing on her property, police said, but blamed someone else’s discarded seeds for the presence of the plants...