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James Fields' situation isn't unique. There are 113 people in Minnesota state prisons who were found guilty of first-degree murder who are eligible for parole in coming years because their convictions occurred before state laws changed to make a life sentence for first-degree murder truly life, without chance for parole.
This weekend may be the weekend to catch the season's best fall color in parts of the Northland, as leaves are at or near peak in some areas and sunny skies are in the forecast. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday, based on observations from across the state, that the color is at 75 to near 100 percent of peak in the Ely area, including Bear Head Lake State Park, and across much of Itasca County, including Scenic State Park.
A 15-year-old Moorhead High School student was injured Thursday, Sept. 29, when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street near the high school. According to information provided by the Moorhead Police Department: The incident happened about noon in a crosswalk in the 200 block of 21st Street South near the high school. The female student was running in the crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle driven by a woman identified by Moorhead police as Brooke Simonson, 21. No address for Simonson was available.
VERGAS, Minn. — A 4-year-old child had a leg partially severed by a lawn mower Thursday evening, Sept. 29, in Vergas. According to a report released by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office: The incident happened about 6:25 p.m. when a child was outside and ran up to a family member who was mowing the lawn. The mower ran over the child's foot and partially severed the child's lower leg. The child, who appeared to be in stable condition while at the scene, was air-lifted from Vergas to a Fargo hospital. No other details were available.
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BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we put a couple of shotgun experts—the Gould Brothers Exhibition Shooting Team—to the test by introducing them to mourning dove hunting in Minnesota. And the crew also visits the Kicking Bear outdoors camp for kids in West Salem. Wis. See it all in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV." Northland Outdoors TV debuted on Fox Sports North and many other local ABC affiliates across North Dakota in July. The show is hosted by veteran outdoors radio host Brett Amundson.
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - A funeral service for Jacob Wetterling, the boy abducted and killed in 1989, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The St. Joseph boy's disappearance...
After months of work in the Sculpture Park, the city of New York Mills' new Barn shelter is finally erected, and ready to be introduced to the community and region. On Saturday, October 1, the city, with the help of the Cultural Center, will celebrate The Barn's completion. This grand opening celebration falls in the 20th anniversary year of the Sculpture Park, which is the location for the celebration.
Zebra mussels have now been confirmed in two popular recreational lakes in western Minnesota. They were found in Lake Sallie and Lac qui Parle Lake the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported on Thursday. The department also confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Lake Andrew in Douglas County and Big Birch Lake in Todd and Stearns counties.
The 22-year-old St. Cloud man who injured nine people in a stabbing attack in a St. Cloud mall—Dahir Adan—previously lived in Fargo. According to a public records data base, one address he lived at was 817 21st Street South in Fargo. His family in St. Cloud identified Adan as the person who randomly attacked people with a knife at the Crossroads Mall. Nine people were injured and three are still hospitalized.