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PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. – A bicyclist is dead after riding into traffic Thursday evening near this Otter Tail County town. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a bicyclist was riding west on 145th Street about 4 p.m. when the cyclist entered traffic and broadsided a northbound construction truck on state Highway 29. The bicyclist was airlifted to a nearby hospital. The truck was not damaged in the accident. The victim’s name has not yet been released.
SANDSTONE, Minn. -- A homeowner shot a man to death in an alleged home invasion near Sandstone early Thursday, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputies were called to a residence west of Sandstone at 2:38 a.m. on a report of a shooting. A man described by police as elderly told deputies that two men entered his home in a robbery attempt. The man said at least one of the men had a gun. He said he was able to find his own gun and shot and killed one of the intruders. The other man fled on foot, and a search ensued with the assistance of a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter.
A former Thief River Falls bank officer accused of embezzling $396,000 has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, court records show. Vicki Lynn Torgerson, 48, faces up to 30 years in prison on the charge of embezzlement by a bank officer. Sentencing has not been scheduled. Prosecutors say that, between July 2005 and March 2013, she took money from ATMs and the backup cassettes to the machines.
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Minnesota’s deer kill after the first three days of the season was down 8 percent from last year, the Department of Natural Resources reported Wednesday. According to the DNR, hunters shot 77,008 deer during the first three days of the firearms season. Leslie McInenly, DNR big game program leader, said the slightly smaller harvest during the first three days wasn’t surprising. “Last year, opening weekend weather was almost ideal, and the state’s corn harvest was virtually complete,” she said.
GRAND FORKS - The dead body discovered Tuesday in Lincoln Drive Park is believed to be that of an 18-year-old male from Grand Forks. However, the identity has not yet...
Brian Regan has some friends in high places. Actually, they’re more like fans in high places. Although the stand-up comic doesn’t have his own sitcom, never starred in a movie or even a popular commercial and hasn’t had a Comedy Central special in years, Regan stays in the spotlight thanks to a steady touring schedule and props from three of the best comedy promoters: David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld and Marc Maron. Regan brings his stand-up act back to Fargo for a Thursday night show at the Civic Center, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Trevor Haugo is making up for lost time. The senior opened the football season as a starter in the Mahnomen backfield. But he suffered a broken fibula that sidelined him for seven games. In his second game back in the lineup Saturday, he was a workhorse as the Indians beat Upsala-Swanville 28-12 in the quarterfinals of the Minnesota Class 1A state football playoffs. “It’s awesome to be back,” Haugo said. “I love football.
In the end, it was a race against the ice. For nearly 7,500 miles, Daniel Alvarez had paddled his kayak, and now he couldn’t feel his hands and his feet. He labored up the western shore of Lake of the Woods, willing himself to go on, stopping to run on empty beaches to drive feeling back into his extremities. So close. Four days away, then three, then two. He was bound for the Northwest Angle, a disembodied lobe of Minnesota stuck on the flank of Manitoba.
WOODBURY, Minn. -- If you're out of work, there's no better place to come in Minnesota than Woodbury, according to a recent report. Woodbury topped the list of best places in Minnesota for job seekers, according to the consumer advocacy website Nerdwallet.com. Moorhead placed second. The report cites Woodbury's 10.1 percent growth in “the working-age population” between 2009 and 2011 and lists Woodwinds Health Campus, Ecowater Systems and Woodbury Senior Living as top employers in the city. Woodbury's median household income is $92,780, Nerdwallet says. Nerdwallet researched U.S.