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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The attorney for the man charged with killing his cousin over a drug debt in Otter Tail County wants more time to review the case. Michael Kyle Burris, 23, faces felony second-degree murder charges in the death of Scott Burris in 2012. Michael Kyle Burris’ father, 65-year-old Michael Alan Burris, is also charged in the case and was arrested in Arizona with his son on Aug.
FARGO – Fargo police have arrested a man suspected of running over an officer with a van Monday night. According to Lt. Joel Vettel: Officers arrested Jack Christensen, 49, at an apartment in the 1300 block of Eighth Avenue North about 4 a.m.
ST. PAUL – The season’s first significant snowfall for most Minnesotans could bring more than a half-foot in places by Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm...
DULUTH, Minn. - A former Salvation Army youth basketball coach who was found guilty in September of sexually assaulting two preteen girls will spend at least 12 years behind bars. In sentencing Wendell Anthony Greene to a maximum guideline sentence, Judge Mark Munger cited Greene’s lack of remorse for the crimes. “Mr. Greene, you just don’t understand that what you did is wrong,” Munger said.
FARGO – A Fargo man was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for murdering his wife in a case in which he initially tried to convince authorities she committed suicide. In handing down the sentence to Ronald William Rogers Jr, Cass County District Court Judge Lisa Fair McEvers told Rogers that the life of his wife, Elizabeth, was worth more than the 25-year sentence the prosecution had requested. Rogers’ attorney, Ross Brandborg, had requested 17 years. Under state law, Rogers must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence, or about 25½ years, before he is eligible for parole. Mc
The 11 survivors of a midair collision above Superior on Saturday evening took to the sky again Sunday, en route to New York City and a likely appearance this morning on national television. They’re set to appear on NBC’s “Today” show and plan to tell the harrowing story of a skydiving outing gone wrong.
The first bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp since taking office in January would create a commission to study poverty, child abuse, drug abuse and other issues facing Native American children and recommend ways to improve services to them. Heitkamp, D-N.D., a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced the bipartisan bill Wednesday with fellow committee member Sen.
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MOORHEAD – With new research in hand they say disproves some myths about the harm a minimum wage increase may have, advocacy groups are renewing their push for a floor pay bump in Minnesota next year. Increasing the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour would give 357,000 Minnesotans a raise and inject an additional $470 million of purchasing power, according to research commissioned by the Raise the Wage Coalition, a network of organizations calling for an increase. Roughly 77 percent of those workers are 20 or older, according to the research, which Minnesota 2020 spokesman Joe Sheeran
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct today over an alleged inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl. While the victim in the case was older than 16 — the age of consent in Minnesota — Scannell was more than four years older than her, and in a position of authority, which makes the incident a criminal offense. A grand jury returned the indictment on Oct.