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MOORHEAD – Commuters on Highway 75 here will be able to travel just a little bit faster soon. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is raising the speed limit of Highway 75 from 55 mph to 60 mph. The entire road, which stretches from south of Luverne through Breckenridge and Moorhead to the Canadian border near Noyes, will have an increased speed limit. Crews began installing new speed limit signs today. The speed limit will become effective as soon as the signs are posted. The speed limit on most of Highway 59 will increase to 60 mph.
CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois head football coach Dale Lennon said he doesn’t need to brag about North Dakota State after watching the Bison mount a third-quarter rally behind an impressive running game. NDSU’s undefeated record, he says, speaks for itself. The top-ranked Bison ran for 205 yards and three touchdowns in the third quarter alone, picking up a 31-10 victory against the Salukis in Missouri Valley Football Conference action Saturday afternoon in front of 11,121 fans at Saluki Stadium. “Those are huge numbers,” NDSU head coach Craig Bohl said.
BISMARCK – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the state crime bureau is “overwhelmed” with applications for concealed weapons licenses, creating longer wait times for applicants at a time when a change in state law recently raised the application fee from $45 to $60. To help alleviate the backlog, the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation is hiring additional employees and reassigning existing ones, approving more overtime and even using senior citizen volunteers three days a week to help with filing and stuffing envelopes. “We have found that we’re not just inundated, w
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Supreme Court will have the final say over whether guardians have the legal authority to disconnect their wards from life support. The court’s announcement last week that it will review the case of Jeffers Tschumy will for the first time in nearly 30 years revisit an end-of-life issue that could affect many of the more than 12,000 Minnesotans under guardianship who don’t have health care directives.
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- A St. Paul man wanted on felony warrants was arrested Thursday in Cottage Grove after eluding police by breaking into a home, authorities said. Police arrested Jeramy Corwin, 28, after a foot pursuit, and he was booked into the Washington County Jail. Police said he could face charges of burglary, fleeing police and possessing marijuana, in addition to charges in connection with three outstanding warrants. The incident started when a caller told emergency dispatch Thursday that Corwin was leaving a home along the Cottage Grove-Woodbury border.
MOORHEAD – Clay County prosecutors have charged a day care owner here with endangering children at her home after allegedly taking care of them while she was drunk. According to court documents filed Thursday in Clay County District Court against day care operator Jayne Ann Cote, 54, of Moorhead, officers were dispatched about 10:42 a.m. on Oct. 2 to a home at 22740 26th St. Circle S.
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ST. PAUL – Commercial drivers in Minnesota can expect stricter enforcement of seatbelts, driver roadside inspections and regulatory compliance next week. The Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Section will be increasing traffic enforcement statewide Oct.
TIOGA, N.D. -- Alarm bells went off for Eric Haugstad as the Tesoro official listened to the conference call from San Antonio. Crews burned oil that had pooled in a wheat field following a pipeline leak near here, but discovered more oil as they began digging to expose the pipe. “That’s when I said ‘I’ve got to go pack my bag,’ ” recalled Haugstad, who has years of experience responding to major oil spills. Haugstad is director of contingency planning and response for Tesoro.
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