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MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man accused of causing a shop fire by not following fire code regulations – a fire that sent a volunteer firefighter to the hospital with a heart attack – has agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges linked to the fire. Bradley Harold Littlefield, 59, is set for a plea hearing next week in Clay County District Court, the county prosecutor’s office confirmed. Littlefield was charged April 24 with two counts of causing fires causing bodily harm.
MOORHEAD - A Moorhead man charged in the death of his infant daughter after leaving her in a hot car for several hours last summer has agreed to plead guilty in the case. Andrew Sandstrom's public defender said Thursday the terms of the plea deal struck with Clay County prosecutors will allow his client to avoid prison time. Sandstrom was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the June 11 death of his 5-month-o
MOORHEAD - If Mark Lindquist had picked a career at the age of 19, when he was a freshman at Concordia College, he’d be an elementary school teacher today. If he had to decide at 24, when he took classes at the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, he’d be putting a political science degree to use. Instead, the 32-year-old is a military veteran, actor, businessman, leader of a new nonprofit organization and a theater arts junior at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Lindquist said he discovered his passion for performing at the age of 30, when his s
HENDRUM, Minn. – A cougar was spotted near here over the weekend. A trail cam caught the animal moving through the area. The cat was also reportedly spotted in a different area west of Hendrum. A family that owns chickens nearby told WDAY-TV they are on the lookout. but so far have not seen the cougar since the weekend. The Norman County Sheriff's Office said it is aware of the sighting, but there have been no reports of injuries to livestock. Authorities said there’s a good chance the cougar was just passing through.
ST. PAUL - MNsure officials say their second day online went very smoothly. By 2 p.m. Wednesday, nearly a day after the online health purchasing Web site went live, Minnesotans had created more than 2,500 accounts. How-ever, MNsure officials could not say how many policies were purchased. An average of 2,000 to 3,000 people were online at any one time. The health care exchange launched Tuesday afternoon.
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HENNING — Twenty-three head of Black Angus cows and 32 Black Angus calves, valued at about $50,000, are missing from a farm near Henning. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department said the owner noticed the missing cattle when he was moving the herd and conducted a head count. Authorities believe the cattle were stolen sometime in the last 10 days. They were taken from a property at Rocky Ridge Road southeast of Henning. An investigation is continuing.
WOODBURY — Five current and former Globe University students filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the for-profit school and its affiliated partner, Minnesota School of Business. The plaintiffs, who are seeking class-action status, represent students who attended Globe since 2007, according to court documents filed in Hennepin County District Court. The suit alleges that Globe, which is based in Woodbury, misled students about its accreditation standards, job placement rates and transfer opportunities to other institutions. “Most of the people
Updated 10-02-2013 (11:36 am) FARGO – A 1-year-old Hitterdal, Minn., boy is being treated at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo after chewing on a laundry detergent packet that his family believes had insufficient packaging to protect children. Alexander Rohde remained in the hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Tuesday, where he had been since Saturday, the day he chewed on a Tide Pod, a small, individual detergent packet. His mother, Michelle Klienschmidt, said after eating just part of the packet, her son quickly began suffering from nausea and diarr
ST. PAUL – A group of St. Paul bars is trying to help federal employees cope with the government shutdown by serving up free beer. Four downtown bars said Tuesday that workers with proper government ID would have their first round paid for on the first day of the shutdown. The city’s convention bureau, Visit Saint Paul, set up the happy-hour event as a way to show appreciation for workers being idled by a political impasse in Washington.