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ADA, Minn. – After 12 years with her husband, Rebecca Christensen is looking for him again – even though he’s right there beside her. The problem? Her husband, Rob Strand, suffers from amnesia. “He sounds the same, he looks the same, he uses utensils the same – but it’s not him,” the Ada woman said earlier this week. “He’s there, but he’s not there. It’s like a horrible, weird version of ‘Where’s Waldo.’ ” It’s been like this since Sept. 13 – Friday the 13th. That’s when Strand, 36, was in a single-car crash just outside Moorhead as he was driving to work at the U.S.
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WOODBURY, Minn. -- A 2,000-pound bull sprung loose from a trailer taking it to market Wednesday morning and rampaged through rush hour traffic in Woodbury. Police, joined by farmers who had transported the bull, tried to to corral the animal while it stormed around. Michelle Okada, public information officer for Woodbury police, said the farmers -- from West Lakeland Township -- phoned a veterinarian for assistance on how to safely contain the bull.
Authorities are seeking information on a large bull elk that was shot and left last week in eastern Marshall County north of Grygla, Minn. According to 1st Lt. Pat Znajda, District 1 enforcement supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the elk was reported Thursday and appeared to have been shot sometime in the past 24 hours.
With his mother receiving end-of-life care at a Lake City, Minn., hospital, Jeff Grasto got the idea to reach out to one of her favorite musicians. He hoped for a card or phone call — anything to help boost her spirits. As luck would have it, Nicholas David, a singer-songwriter from St. Paul who finished in the top three last year on NBC’s “The Voice,” had a brief window Sept.
Chicken can be one of the most difficult meats to cook. It dries out easily and for that reason it’s frequently served swimming in cream-based sauces. Beer can or beer butt chicken is a simple and delicious way to roast an entire chicken on the grill or in your oven, keeping it tender and moist on the inside while creating a wonderfully crispy skin on the outside. It’s the closest you can get to rotisserie-style chicken without having to go to the deli. Of course, it’s easier to pick up the ready-to-go version, but the skin is always soggy by the time you get home.
RED WING, Minn. -- Hundreds of extra workers are flooding the area as the refueling outage at Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island nuclear plant gets underway. Work at Unit 2 began at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, according to Xcel. During the outage, about 1,500 contractors will help plant staff install two new steam generators, replace a third of the unit’s fuel and perform other maintenance. That influx of personnel -- and potential temporary residents -- is a “great economic engine for our community,” Red Wing Chamber of Commerce President Patty Brown said.
WILLMAR, Minn. - A Willmar man convicted of stealing from the rural church that employed him will serve 90 days in jail immediately and has been ordered to pay back more than $61,000. Paul Alton Hanson, 51, was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail, a $300 fine and 10 years of probation on three felony charges of theft by swindle for stealing more than $60,000 from Tripolis Lutheran Church of rural Kandiyohi while he served as church treasurer. As part of the sentence handed down by District Judge Paul A.
Brad Penas had never hunted elk and had never seen one in the part of northwest Minnesota where he hunts deer. So, when Penas, 45, of Moorhead, received notification this summer that he’d drawn one of the only two elk tags in the Caribou area of northeast Kittson County, he knew a challenge awaited him. “It’s really odd,” said Penas, a Greenbush, Minn., native who heads the investigative division for the Moorhead Police Department. “I’ve spent a lot of time up there.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A Perham man was sentenced this week in Otter Tail County District Court to jail time following a felony conviction of engaging in electronic communication relating to sexual conduct with a child. A deputy in Kalispell, Mont., conducted an undercover computer chat investigation and posed as a 13-year-old girl while communicating with John Patrick Flatley, 54, according to court records. Flatley admitted to authorities that in the recent past he had begun to use Internet chat rooms as a method of dealing with his urges for children.