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I have lived two separate lives in my 42 years on the planet. A decade as a non-Minnesotan and the rest as a borderline upstanding tundra dweller. One would not notice the three-quarters Minnesota influence in my lifestyle when it comes to the outdoors. Once a decade, my two worlds meet in just such an arena.
Updated: 1:41pm (08/16/2013) A tanker truck carrying about 40,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate rolled over as it was turning into Hibbing Taconite on Friday morning. None of the ammonium nitrate spilled; the truck driver suffered minor injuries. The Dyno Nobel truck tipped just after 8 a.m. as the driver was turning from County Highway 5 into the Hibbing Taconite facility, according to a news release from mine owner Cliffs Natural Resources.
Canadian Pacific railroad has furloughed approximately 30 workers in recent months from its operation in Thief River Falls, according to union officials. The job cuts are among roughly 90 furloughs at CP sites across Minnesota that the United Transportation Union has counted since October 2012, part of what the union says are aggressive job cuts that followed leadership changes in the company at that time. “We’re not happy about it,” said P.J.
LAKE PARK, Minn. – The mayor of this small Minnesota community said Tuesday he’ll continue being mayor while facing felony charges of stealing thousands of dollars from his sister, a Down syndrome patient in an assisted-living facility nearby. Aaron Wittnebel, 32, was charged Aug.
Updated: 08/13/2012 (9:00pm) FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
MAHNOMEN -- A 65-year-old man was declared dead Monday after a single-vehicle accident was reported north of Mahnomen. According to a press release from the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office: David Janisch, of rural Mahnomen, was pronounced dead after he was found lying outside his vehicle on 240th Avenue about 11 miles north of Mahnomen . A one-vehicle accident was reported at about 10:47 a.m.
FARGO – At one time taken off the University of Minnesota’s football schedule, Indiana State is back on it for 2016 – a move that could signal a hitch in the Big Ten Conference’s no-FCS-game mandate. The conference’s athletic directors passed a scheduling model last spring to do away with FCS opponents starting in 2016. But two Missouri Valley Football Conference teams are still on the slate for Big Ten teams that season. North Dakota State still has a contract to play at Iowa, said athletic director Gene Taylor.
MOORHEAD – A 45-year-old Barnesville, Minn., man is charged in Clay County District Court with having sexual contact with someone who was mentally impaired or helpless. Michael Ray Herbst faces one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, both felonies. According to a court complaint, Herbst met a 21-year-old Fargo woman earlier this year after she accidentally dialed his number. The woman is described in court papers as a vulnerable adult who functions at a 5-year-old level. According to the court papers, the woman told
DULUTH — The folks at Cirrus Aircraft have reason to feel good about the latest industry numbers. After hitting a 11-year low in 2012, plane shipments were up nearly 25 percent in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period last year.
GRAND FORKS – A break-in and assault was reported to security forces at Grand Forks Air Force Base early Saturday morning, the base public affairs office said. The victim was treated by doctors off-base while security forces tried to identify a suspect, who remained at large Sunday. Besides base security, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department are involved in the investigation. Base public affairs said there may be delays for those trying to enter or exit the base.