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Updated-1:54pm (08/26/2013) Authorities have identified the boy who drowned while swimming in a Grand Rapids lake Saturday. Five-year-old Ayden Lee Demarre died following the incident at Crystal Lake, Grand Rapids police said Monday. The police previously reported that officers were called to the lake, on the city’s north side, about 1:30 p.m. Saturday on a report of a possible drowning.
MOORHEAD – A fire that started in some construction materials piled near Snarr Hall at Minnesota State University Moorhead caused about $15,000 to $20,000 worth of damages and an evacuation of students here early Friday, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to the call on the northwest side of Snarr Hall on 14th Street South here about 2:57 a.m., said firefighter Trent Amundsen. The fire began in some pallets stacked with Styrofoam meant for the construction of Snarr Hall’s new roof, Amundsen said. The pallets were about 40 feet from the building, which wasn’t threatene
LEITH, N.D. -- A man wanted in Canada for hate crimes has been slowly buying up property in Leith with plans to create a white nationalist community close to good-paying jobs in the Oil Patch. According to the Bismarck Tribune, Craig Paul Cobb, 61, is a known white supremacist advocating racial holy war and promoting his property in the town of 19 to others like him. Leith, located in Grant County, is southwest of Bismarck.
Rob Farnsworth, a 35-year-old special education teacher from Hibbing, announced Wednesday that he will seek office as Minnesota’s next governor. He said he intends to seek the GOP endorsement. This will be Farnsworth’s second run for political office. In 2010, he also sought his party’s endorsement to run against Congressman Jim Oberstar, but Farnsworth stepped aside when Chip Cravaack received the Republican nod instead. Farnsworth, the son of a miner, described Cravaack as a model. He said that, like Cravaack, he too would bring a strong union background to the race.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.
Cooking salmon on a cedar plank is one of my favorite ways to prepare fish on the grill. It allows the delicate fish to be slowly cooked and smoked, even when you’re using a gas grill instead of charcoal. The fish takes on the slightly sweet aromatics of the cedar wood and stays tender and moist. It’s an impressive way to turn the amateur griller into the king or queen of the coals.
The mayor of Lake Park has been released on his own recognizance after his first appearance in Becker County District Court Monday, on a criminal charge that alleges he financially exploited his sister, a Down’s syndrome patient. Aaron Lee Wittnebel, 32, was charged Aug.
DULUTH - St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg confirmed Tuesday that he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Al Franken. Dahlberg, 51, said he plans to make a formal announcement just before his Oct. 1 retirement from the U.S. Army Reserve, but the word got out this week when a prominent conservative donor circulated a memo in support of his candidacy. Stanley S.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. – A 23-year-old man was arrested for stabbing another man here Monday morning. According to the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office, a 39-year-old man called police about 8 a.m. and said he had been stabbed. Alex Blue of Mahnomen was found and arrested about three blocks away from the incident, the sheriff’s office release stated. The victim was taken to the Mahnomen Health Center and then to Sanford Health in Fargo, where he is listed in stable condition. Blue is scheduled to make his first appearance in Mahnomen County District Court today.
The beleaguered moose has ambled onto Minnesota’s growing lists of troubled species, while wolves, snapping turtles and eagles — doing better than in past decades — have soared off the lists entirely. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday announced the final versions of newly revised lists of endangered species, threatened species and species of concern, the first major changes in 17 years. Moose are one of 66 animals, reptiles, fish, insects and mollusks added to the lists.