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ST. PAUL—The Minnesota House on Wednesday night approved the first installment of funding to fight bird flu that is killing poultry across the state in a vote that paves the...
HECTOR, Minn. — About 1,400 adult hogs and 600 piglets died Wednesday as the result of the fire that also destroyed a barn about four miles west of Hector. The...
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health, which says it’s still on track to start its unique smoke-free version of a medical marijuana program this summer, has approved two...
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A Nashwauk businessman will serve one year in jail and pay more than $870,000 in restitution for bilking his now-deceased uncle out of more than $1 million and using the money to gamble, buy a new car and pay off debts. Patrick Vincent Pecchia, 56, was sentenced Monday in State District Court in Grand Rapids.
The BP station at Main and Highway 34 in Park Rapids was robbed at gunpoint on Friday night. The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of cash and no injuries were reported during the incident, according to Park Rapids Police Chief Terry Eilers. The incident occurred at 7:55 p.m. and no arrests have been made yet in connection with the crime. Eilers reported the suspect was wearing a mask and carrying a large-caliber handgun at the time of the robbery. Eilers is asking residents to be on the lookout for the cash tray.
A Pelican Rapids, Minn., man was injured in a rollover accident early this morning east of Pelican Rapids, the State Patrol said. Ernest K. Ingebretson, 58, was eastbound in a...
ST. PAUL - Two people are hurt after a shooting at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Minneapolis-St.
BEMIDJI—Three people were arrested Wednesday after law enforcement executed a search warrant in Walker. The Leech Lake Tribal Police Department and Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force officers executed the warrant for narcotics and weapons at a residence in Breezy Point Housing in Walker, according to a release from Leech Lake tribal police. Joshua James White, 21, was arrested on narcotics and weapon charges and Diana Michelle White, 45, was arrested on drug-related charges.
CASS LAKE Minn. — A Cass Lake teenager who started one of two northern Minnesota forest fires last May because “mosquitoes were bothering him” has been sentenced to a treatment program and ordered to pay $161,000 in restitution for the costs involved with the fire. Anthony James Wittner, 18, who was a juvenile at the time, had previously entered pleas of guilty to the felony offense of wildfire arson and misdemeanor offense of fleeing a police officer on foot, the Cass County Attorney's office reported. Wittner pleaded guilty to starting two fires near Cass Lake last May 28.
CROOKSTON, Minn. – A Crookston man is in jail, accused of threatening to kill a transgender woman. 24-year-old Tony Laird faces an assault charge and a felony terroristic threats charge. On April 21, Laird allegedly threatened the woman, saying he had guns and knives and would slash her throat or shoot her.