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LITTLE FALLS, Minn. -- Byron Smith, who was sentenced to life in prison for killing two teenagers at his home in Little Falls almost two years ago, was ordered Tuesday...
LUVERNE, Minn. — The man accused of killing a woman on June 30 when he struck her with his pickup while using a cell phone as she biked down a rural road with her children, entered a guilty plea to felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide Monday in Rock County District Court. The plea came as part of an agreement that stipulates jail time and that he will not have a felony record after four years of supervised probation. Christopher Weber of Hills, Minn., is ordered to serve 360 days in jail, 180 of them in 2015.
RED LAKE, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is implementing stricter regulations for the winter season walleye harvest on Upper Red Lake, a DNR release said Monday. Starting Dec. 1, anglers may only keep and/or possess three walleye. They must immediately release all walleye from 17 to 26 inches in length.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- Arctic Cat, a recreational vehicle maker with production plants in Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, named Christopher Metz its president and CEO Friday. Metz,...
ADA, Minn. – The Norman County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the missing hunter found dead after a brief search Saturday night. Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said Blake Larson, 25, of Nielsville, Minn., was found at about 8:54 p.m. Saturday in a wooded area northwest of Shelly Township. Larson’s family reported him missing at around 7:43 p.m.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A 14-year-old youth hockey player died after collapsing on the ice shortly after a bantam tournament game started late Friday afternoon at Essentia Health Sports Center ice...
ROTHSAY, Minn. – Both lanes of westbound Interstate 94 have reopened near here following a three-vehicle incident. The extent of any injuries is not yet known. The Minnesota State Patrol said additional information may be available Friday afternoon. The accident happened near milepost 40 at around 4 Friday morning. Fire crews were on the scene to clean up a fuel leak. According to the patrol, the Freightliner semi-truck was westbound on I-94 and moved to the left lane to pass a slower moving sedan in the right lane.
Sonshine Festival, which has attracted as many as 20,000 concert goers, is leaving the city where it began. Next year’s Christian music festival is moving from Willmar to Somerset, Wis., owners announced late Thursday. The event had been held in Willmar since 1982. Co-founder Bob Poe said Willmar was a perfect location when it began, but it has become more difficult to compete in a smaller marketplace.
BELTRAMI COUNTY -- A Fourtown man was taken into custody Tuesday evening after threatening to use a firearm to harm himself or others at a residence on Outpost Road NW. Jay Walter Bloom, 55, called the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office at 4:37 p.m. Bloom was distraught and making threats to harm himself or others at a residence near Fourtown approximately 95 miles northwest of Bemidji, according to a release issued by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. Bloom was taken into custody without incident at 6:42 p.m. after a perimeter was established around Bloom's home.
Fargo city commissioners accepted the resignation of Police Chief Keith Ternes on Monday morning. After a special meeting at 7 a.m., the commission voted to approve a severance agreement for...