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Two assistant Clay County attorneys face disciplinary action after making disparaging comments over Facebook about a jury decision in a sexual assault trial. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton said Thursday that until the disciplinary action is final, he can’t talk about specific penalties, but he outlined the reasons he took action against Pamela Harris and Jenny Samarzja.
Four people, including two children, were rescued during a night-time search Wednesday on Lower Red Lake in northern Minnesota. Using night vision goggles and an OAM AS350 helicopter, agents from...
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that it won’t change many rules for several state Scientific and Natural Areas in northern Minnesota after all. The DNR in April said it was considering relaxing regulations at 10 of the state’s 159 SNAs to allow more human activities, including hunting, dog walking, berry picking and swimming.
A traveling Minnesota petting zoo has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections in several counties. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, cases of E. coli have...
The owner of a Lake Lillian liquor store destroyed by fire last year has been charged with arson. Mary Sue Whitcomb, 51, of rural Atwater, was charged Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court with felony counts of second-degree arson and insurance fraud in the Sept. 23 blaze at K & M Liquor Store.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Two central Minnesota lakes have been designated as infested with zebra mussels, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported. Adult zebra mussels were found in Gilbert and North Long lakes near Brainerd in Crow Wing County. The initial discovery was reported by the parents of two boys who retrieved a plastic container with attached zebra mussels while snorkeling in Gilbert Lake. A few days later, children swimming in North Long Lake found zebra mussels, and their parents reported the discovery, the DNR said.
ST.PAUL - The route for the controversial Sandpiper oil pipeline will be discussed today at a hearing before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The Enbridge pipeline project would transport oil...
BEMIDJI, Minn. - A Redby man was sentenced Tuesday in Beltrami County Court to 7½ years in prison for stabbing a man in May. Orland James Spears, 23, received 69 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for first-degree burglary, with credit for 96 days served. Spears also was sentenced consecutively to 21 months in prison for second-degree assault. Spears pleaded guilty in June to stabbing the man at the man’s Beltrami County home.
Hubbard County authorities are investigating the death of a 61-year-old man who was found in the Fish Hook River in north-central Minnesota on Saturday. The man was pulled alive from...
A Denver man who allegedly ran over a 21-year-old Greenwood woman Saturday evening when she fell off the boat he was driving on Whitefish Lake faces criminal charges. Thomas Hurlbut Ryan, 24, was charged Tuesday in Crow Wing District Court with two felony counts of criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm while under the influence and two misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated. The judge set bond at $50,000 without conditions and $25,000 with conditions.