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SOUDAN, Minn. -- A “man-tracker” led the way to finding a 76-year-old employee of a northern Minnesota park who went missing Wednesday while picking up litter along a trail. The...
LEAFY SPURGE: To former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura for his continuing lawsuit against the family of a late Navy SEAL who wrote a book that included a report of a confrontation with Ventura outside a bar. Ventura said the fight, in which the author said he punched and decked Ventura, never happened. However, a parade of witnesses said in court last week that it did. Ventura’s flimsy claim is that the fight story shredded his reputation. That’s a laugh. Ventura went about the business of shredding his reputation as far back as his tenure as governor.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 17-year-old girl was shot Monday night near Bemidji and a man was in custody. Authorities received a 911 call at about 10 p.m. Monday from the girl, who said she had been shot several times while standing on the deck of her home, according to a news release Tuesday from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. The girl was transported to a Duluth hospital after she was stabilized in Bemidji, the sheriff's office said.
BAUDETTE, Minn. - A Baudette man will serve 90 days in jail and lose his hunting privileges for three years as part of his sentence for illegal bear and deer hunting activities. Keith R.
ST. PAUL -- David Olson, president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, died Wednesday night from a form of cancer. An email from Bill Blazer, senior vice president of public...
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A person died Wednesday in what may have been a drowning on Maple Lake near Forada, south of Alexandria. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said it received...
Singer-songwriter Macy Gray will perform at the Fargo Theatre this fall, promoter Jade Presents announced Monday. Gray, who broke into the music industry with her critically acclaimed debut album “On How Life Is” in 2000, will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the theater, located at 314 Broadway in Fargo. She’ll release her eighth studio album, “The Way” on Sept. 9.
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. - Police responding to a reported robbery in progress at a downtown pharmacy here surrounded the building at gunpoint for three hours late Wednesday afternoon before finding there was no suspect inside. Customers and staff of the Thrifty White Pharmacy at 126 5th St. N. evacuated the store about 5:30 p.m.
LEAFY SPURGE: To the breathless advocates for unmanned aircraft, commonly called drones. As regulation of the potentially invasive devices falls behind their appeal and capabilities, there is little doubt they will be misused. That’s happening already with stories coming in from all over the nation of small drones being used as high-tech peeping toms and for other nefarious purposes. The potential for invasion of privacy by camera-carrying drones is immense, from misuse by police forces to merely flying into the privacy of a backyard.
A woman died early Friday morning in Otter Tail County after the car she was riding in rolled, and the driver faces charges. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, a call came in from a group camping on Franklin Lake at 1:30 a.m. Friday.