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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's wet early summer should produce a colorful fall leaf display, but experts warn that it could come and go quicker than usual. “We’re anticipating a beautiful fall color display,” said Patricia Arndt of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division. “It will move across the state quickly, though, so we encourage everyone to get out and enjoy it while it lasts." The DNR has an online site that can help people find the best shows.
A 10-year-old boy is in critical condition Sunday after an ATV crash near Warroad, Minn. At about 3:30 p.m., the Roseau County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident southwest of Warroad, according to a news release. The Warroad Ambulance transported the injured boy, whose identity was not disclosed, to Lifecare Medical Center in Roseau, Minn.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Glyndon woman who was arrested for driving drunk with Jell-O shots in her pockets was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison with credit for three months and five days already served. Cathy Sanchez, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Cass County District Court to one felony count of driving while intoxicated. Court documents say Sanchez was pulled over by Glyndon police after she was seen swerving on Highway 10 about 2 a.m.
A 26-year-old Hibbing man has been charged with second-degree murder in the 2012 death of his former girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter. Law enforcement officials announced Friday that a break in the case over the summer led to the arrest of Russell Shannon Johnson, who is accused of causing the death of Caroline Shenze Marie Medicine-Chavez in March 2012. According to the St. Louis County Attorney's Office: Virginia police officers were called to a residence on March 21, 2012, on a report of an unresponsive 2-year-old girl.
The Red River Zoo has plans to bring the most endangered species in the world to Fargo. The zoo is working on a project to obtain Amur leopards and Amur...
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A woman who triggered a police standoff after reporting a man threatening her with a gun in her home may have been hallucinating, a Fergus Falls police said Thursday. Witnesses who spoke with the woman before the standoff told police she “was experiencing auditory and visual hallucinations,” police said. The woman called police about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday claiming someone assaulted her child and a man was in her home with a gun.
Every Monday afternoon and Thursday morning, women from the Park Rapids and surrounding area are busy playing the game of mah jongg at Citizens National Bank’s community room. The Park Rapids Mah Jongg League started six summers ago on Potato Lake with four players More than 45 names are now on the mailing list. Mah jongg is an old, Chinese tile game of skill, strategy and calculation spiced with a degree of chance.
LITCHFIELD, Minn. -- A 26-year-old woman was airlifted to a hospital for head injuries after her hair became entangled in machinery Tuesday inside a production building in Meeker County. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting the accident around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sparboe Farms on U.S. Highway 12 east of Litchfield. The injured woman had been cleaning an egg grading machine when her hair became entangled in the machine. She was subcontracted by JNS Cleaning Service of Litchfield to work at Sparboe Farms.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - The man convicted of murdering two teens at his rural Little Falls home in 2012 testified in court Tuesday as he contests the restitution payment prosecutors are seeking. Smith was convicted in April of murdering Haile Kifer, 18, and Nick Brady, 17, on Thanksgiving Day 2012.
MANKATO, Minn. - The former Minnesota State University-Mankato football player who was beaten outside a Mankato bar last spring has recovered enough to be able to visit his former teammates this week. Isaac Kolstad returned to his hometown of Mankato to visit a football practice and former co-workers at Fastenal, according to a post by Molly Kolstad, his wife, on his CaringBridge.org site.