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Alyssa Lommel, the University of Minnesota Duluth student who suffered frostbite after spending several hours outside in subzero temperatures, was on the search for an electric hand last week. Teri Lommel, Alyssa’s mother, announced on her CaringBridge site that Alyssa is in the process of getting a robotic hand. Alyssa Lommel has returned home to St. Cloud after losing parts of her hands and feet. Lommel, a sophomore, was found on the steps of a neighbor’s home in Duluth on Dec.
A Grand Rapids man has pleaded guilty to nine felony charges in connection with a series of Itasca County church burglaries last year. Danny Edward Madsen, 42, pleaded guilty to nine of 15 charges during an appearance Monday in State District Court.
Meet my sweet little friend, the Friand. I first discovered friands (pronounced “free-onds”) last spring when I was searching Pinterest for some new baking recipes, and was immediately attracted to their lovely presentation and unique oval shape. I knew that this was a specialty I had to make for Tony and Gio, who are now happily on the friand bandwagon. Wildly popular in Australia and New Zealand but little known elsewhere, friands are charming almond tea cakes similar to the French financier. I confess, I loved discovering a darling new treat that no one else I knew was making.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Three young men who thought they were taking a walk along the banks of the Mississippi River found themselves trapped on a floating ice chunk late Wednesday...
A veteran employee of a Bagley, Minn., wood manufacturing plant was killed early today when he was caught in the pulley of a large industrial-size door as it was opened. Police Chief Larry Peterson said an official of the U.S.
BEMIDJI, Minn. - A Bemidji man was sentenced Monday to jail time for soliciting prostitution at a Wal-Mart store. Derek Barnes, 22, was sentenced in Beltrami County District Court to three consecutive one-year terms in the Beltrami County Jail on two counts of soliciting prostitution in a public place and one count of third-degree DWI. On Jan. 21, Barnes approached two female Wal-Mart employees and offered money for sexual acts.
BRAINERD, Minn. - A 24-year-old Brainerd man was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted murder after reportedly choking, striking and holding a victim down, Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston said. Brainerd police were called about 9:45 a.m. to a report of a domestic assault at a residence. A woman, who had fled the scene, reported that she and the suspect live together and he was still at the residence. The woman reported a long, drawn-out assault in which she was choked, struck and held down by the suspect, police said.
ST. PAUL - A new bill, introduced Monday after most legislative deadlines passed, would reduce the number of lawmakers serving Minnesotans and, thus, eliminate the need to build a new Senate office building. Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Lindstrom, would reduce the number of House members from 134 to 65 and senators from 67 to 32. “Minnesota has more state senators than any other state in the entire country,” Barrett said.
ST. PAUL - Home health care workers would receive a nearly 7.7 percent raise under a measure the Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee heard Monday. Committee members approved increasing health and human services spending from $75 million to $91 million this year, modifying what already was in a two-year budget that passed last year. Caregivers' wages have not risen in years, and the 2011 Legislature cut pay as a way to help balance the state budget. Monday's home care action comes as the Ways and Means Committee continues to hear budget plans for each part of the state budget.
One person was found dead over the weekend after emergency crews responded to a reported house fire in rural Thief River Falls. The fire was reported at approximately 10:22 p.m. Saturday at the residence of Mark A. Lindholm, according to Marshall County Sheriff John Novacek.