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WASHINGTON - Andrew Luger will become Minnesota's U.S. attorney. An attorney in a Twin Cities firm, Luger has been an assistant U.S. attorney and investigated problems at the Metro Gang...
ST. PAUL -- A trio of Minnesota state senators is promoting an effort to fight insurance fraud. The bill would increase fraud penalties and allow insurers and law enforcement officials to share some data in an effort to catch those running fraud schemes. One of the main provisions would go after unscrupulous billing practices. Two Democrats and a Republican are introducing the measure.
DULUTH -- A 26-year-old man whose car plunged 60 feet off a cliff near Lake Superior this week is listed in good condition at a Duluth hospital. The driver, identified as Justin Lee Pfannes, is recovering at St. Luke’s following the harrowing crash and a night outside in the freezing cold.
FARGO -- Three men have been sentenced in federal court in Fargo for conspiring to bring drugs -- including methamphetamine -- from Texas to sell in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Juan Cerna, 26, of Moorhead, Minn., was sentenced Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to 18½ years for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance.
WALKER, Minn. -- A Pine River man who killed another man in 2012, burning and dismembering his body before burying him, was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison. Dane Joseph Riley, 29, received the statutory maximum sentence in Cass County Court in the killing of Mark Huesmann, 27.
BRAINERD, Minn. - It was a close call Wednesday morning when a tractor-trailer got stuck on BNSF railroad tracks in Brainerd with a train approaching. The train, loaded with coal,...
DULUTH, Minn. - A car crashed through a guardrail, took a 60-foot plunge off a cliff, bounced off a boulder and came to rest just feet from Lake Superior early this morning, a witness on the scene said.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota’s January revenue was $83 million more than expected. That is a 4.4 percent increase and good news for lawmakers who want to spend money when they...
ST. PAUL - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura supports Tuesday’s online protest to end mass surveillance. “Benjamin Franklin once said those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety,” Ventura said.
Grand Forks Police Department personnel know from personal experience that phone scams continue to be a problem. “We haven’t received an uptick of reports from citizens lately, but our work cell phones here are getting a workout,” said Lt. Jim Remer, department spokesman. “We’re getting a lot of calls with caller IDs from Barbados and Antigua. We’re just ignoring them or blocking them.