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ST. PAUL – The 19-year-old University of Minnesota Duluth student who suffered frostbite after spending a night outside in subzero temperatures was set to go to a hospital in her...
CASS LAKE — The Cass County Board and Leech Lake Tribal Council capped a two-hour joint meeting Friday at the newly opened tribal government office building in Cass Lake by...
AITKIN, Minn. -- An Aitkin tax preparer who completed thousands of tax returns for others over a 20-year period must pay more than $18,000 to the state, after admitting that he failed to file his own tax return. Todd William Sterling, 45, pleaded guilty in State District Court in Aitkin in September to a felony charge of failure to pay taxes in 2009. Five additional felony charges were dismissed by the prosecution.
MINNEAPOLIS — The famous, and at times infamous, Metrodome roof is no more. Construction workers on Sunday set off a series of explosive charges to sever cables attaching the roof...
Minnesota has joined four other border states in offering its residents enhanced drivers's licenses that can be used as passports for crossing U.S. borders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said...
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A Bemidji woman was sentenced Friday to nearly five years in prison for a crash that killed a motorcyclist after she had spent the night drinking. Victoria Whitefeather, 23, told witnesses at the scene of the northern Hubbard County crash on the morning of Aug. 25 that she had "10-plus shots and eight-plus mixed drinks the evening before." Tracy Renae Childs 51, of Proctor, died on the way to the hospital, and her husband, Robert, 47, was seriously injured in the crash.
SABIN, Minn. – A Sabin man was killed and his wife was airlifted to a Fargo hospital Sunday afternoon following a train/vehicle crash just south of Sabin. According to Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist: Gloria Briden, 83, was the driver of a vehicle driving on Clay County Road 67 just south of Sabin about 1:40 p.m. Sunday when the vehicle was struck by a train traveling on Otter Tail Valley Railroad tracks.
Westbound Amtrak train service on the Empire Builder is being switched to buses until Sunday for passengers in Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby, N.D. Devils Lake Mayor Dick Johnson...
North Dakota’s congressional delegation urged President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline after the State Department released its final environmental impact statement today. “The U.S. State Department’s final EIS released today is a step forward in that it poses no reason for President Obama to deny approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project,” Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said in a statement. “Although not explicit, this finding is consistent with four previous findings that affirm the need to begin construction without delay.” Sen.
A Thief River Falls man has been charged with electronic solicitation of children after being arrested Thursday. Marty D. Johnson, 51, was arrested in Pennington County by the Kittson County Sheriff’s Department, Chief Deputy Steve Porter said in a Kittson County sheriff’s news release. Johnson’s criminal charge could mean imprisonment for up to three years, a $5,000 fine or both, Porter said. Johnson was being held in Kittson County Jail and is expected to have his first court appearance in Hallock on Friday.