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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.
A Thief River Falls man was arrested in Detroit Lakes, Minn., Jan. 24 for an outstanding felony warrant in Red Lake County. Brian Allen Torkelson, 23, who was also a wanted fugitive by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, was transported to the Tri-County Correctional Facility in Crookston by the Red Lake County Sheriff's Office on Jan.
MOORHEAD - A Moorhead man will serve no jail time for killing his infant daughter this summer after leaving her in a hot car in front of the family's apartment. Judge Steven Cahill rejected the Clay County prosecutor's request for a year in jail for Andrew John Sandstrom, who pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree manslaughter in the death of his daughter Christiana last June. Cahill sentenced Sandstrom to 10 years of supervised probation instead, saying he had been doing the best he could to get his six children into the family's apartment from the car, and simply had lost si
FARGO – The trial here for a Moorhead, Minn., man charged in U.S. District Court with aiding and abetting a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana came to a stop Thursday when the defendant pleaded guilty. The case against David R. Cerna Jr., 37, involved the transportation of methamphetamine from Texas to the Fargo-Moorhead area, according to a statement released by the U.S. attorney’s office in Fargo.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man faces charges after being accused of soliciting prostitution at a Bemidji Walmart store. Derek Daniel Barnes, 22, is charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution and DWI. Around 4 a.m. Jan. 21, Barnes approached two female Walmart employees and offered money for sexual acts, according to court documents. Both employees are adults; one was offered $300, the other $400, authorities said.
The Minnesota Emergency Operations Center has established a public hotline for people with issues or questions surrounding the ongoing propane shortage. Residents with questions about the current propane situation or...
RICE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. -- “Daddy?” Gavin Schroeder asked an obviously exhausted Nathan Schroeder in the parking lot of Billy’s Bar. “Yes?” Nathan mustered, holding the oldest of his three young children in his arms. “Congratulations,” Gavin said quietly. Then came a chorus of “awws” among the scores of people surrounding the 2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon champion.
The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday announced it had received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention “to increase coverage rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among adolescents in the state.” The vaccine protects against the strains of HPV that cause 70 percent of cervical cancer in women, as well as several other types of cancers in men and women, the health department said in a news release. Given in a series of three shots, it is recommended for girls beginning at age 11 and more recently has been recommended for boys at the same age.
PERHAM, Minn. - A fire that destroyed an R.D. Offutt Co. potato warehouse last week near Perham caused an estimated $4.5 million in damage, according to Perham Fire Chief Mark...