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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 come back to St. Paul for the 2014 legislative session Feb.
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.
FARGO - Minnesotans can now apply for enhanced driver’s licenses that will double as passports when crossing U.S. borders. The roughly $10 extra charge for the license gives drivers proof of citizenship and fewer hassles when crossing into Canada or Mexico. It also helps Border Patrol agents be more efficient.
DULUTH – A frigid winter is pushing Lake Superior toward a complete ice-over for the first time since 1996, although there’s still a ways to go before you can skate from Duluth to the Soo Locks. Lake Superior had at least some ice across an estimated 91 percent of its surface as of Thursday, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.