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FARGO – A Canadian pipeline explosion that created a shortage of natural gas and prompted calls to curb usage over the weekend in the Fargo-Moorhead area has put a focus on the region’s preparations for a widespread outage of a heating source during a cold spell. The pipeline explosion south of Winnipeg led Xcel Energy to ask customers late Saturday night to reduce natural gas use by turning their thermostats to 60 degrees. At 11 a.m. Monday, the utility company told residents they could resume normal use.
DULUTH, Minn. — A Duluth man who admitted to raping an 88-year-old resident of a Hermantown senior living facility where he worked as a nursing assistant was sentenced to more than four years in prison Monday. Andrew Scott Merzwski, 29, received a 53-month sentence from Judge Sally Tarnowski, per the terms of a plea agreement. He also will need to register as a predatory offender for 10 years and has been ordered to pay more than $1,000 in restitution to the victim. Merzwski pleaded guilty Nov. 25 to third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
ASPEN, Colo. – Tucker Hibbert of Pelican Rapids, Minn., became the first X Games winter athlete to win seven straight gold medals after winning the Snowcross snowmobile competition on Sunday...
FARGO – When Payton Jordahl was a freshman at football practice for Perham (Minn.) High School he decided to try long snapping just for fun. It was good enough to get him a permanent spot on varsity and now it’s gotten him his dream. Sunday, the senior verbally committed to the University of Minnesota, where he figures to play long snapper. “It just started with me grabbing a football and snapping it in practice,” Jordahl said. “I can’t stress enough how it’s all the hours in the weight room and film room and every little detail. I’m just sitting here today, thinking, ‘Wow.
The Twin Cities’ second light rail passenger line is due to open June 14. Metropolitan Council Chairwoman Susan Haigh announced the start date Wednesday, saying the 11-mile line from downtown...
St. Louis Park natives Joel and Ethan Coen may have been shut out of the Oscars, but there were still a few Minnesota connections among this year’s nominees.
WOODBURY, Minn. - A suspected case of road rage led to a motorist running over a pedestrian at a busy Woodbury intersection, Washington County prosecutors say. Christopher Phillip Gisch, 29, of Eagan, was charged with one count of third-degree assault and two counts of criminal vehicular operation – one of which is augmented by the use of alcohol during the crime. All three charges are felonies. According to a criminal complaint, police responded Jan.
MOORHEAD – A Moorhead woman was sentenced to almost four years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing almost $500,000 dollars from the dental office where she worked as manager. Teresa Rae Larson, 45, was sentenced in Clay County District Court Tuesday to three years and nine months after pleading guilty to four counts of diversion of corporate property, a felony.
During our recent cold snap, I found myself looking for ways to keep warm. One of my favorite ways to spend a cold January day is to sip a warm bowl of soup and curl up on the couch with a good book. (OK …well, maybe instead of a good book, it’s been Pinterest on my iPad, but it’s a new year and reading is one resolution that I hope to make more of a habit!)
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Supreme Court this afternoon tossed out a lawsuit challenging the financing of a new Vikings stadium, averting a situation that Gov. Mark Dayton said could have stopped construction. Justices dismissed the suit that sought to prohibit the state from selling bonds to finance the downtown Minneapolis stadium.