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HALSTAD, Minn. – Sexual assault charges against the mayor here have been dropped after the alleged victim’s credibility was called into question. In May, Mayor Steve Sortland was accused of raping a female acquaintance, and he was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Norman County Attorney James Brue dismissed those charges Friday, citing insufficient evidence for a conviction.
One of Giovanni’s favorite holiday traditions is our Christmas morning brunch, which we host for my parents, siblings and their families. A few years ago I decided to try a recipe for an apple sausage breakfast ring that my mom has made many times to great reviews. Apple and sausage work so well together, and I thought this would be a great addition to our breakfast feast. Unfortunately, she couldn’t find her recipe, so I looked online until I found one that she thought was almost the same. Sadly, “almost” just didn’t cut it.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Redwood Falls Mayor Gary Revier died unexpectedly Friday morning in his home. KLGR Radio in Redwood Falls reported the death. Revier had turned 67 Wednesday. He was a graduate of Redwood Falls High School and a well-known local businessman.
A West Fargo man working on the roof of a home under construction near here Wednesday documented in photos his close encounter with a hawk. Jim Johnson said the large bird first tried to land on the hand railing of the forklift he was operating and then flew up to the roof of the timber-frame house. After Johnson moved to the roof, the bird came closer to him and another worker until it was less than 3 feet away.
ROYALTON, Minn. -- A Nisswa man was killed and a Duluth man injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning in central Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Lucas A. Johnson, 23, of Nisswa, died from injuries suffered in the crash on U.S. Highway 10 in Royalton, about 20 miles north of St. Cloud. Cody Husemoller, 20, of Duluth, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. According to the patrol, Husemoller was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Impala south in the left lane just before 11 a.m. when he swerved to avoid stopped traffic and slid into the northbound lanes.
In 2006, the University of Minnesota earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Its reward was coming to Grand Forks and playing in front of a hostile crowd of about 12,000, who were almost all rooting for the Gophers to lose. They did. Holy Cross upset the Gophers in the first round, and starting at that point, the NCAA decided to slowly move NCAA regionals off campus to non-home sites.
RED WING, Minn. -- Red Wing Shoe Co. is recalling thousands of work boots in the United States and Canada after a problem was found with the steel toecap. The...
WILLMAR, Minn. – Three Willmar police officers were treated for injuries suffered while arresting a 23-year-old man Thursday. A news release from police Capt. Jim Felt said officers went to a Willmar residence about 2:40 p.m. seeking a man wanted in Yellow Medicine County for a court order violation. Police say the suspect, Cody Lee Friese, of Willmar, attacked and assaulted the officers, who called for backup. Felt said officers subdued Friese through the use of TASERs.
When the FM Ballet stages “The Nutcracker” this weekend, 10 of the 47 cast dancers will be male. Like the other dancers in the holiday favorite, they must meet the physical and mental demands of rehearsal, and balance them with work and life. But being a male dancer can also come with some negative misconceptions, including a stereotype that the men lack masculinity and athleticism.