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FARGO – Heavy freight train traffic in the oil fields has canceled several of Amtrak’s passenger trips between Chicago and Spokane, Wash., through the weekend, disrupting service for hundreds of...
DULUTH – The condition of University of Minnesota Duluth sophomore Alyssa Lommel remains critical but stable at a hospital in St. Paul, where she is being treated for severe frostbite and hypothermia. Lommel’s family reported on the CaringBridge website Wednesday that she had an uneventful night, “which is good,” the post read. “Her breathing has improved somewhat, but she is still on the ventilator. She had another transfusion this morning.” The post said Lommel had no procedures done Wednesday, and doctors are using time to let frozen tissues heal.
FARGO -- Authorities responded to an overnight break-in Wednesday morning at MTI in Fargo in which a pot of coffee was made, but no items were taken. An employee discovered a broken front window at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and alerted authorities. They arrived to a strange scene: Pictures were removed from the walls of the office, and coffee was prepared.
Growing up, Becky Dunham didn’t go to the beach or theme parks for family vacations. Instead they visited museums. The new curator at the Plains Art Museum here has been a fan of museums as long as she can remember. “I grew up in an artsy family,” said the new curator of the Plains Art Museum, adding that both of her parents are classically trained musicians. “That was our family time. … When I was young, I saw an exhibition about Pompeii, and that solidified the kind of work I wanted to do.”
By Jason Haddix
DULUTH – Police interviews and observations from the scene where Alyssa Jo Lommel was found nearly frozen to death Saturday morning indicate that the 19-year-old college student probably searched around a neighbor’s home for a way in, sought shelter in an unheated garage and ultimately stumbled to the concrete front steps of the neighboring home. The Duluth Police Department closed the case Tuesday after interviewing several people who had been with Lommel that night, and released the gist of those conversations in a report. According to the report: After being dropped off around midn
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A Cokato man sentenced to prison for an August 2012 crash that killed three people east of Willmar was ordered Tuesday to pay more than $37,000 in...
DULUTH -- The owner of a Duluth business and two employees found guilty of selling synthetic drugs have been denied motions for acquittal and new trials in an order issued Tuesday by Judge David Doty. Doty said the “evidence at trial well supported the verdict,” in denying the motion filed for Last Place on Earth shop owner Jim Carlson and two of his employees — girlfriend Lava Haugen and son Joseph Gellerman. The judge rejected defense claims that he made errors in the jury instructions and improperly prevented the defense from introducing evidence. Last week, Carlson’s attorney, Ran
TWO HARBORS, Minn. -- Two of the four crew members on the Canadian National train that derailed in Two Harbors were not aboard when it left the tracks, a CN...
An elderly couple was killed in their apartment in Iron River on Saturday evening, and officials on Sunday said their son is the sole suspect. The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office on Sunday evening identified the victims as Jim Crain, 79, and Eunice "Crickett" Crain, 76. Deputies responded to a 911 call reporting an altercation in progress at the apartment on North George Street at about 6:15 p.m.