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Astronaut Karen Nyberg is back on Earth after spending nearly six months aboard the International Space Station. The University of North Dakota graduate and Vining, Minn., native spoke with WDAZ via satellite interview through Johnson Space Center in Houston last week.
ROSEAU, Minn. -- In a case that has some expressing grudging admiration for the moxie of an admitted thief, an 18-year-old man is in jail in Roseau, charged with stealing an airplane for regular joy rides around the region, apparently learning to fly mostly by the seat of his pants. In addition to a state felony charge he faces that threatens up to 10 years in prison, Geoffrey Biteman also is the focus of a federal investigation for being an overly precocious, unlicensed pilot who apparently learned to fly on his own.
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Mark Kirk (R-IL), introduced a comprehensive bipartisan bill to crack down on sex trafficking. The Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act (SETT) will give prosecutors the tools they need to tackle domestic minor sex trafficking and help make sure victims of these horrific crimes receive the support they need.
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- The driver of a car that crashed into a Twin Cities pond, killing two children and hospitalizing three others, did not have a valid driver’s...
Each fall, the Malone sisters return to their 400-acre hunter’s paradise near Sebeka for a friendly competition to shoot the nicest buck. The youngest of the three won this year’s contest — 22-year-old Rebecca Malone downed an 11-pointer, her largest in a decade of hunting. Her sisters ended up with does.
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. -- Two New Richmond men face charges of disorderly conduct after being accused of releasing mice in local businesses. Daniel Birt Curran, 19, and William Francis Curran, 25, pleaded not guilty to the charges last week in St. Croix County Circuit Court. A criminal complaint says Daniel Curran released a black and white mouse in a McDonald’s restaurant on April 19. On April 22, William Curran is accused of placing a mouse in the Ronald McDonald donation box in the drive-up window.
CROOKSTON — A member of the White Earth Band of Chippewa sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston Thursday, alleging a priest working under the diocese’s authority sexually abused him when he was 8 and 9 years old on the White Earth Indian Reservation.
DULUTH - A woman who allegedly began taking and then pawning jewelry from the Duluth store where she worked to make ends meet eventually got “greedy” and is accused of stealing nearly $800,000 worth of goods over a two-year period, court records show. A St. Louis County District Court complaint filed Nov. 15 details a felony theft count against Ashley Marie Wiskow of Duluth. Wiskow, 29, worked at Security Jewelers for more than two years before the theft was discovered.
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. – Two men face charges in Wilkin County District Court after the police chief here arrested them in connection with the theft of a generator outside a local church. Police Chief Nate Harder said he was off duty last Sunday when a member of his church alerted him to a pair of suspicious men who had wandered into the church smoking cigarettes and then wandered out. Harder said when he went to investigate, he found two men loading a generator into a vehicle that appeared to have come from a truck parked outside the church. Harder arrested Richard D.
MOORHEAD – To raise awareness about problems caused by drunken driving, the Department of Public Safety is giving west-central Minnesota cops, courts and emergency responders more than half a million dollars in federal grant money for traffic safety enforcement and education through next September.