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WORTHINGTON, Minn. -- A Worthington man accused of sexually abusing his granddaughter has been charged in Nobles County District Court. According to court documents, Kenneth Meyerdirk, 68, faces one first-degree and three second-degree charges of criminal sexual conduct for alleged contact with a granddaughter that spanned several years. The criminal complaint alleges that all of the contact happened on Meyerdirk’s farm.
DEERWOOD, Minn. - An 82-year-old woman from Deerwood died Monday night in an accident caused by an icy Minnesota Highway 210 in Aitkin County between Deerwood and Aitkin, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Vera Hunt was driving west on Highway 210 near Cedar Lake just before 7 p.m. when she lost control of her 2005 Chevrolet, the state patrol said, sliding into the eastbound lane. Her car was struck on the passenger side by an oncoming 2006 Dodge Stratus driven by a 43-year-old Aitkin man. He suffered minor injuries.
Pam Rud isn’t living the retirement she set out to have. When she left her job as office manager for Fargo Public Schools’ Adult Learning Center in 2010, she imagined she’d volunteer, organize photos and create a recipe book. Instead, she’s tending bar and waiting tables two days a week at the Ada, Minn., bar and grill her older daughter bought in 2011. “I have to say it’s been fun,” says Rud, 60.
Nothing like digging back into your recipe bag of tricks to rediscover favorites you haven’t prepared in quite some time. Easy overlook, with the hundreds of recipes that have accumulated over the years without enough meals in the year to serve them all. I was reminded recently of a fantastic Chicken Parmesan recipe I needed to resurrect after listening to an Olive Garden commercial on TV.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota will not extend coverage for health insurance plans it will discontinue because of new standards under the Affordable Care Act. President Barack Obama decided two weeks ago to allow health insurers to extend coverage after many customers complained that they were losing coverage they wanted to maintain. In response, North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm asked insurers to consider extending coverage for the discontinued policies to give customers the option of keeping the policies.
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FOSSTON, Minn. - A late-night fire Sunday heavily damaged a building here that houses Fosston Chiropractic Clinic and two residential apartments. The fire alarm sounded at about 10:35 p.m. Sunday,...
AKELEY, Minn. – A Park Rapids woman was seriously injured when an SUV she was driving rolled near here early Sunday morning, the State Patrol reported. Cindy L. Lundmark, 56, was traveling westbound on Highway 34 about 2 a.m. when she left the road, drove into a ditch, and then hit a field approach, causing her 2010 Jeep to roll and come to rest on its roof, the patrol reported. A Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher said deputies said Lundmark was taken from the scene by air ambulance.
ADA, Minn. – A 23-year-old man died early Saturday morning in a vehicle rollover about 5 miles east of here on Highway 200. Kirk F. Skaurud of Gary was ejected...
A time of festivities and celebration, the holidays pose special challenges for people with Alzheimer’s disease and those who are caring for them. When planning family events, “focus on what is safe, manageable and meaningful to that person,” said Ashley Magner, regional care consultant with the Minnesota and North Dakota chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “If you’ve always had Christmas at Grandma’s place, how to do change tradition?” she said. “You can make plans but change them if needed” in response to the needs of a person with Alzheimer’s.