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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.
DULUTH, Minn. – Police are investigating about 10 suspects who they say are responsible for a ring of at least a dozen residential burglaries spanning northeast Minnesota. Five suspects have been taken into custody, Hermantown police reported Wednesday. During a Nov. 12 search warrant executed at the home of one suspect, Hermantown investigators found what they described as a large amount of property stolen from homes in the region. Four adults were taken into custody while committing a burglary at a Rice Lake Township home Tuesday, police said.
CLOQUET — Quick thinking and fast reactions averted injury Tuesday afternoon when a school bus caught on fire at Cloquet Middle School. According to Middle School Principal Tom Brenner, the...
A pair of Dent maple syrup makers celebrated a sweet victory at this year’s international maple syrup competition. Stu and Corinne Peterson, owners of Camp Aquila Pure Maple Syrup of...
DULUTH -- Despite a City Council vote Monday evening to boost the salary for the mayor’s position from $78,000 to $97,500 — a 25 percent increase — Mayor Don Ness said he will refuse the raise. “It’s been uncomfortable and a bit painful,” Ness said of the past week of discussion around the raise. He chose to remain silent until the discussion was voted on by the council. He expected that whatever it decided would ease his comfort level around the topic. “There wasn’t that sense of relief I was hoping for,” Ness said.
ST. PAUL — Cook County’s information systems director will become the Minnesota Broadband Office executive director. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday named Danna MacKenzie to that post, charging her with the job of planning stateside broadband Internet efforts.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Casting directors for a hit Norwegian reality series hope to find Minnesotans who are up for a challenge and want an opportunity to appear on TV. Chicago-based...
GLENWOOD, Minn. -- A Pope County grand jury has indicted a Starbuck woman on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a 4-year-old boy. The grand jury issued indictments Nov.
Filed in small plastic containers, sorted by occasion, Cheryll Berg of Grand Forks has about 800 cards made and ready to send. The recipients, as of now, are unknown. And for some, the message is as uncertain as the receiver, with a simple phrase, “For you,” stamped on the front. “You can use it for a birthday, or get well, or anything,” Berg said.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. -- A Monday morning strike at a Brooklyn Center Walmart store began a week of wage protests. Some Walmart employees walked off the job Monday morning, joined...