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BENSON, Minn. — A Benson man faces 11 felony charges of possessing child pornography in addition to two felony charges related to his alleged attempts to solicit sex with a minor through electronic communications. Bradley Christopher Alsaker, 33, was arraigned Monday in Swift County District Court on the 13 felony charges. His next court appearance will be Dec. 18 in Benson.
WILLMAR – The Facebook post is heartbreaking: Today I lost my daughter to the evils of depression,” Ray Stenglein posted Monday. Annika Belle Stenglein, 16, daughter of Ray and Kim...
WILLMAR, Minn. — Immigrants and refugees contribute to the state’s economy as workers and entrepreneurs, according to a new report from Minnesota’s businesses. The report from the Minnesota Business Immigration...
WILLMAR — One-third of all Minnesota children live in poor or low-income households, according to a report on child poverty released this fall. Even though economic indicators show that the...
ST. PAUL — The deadline to apply for help from the low-income Energy Assistance Program is May 31. According to a release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, grant funds are still available to help pay heating bills for low-income Minnesotans — especially seniors, people with disabilities and families with children. The average energy assistance grant is $500 per household. Low-income households that qualify are served on a first-come, first-served basis.