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The sheriff in Traill County said he has investigated allegations that breeders threw a live dog into the trash at a dog breeding operation near Portland and has forwarded his findings to the state’s attorney for possible prosecution. Traill County Sheriff Mike Crocker confirmed that his department has completed an investigation into allegations that a former employee at the Barkin’ Barnyard Kennels discovered that an injured dog had been thrown into the garbage last week. The kennel’s owners deny that a still-living dog had been thrown away. The employee, Kevin Nelson of Mayville, sa
MINNEAPOLIS - A serial poacher faces a hunting ban as part of his sentence Tuesday for transporting wildlife taken in violation of the federal Lacey Act. William Robert Welsh, 41, of St. Cloud, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge in October. An anonymous tip led to an investigation that revealed at least a decade of poaching by Welsh in Minnesota, according to a news release from the U.S.
Minnesota state revenue falling ST. PAUL - Republican legislative leaders say they worry that three straight months of smaller-than-expected Minnesota state revenue could spell trouble. The latest Minnesota Management and...
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – Homark Homes has announced a $6 million expansion that will add 19 jobs at its manufactured- and modular-home factory in Red Lake Falls. The employee-owned...
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BENSON, Minn. — A kindergarten student brought a gun to a Benson elementary school Tuesday morning. In a news release, Swift County Sheriff John Holtz said the sheriff’s office, Benson Police and Northside Elementary officials were notified of the situation just after 8 a.m. Other students immediately told a teacher about the gun.
WILLMAR, Minn. — An arrest warrant was issued Monday for a 23-year-old Kandiyohi man who failed to appear for sentencing on two felony charges related to assaulting three Willmar police officers in December. Cody Lee Friese was to be sentenced Monday morning by District Judge Donald Spilseth in Kandiyohi County District Court. Friese had pleaded guilty in March to the charges of fourth-degree assault of a police officer. Friese was charged for assaulting Sgt. Mike Markkanen, Officer Sam Neubauer and Officer Tony LaPatka at a Willmar residence. Markkanen suffered a concussion On Dec.
VIRGINIA, Minn. — Three people wanted in connection with the death of a Virginia man on April 29 are in custody, the Virginia Police Department said Monday. Harley Joseph Jacka, 29, was found dead in a home in Virginia last week, with officials saying an autopsy showed he died from “homicidal violence.” Anthony James Isham was arrested Sunday evening at a Duluth home without incident, Dennis Benz, Virginia police chief, said in a statement.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Local police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that took place Friday evening. The Worthington Police Department received a 911 call at 9:55 p.m. Friday from staff at Crossroads Care Center, reporting the firing of gunshots in a private room at the facility. Upon arriving at the private room, officers found George Droust, 87, sitting on a bed with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.