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UPDATED: Two horses found dead after starving to death near Dorset; suspect questioned
All dogs go to heaven: losing a great one
Second appeal filed in after-the-fact garage variance case in Hubbard County
No charges filed in Nevis incident
13-year cancer survivor selling polka dots for cancer
Kako pitches Braves by Panthers
Mankato players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
Panthers finish in third place at tournament with wins over Sebeka, Hawley
Panthers seek to compete on court
Park Rapids girls capture team title at Perham meet
ROBERT JOHN BIERMEIER
RUTH ERICKSON MASTNY
HILDA MARIE BRAUCH
Basic Business Cents: Electronic word-of-mouth marketing can work, or fail
Basic Business Cents: With customers, satisfying isn’t good enough
New computer service now available
College Works students ready to paint
Park Rapids Area High School choir travels to Texas
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Met on Main Street: Kyle McNally
Hundreds gather at Fargo Theatre to celebrate premiere of FX's 'Fargo'
Hubbard County 4-H shooting sports program takes off
Last segment of Paul Bunyan State Trail slated for completion in July
Detroit Mountain to make do with less funding
Out for a swim
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
Letter: Thanks for working to extend PUC deadline
Letter: Help create world free of MS
Editorial: GM’s lack of recall harms reputation
Letter: MNsure, Obamacare enrollment
Letter: Additional inmates mean profit
March 10, 2014
Who is former principal Thomas Sander? Mixed feelings expressed about man who allegedly set fire to THS building
news / education
March 10, 2014 - 9:16am
March 6, 2014
Dickinson principal charged with arson held on $500,000 cash bond
DICKINSON, N.D. - A former high school principal sat in a room of alleged felons wearing orange jumpsuits. He was one of them. Former Trinity High School Principal Thomas Sander appeared Wednesday in Stark County Court via video from the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center,...
news / region
March 6, 2014 - 8:24am
March 5, 2014
Former Babbitt fire chief who pleaded guilty to setting fires diagnosed as a pyromaniac
Duluth News Tribune The former fire chief of Babbitt, who is awaiting sentencing for setting a series of fires in the Superior National Forest, has been diagnosed as a pyromaniac, according to a prosecutor quoted in a document filed Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis Ryan...
news / region
March 5, 2014 - 9:45am
Principal arrested in connection with fire at Dickinson Trinity
By Bryan Horwath / Dickinson Press DICKINSON, N.D. - Dickinson Trinity High School’s principal was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with a fire at the school Monday morning. Thomas J. Sander, 30, could face felony charges of arson and endangerment by fire after he...
news / region
March 5, 2014 - 9:02am
November 26, 2013
Arson suspected in rural Callaway fire
Arson is believed to be the cause of a fire near Callaway that damaged two buildings — a pole barn-type building that was being used as a shop and a nearby garage. Nobody was hurt in the blaze, which was reported about 6:20 a.m. Saturday, according to Callaway Fire Chief Keith...
news / region
November 26, 2013 - 7:12am
July 10, 2013
Arson confirmed in Moorhead nightclub fire
By Dave Olson / The Forum MOORHEAD – An investigation confirms that Monday’s fire at the former Coach’s Sports Pub in downtown Moorhead...
news / region
July 10, 2013 - 8:48am
May 29, 2013
Beltrami County investigates burglary, arson
On May 27, 2013, at 1:46 p.m., the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, Cass Lake Fire and Leech Lake Tribal Police responded to a house fire in the 6800 block of Maple Beach Court NE in Sugarbush Township. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies found a house fully engulfed and evidence...
news / region
May 29, 2013 - 7:28am
October 10, 2012
Arson likely cause of County 27 Fire (Karlstad), reward offered
Fire investigators have determined that the probable cause of a major wildfire in Kittson and Marshall Counties in northwestern Minnesota was arson. An investigation is ongoing by the Kittson County Sheriff, the Marshall County Sheriff and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.They...
October 10, 2012 - 11:48am
June 28, 2012
Andvik to serve nearly four years in prison for arsons, followed by up to 20 years probation
MOORHEAD - Tara Andvik, the Barnesville-area woman convicted last month of trying to burn down her own farmhouse, is heading to state prison for at least three years and 10 months and will be under the direct supervision of authorities for more than two decades. Andvik was sentenced...
June 28, 2012 - 3:43pm
June 8, 2012
Frazee man in court for setting home on fire
A Frazee man made his first appearance Tuesday in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of first degree arson. Chad Steven Pikula, 38, of 604 West Ash Ave., Frazee, is accused of setting fire to the home in rural Menahga that he shared with his wife on Dec. 14, 2010. The...
June 8, 2012 - 7:00am
June 1, 2012
Convicted arsonist Andvik writes ex-lover from jail
MOORHEAD - Tara Andvik, a rural Barnesville woman convicted May 15 of setting several fires to her farmstead, is now the subject of a proposed court order to ban her from contacting witnesses who testified at her trial. Assistant Clay County Attorney Heidi Davies, who prosecuted...
June 1, 2012 - 5:47am
May 16, 2012
Barnesville woman found guilty of arson
MOORHEAD - Tara Andvik quietly sobbed as guilty verdicts on three felony counts of arson were read by a Clay County jury Tuesday. Her husband, Matt Andvik, also welled up, sitting directly behind her when the verdict was read about 9:30 p.m. The jury reached its decision after about...
May 16, 2012 - 7:13am
May 15, 2012
Polk County fire that killed horse, destroyed shed ruled arson
CROOKSTON, Minn. - A fire at a rural Crookston shed that killed Bandit, a stud quarter horse, early Friday morning was caused by arson, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The state Fire Marshal Division came to that conclusion. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered...
May 15, 2012 - 6:37am
Investigator testifies he thinks Tara Andvik set fires at her rural Barnesville farmstead
MOORHEAD - In sometimes tearful interviews with investigators, Tara Andvik repeatedly denied setting fires to her rural Barnesville farmstead last October, telling a detective she would never put her children's lives at risk. "I'm not an arsonist. I don't even burn pictures of old...
May 15, 2012 - 6:35am
May 11, 2012
Ex-lover of arson suspect: 'I knew she'd be the type to frame me'
MOORHEAD - Tara Andvik's ex-lover said today that when he heard about the first of six fires at her rural Barnesville farm last October after their breakup, he became concerned "because I knew she'd be the type to try to frame me." Keith Beam, a TV producer and hunter who worked...
May 11, 2012 - 11:19am