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Minntac to slow production, 700 layoffs expected: Rapid downfall of domestic steel, iron ore industries hits Iron Range hard
Engineer of oil tanker in fiery Casselton crash sues railroad
St. Cloud State professor charged with smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horns
Body recovered from Sheyenne River believed to be missing Moorhead snowmobiler
Panthers open track season by placing 14th at Paul Bunyan Classic at BSU
New boys track coach has to replace talent, state experience
Girls track team expecting to make a run at defending section title
Pike qualifies for national wrestling tournament
Menahga girls basketball team took roller-coaster ride to 10-16 record
DONNA MAE JOHNSON
CHARLES "CHUCK" LONG
MARY AUDREY FREEMAN
CHARLES "CHARLIE" HASBARGEN
HERSHEL L. KOENIG
Tuning in to an instrumental career
Kraft Foods to merge with ketchup maker Heinz
Basic Business Cents: Leadership should follow PDSA cycle
Tinkering his way into a career: New HVAC business opens in Park Rapids
When muse meets her artist:Manet’s favorite model inspires Maureen Gibbon’s new novel
Mevissen appearing at Bloomington Writers Festival
Dance academy successful at Duluth contest
Northern Light Opera Company garners regional theater awards
David Johnson still enjoys riding the trail nearly 60 years after building the first Polaris snowmobile
DNR urges state forest and off-highway vehicle trail users to check for temporary closures
Spring burning restrictions take effect this week in much of Minnesota
DNR alerts the public to spring burn restrictions
Minnesota DNR wants to ban bear feeding
Letter: Rep. Peterson has always supported Keystone XL
Editorial Investing in state parks, trails system a good plan
Letter: Big Ag bills take away Minnesotans’ rights to file complaints
Letter: Nolan working to block freetrade agreement fast-track
Editorial Gov. Dayton’s proposal to tax railroads logical
Put a rink on it: West Fargo couple has curling-themed wedding
courts and crime
June 8, 2011
Hubbard County wins appeal by dealer claiming he didn't get speedy trial
Hubbard County has prevailed in the appeal of a drug dealer-turned informant arrested for selling meth who claimed he was denied a speedy trial. Derek Alan Anderson, 38, was "hiding out in his home," the Minnesota Court of Appeals noted.
June 8, 2011 - 1:00pm
June 4, 2011
Eminent domain proceedings filed over County 37 road
Eminent domain proceedings have begun against six landowners with 10 parcels of property along Hubbard County 37, but bids will still be let for the project June 14. The legal proceedings will only slow access to those properties, said Hubbard County engineer Dave Olsonawski. The...
June 4, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 25, 2011
Men get electronic home monitoring in hunting case
Two Twin Cities area men received electronic home monitoring Monday as punishment in a Hubbard County case that involved poaching deer and growing marijuana on leased hunting land. Stephen Battin, 61, of Big Lake, and Donald Cook, 61, of Bloomington, entered into plea deals in...
news / hunting / outdoors
May 25, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 18, 2011
Reward offered in wolf shootings near Park Rapids
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction in the case of two timber wolves left dead on a highway north of Park...
May 18, 2011 - 1:00pm
May 12, 2011
Ed Schultz to 'aggressively' fight lawsuit by ex-associate
FARGO - A lawsuit that claims Ed Schultz stiffed a business partner out of a promised share of revenue from the daily political talk show he hosts on MSNBC is baseless, his lawyer says. The attorney for Schultz, a longtime TV and radio personality in Fargo before he landed a punditry...
May 12, 2011 - 6:57am
May 11, 2011
Ex-associate of Ed Schultz: 'He's died and gone to heaven, and he hasn't paid me a dime'
In recounting how he got his daily show on MSNBC, Ed Schultz once told The Forum his big break came with a call from the head of the network in spring 2009. "I sold him. And he gave me a chance on the air," Schultz told a Forum reporter later that fall.
May 11, 2011 - 7:07am
May 4, 2011
County appeals resort variance verdict
Hubbard County and the owners of a 5th Crow Wing Lake resort have appealed a district court ruling in the case of a variance issued a year ago. The parties, defendants in a lawsuit, contend a March 2010 variance granted by the county's Board of Adjustment was correctly awarded initially,...
May 4, 2011 - 1:00pm
April 30, 2011
Drug abuse coordinator: 'We're facing an emergency'
Misuse and abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs have seen a "phenomenal increase" since 1990, Jay Jaffee, a drug and alcohol prevention coordinator, told a group assembled Monday night at St. Joseph's. The statement was not surprising to many. Those attending were professionals...
April 30, 2011 - 1:00pm
Familiar moose returns to downtown Park Rapids
After a year of convalescing, extensive cosmetic surgery and rigorous rehabilitation, "Big Larry" returned to Moose Creek Village Tuesday morning. Big Larry is the name of the sculptured moose on Main Avenue that was vandalized one year ago downtown. The crime has never been solved....
April 30, 2011 - 1:00pm
April 27, 2011
Detention Center gets grant to teach violence prevention to inmates
The Hubbard County Detention Center has received a grant to address violence prevention. Programs Coordinator Joe Henry announced that he received the $2,000 grant from St. Joseph's Area Community Health Services as part of the Catholic Health Initiatives Mission and Ministry....
April 27, 2011 - 1:00pm
Former dispatcher arraigned in theft case
A May 23 omnibus hearing has been set in the case of a Hubbard County jailer/dispatcher facing three felony charges in connection with the theft of funds from her ex-husband's bank account. Lana Jo-Lynn O'Bannon, 44, of Park Rapids is accused of check forgery and theft of property,...
April 27, 2011 - 1:00pm
Two men enter pleas in case of poaching, marijuana growing
Two Twin Cities area men entered pleas Monday in a Hubbard County case that involved poaching deer and growing marijuana on leased hunting land. Steven Battin, 61, of Big Lake, and Donald Cook, 61, of Bloomington, both testified Monday they were Vietnam vets suffering from Post...
April 27, 2011 - 1:00pm
April 20, 2011
Minnesota law enforcement agencies will take aim Thursday against state's distracted drivers; tickets to be issued
Distracted drivers will be the total focus of law enforcement officers statewide on Thursday, April 21. Nearly 400 agencies will increase patrols to ticket drivers who exhibit distracted driving behavior, and as a result, endanger the public. The education and enforcement campaign...
April 20, 2011 - 1:00pm
April 12, 2011
NEW AND EXPANDED VICTIM NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS UNVEILED DURING CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHT WEEK
ST. PAUL - The State of Minnesota is using Crime Victims Awareness week to unveil a new website and an enhanced phone notification system designed to keep crime victims up to date about incarcerated offenders in Minnesota. The Minnesota CHOICE website (www.minnesotachoice.com...
April 12, 2011 - 8:43am
April 9, 2011
Hubbard County jailer/dispatcher charged with three felonies
A longtime Hubbard County jailer/dispatcher is facing three felony charges in connection with her ex-husband's bank accounts and has been placed on administrative leave. Lana Jo-Lynn O'Bannon, 44, of Park Rapids, known as Lana Jo Yliniemi, was placed on paid administrative leave...
April 9, 2011 - 1:00pm