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Septic business is hopping in a winter with freeze-thaw cycles, little snow cover for lines
The changing nature and decline of local butcher shops
Fledgling scientists strut their stuff
Cody’s Corner: One great dog; hundreds that need help
Fischer wins all-around title in dual with LP-GE
Panthers drop third section game in a row
Baumgartner wins title, Dravis surpasses 100 career victories
Nevis girls top Mustangs
Verndale defeats Braves
DELORES JEAN MAKELA
CHARLES "CHUCK R. BURNS
DELMAR E. MARQUARDT
CLARENCE A. NELSON
GERALD "JERRY" W. JOHNSON
Basic Business Cents: New tricks to market your business online: It pays off!
First Responders on path to success after rough times
Legion Christmas dinner raises $3,000 for Salvation Army
Toys For Boys is an institution for memorabilia collectors
Guest speaker shares strategies for arts center
Nevis graduate returns to hometown on album tour
Park Rapids’ One-Act Play advances to sections
Snowmobile race returns this weekend
State AIS battle seeing progress
Monarch butterfly count rises slightly as conservationists warn of extinction
Rescued loon dies of lung ailment
Letter: Opposition to Sandpiper pipeline
Letter: Pipeline spill could have repercussions
Editorial: How to prevent a fire tragedy
Letters: Enbridge responds to pipe yard letter
Editorial: It’s tax season: Here’s a few tips to assist
Cody’s Corner: Briards are great dogs
July 3, 2012
Wadena County mother, adult sons charged in beating
A mother and her three sons have been charged in Wadena County District Court with assault charges after the alleged beating of a 17-year-old boy on July 8 around 11 p.m. According to court records, Travis Petro, 18, saw the 17-year-old outside and walked into the street, ripped...
July 3, 2012 - 9:05am
June 29, 2012
Former Menahga wrestling coach pleads guilty to incest
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- According to a June 23 report in the Jamestown Sun, former Menahga wrestling coach Ronald Duane Holzworth pleaded guilty to incest, a Class C felony. Holzworth was accused of engaging in sexual acts on multiple occasions with a person who was related to him, between...
June 29, 2012 - 8:10am
Moorhead man accused of dumping paint, defecating in ex's home
MOORHEAD - Authorities are recommending charges of burglary and property damage against a Moorhead man accused of trashing his ex-girlfriend's home in Felton when she wasn't home. Michael Wayne Penn, 44, allegedly dumped paint in the house and ran a garden hose into the kitchen,...
June 29, 2012 - 8:01am
June 28, 2012
Grand Forks jury takes minutes to find Tennessee woman guilty of sexual assault, luring
It took a Grand Forks jury only minutes on this morning of the third day of Cynthia Kusy's trial to find the Tennessee woman guilty of two counts of sexual assault of a minor and one count of luring a minor over the Internet. Kusy, 47, was ordered by North Dakota District Judge Debbie...
June 28, 2012 - 3:48pm
June 27, 2012
Man pleads guilty to sex with teenager
A former Park Rapids man will be sentenced Aug. 1 after pleading guilty to having sex with a teenager last summer. Kevin Leonard, 42, who now...
June 27, 2012 - 1:00pm
June 23, 2012
Scammer scared off by threat to call his mother
Nancy Leeseberg would have sworn the voice on the other end of the phone was her grandson. Sworn on the life of another grandchild. On the other end of the phone Thursday was a potential Academy-Award actor. "Hi! Do you know who this is?" "My oldest favorite grandson," Leeseberg...
June 23, 2012 - 1:00pm
June 20, 2012
East Grand Forks man charged with murder after Park Rapids boy died from drug overdose
An 18-year-old East Grand Forks man has been charged with murder for allegedly supplying the drugs that lead to the June 15 death of Elijah Stai, 17, of Park Rapids. Adam Taft Budge is scheduled to appear in Polk County Court Friday to face charges of third degree murder, second...
June 20, 2012 - 8:04pm
June 19, 2012
Judge allows visits for woman accused of leaving children in hot car
BEMIDJI - The Bagley woman accused of leaving her children in a hot car while trying on swimsuits at the Target here will likely be allowed to have supervised visits with her children. Bianca Jean Hazelrigg, 21, of Bagley, appeared in Beltrami County District Court Monday morning...
June 19, 2012 - 7:18am
June 13, 2012
Two hospitalized, Fargo police investigating after 20-person rumble involving multiple weapons
FARGO - Police here are investigating a rumble Tuesday night that reportedly involved 20 people and several weapons, landing two men in the hospital. Officers responded at about 10 p.m. to several calls about the fight outside an apartment building in the 1100 block of 22nd Street...
June 13, 2012 - 2:51pm
Laporte man on meth during high-speed chase, crash
A Laporte man who led authorities on a meth-fueled high speed chase that resulted in a deputy's serious injury testified Monday he'd gotten up...
June 13, 2012 - 1:00pm
Judge dismisses pornography charges against Newfolden, Minn., teacher
A judge has dismissed felony pornography charges against a former Newfolden, Minn., teacher, saying the evidence that he took photos of a partially clothed student didn't amount to a crime. The man's attorney said Tuesday it may be a landmark case that results in changes to state...
June 13, 2012 - 7:27am
Questions about Clell Miller's body remain after test on skeleton in Grand Forks halted
After reaching a dead-end in Grand Forks, forensic researchers trying to uncover the whereabouts of the skeletal remains of Clell Miller, the...
June 13, 2012 - 7:24am
June 7, 2012
Cross burning arrests: Two suspects in May 25 incident being held at Beltrami County Jail
Two Bemidji men were arrested Wednesday in connection to a burning cross reported in a yard north of the city last month. Derek Daniel Barnes, 20, and Ryan Fairbanks Andree, 19, were arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats and use of explosive/incendiary devices, according to...
June 7, 2012 - 8:17am
Detroit Lakes Wells Fargo office reports bomb threat Wednesday afternoon
Employees and customers at the Detroit Lakes offices of Wells Fargo Bank received a bit of a scare Thursday afternoon when a potential bomb threat was reported. "We received a call from Wells Fargo bank stating that someone had called into their office and reported that the building...
June 7, 2012 - 8:03am
June 6, 2012
Appeals Court upholds Lake George man's conviction
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Lake George man accused in the brutal domestic assault of his estranged wife in June 2009. A Hubbard County District Court jury found John Wesley Defatte Sr., 71, guilty of the domestic assault in December 2010, following...
June 6, 2012 - 1:00pm