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Saturday night rain totals
Itasca-Mantrap launches solar project
Galloping grass fire challenges three departments
Certificate of Need ruling on Sandpiper pipeline expected April 13
EDA approves additional loan for Armory Square
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
GWENDOLYN "GWEN" THEISEN
TERRANCE "TERRY" BURKMAN
MELVIN "MEL" BENTON
MICHAEL "MIKE" WAGNER
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
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