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By Don Davis Forum News Service Minnesota's minimum wage is about to rise. After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law. "I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage for a better life for a great many people in this state," Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-St. Paul, said.
A veteran employee of a Bagley, Minn., wood manufacturing plant was killed early today when he was caught in the pulley of a large industrial-size door as it was opened. Police Chief Larry Peterson said an official of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was expected to be on the scene this afternoon to investigate the incident.
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Star Tribune/Forum MINNEAPOLIS – At the Edgewood Vista senior home in Hermantown, Minn., elderly residents were stunned, even incredulous, over the recent revelation that an 89-year-old fellow resident was drugged and raped in her bed last year by a young caregiver. But the rape, which prompted widespread outrage and calls for a state investigation, is just the latest incident to occur at homes operated by Edgewood Management Group, a North Dakota company that has been cited more than 50 times over the past four years for cases of abuse or neglect. The incident also opens a window ont
BEMIDJI -- An inmate in the Beltrami County Jail assaulted two corrections officers this morning. Nakayland James Yost, 20, of Laporte inflicted minor injuries on Corrections Sgt. Robert Exner and officer Anthony Olson at approximately 9:06 a.m., according to a release from the Beltrami County. Exner was transported to Sanford Emergency Room where he was treated and released for his injuries.
By Emily Welker / The Forum FARGO – A Fargo man faces luring and sexual assault charges after the mother of a 15-year-old girl allegedly found nude photos of him and the girl on her daughter’s Hangout cellphone app. Benjamin Carter Sharff, 36, was charged Wednesday in Cass County District Court with two counts of luring a minor by computer and one count of sexual assault, all Class C felonies. According to court documents filed with the charges, a Fargo woman contacted police Feb.
By Renee Richardson Three young men who thought they were taking a walk along the banks of the Mississippi River found themselves trapped on a floating ice chunk late Wednesday afternoon. Brainerd firefighters scaled a steep river bank off Bluff Street in north Brainerd to reach them, sending out an inflatable banana boat to the men on the ice float. Brain
By Stephen J.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - The home of a Devils Lake man killed in a traffic accident Sunday night near Buxton, N.D., may have been burglarized over the weekend. The family of Monte Allen Armentrout discovered possible signs of forced entry on Monday when they went to the house, according to the Devils Lake Police Department. “The residence was believed to have been burglarized Sunday night,” Devils Lake Police Detective Sue Schwab said. “There are signs of possible forced entry.