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SEBEKA, Minn. -- Recently cited for driving while intoxicated, Sebeka’s police chief has decided to retire. Eric Swenson, 48, has been a police officer for nearly 30 years and the Sebeka chief since 2007. Council members will address his retirement notice during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the council chambers. They’ll also discuss the future of the city’s police department. The meeting is now open to the public.
Aryanna Ostgaard, found unconscious Monday in her home near here from the apparent carbon monoxide poisoning that killed her parents, is doing much better. “She’s conscious, she’s talking,” Polk County...
MINNEAPOLIS – Amy Senser is getting sprung early. The woman sentenced to 41 months for the 2011 hit-and-run death of Thai chef Anousone “Bic” Phanthavong had been scheduled to be let out on supervised release Oct. 20, but she has shaved six months off that and is now scheduled for release April 24. Sarah Latuseck, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota Department of Corrections, said Senser had applied for work release and was approved. “Assuming she complies with the program rules and expectations, she will complete on 10/20/14 (her supervised release date),” Latuseck said in an email.
WI LLMAR, Minn. -- A former professional wrestler has been found guilty of 12 charges of criminal sexual conduct, and a district judge will weigh several factors in determining the severity of the sentence.
MOORHEAD – Police here have issued an arrest warrant for a Fargo man accused of kidnapping a teenage runaway and sexually assaulting her in a series of motels and trailers throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area in January. Anthony Edward Tursso, 32, was charged Wednesday with felony kidnapping and three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct upon a person who is 13 to 15, which is also a felony. Court documents filed w
By Elizabeth Hewe / Perham Focus A barn and several goats that were inside it were lost in a fire north of Perham on Wednesday. Several calves, as well as a pig, were able to escape the fire, according to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. The barn appears to be a total loss. A tractor parked next to the barn also sustained significant damage.
By Paula Quam / DL Newspapers One might say construction seems to be at its “peak” at Detroit Mountain these days. After a long, cold, harsh winter that slowed progress a bit, workers are busy on the large lodge that has been erected on the mountain. “It’s enclosed and interior work is being done,” said President of the Board of Directors Mark Fritz.
A Grand Forks police officer helped deliver a baby on Monday, the police department said. Officer Kris Brown was dispatched to a home at 5383 Circle Drive S. at around 1:20 a.m.
By Crystal Dey / Bemidji Pioneer BEMIDJI – The investigation into a 6-year-old Bemidji girl’s death may stretch into next week. Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said Wednesday that the investigation is ongoing and could wrap up Monday. “I’m thinking about that 6-year-old girl,” Mastin said. “I’m not going to hinder an investigation by releasing information before the case is closed.” Once the investigation is completed, the child’s name will be released; it has been withheld at the family’s request.
Township annual meetings will be held March 11 this year, and many townships also have their annual election of officers that day. In Minnesota, if you don’t live in an incorporated city, you live in a township … It’s important to vote and have a say in your leadership. Like cities, each township has a unique character. Their governing structure is the same, but some of the issues they face are quite different – from water quality to gravel mining to farming to logging.