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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources placed burning restrictions over the central part of the state beginning April 14 because fire danger is expected to rapidly increase as winds pick up and snow continues to melt. Over the weekend Hubbard County firefighters responded to several grass fires. These counties were included in the initial burning restrictions: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dakota, Douglas, Hennepin, Isanti, Otter Tail, Pope, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Washington and Wrigh
FRAZEE, Minn. – Blankets too close to a space heater started a house fire here Saturday night. Fire crews from Perham, Vergas and Frazee responded to a house fire around 10:30 p.m at 51249 428th Ave. here. Saturday, after a resident awoke to find blankets near an infrared space heater had burst into flames, according to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.
The U.S. State Department has extended its comment period for the Keystone XL, effectively delaying a decision on the controversial pipeline again. “I wish I could say that I’m shocked, except that I’m not because this president (Barack Obama) clearly … hates oil,” Rep. Kevin Cramer said in an interview. “He has no interest in creating jobs.
By David Channen Lake Minnetonka couple and supposed Scottish royalty Colin and Andrea Chisholm appeared in Hennepin County District Court on Thursday wearing the jail’s finest orange smocks, telling the judge they couldn’t afford to pay for an attorney to defend them on welfare fraud charges because they are flat broke. Only a few years before, the two, owners of a Caribbean television network and an award-winning dog breeding business, had referred to themselves as Lady and Lord Chisholm
By Tu-Uyen Tran / Grand Forks Herald Anita Cardinal, who heads up the public health agency for Pennington and Red Lake counties, said that, years ago, when she started her career, people were not as willing to seek help for sexually transmitted diseases as they are now. Now, she said, “I think they’re much less shy.” That’s one possible reason the reported rate of these diseases have increased in northwest Minnesota in the past several years.
By Archie Ingersoll / The Forum ADA, Minn. – It was a question Steven Henderson’s friends and foster parents were unable to answer: How could a young man they knew as caring and nonviolent end up being accused of shooting a Norman County deputy during a traffic stop. “What he did is extremely wrong, and he’ll have to deal with the consequences to that,” said Henderson’s foster father, Anders Macy.
ADA, Minn. – A 19-year-old Fertile man faces four felony charges after he was accused in Tuesday’s shooting of a Norman County deputy during a traffic stop east of Perley. Steven Anthony Henderson was charged Thursday in a Norman County courtroom with first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer, bringing stolen goods into the state and two counts of receiving stolen property.
MANKATO, Minn. — Players for the Minnesota State University-Mankato football team announced Wednesday that they would not practice under their newly reinstated coach. Todd Hoffner, who was fired by the...
A church called the Dickinson Police Department to check up on a couple kissing in a vehicle in its parking lot, Detective Terry Oestreich said Wednesday. Hillside Baptist Church reported a Honda Civic at approximately 6:45 p.m.