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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.
WAUBUN, MINN. – A bomb threat forced the evacuation of Waubun High School on Tuesday. The threat was made in written form, according to a news release from the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement was informed of the threat about 1:40 p.m.
PERLEY, Minn. – A traffic stop on a rural road turned violent Tuesday morning when a man pulled a handgun on a Norman County sheriff’s deputy and shot him in the back once before driving off and triggering a manhunt that involved dozens of officers, authorities said.
By Tom Olson, MPR PINE CITY, Minn. – A minister who led a cult-like religious sect in northern Pine County sexually abused numerous girls and young women who lived apart from their families in a “Maidens Group,” ac-cording to charges filed in State District Court. Victor Arden Barnard, 52, was charged last week in State District Court with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct. The charges pertain to two young women who reported being abused during a period of several years while living on the congregation’s compound in Finlayson.