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WILLMAR — Brok Junkermeier pleaded guilty this afternoon to first-degree premeditated murder for killing an elderly woman last summer. Action in Junkermeier’s jury trial was delayed as the 19-year-old met with attorneys and Judge Donald Spilseth in chambers at the Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar.
This editorial originally appeared in The Forum on March 27. At a time when more pipeline capacity is being touted as one answer to the glut of oil on the rails, an uprising against more pipelines is simmering.
FARGO – A Flushing, N.Y., man faces felony charges after allegedly stabbing a fellow chef with a 12-inch sushi knife while both were at work at Osaka restaurant here Sunday afternoon. According to documents filed in Cass County District Court on Monday, Fargo police were called about 1:58 p.m. to a disturbance at Osaka, 1111 38th St.
Bald eagles are migrating back to Minnesota and may be seen in large numbers across parts of the state over the next few weeks, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “Ice is breaking up along the rivers, so it’s definitely time for folks to keep their eyes out,” said Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer, DNR regional nongame wildlife specialist.
By Doug Belden / St. Paul Pioneer Press St. PAUL -- When state lawmakers rushed to approve $20 million in emergency heating aid in February, there was lots of talk about coming back to address the deeper structural issues that contributed to the severe propane shortage and consequent price spike. With two committee deadlines now come and gone, the bill that’s had the most hearings would protect consumers but would do little to avoid the shortages.
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We need to fix the federal Freedom of Information Act. Or more specifically, Congress needs to fix it. FOIA is a critical law for making sure the public has the ability to get copies of records the government might not want it to see. For more than four decades, reporters and others have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse and illegality. And the act has been used to better understand how government policies are shaped — for good or ill, according to Amy Bennett, assistant director of OpenTheGov ernment.org. These are important times in the struggle for ope
CASS LAKE — Five people in a van — including four children — were injured Friday morning when the vehicle rear-ended a school bus south of Cass Lake, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. No injuries to the roughly 40 students on the bus or the bus driver were reported. The accident took place at about 7:30 a.m. Friday. According to the patrol, the bus, driven by William D.
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