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A former nurse who was fired from a Crookston nursing home last year for sticking residents' fentanyl patches on his tongue made his first court appearance Wednesday on the charges of stealing narcotics. David Matthew Perala, 35, was charged in Minnesota 9th District Court in Crookston with four counts of theft of controlled substances, each a felony, and one count of possession of controlled substances, a felony, according to the court records.
By Ryan Johnson / The Forum Zach Johnson celebrated his 21st birthday on Tuesday. The next day, his previously recorded audition for “American Idol” aired – and the Fargo man...
If you’re sick, stay home. That’s the advice from state health leaders. With the state in the midst of a particularly tough influenza season, health officials are urging Minnesotans to protect themselves and others by staying home when they are ill. The latest weekly influenza report published by the Minnesota Department of Health shows influenza activity continuing at a high level in the state.
By John Myers/ Duluth News Tribune Minnesota’s northern forests will look much different in coming decades as a warming climate encourages tree species like oaks and maples and pushes others, including spruce and fir, out of the region. That was the finding of a University of Minnesota study published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change that used growing plots near Cloquet and Ely and added the amount of warmth expected later this century. The study was the first of its kind in a northern forest to use ceramic heaters to warm the air near newly planted seedling
A 19-year-old woman found outside Sunday morning may have been lying outdoors for some time, Bemidji Police said Tuesday. Police said they responded to a call of an unresponsive female at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on the 1600 block of Calihan Avenue. Emergency personnel found Hannah Rolschau, 19, of Zimmerman, Minn., lying in the snow found outside a residence, according to a release Tuesday from the Bemidji Police Department.
By Garrett Richie / Grand Forks Herald When setting up a Twitter account, the website gives simple instructions for picking a password: “6 characters or more! Be tricky.”
By Katherina Lymn / Dickinson Press Truckloads of water are being brought into Glendive after a spill of close to 1,200 barrels of oil, roughly 50,000 gallons, has officials concerned about the town’s water supply. Montana officials have notified Sidney, Mont., and Williston, N.D., both downstream from the leak, and municipal water systems there are being tested for contamination, too, according to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.
One man was arrested for drunken driving after driving into Otter Tail Lake on Saturday night. According to police, about 9 p.m. Saturday, Fergus Falls resident Taylor Ray Perala drove into open water on Otter Tail Lake, about 20 miles north and east of Fergus. Perala and a passenger were able to get out of the partially submerged vehicle and get to safety.
WE Fest has announced three more acts for its 2015 lineup. Tyler Farr, The Swon Brothers and Jackson Michelson were announced via the festival’s Twitter page Tuesday morning. Blake Shelton...
By Dave Olson / The Forum A liquor license transfer request may speak volumes about R.D. Offutt Co. and the likelihood it will build a new headquarters in downtown Fargo.