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By Jacob Tellers /Fergus Falls Daily Journal A man on trial for the murder of his nephew confessed to the killing and pleaded guilty Thursday. Michael Alan Burris was accused of murdering Scott Burris, who died from a single gunshot wound in May 2012 in Otter Tail County. He pleaded guilty during the third day of his trial Thursday to second-degree unintentional murder.
The sports director for local Fox-affiliate KVRR-TV faces an aggravated assault charge for allegedly punching a man in the face, breaking his nose. James Daniel Nelson previously pleaded guilty to obstructing police when they responded to a report of an assault the morning of Aug. 24 and was suspended from KVRR the following week.
Strategically placed rows of corn and a lot of teamwork are helping keep more rural roads open in central and southwestern Minnesota this winter by reducing the amount of snow blowing onto roads that are prone to drifting shut, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The standing corn rows are part of a MnDOT program started about 15 years ago that pays farmers to leave corn stalks up in the winter. The corn rows break the wind's force, causing the snow to collect around the corn rows instead of drifting onto the roads.
By Mike O'Rourke / Brainerd Dispatch BAXTER - Stewart Mills has seen the opposition ads with repeated film clips of him brushing back his hair and can easily joke about them, but he doesn't think they're effective.
MOORHEAD – Police here are looking to identify a man who was spotted Tuesday night looking around Larry’s RV Sales, the business where the body of North Dakota State University student Thomas Bearson was found Sept. 23. Moorhead police were sent to Larry’s RV Sales about 6:30 p.m.
New England, N.D. - Two minimum custody inmates escaped from Dakota Women's Correctional and Rehabilitation Center around 10:45 p.m.
ENDERLIN, N.D. – This city of 886 people picked a fight with a multibillion-dollar railroad company when it passed an ordinance this month banning trains from blocking roadways and sidewalks for more than 10 minutes.
The suicide rate in Minnesota has soared over the last decade, and state health authorities have no idea why. Because you can’t fight what you don’t understand, they have launched...
By Zach Kayser / Bemidji Pioneer After a year of construction, the Country Inn and Suites by Carlson opened Friday with the hubbub of the Blue Ox Marathon happening only feet away at the Sanford Center.
By Jacob Tellers / Fergus Falls Pioneer Journal The city of Fergus Falls is seeking more details on financing and plans for the proposed $41-million development project of the historic Kirkbride property before moving ahead with the project.