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"When I first saw the aurora doing its crazy moves in twilight I knew we were in for something special. The northeastern sky – still dusky blue – lit up with multiple rays and arcs. It only got better as darkness settled in," News Tribune photo editor Bob King wrote on his Astro Bob Areavoices blog early Friday morning. "The show went on and on and on.
FARGO – A woman who was rescued from the Red River early Monday morning died Thursday afternoon. Sabrina Quintana, 41, of Fargo died at 12:40 p.m. at Sanford Health, according to police. Quintana had been in critical condition since Monday when rescue crews found her floating in the river. It was the second time in as many weeks crews had rescued her from the water. Early in the morning of May 24, a woman called 911 to report she was in the river.
LOS ANGELES – Richard Ramirez, the demonic serial killer known as the Night Stalker who left satanic signs at murder scenes and mutilated victims’ bodies during a reign of terror in the 1980s, died early Friday in a hospital, a prison official said. Ramirez, 53, had been taken from San Quentin’s death row to a hospital where authorities said he died of liver failure.
By Paula Quam / DL Newspapers Minnesota State Rep. Steve Green walked through the doors of the state house in January as the new guy. It would be his first term ever.
By Patrick Springer / The Forum FARGO - Sanford Health is buying out a dozen of the 50 administrators offered early retirements or reassignments under a restructuring plan estimated to save $10 million a year. At the same time, Sanford is planning to centralize management of system-wide functions, an initiative that will mean a new office building here next to the $500 million medical center under construction. All but 12 of the managers or executives affected by the restructuring opted for early retirement or accepted a new position in the restructuring, Kelby Krabbenhoft, Sanford’s
By John Myers / Duluth News Tribune Garlic mustard may sound like a condiment at a sandwich shop, but it’s really one of the most noxious of the foreign invading plant species that have spread across Minnesota in recent years. So far there are only two known outbreaks of the European invader in Duluth, both in eastern neighborhoods, and plant experts are asking for the public’s help in getting rid of them. Volunteers are aske
Caroline Roers, Echo Press Intern , Alexandria Echo Press We’ve all heard of aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels that lurk in our lakes. But what about terrestrial invasive species that travel on land? They can be every bit as destructive yet few people know the risk. Terrestrial invasive species have become a growing threat to Minnesota’s precious prairie and forest land. In response to this, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources developed a collaborative educational campaign called PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species in Your Tracks.
BEMIDJI — The creeping threat of aquatic invasive species, not yet seen in Beltrami County lakes, rivers and ponds, may result in the hiring of a coordinator to help consolidate efforts to combat the invaders. It would be a proactive step for a county that is surrounded by others currently dealing with treatment, rather than prevention, of an aquatic infection. Zebra mussels, Eurasion water milfoil and rusty crayfish have been found in waters south and east of Beltrami County, and have been identified as the main threats.
By Bryan Horwath /Dickinson Press Recent changes in the ever-fluctuating price of gas in western North Dakota hold both good news and bad news for motorists. The good news: After reaching all-time highs earlier this spring, prices have begun to retreat. The bad news: On average, North Dakotans are still paying the highest prices in the continental U.S.
His past rose up and slapped shackles on a Minnesota man over a 21-year-old small-change conviction for which he was brought into a Grand Forks courtroom Monday to face again. Kenneth John Knutson, 44, was convicted of a misdemeanor forgery charge in state district court in Grand Forks in 1992.