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By Justin Glawe/ Bemidji Pioneer LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Minn.
It’s hard to like forest tent caterpillars. They can be a messy nuisance. They feed on the leaves of trees, and in rare instances, can weaken them enough to kill them. And their numbers are climbing. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects their population could be building to a peak in 2014 or 2015. The DNR has some simple steps homeowners can take to naturally control forest tent caterpillars: n Remove egg masses. Remove and destroy overwintering egg masses from branches of small trees before eggs start to hatch in the spring. n Brush off or spray with water.
By Crystal Dey / Alexandria Echo Press Starting July 1, 2013, Minnesota’s immigrant college students can follow their dreams with fewer roadblocks in their paths. Governor Mark Dayton signed the Minnesota Dream Act into law on May 20, 2013. The Minnesota Dream Act, also referred to as the Prosperity Act, affects student tuition rates and financial aid.
By Ryan Johnson / The Forum FARGO – North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani said Tuesday that a preliminary evaluation of his email account found it was “compromised” several times this year by North Dakota University System computer accounts without his knowledge. The issue came up as he offered his first response to allegations that more than 45,000 emails were deleted from his inbox o
By Emily Welker / The Forum FARGO – A Taco Bell worker here is accused of groping the breasts of two customers who ordered food in the drive-thru, offering to give at least one of the women free tacos in exchange. Austin James Brady, 20, is scheduled to appear today in Cass County District Court on charges linked to the allegations, one of which is a felony. Brady denied assaulting the women and told police that in one of the
BEMIDJI — As Jim Grimm stood on the sidewalk in front of St. Philip’s Catholic School Monday, two silent and unmoving faces stared back in photo form. One, a young girl with a gap-toothed grin, neatly cut brunette hair and a red and white polka dot dress, and the second, an elderly man with glasses and a tan sweater.
By Stephen J. Lee / Grand Forks Herald Noah Bergland, East Grand Forks, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for his admitted role heading a sprawling drug ring that used 30 admitted conspirators to deal heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and pot from the Twin Cities to the Red River Valley and west to Williston, N.D. Bergland, 27, pleaded guilty last summer to conspiring with 30 others and personally made at least $250,000 dealing drugs from 2008 through 2012, said Assistant U.S.
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The body of a 63-year-old man found half-submerged in Lake Bemidji at Nymore Beach on Friday has been identified as Adelbert James Ryan. Ryan, of Bemidji, was found by two boys riding their bicycles. A construction worker later confirmed the discovery and called police. Ryan's death is not being investigated as a homicide, but his cause of death remains unknown pending an autopsy to be performed by Beltrami County Coroner Mark Robia. Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said the body did not appear to have any evidence of trauma, and foul play is not suspected.
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. -- Former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers Sunday used a suburban setting to emphasize his middle-class roots and announce he is running for governor. During brief remarks, he emphasized his rural North Dakota upbringing and said he would love to lure business to Minnesota from his home state.
The North Dakota Legislative Council is asking the state attorney general for an opinion on whether North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani broke the law by deleting more than 45,000 emails that may have been subject to an open records request. Legislative Council attorney John Bjornson has asked Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem if Bresciani broke laws by destroying records that may have been subject to an open records request. On April 29, the Legislative Council, on behalf of an unnamed legislator, requested emails from a number of State Board of Higher Educ