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The Duluth Police Department could soon have a social worker embedded within its ranks to improve the department’s response to calls involving mental health issues. The St. Louis County Board of Commissioners will consider at its March 3 meeting a request from the county’s Public Health and Human Services Department to fund a pilot program for one year.
Minnesotans are sometimes mystified by the doom and gloom in other parts of the country, and this may be why: A new Gallup poll shows that Minnesotans have the highest confidence in the economy. Minnesota was the only state in the union with a non-negative score in Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index for 2014. Sure, it was only a zero, but it’s the highest rating in any state since the Great Recession struck in 2008. Minnesota was followed by Maryland, California and Hawaii.
A Fargo man is charged with felony terrorizing after he allegedly told a Cass County deputy that his connections in “the cartel” would come after the deputy and his family after he was pulled over for driving drunk on a flat tire. Alexander John Cookson, 25, was charged Tuesday in Cass County District Court with one count of terrorizing, a Class C felony, one count of a third offense of driving under the influenc
A Fargo man is behind bars Tuesday morning after fleeing police in a stolen truck, then trying to flee again in a different stolen truck before getting stuck in the snow. Zachary Rogers, 23, of Fargo, had already fled once from Cass County deputies and Fargo police once Tuesday night in a stolen truck when West Fargo police tried to pull him over again at about 1:33 a.m., said West Fargo police Lt. Duane Sall.
Northeastern Minnesota’s troubled moose herd continues to dwindle, according to the annual aerial survey headed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. While numbers vary from year to year based on survey conditions, such as the amount of snow on the ground, surveys continue to show that moose numbers are in trouble, the DNR reported Tuesday. This year’s survey spurred a regionwide estimate of about 3,450 moose. That’s down from 4,350 last year but up from an estimated 2,760 in 2013.
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A 35-year-old Redby woman was apparently stabbed to death Friday evening in north Bemidji, police said early Saturday. Bemidji Police, along with the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and Bemidji Fire Department, responded to a report of a person lying in the street in the 2800 block of Ridgeway Avenue at about 7:15 p.m., according to a press release from Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin.
By John Myers / Duluth News Tribune Two bills have been introduced in the U.S. House this week to strip federal Endangered Species Act protections from wolves in several states. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., introduced HF 843 that would prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing wolves under the Endangered Species Act in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep.
By Jacob Tellers / Fergus Falls Daily Journal FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A former Beltrami County jail inmate who walked 188 miles to northern Minnesota from Minneapolis to report back to jail and who is suing the county in U.S.
Sherry Midstokke clutched a piece of yellow paper as she moved toward the front of the lone courtroom in the Steele County Courthouse Wednesday. On the paper were some of the last words her children would hear her speak before she was sentenced by District Judge Steven Marquart to 30 years in prison for killing their father.