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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.
A Bemidji State University student was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo after being found outside Sunday morning. The woman was found around 9:30 a.m., Sgt.
Two men were arrested early Sunday morning near Sabin for fleeing police and possession of explosives. At about 12:30 a.m., Glyndon Police attempted to stop a vehicle.
Forty to 44 trainloads a week of highly volatile Bakken crude oil come through Detroit Lakes via the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail corridor, each one a potential inferno if it derails and explodes. Train collisions with trucks and cars often cause derailments, so making crossings safer is key to preventing a disaster such as the one that killed 47 people when a parked train rolled downhill and derailed in Lac Megantic, Quebec, in July 2013. That’s why the Minnesota Department of Transportation assessed all rail crossings on routes that carry Bakken oil, and prioritized t
Mike and Rainy Lofald stood in a Duluth courtroom Friday morning and told a judge that they did not want to see the man responsible for their son’s death to go to prison. Joseph Michael Lofald, 28, was killed in April 2011 when the car he was riding in left U.S. Highway 53 and crashed into a ditch. Returning home from a shift at Minntac in Mountain Iron, his fellow iron worker, James Duane Voltzke, was behind the wheel.
By Jessica Sly / Alexandria Echo Press LAKE IDA, Minn. -- It was just a routine walk. Taryn Flolid and her husband, Chuck, took one every day on the west side of Lake Ida. But on one of their walks last summer, a discovery disrupted their routine. Flolid noticed a strange object peeking out of the dirt. An oblong gray rock lay buried up to its flat surface, a curved notch visible in its side.
By Adrian Glass Moore From Selma to North Dakota Martin Luther King day stirs up memories It’s not something that Jim Kloster talks a lot about. Then again, the retired Lutheran minister from rural Clearbrook, Minn., isn’t known to talk much about himself.
If you are ever told to pay a fine for missing jury duty, don’t shell out a penny. It’s a scam, one that’s been around awhile but still seems to...