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BRAINERD -- An investigation is now open after a Cass County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant sent several pornographic and racist emails to the work email box of Sheriff Tom Burch. At least 33 “inappropriate” emails have been sent from the personal email of Lt. Scott Thompson since 2010, Burch said. Thompson has not been disciplined, but an investigation has been started. He’s still working his normal shifts.
The goal was admirable even if the tax increase was astronomical. In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature jacked up Minnesota’s cigarette excise tax by a whopping 130 percent and raised the state’s tax on other tobacco products from 70 percent of the wholesale price to 95 percent of the wholesale price. The idea was to raise money for the state’s bottom line, sure, but the admirable other goal – the one stated again and again as justification for the big-bucks grab – was to get smokers to quit the filthy, cancer-causing habit in the face of just not being able to afford it anymore.
BY robb jeffries FORUM NEWS SERVICE The Sandpiper pipeline will remain in limbo until the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission can review all outstanding petitions, the body decided Thursday. The commission denied a motion by the North Dakota Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Canada-based Enbridge, to reconsider a late August order to review one of several alternate pipeline routes.
By Nathan Bowe Forum News Service Minnesota Rep.
By Nathan Bowe Forum News Service David Sobieski says he is a moderate Democrat in the Collin Peterson mode, a pragmatic, common-sense, pro-life, gun-rights candidate. The DFLer lives in Butler Township, across the Becker County line in Otter Tail County, and owns a sewing business in New York Mills that employs five to seven people along with himself. Sobieski, who sharpened his sewing skills working on parachutes in the Air Force, hopes to pick up independents and even moderate Republican votes in his quest to unseat Rep.
By Crystal Dey / Bemidji Pioneer One man was sentenced Monday in Hubbard County Court for his part in stealing copper from a local lumber mill.
By Eric Morken / Forum News Service Seven-year-old Nolan LaMere got a second chance at a fish of a lifetime and made good on it from his dock on Lobster Lake the weekend of October 18. Nolan’s mom and dad, Annie and Ryan LaMere, own a cabin on Lobster Lake but live in the Twin Cities area.
By Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service CHIPPEWA NATIONAL FOREST, Minn. – Taking down a tree in logging country is nothing out of the ordinary. But this is no ordinary tree.
By Adrian Glass-Moore The story of a Devils Lake runner who picked up an injured competitor during a cross country race and carried her about a quarter of a mile...
By Nathan Hanson / Forum News Service ROSEMOUNT, Minn. – When Rosemount police went to Ramona Murphy’s house they found a sink stacked with dirty dishes, food scraps scattered on...