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A new study on risky teen behavior released last week contains both good and bad news – along with a message. On the positive side, American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. More of them are also wearing bicycle helmets and seat belts. Among the findings: Fewer than 16 percent of the 13,000 U.S. high school students surveyed smoked a cigarette in the previous month, the lowest level since the survey began in 1991. Fights at school fell by half in the past 20 years.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Two junior hockey players are charged with creating and disseminating child pornography after they allegedly videotaped sex with a 15-year-old girl at a motel here after a game in February, then sent the video around to other people.
Grand Forks, ND - A 24-yer-old man died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds early this morning at a Grand Forks apartment complex, and police are asking for the public’s help in finding two people of interest. Officers were dispatched to 2021 S. 17th St., Apt. 201, at 1:46 a.m. for a report of a disturbance involving a firearm. When police arrived, officers found the victim.
By Kia Farhang It felt like a bomb going off. Former North Dakota State University wide receiver Kole Heckendorf had just come home from a golf tournament Friday with his brother-in-law Jeff Hille, a former pitcher for the Bison baseball team. Hille and a friend left Heckendorf alone in the house around 8:15 p.m.
REDBY, Minn. - Seven people are in custody after a nearly 10-hour standoff that began with reports of gunfire Friday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
By John Myers / Duluth News Tribune DULUTH -- Minnesota’s northern forests are expected to look vastly different a century from now — with fewer spruce, tamarack and fir trees...
By Malachi Petersen LAPORTE, Minn. -- A small team armed with night-vision binoculars, a thermal-imaging device, motion-sensitive cameras and tactical vests invaded the Paul Bunyan State Forest last week.
By Christopher Magan / St. Paul Pioneer Press Next school year, most Minnesota middle and high school students will take a version of the ACT on the state’s dime. In May, the Minnesota Department of Education quietly inked a $13.5 million deal with the Iowa-based testing giant to provide the state with assessments to gauge students’ college and career readiness through 2016.
A Ponsford woman convicted of biting Becker County corrections officers has been sentenced. Samantha Shantel Burk, 20, will spend 37 days in jail with credit for time served. Burk was arrested on March 25 for shoplifting at Walmart. According to the report filed with the Becker County Courthouse, when authorities arrived to take Burk into custody, she resisted arrest, then began banging her head against the plexiglass of t
A Minnesota judge on Thursday backed a proposed upgrade of the Alberta Clipper crude oil pipeline across the state, saying it’s needed to supply petroleum refineries serving Minnesota and neighboring states. State Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman concluded that the planned $160 million expansion project proposed by Enbridge Energy will benefit consumers. “If the proposed project is approved, Minnesota consumers will likely pay less for petroleum products