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By Brady Slater / Forum News Service High winds brought down trees and limbs, causing power outages Monday across Duluth’s east side and the Northland. East Duluth resident Linda Nervick...
A central Minnesota man was found guilty today of murdering two teenagers in his home on Thanksgiving Day 2012. After deliberating for three hours and 20 minutes, jurors in Morrison County found Byron Smith, 65, of rural Little Falls, guilty on all four charges he faced: two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder.
By Carolyn Lange, Forum News Service With just two weeks left in the legislative session, there is both optimism and concern about whether state money will be allocated to fund the expansion of broadband Internet service in rural Minnesota.
By Nate Bowe Forum News Service An armed robbery occurred late Thursday afternoon at DL Tobacco in Detroit Lakes. A young Detroit Lakes woman said she and a friend were...
WADENA, Minn. -- A 16-year-old Wadena girl died Monday night from head injuries suffered in an ATV rollover.
By Nadia Faulx/ Forum News Service DICKINSON, N.D. - A Mandan man is recovering from severe self-inflicted burns after a drug trip went south Monday afternoon. David Kissee, 33, lit himself on fire near DJ’s Tesoro gas station on 12th Street West around noon Monday, authorities say. He ran through the car wash, which put out the fire, but his escapades did not end there. Kissee then stole a car parked next to the entrance of the car wash, drove off and abandoned the vehicle blocks away.
GREENBUSH, Minn. - A former business manager for the Greenbush Middle River School District had been paying herself and other staff too much overtime and falsifying records to cover it up, according to the Roseau County Sheriff’s Department. Arlys Strandberg, 59, was charged early last month with two counts of misconduct of a public officer or employee.
DEER CREEK, Minn. – The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed a convenience store Monday night. Wearing a black ski mask, the man came into the Deer Creek Express store about 9:30 p.m., walked behind the counter and demanded cash from the clerk, according to the sheriff’s office. The man, who did not show a weapon or make any threats, left the store at 320 E. Main Ave. with an undisclosed amount of cash, the sheriff’s office said. The robber was described as a white man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Minneapolis Star Tribune A man from Detroit Lakes, Minn., regained parental rights to his young daughter Monday when the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that those rights had been wrongfully terminated based solely on his mental impairment. The court ruled that there wa