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MOORHEAD - After getting an acceptance letter for the 2013 fall semester, more than 200 applicants to Minnesota State University Moorhead recently were notified they actually didn't get in and likely won't be accepted to the university. University spokesman David Wahlberg said just more than 200 prospective students were told they were admitted for the fall of 2013, despite the fact that they didn't meet the school's own requirements for automatic admission.
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MOORHEAD - A former bookkeeper for a Lutheran synod based in Moorhead is facing felony forgery and theft charges after police say he swindled more than $600,000 from the church, spending more than half that on remodeling his house outside of Wolverton. Robert Duane Larson, 61, the former bookkeeper for the Northwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, was charged Friday in Clay County District Court with one count of felony theft and four counts of check forgery, charges that carry a maximum 20-year prison sentence upon conviction. Court documents allege Larson
Next time you're pulled over by a Becker County deputy, smile pretty for the new digital camera in the squad car. And we won't even get into the lovely new taser you're going to feel if you decide to pick a fight. Becker county commissioners on Tuesday agreed to spend about $85,000 on a dozen Watchguard video cameras -- part of a system that includes computer software, servers, storage and a dozen wireless transmitters to be worn by deputies. The St.
The National Weather Service put out an urgent message this afternoon saying the winter storm hitting the region tonight into Tuesday morning could drop a foot of snow - or more in spots - by later Monday and make travel hazardous beginning tonight. That's much more of a storm than was predicted earlier. But in Park Rapids, only 4 to 7 inches are expected, said NWS meteorologist Jeff Makowskji. "No, it won't be 20 inches this time." About 3 p.m.
Bruce Sederberg had caught enough big lake trout that he knew he had something special on his line that January afternoon. He had caught 15- to 20-pounders on Ontario's White Otter Lake before. But after playing this one for about 20 minutes, he thought it might be different. "The longer and longer it went, I kept saying, 'My word, what do I have?'" said the Duluth angler. What he had was the catch-and-release ice-fishing world-record lake trout, a 46-incher that likely weighed more than 40 pounds. Sederberg received word Feb.
Dave Larson was hunting coyotes with his two hounds Jan.
Be careful out there. Never assume the ice is 100 percent safe and don't think it's always "other people" who fall through the ice. This winter has been a deadly one in Minnesota. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports that the 2012-13 season, November to April, is on track to be the deadliest on the ice in more than five years. So far this winter, five people have died after going through the ice in Minnesota. A sixth person is missing and presumed drowned.