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MEDORA, ND - Kat Perkins, the Scranton native who surged to the top five of the NBC talent show “The Voice,” will perform in Medora on Aug. 22. Details were...
ST. PAUL - A Minnesota Senate office building apparently has a green light for construction starting this summer. Former state Rep. Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, had sued to stop the building, saying that it violated a constitutional requirement that a bill have only one subject and it was folded into a tax bill last year. A lower court ordered Knoblach to post an $11 million bond for his suit to proceed, which the state Supreme Court upheld Thursday. During the weekend Republican state convention, Knoblach said he does not have that kind of money.
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans may have struggled to find a state park that fits their needs, but now the Department of Natural Resources has an online tool for that. Want to visit a park with your horse, attend a nature program and rent a canoe?
MINNEAPOLIS - A 21-year-old Mizpah man was sentenced this week to 10 years prison for his role in a December 2012 robbery of the First State Bank of Bigfork in Kelliher. On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank also ordered that Cody Lowell Troy serve five years of supervised release after his prison time. Troy, who was indicted along with co-defendant Travis Michael Burns in January 2013, pleaded guilty to one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
BEMIDJI - The death of a 4-year-old Thursday morning in Bemidji appears accidental but is under investigation, officials said. Bemidji police, ambulance personnel and firefighters responded to a medical call...
MOORHEAD – A Fargo man faces a drunken driving charge after pretending not to speak English when pulled over by an officer in Moorhead, police say. Adam Neil Dominguez, 34, was charged Monday in Clay County District Court with driving while intoxicated and refusing a breath test, both felonies. Court documents say the officer pulled over Dominguez on Saturday evening for going 62 mph in a 55-mph zone. Dominguez smelled of alcohol, showed signs of intoxication and wouldn’t acknowledge directions from the officer, court documents say, and an open bottle of apple-flavored vodka was splas
PAYNESVILLE - The State Patrol says the driver of a tractor-trailer that illegally passed a school bus on the right last week along Minnesota Highway 23 has contacted the law enforcement agency. The information was released via Twitter and Facebook. No further information was released. The State Patrol released video from cameras inside the bus that showed the truck blow past the stopped bus — lights flashing and stop arm down — and continue along the highway between Paynesville and New London.
ST. PAUL - An appeal has been filed in the case of a Little Falls man convicted of first-degree murder for killing two teenagers after they entered his home, a TV station reported. KARE 11 in Minneapolis reported that the defense attorney for Byron Smith said the appeal documents were filed Wednesday in Minnesota’s Supreme Court. Steve Meshbesher said he felt the Morrison County judge overseeing the case made several mistakes and that Smith was not granted a fair trial. A jury convicted Smith in April.
DULUTH - Duluth bested Minneapolis on Tuesday in an all-Minnesota battle in the latest round of voting in Outside magazine’s annual “Best Towns” contest. Voters were clear on which city was the one with better outdoors options. Duluth toppled Minneapolis by about 20,000 votes as online polls closed late Tuesday. Duluth advanced to face Asheville, N.C., in the next round. As of midmorning Wednesday, Duluth held a large early lead in Round 5; voting closes at 10:59 p.m.
DICKINSON, ND - A construction worker has died after being found unresponsive at a pump station in Dickinson, the site’s project manager said. The man had slumped over Wednesday afternoon...