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FARGO-- Forum Communications Co., or FCC, announced Friday it is entering into an agreement to purchase the publications and a carrier delivery company owned by Helmer Printing. The deal is scheduled to close Monday, June 27. Helmer Printing is a third-generation, family-owned company based in Beldenville, Wis. Mark and Scott Helmer, along with sister Jenny, will continue to operate their commercial printing business.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- It’s not everyday the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office gets a call about a citizen finding an alligator. Yes, an alligator. Not a big one, but a...
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- The owner of the Blue Smoke BBQ in Alexandria, which shut down three years ago after it was badly damaged in a fire, has been charged with...
Three young children were hospitalized after the all-terrain vehicle they were riding on near here collided with a car Monday morning, July 4, in Becker County. The ATV one of the children was driving pulled in front of the car on County Highway 32 about a mile south of the intersection with County Highway 27, which resulted in a collision, according to a release from the Becker County Sheriff's Office.
Volunteer diver Dave Oehlke, 67, doesn't suit up for calls as often as he did when he first joined North Dakota's Lakes Region Search and Rescue team as an original member in 1981, but he's been on hundreds of calls over the years. "Sometimes, things turn out A-OK," he said. "Sometimes, things just do not."
Otter Tail County Metal Sculpture Artist, Ken Nyberg, has another piece of work "on the road." The Byron Minnesota Schools near Rochester, Minn., commissioned Nyberg to make two bear cubs. It will match the mother bear at the high school that Nyberg made years ago. The mascot for Byron is a bear. The two bear cubs "on a log" were loaded on a semi in Vining and hauled to Byron last week. The two bears are made of lawn mower blades. Nyberg's sculptures are featured all around the town in Vining, and in towns around Otter Tail County.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton left the country Tuesday, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt has not called a meeting among the governor and legislative leaders to discuss a special...
An Ottertail, Minn., man who was arrested at the Dilworth Wal-Mart on Tuesday, June 14, on suspicion of attempting to make off with more than $1,000 worth of merchandise he...
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A missing 17-year-old Dent girl has been found safe on Tuesday in Wadena County. She had been missing since May 27. According to Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons...
Troubling details have emerged regarding the mental health of Dustin Defiel, the suspect in the shooting death of his father, Rick Defiel. Four years ago, a local suicide prevention organization foreshadowed a shooting while pleading Defiel's heartbreaking story to leaders in Washington, D.C., asking for them to step up in helping treat veterans with PTSD. Defiel was charged with second-degree murder in Otter Tail County Court last Friday. Bail was set at $1 million.