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ST. PAUL – Minnesota's governor and senators are asking the federal government to include Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in the enhanced screening effort to intercept Ebola cases. According to a news release this morning, Gov. Mark Dayton and Sens.
A Frazee man has been sentenced for felony fifth degree drug possession. Gary Wayne Merrill, 34, was sentenced in Becker County Court to 18 months in prison, with 149 days of credit for time served. According to court records, Merrill was arrested after police were called to Payless Shoes store in Detroit Lakes on May 6 after employees there became suspicious of a pickup truck outside the store containing three occupants.
MOORHEAD — Minnesota’s three major-party governor candidates go on stage Wednesday to answer greater Minnesota and general state government questions. Voters may attend the 7 p.m. event at Hansen Theatre on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus. The 90-minute debate will be televised live on WDAY’Z Xtra channels in northwestern Minnesota (channel 6.3 over the air on WDAY and 8.3 on WDAZ) and streamed live on Forum Communications Co.
RED LAKE FALLS — A Minnesota court sentenced a 24-year-old man to four years and three months in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a girl between the ages of 13 and 15, according to the Red Lake County Sheriff's Office. Kyle Lucas Mazzucco, of Oklee, Minn., accepted a plea agreement in April and pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in state district court in Red Lake Falls, a press release from the sheriff's office, said. The sheriff's off
EMILY, Minn. - A motorcyclist killed Sunday evening in a crash near Emily, north of Brainerd, did not have his lights on as the sun was setting, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The state patrol identified the victims as James W. Buland, 30, Elk River.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Authorities continue to search for a woman who went missing near here Sunday, a Becker County Sheriff’s Office news release said. Melissa Dawn Eagleshield, 42, was last seen at 40277 County Road 126 near Island Lake and was reported missing at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. She is 5 feet 1 inch tall and 155 pounds with light brown hair and hazel eyes.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – The identity of a man found dead in the Red River on Sept. 29 eluded Moorhead detectives for a week. But on Monday, police sought the public’s help, and within three hours they learned the man’s name thanks to tipsters.
MOORHEAD – Wednesday night’s Minnesota governor debate will be televised and streamed live online for those who cannot attend in person. The Forum News Service-sponsored debate between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican Jeff Johnson will begin at 7 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins announced Monday that they will replace Ron Gardenhire as manager in 2015. Gardenhire managed the Twins for 13 seasons, compiling a record of 1068-1039 (.507), trailing only Tom Kelly on the franchise's all-time managerial wins list.
A rural East Grand Forks man was injured in a tractor accident Saturday afternoon, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a man pinned under a tractor at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release.