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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota smartphones next year must include a way to disable them when stolen. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law Wednesday requiring mobile telephone companies to include "kill switches" on smartphones and connected tablets sold beginning July 1, 2015. This new process will allow owners to disable lost and stolen devices as a way to discourage thefts. "When you take away the worth, you take away the incentives" of thieves, Rep.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Though the water may not be warm yet, the Becker County Board room was a little heated Tuesday morning when it came to granting tubing licenses...
A 19-year-old Coon Rapids, Minn., man faces a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for participating in a YouTube stunt jump off a Brooklyn Park bridge last week that had rescue crews scrambling by air, land and water. Joseph Mark Sanislo told investigators that he was participating in was is called a cold-water challenge, in which someone jumps into a cold body of water after being “nominated” on a social media site. The dangerous jump, alternatively called the “plunge and pose,” generally requires a videographer to record the moment.
FARGO – As the muted light of a cloudy day filtered into her hospital room, 15-year-old Page Stearns sat cross-legged on a couch, ready to go home. She was looking forward to returning, as much as possible, to a regular life – something she hasn’t had since a .22-caliber bullet struck her in the face more than three weeks ago. “I think it will be better to be with my friends because then I won’t be thinking about it as much,” the ninth-grader said Tuesday. “They’ll be helping me through it.” Wearing a neck brace, she spoke with the help of a device on her windpipe.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- “She was a hot one!” Russ Knowles said as he recalled watching a raging wildfire blow past his Wadena County home, taking his garage with it. Across the road, his son, Derek, had just lost 1,000 Norway pines close to his home. It was May 14, 2013. A new steel garage stands on the Russ Knowles property south of Park Rapids.
FOSSTON, Minn. -- A Fosston school bus driver who allegedly condoned bullying on his route is speaking out and pursuing possible legal action. Oran Underdahl, 73, said in a Monday statement that he is evaluating whether he has a legal claim for defamation. Kristi Hastings, his attorney, said Tuesday that she and her client couldn’t say who would be named as defendants in a potential lawsuit or when it could be filed.
A June 9 omnibus hearing has been set in the case of a Hubbard County women charged with leaving two horses to die over the winter. As a mostly housekeeping matter, Hubbard County Attorney Don Dearstyne asked Judge Robert Tiffany if the subsections of the Animal Cruelty Act could be amended against Minden Crenshaw. Crenshaw, 28, is charged with tying the horses to a tree in a wooded area near Dorset Corner in April and leaving
The omnibus hearing for a Menahga man charged with the sexual asphyxiation of a Park Rapids teen has been continued until June 24. Harley David Leritz, 21, has been simultaneously charged with a probation violation for a 2012 criminal sexual conduct charge and for the murder of Keila Gem Knowles, 19, in her Park Rapids apartment, in February.
ST. PAUL – Gov.