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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.
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A driver suffered minor injuries after striking and killing a horse in rural Wadena County early Saturday morning. Forty-six-year-old Matthew Collins of St. Paul was traveling northbound on County Road 23 in Wing River Township when the Chevrolet S-10 pickup he was driving collided with a horse about 1 a.m. Saturday, according to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office. When emergency personnel arrived, they discovered the horse was deceased. Collins was transported to Tri-County Health Care with non-life-threatening injuries.
A late walleye run in Otter Tail County is not expected to dampen appetites on the first weekend of the 2014 fishing season. Anglers who dropped their pursuit of Minnesota’s state fish back in February will be able to pick up their rods and reels and go after the bottom feeders again this Saturday. Fergus Falls Area Fisheries Manager Jim Wolters has already encountered the popular game fish at the Department of Natural Resources fish trap on the Dead River. Wolters and his staff set up a fish trap in April each year and milk female walleyes of their spawn.
ST. PAUL – Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week. Lawmakers from both parties hailed the agreement Thursday, saying that it is good to send part of the state budget surplus back to Minnesotans. One tax negotiator compared the deal to checks Minnesotans received when Gov. Jesse Ventura was in office. “The House (property tax break) provisions were what appeared to be ‘Jesse checks’ before an election,” Sen.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A former Mille Lacs County deputy received a 33-year prison sentence Thursday for sexually assaulting children on fishing trips in Otter Tail County. Aaron Joseph Heuer, 30, of Isle, must serve 22 years before he is eligible for supervised and conditional release, the Fergus Falls Daily Journal reported.
FOSSTON, Minn. – Anna Cymbaluk was all smiles after school Thursday, but that’s not always the case. Anna’s mother, Sarah Cymbaluk, posted a video to her Facebook page Wednesday night showing 8-year-old Anna in tears with her 7-year-old brother, Ben, by her side as the two described incidents of traumatic bullying on the school bus they ride in Fosston. In the video, Ben describes another child on the bus calling a high school girl a lesbian and telling her that she was going to kill herself, all while the bus driver sat idly by.
ST. PAUL - A bill to take guns away from Minnesota domestic abuse suspects awaits Gov. Mark Dayton's signature. The Senate passed the measure 60-4 Monday, the final step before the governor signs it into law. Protect Minnesota Board President Joan Peterson applauded the vote. Peterson's sister was killed with a gun by her estranged husband.