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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday signed into law a bill to allow the use of medical marijuana. Unlike many major bills, the signing was not held in public. Dayton released a statement: “I pray it will bring to the victims of ravaging illnesses the relief they are hoping for.”
FARGO - Pelican Rapids boys basketball coach Doug Bruggeman said Monday he was stepping down as head coach and will serve as an assistant for former assistant and new head coach John Gullingsrud. "With my son Casey looking to get back on the court for the (Concordia) Cobbers, after sitting out this past year with a knee injury and with (younger son) Ryan heading down to (Southwest Minnesota State) to start his college basketball career, I stuck with my priority of being a dad first and a coach second and will now be looking to support my boys from the stands with my wife Sue," Bruggeman sai
The Perham Area Public Library will be getting the state funding city officials have been hoping for. The funding, a $257,000 appropriation for repairs related to mold growth, was included in a $1 billion public works spending bill approved by the Minnesota House and Senate last Friday, and signed by Governor Mark Dayton on Tuesday. “I’m sure that in a $1 billion bonding bill, $257,000 is spare change, but to a small rural library in west central Minnesota, it is definitely a big deal,” wrote Librarian Susan Heusser-Ladwig in an email to the Focus. Ladwig, along with Perham City Manag
ATLANTA – The Minnesota Vikings lost four Super Bowls on the field, but they pulled off the ultimate upset Tuesday, beating out two established Super Bowl cities to land the NFL’s biggest prize. Super Bowl LII, where are you?
It hardly seems fair. After a brutal winter, it seems like it should at least have killed off the ticks. Not so, says the state Health Department’s tick guy. Deep snow can mitigate the effects of the cold. “That snow provides a little insulation blanket for the ticks,” said David Neitzel, who is more properly known as a tick-borne disease specialist with the Minnesota Department of Health. Mid-May is the beginning of prime season for blacklegged ticks – a.k.a. deer ticks – Neitzel said.
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Battle Lake is kicking off the completion of its new downtown streetscape and public art coming up next month. City official Reba Gilliand said that the city is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony between 3 and 5 p.m.
The Alexandria Police Department (APD) has released the names of the two people killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday night in Alexandria. The victims were Howard Ogaard, 59, and Beverly Palmer, 56, both of Alexandria. Both were found dead at the crash scene and they were not wearing helmets, according to APD. Ogaard was driving the 2002 Honda motorcycle and Palmer was his passenger. The crash happened around 9:15 p.m.
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.