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BARNESVILLE, Minn. - A crash near here involving two semis left one driver dead this morning on an icy stretch of Interstate 94, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. One semi rear-ended the other about 4 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near milepost 24, the patrol said. The name of the driver who died has not been released. The other driver, Thomas Harrington Jr., 53, of St. Paul, was not hurt, patrol Sgt.
MEXICO CITY – U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and Amy Klobuchar are spending part of Congress’ recess in Mexico, hoping to bring back ideas on how to crack down on sex trafficking. Both senators have made sex trafficking – particularly involving minors – a big issue, but it’s a hard one to quantify. Local law enforcement and the senators themselves say it’s happening in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Across the U.S., an estimated 100,000 children are forced into sex trafficking every year.
A Detroit Lakes woman has been charged in Becker County District Court with a felony drug possession charge, along with two gross misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated, three gross misdemeanor counts of child endangerment and one misdemeanor count of driving without a valid license. Taynee Lee Lohnes, 24, of 804 E.
A plea hearing for a man who confessed to investigators that he emptied a rifle clip at a pickup truck with three occupants is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wadena County courthouse. Logan Skov, 19, faces three counts of second degree attempted murder and three counts of second degree manslaughter for the Oct. 6 incident near Bluegrass.
FARGO – The 41st annual Minnesota Football Coaches Association Tackle Cancer All-Star football game has been moved from St. Cloud State University to St. John’s University at 1 p.m. on...
There are few things better than a community that comes together in celebration of the sweet things in life – like pure maple syrup. The tiny town of Vergas is getting ready for a one-day swell of visitors and residents that always seem to come out of the woodwork when the maple syrup is flowing. The 14th annual Maple Syrup Festival is coming up Saturday, April 12, with the action kicking off in true syrup style – a pancake feed. Volunteers from the community ascend upon the Vergas Community Center to serve up a breakfast consisting of pancakes, real maple syrup, sausage, juice and co
A father driving 100 mph down Interstate 694 on Friday night in Fridley smashed into the back of a semi-truck, killing himself and his pregnant wife and leaving their 1-year-old son an orphan, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The child was buckled into a car seat and didn't have any apparent injuries, State Patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske said Saturday. The boy's mother, Patrice L.
PONEMAH, Minn. - A Ponemah man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated. James Eugene Dow, 52, was sentenced to 48 months (four years) in prison, with 213 days credit for time already served. He was also fined $210, to be paid for from his prison earnings. An additional count of felony DWI, along with one misdemeanor count of driving after license cancellation, were both dismissed at sentencing. According to court records, Dow was driving south on Highway 59 out of Callaway on Aug.
ST. PAUL - Legislative leaders agreed to raise the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour in 2016, with lower wages for small businesses, those undergoing training, teens and some foreign workers. The deal announced today includes a provision that beginning in 2018 all wages would increase each Jan. 1 to match inflation, but the state labor commissioner could suspend an increase if the economy is failing. Full House and Senate votes are expected before lawmakers begin an Easter-Passover break on Friday. Democrats who control the House and Senate praised the deal.
Construction on the roundabout at the intersection of Highway 59 and Willow Street will start next month and should be finished before the WE Fest crowds arrive in early August. The $1.7 million project will start May 12 and will involve periodic closures on Willow Street and Long Lake Road — though Highway 59 will remain open throughout construction work, said Tom Lundberg, district engineer with the Minnesota Department of Transportation in Detroit Lakes. The oval-shaped roundabout will be designed to allow oversized truck loads — including trucks hauling wind turbine propellers and ma