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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson had a few things to take care of to prepare for his 13th campaign for Congress: pass a pilot’s physical and get his plane in tip-top shape to fly across northwestern Minnesota. After months of speculation about retirement and an early move by national Republicans to target the 12-term Democrat, Peterson announced Monday he will run for re-election this year.
They’ve existed for about 100 years, but with a major street project coming up, the city says the basements that extend under Washington Avenue in downtown Detroit Lakes now need...
ST. PAUL -- Local Minnesota governments could offer classes instead of fines to drivers ticketed for minor traffic violations, a House transportation committee decided Tuesday. On a unanimous vote, the committee approved a bill by Rep.
Wadena commissioners heard from BKV Group partner Bruce Schwartzman in a special board meeting March 7 about his architect firm's plan to remodel the upper level of the courthouse. BKV...
FARGO – A second woman has come forward to tell authorities she was a kidnapping and rape victim of the accused “vampire trucker” authorities arrested in November at Moorhead truck stop. Timothy Jay Vafeades, 54, appeared Wednesday in U.S.
RED LAKE, Minn. - A woman was taken into custody after a Red Lake Tribal Council member was found dead Saturday with a gunshot wound. About 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Red Lake tribal police received a call regarding a shooting at a Red Lake residence, said a news release sent Wednesday by William Brunelle, Red Lake Department of Public Safety Director. Officers found Donald "Dudie" May Jr., 58, dead with a gunshot wound. The release did not say if the gunshot was what killed May.
COOKE CITY, Mont. – An 18-year-old man from Lake Lillian, Minn., died Tuesday afternoon after being buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling in the Yellowstone area of south-central Montana. The victim was identified as Zach Joseph Junkermeier by family members through the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home of Atwater. The Yellowstone Park Dispatch received a report about 4 p.m.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans might be surprised to learn that the government can track their movements. "They are literally shocked that the government can access the location of your cell phone without notice," Rep. Joe Atkins, D-Inver Grove Heights, said Tuesday before a state House committee approved two bills to make it harder for law enforcement agencies to follow mobile phones and, thus, their owners. The two similar bills easily passed on voice votes to require police to obtain search warrants before tracking phones.
ST. PAUL -- Fighting synthetic drugs is a popular topic among Minnesota legislators. Rep. Erik Simonson, D-Duluth, presented his bill to crack down on the dangerous chemicals to the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee Tuesday, going away with few questions and a unanimous vote. A Senate House and Senate votes will not be the end for the synthetic drug fight, Simonson said. Drug makers keep changing chemical formulas they use, as well as marketing, so constant work is needed. If his bill passes this year, Simonson said, he and U.S. Rep.