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ST. PAUL -- A federal judge is putting pressure on the Minnesota Legislature to change how the state deals with some sex offenders. Thursday, five days before the Minnesota Legislature is to convene for its 2014 session, Judge Donovan Frank wrote in a ruling that state lawmakers need to take action now. His comments came in a ruling in which he refused to dismiss a lawsuit by patients of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program that claims they are being held unconstitutionally. Frank also ordered experts to interview each of the program's nearly 700 patients, in state hospitals in St.
FARGO, N.D. – A Fargo high school student remained hospitalized Wednesday after being pulled unconscious from a school pool on Tuesday. The Fargo School District did not release the name of the male student who was found unconscious in the South High School pool about 11 a.m.
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Kelly A. Olson. 32, of Bemidji, died Monday in a two-vehicle broadside crash on Highway 71 and Balsam Road in BeltramiCounty. The other driver, Jason Stubbe, 27, also of Bemidji, suffered serious injuries. According to the State Patrol, Olson, driving a Town & Country, was eastbound on Balsam Road and was entering the highway. Stubbe was southbound on 71 when his Chevy pickup collided with the Town & Country at the intersection. The accudent remains under investigation.
BRAINERD, Minn. - It was a close call Wednesday morning when a tractor-trailer got stuck on BNSF railroad tracks in Brainerd with a train approaching. The train, loaded with coal, stopped about 100 feet before it would have reached the truck. No injuries were reported. Brainerd police were dispatched to the railroad crossing just before 10 a.m. Police Chief Corky McQuiston said officers immediately noticed an eastbound train entering Brainerd and approaching the location where the truck was stuck.
VIRGINIA, Minn. – Roberta Caskey remembers seeing her former husband standing on a street corner, looking around. Timothy Caskey had been released from jail earlier in the day on July 14, 2011, after being held for violating the order for protection Roberta had filed against him. Once out, he called her repeatedly; Virginia police advised her to stay inside. But Roberta, known as Bobbi to her family and friends, went outside that evening to locate her 9-year-old son.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Michael Alan Burris, who is accused of killing his nephew over a drug debt, has been returned to Otter Tail County to face murder charges. The 65-year-old was returned to Minnesota on a governor’s warrant and recently made his first court appearance in Otter Tail District Court. The body of Scott Burris was found in the Otter Tail River near Fergus Falls in May 2012.
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MINNEAPOLIS - The Metrodome is now an open-air stadium. On Sunday, workers detonated explosives bringing down the cables that held what was left of the roof in place.
In the woods south of Nimrod, Minn., the Crow Wing River wraps around Jerry Mevissen’s 50-acre homestead, a tranquil base for penning tales about life in small town Minnesota. “This place is so inspirational,” the 81-year-old author said last Friday afternoon, amid a crackling fire, as he gazed out his tall windows toward the river. “I’ll never tire of that.” His dog, Princess Sofia, keeps him company, along with his many friends.