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CLOQUET, Minn. – Legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has nothing to do with a liberal agenda, says Kevin “KK” Forss. “I’m a born-again Christian. I’m a veteran. I’m a Republican,” said the Cloquet man.
WINONA, Minn. -- Searchers on the Mississippi River have recovered the fourth body from an early January accident. The body of Andrew Kingsbury, 29 of La Crosse, Wis., was taken from the Mississippi Sunday about 700 feet downstream from where the vehicle containing the four went into the river early Jan. 5. Bodies of Christina Lee Hauser, 36, of Winona and Matthew Patrick Erickson, 29, of Chatfield still were in the front seats of the women's vehicle hours after it went into the river.
Imagine you wrote a dozen or so checks, one for your $850 mortgage and the rest for smaller bills and purchases. Imagine a payroll check that was supposed to be deposited electronically didn’t show up on time. Oops – you’re looking at a $35 bounced check fee. But your bank made the problem much worse through its policy of processing the largest check first. So instead of one bounced check you have a dozen bounced checks on your hands, with a $35 fee for each one. Viola!
Monday night, the Frazee-Vergas School Board approved hiring one of their own as a paraprofessional substitute in the district. Board member Jim Nelson requested being hired as a para sub for the district. The request was granted, but not before Frazee resident and former school employee Lori Thorp listed several reasons why the board should rethink the motion. During the citizen and delegation request time at the start of the meeting, she asked the board to make an objective decision when it came time to vote at the end of the meeting, when the item was listed on the agenda.
Soon patients at Essentia Health St. Mary’s will have a warmer and more convenient trip to have MRIs and CT scans. On Monday, the hospital installed a new MRI machine as part of renovations and updates to the facility. The hospital has been utilizing a portable unit for the past 10 years. Staff members and personnel stood and watched as crews lowered the giant 12,000-pound magnet near the building. It was a big moment for some. “This has been a huge undertaking.
Despite warnings about the serious health dangers of indoor tanning, results from this year’s Minnesota Student Survey confirm that a large percentage of Minnesota high school girls are tanning indoors. Thirty-four percent of 11th grade white females reported they had tanned indoors in the last year, and more than half of them tanned indoors 10 or more times. Indoor tanning beds deliver 10 to 15 times more ultraviolet radiation than natural sunlight, boosting the user’s risk of developing melanoma by at least 59 percent.
FARGO - Banks in the region are taking differing approaches to dealing with a security breach involving credit cards and debit cards used at Target stores over the holidays. At least one local bank is identifying which of its customers’ debit or credit cards were compromised and issuing fresh cards immediately.
MOORHEAD - Police arrested six people early Wednesday at a Stop-N-Go after riders from a party bus got into a brawl inside the store, toppling product displays. Moorhead police, along with Dilworth and Clay County officers, were called about 12:30 a.m. to deal with the fight in the convenience store at 1702 30th Ave. S., Moorhead police said in a statement. When officers arrived, they found 24 people at the store or a short distance away. No one needed to be hospitalized.
A 66-year-old snowmobile driver suffered serious injuries Saturday in a collision with a tree on the Heartland Trail near Nevis. Witnesses said excessive speed was a factor. William Zasoski, 66, of Grand Forks, and his son were eastbound on the Heartland Trail when he lost control of his snowmobile and struck a tree.
MELROSE, Minn. -- A Melrose woman missing since Thursday afternoon was found dead Friday on a Melrose-area farm, the St. Cloud Times reported. Clara Pundsack, 83, was last seen about 4 p.m. Thursday when leaving her home, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Pundsack was found dead around 5:30 p.m. by a building on the farm site, Stearns County Sgt.