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Minnesota students are planning to attend college in greater numbers, are drinking less soda and alcohol, are smoking less marijuana and fewer cigarettes, and about 82 percent of high-school juniors in Minnesota reported spending some time texting on typical school days. These are just some of the findings of the just-released 2013 Minnesota Student Survey. More than 160,000 Minnesota students in grades five, eight, nine and 11 took the voluntary survey.
MOORHEAD – A Moorhead woman was sentenced to almost four years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing almost $500,000 dollars from the dental office where she worked as manager. Teresa Rae Larson, 45, was sentenced in Clay County District Court Tuesday to three years and nine months after pleading guilty to four counts of diversion of corporate property, a felony.
WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said last week he thinks a dairy program that he can accept is being worked out and that it will pave the way for House leadership to bring the farm bill to the floor the week of Jan. 27 and be finished before the House goes out of session Jan. 29, when the Republican members go on their retreat. Peterson told reporters off the House floor he has not seen the dairy language, but he has gotten “verbal communication” to describe it to him. “It’s not the worst thing in the world,” he said.
An armed robbery was reported at the Osage Liquor Store Saturday night, Jan. 18. Becker County Chief Deputy John Sieling said the call about the robbery came in at 7:37 p.m. Saturday evening.
FARGO - If you think this is absolutely the worst day you’ll have this year, you could be right. Today is, by the reckoning of modern-day pseudoscience, The Most Depressing Day of The Year. Christmas bills are arriving. Holiday fun is in the rearview mirror. New Year’s resolutions have gone south, and you’ve gone pear-shaped. The weather is cold, snowy, icy, gloomy. Feel like crawling back under the covers yet? In 2005, psychologist Cliff Arnall, who was a tutor at Cardiff University in Wales, was credited/blamed with creating a formula he said pinpointed the most depressi
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.