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Perham, MN (WDAY TV) - A new website is sparking conversation and some backlash in Perham. ItTakesAVillagePerham.com encourages the community to post descriptions and even photos of local kids involved in suspicious activities. For the couple who created this website, it's an issue close to home. Their teenage son is currently at a boys' home after four years of using drugs, but some say the website goes too far. Holly Baker of Perham says it was heartbreaking to send her son away. After discovering text messages between the 16-y
A former Duluth high school teacher convicted of sexually abusing two students now is working as the choir director at an Arizona church, and that has drawn the ire of an abuse victims’ advocacy group. Eric Holtan, 42, who taught music classes at Duluth East High School, admitted in 2000 that he had repeated sexual contact with 15-year-old and 16-year-old students.
Two Perham residents were hurt in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at Highway 108 and Harvest Road near Perham. Kylee R. Wrobleski, 18, of Perham, was seriously injured in the crash, according to the State Patrol. The State Patrol originally reported that she had suffered no apparent injuries.
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.16/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.26/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Minnesota during the past week, prices Sunday were 8.2 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 10.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 12.
Let’s say you want to stir up a little something. Start with three cups of quiet collaboration. Add in a dash of rumor; a teaspoon each of anti-Semitism, segregation, and Red Scare; and a tablespoon of divisive politics. Stir in money – lots of it – and bake in a ten-gallon hat for three-and-a-half years. Yields: heated arguments and mouthfuls of hate. And as you’ll see in the new book “Dallas 1963” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.
HAWLEY, Minn. – Voters in the Hawley School District decided by a wide margin Tuesday that it’s time for the high school and elementary school to get a revamp. The vote on an operating referendum that would renew and increase an expiring per-pupil levy by $4.58 was passed by 90 percent of the voters, or 729-81. A $495.42 per-pupil levy expires this year, and voters approved a $500 per-pupil levy to replace it. Voters also decided, in a separate referendum, to issue bonds not to exceed $11,635,000 to renovate the high school and elementary schools.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn.
The voters in the Detroit Lakes School District have spoken, and they said 'no', failing the $59 million school bond referendum that was up for vote today. Although the absentee ballots are still out as of 9:20 p.m., they would not be able to make up the difference as the margin was significant - 1,703 votes for no, 1239 yes.
FARGO – A Fargo man was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for murdering his wife in a case in which he initially tried to convince authorities she committed suicide. In handing down the sentence to Ronald William Rogers Jr, Cass County District Court Judge Lisa Fair McEvers told Rogers that the life of his wife, Elizabeth, was worth more than the 25-year sentence the prosecution had requested. Rogers’ attorney, Ross Brandborg, had requested 17 years. Under state law, Rogers must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence, or about 25½ years, before he is eligible for parole. Mc