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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
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The attorney for the man charged with killing his cousin over a drug debt in Otter Tail County wants more time to review the case. Michael Kyle Burris’ father, 65-year-old Michael Alan Burris, is also charged in the case and was arrested in Arizona with his son on Aug. 12. The senior Burris did not waive extradition.
WILLMAR — After months of stalemate over a new five-year extension of the farm bill, 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson is optimistic that a House and Senate conference committee will hammer out the differences and bring a bill to a vote. He believes votes could be held in both chambers by Thanksgiving. “I can kind of see where the end thing is, but they have to work this out,’’ said Peterson, a Democrat
The 11 survivors of a midair collision above Superior on Saturday evening took to the sky again Sunday, en route to New York City and a likely appearance this morning on national television. They’re set to appear on NBC’s “Today” show and plan to tell the harrowing story of a skydiving outing gone wrong.