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Kenneth J. Derby, 57, Wadena, was arrested and booked into the Wadena County Jail Tuesday pending charges of felony wildfire arson, according to a press release by the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office. Derby was arrested following a 5:43 p.m. grass fire call in Wadena Township near 130th Street last Tuesday. The release said the sheriff’s office and the Wadena Fire Department had previously responded to multiple fire calls in the same area; both in 2012 and in the past week. After calling in Wednesday’s fire Derby was brought to the sheriff’s office for questioning.
More than three years have passed since the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the tiny island nation of Haiti – and though significant progress has been made since then, “we still have a long way to go,” says Miquette Denie-McMahon. “But we’re optimistic – little by little, it’s going to get better.” The founder of the Detroit Lakes-based nonprofit foundation, TeacHaiti, is in Detroit Lakes this week for its annual fundraiser, which takes place Thursday at First Lutheran Church. While there are still people living in tents, with nothing more than a thin sheet protecting them fro
Authorities responded to a two-vehicle crash at approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday about two miles north of Sebeka on Highway 71 near 308th Street. Lieutenant Mike Wedin of the Minnesota State Patrol said a silver Pontiac was traveling northbound on Highway 71 and was signaling a left turn into a private residence.
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ST. PAUL — Another year, another defeat for Sunday liquor sales. The Minnesota House voted 106-21 Wednesday to retain state law forbidding Sunday liquor store hours. The issue arises regularly in the Legislature, always failing by a large amount. The vote came on an amendment to a broader liquor bill that generally authorizes liquor sales at specific stadiums, bars and other local sites. The overall bill passed 103-24. An amendment successfully added by Rep. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth, allows Wheeler Field in Duluth to obtain liquor licenses for events with City Council approval.
ST. PAUL -- People who have serious chronic illnesses such as cancer or multiple sclerosis could legally use marijuana to manage symptoms under a bill proposed in the Minnesota Legislature, a proposal even its supporters say will not see the light of day until next year. “It’s about quality of life,” Rep.
Those living in and around the community of Ottertail take care of their own. And so when 41-year-old Adam Menze died tragically in a plane crash near Parkers Prairie recently, friends and strangers alike rallied around his young family – a wife and six little children. This past Saturday in Ottertail, a carnival, dinner and silent auction was held to help the Menzes, who are trying to move on from the loss. One thing is for sure: Adam Menze lives on through the six beautiful children who knew him as Dad.
They’ve spent the winter regrouping and multiplying, so when the snow melts, a virtual army of tent caterpillars is ready for an all-out assault on Hubbard County. Little brown egg masses have been growing all winter on tree branches and shrubs, getting ready to hatch – and hatch a dastardly plot. They want to defoliate everything in sight, especially high value oaks, aspen, birch, basswoods, ornamental foliage and perennials. If you see egg masses, pick them off and burn them, or seal them in tied trash bags to suffocate them, suggest tree experts Christine Jessen, Steph Paulson and
ST. PAUL – Minnesota senators approved a plan that supporters say would bring the dream of attending college closer to reality for students like Deisy Rivera. “It will help me a lot,” the 16-year-old Red Wing resident said. Minnesota senators passed a bill 41-23 Wednesday to allow undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges, such as the University of Minnesota and those in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, and apply for state financial aid. Bill sponsor Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St.
FARGO – A Moorhead man was sentenced in federal court to life in prison Wednesday for dealing methamphetamines, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced Raul Tovar, 49, to life imprisonment. He was found guilty on Jan.