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MITCHELL, S.D. — A Minnesota man was sentenced to 10 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary for assaulting a Mitchell woman. Eustace Miles, 50, of Moorhead pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in 2017 for punching the victim, hitting her with an extension cord and belt. He also stabbed a pair of scissors into the victim's ear, puncturing her eardrum, in July 2016. Miles must pay $5,161.97 in fines, court costs and restitution to the victim.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed a judicial review panel's recommendation to discharge a man with Clay County ties from the state's sex offender treatment program. Kirk Alan Fugelseth, 50, was convicted of abusing children in Arizona, Oregon and Clay County in the 1990s. In 2001, he was sent to federal prison for possessing child pornography.
A 49-year-old Minneapolis woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday, Jan. 27, on Highway 6 north of Crosby. The crash happened about 10:30 p.m. at the Highway 6 intersection with Crow Wing County Road 11 in Perry Lake Township, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
FARGO — The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota urges fans to use every precaution possible to ensure Super Bowl tickets they buy are legitimate. Minneapolis is hosting Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles playing at U.S. Bank Stadium. With demand high and ticket prices for the big game starting around $3,500 before fees, the stakes are raised.
BADGER, Minn. -- Two northwest Minnesota men face numerous charges after a bar fight led to eight shots fired at one of the men in his pickup in Roseau County. Jordan Milo Foss, 33, of Badger, and Brandon John Peterson, 28, of Roseau, Minn., appeared Tuesday in Roseau County District Court. The chain of early Saturday morning events reportedly started with an altercation at Skippy Finns’ Bar in Badger, investigators said in court documents.
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. -- A 50-year-old pilot was found dead after his single-engine experimental aircraft was discovered Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, after the plane was reported missing on Tuesday, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities were notified about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday that the aircraft hadn’t returned to the Sauk Centre Airport, where the pilot was to practice take-offs and landings, the sheriff’s office said. The plane was last seen around 3:30 p.m.
Football fans and the merely curious will watch the Sunday, Feb. 4 Super Bowl from Minneapolis, but most will have no idea that the game is only the best known part of a 10-day festival. Using the theme "Bold North," tourism officials and the National Football League have put together a collection of activities that range from celebrating all things winter to meeting NFL players. Many of the 30-plus events were designed for the Super Bowl, but ones like St. Paul's Winter Carnival were modified to fit with the Super Bowl's schedule.
GRAND FORKS—The Red River Valley and Devils Lake basins likely won't see much flooding from snowmelt this year, meteorologists predict. The risk of significant flooding in North Dakota and Minnesota after the snow melts this spring is lower than historical averages, the National Weather Service said Tuesday in its spring flood outlook. It's in part due to dry conditions that have persisted throughout the winter, meteorologists said in the outlook.
DULUTH, Minn.—Andrew Carroll, a four-time Minnesota Duluth hockey letterman and multi-year team captain, died Monday at the age of 32. His family, in a statement, said Carroll died after a fall at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. A native of Shoreview, Minn., Carroll is the only individual in UMD's 74-year team history to have served as a captain or assistant captain for at least part of four seasons.
Protesters blocked entrances to Wells Fargo in downtown Duluth on Friday, Jan. 12, including the security gate, preventing the bank from opening. Members of the Duluth Police Department, including Chief Mike Tusken, are negotiating with three protesters locked onto a door and the gate in an effort to end the protest.