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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Crookston woman is in custody for the armed robberies of two Grand Forks banks in recent weeks, according to Grand Forks Police. Charlene Mae Corona, 39, was charged Friday with two counts of robbery, both Class B felonies, and two counts of terrorizing, both Class C felonies, in Grand Forks District Court, though she is being held in Moorhead on unrelated charges, according to a news release by the Grand Forks Police Department.
ST. PAUL -- With conditions ripe for wildfires across much of Minnesota, the state Department of Natural Resources urged caution when burning vegetation this fall. The DNR rates the fire danger across southern and central Minnesota as high or very high, and burning permits are required statewide as of Thursday.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in September, a 0.2 percentage point fall from August, the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thursday. The national rate both months was 5.1 percent. At the same time, Minnesota lost 5,700 jobs last month after gaining 7,300 in August. In the past year, Minnesota gained 35,242 jobs, a 1.2 percent growth rate.
BRAINERD -- A 82-year-old Brainerd woman who was reported missing Tuesday was found dead Wednesday in Baxter, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office released information Wednesday morning asking for the public's help in locating Evelyn Noasha Nelson. Nelson was last known to be in the Brainerd/Baxter area at around noon Tuesday. She was running some errands but never returned home. Wednesday night, the sheriff's office reported they found Nelson's body in Baxter. Foul play is not suspected, the sheriff's office said.
The driver of a car involved in a head-on crash with a semi-truck was killed on Highway 210 west in Otter Tail County on Wednesday morning, the State Patrol said. Authorities identified the driver as 28-year-old Tiffany R. Anderson of Verndale, Minn. Sgt. Jesse Grabow said the semi driver, Donald Becker, 64, of Park Rapids, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Kid Rock, welcome back to WE Fest. The performer was announced as one of the country music festival's headliners Wednesday morning. WE Fest will hold its 34th annual festival Aug. 4-6 at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes. Kid Rock will join previously announced headliners Eric Church and Tim McGraw. Kid Rock, who recently released his new album "First Kiss," last played WE Fest in 2010.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants to give money to owners of dirty diesel engines. Of course, the engine owners would have to buy new, cleaner-burning engines or retrofit the machines so they pollute much less. The MPCA has $270,000 available to save diesel fuel and cut pollution.
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Duluth woman has died after being struck by a vehicle in the city on Tuesday evening, and authorities said the driver of the vehicle is in custody after allegedly fleeing the scene. The Duluth Police Department reported Wednesday that Susan Legarde-Menz, 60, was struck by the vehicle while walking in the area of Skyline Parkway at Twin Ponds in Duluth at about 6 p.m. Tuesday. She was transported to Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center, where she died from her injuries, police said.
Compañeros and the Dorset House will be rebuilt, likely beginning this fall. Rick and Laura Kempnich, owners of the buildings that were destroyed by fire in September 2014, announced Tuesday...