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MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — Michael Scott Christie, 63, of Lame Deer, Montana, pleaded guilty Monday in Chippewa County District Court to two felony charges of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult for his role in taking $340,000 from the estate of his mother. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and sentencing scheduled for Oct. 31. Christie's wife, Martina Annette Christie, 61, faces 12 felony charges for alleged financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
KILLEEN, Texas—A Texas woman's Facebook complaint has gone viral after she complained that a decorative item featuring cotton sold at a local Hobby Lobby was "wrong on so many levels." In the Facebook post, Daniell Rider writes: "This decor is WRONG on SO many levels, There is nothing decorative about raw cotton... A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves." "A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS "decor."
BISMARCK—North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined other attorneys general in a letter to Equifax expressing concerns over the credit reporting agency's response to its massive security breach, his office said Friday, Sept. 15. The attorneys general asked the company to make its website less confusing, add customer service staff, make the hotline number available 24 hours a day and to disable links for its fee-based credit monitoring service. They said Equifax should reimburse consumers who have had to pay fees to freeze their credit.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking applications through Sept. 25 for 12 people to service on the DNR's Fisheries Oversight and Wildlife Oversight committees. Appointees will review the DNR's annual Game and Fish Fund Report in detail and, after discussions with agency leaders and others, write a report on the findings of this review. About half the current members' terms expire Dec. 14 and are subject to this open application, the DNR said in a news release.
BISMARCK -- The University of Mary said it will add men’s hockey and is waiting for approval from the American Collegiate Hockey Association for affiliation. If the 408-team ACHA grants Mary’s request, the school plans to field a team for the 2018-19 season.
BEMIDJI--A Redby woman was hospitalized after being hit by a car driven by a Fargo man on Highway 2 west of Bemidji. Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened late Thursday around 11:30 p.m. Thirty-seven-year-old Eric Tofte of Fargo was heading east in a Chevy Impala. Twenty-five-year-old Larissa Oakgrove was walking in the right lane when she was hit by Tofte. Oakgrove was taken to Sanford Health in Fargo with critical injuries. Authorities say it's unknown if alcohol was involved.
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz signed point guard Nate Wolters, a former South Dakota State standout and St. Cloud, Minn., native, to a two-way contract on Wednesday. Terms of the Sept. 13 deal were not released, per team policy, the Jazz said on its website. A second-round NBA draft pick in 2013, Wolters played in Serbia last season after stints with the Milwaukee Bucks and the New Orleans Pelicans. He has appeared in 79 NBA games with 31 starts, averaging 5.8 points and 19.7 minutes per game.
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Air National Guard has sent 41 airmen in recent days to help aid efforts after Hurricane Irma. Six Soldiers from the Minnesota Army National Guard also departed Monday morning, Sept. 11, to support relief efforts.
ST. PAUL — An International Falls man has been charged with possession of child pornography, identity theft and other crimes after investigators uncovered an identity theft scheme carried out to lure adult and juvenile females into providing nude images of themselves. More victims may be out there, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
WAUBUN, MINN. -- Three people had to be airlifted to Sanford Medical in Fargo on Saturday, September 9 after crashing their vehicle. At approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Kennedy Heisler, 18, of White Earth was driving a 2003 Oldsmobile eastbound on Highway 113 when his vehicle hit a driveway approach and vaulted.