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ROSEVILLE, Minn.—A Little Falls resident came forward to claim a $1 million Powerball prize. "I always said, 'Someday I'm going to win,' and I did!" said Pam Lestico at the lottery's office in Roseville, a news release reported. "She deserves it," said Lestico's daughter, Kelly Miller, in the release. "She has a heart of gold." "I play every Wednesday and Saturday, just one ticket," said Lestico. "I've been playing forever." Lestico discovered her win on Sunday morning. "She was surprisingly calm," said Lestico's daughter, Lori Finken, in the release.
A Grand Forks man is facing multiple felony charges after authorities say he threatened, assaulted and spit on police officers after being upset about having to take a urine test at a homeless shelter Tuesday. Jeffrey Allen Shulzitski, 52, has been charged with four Class C felony charges: terrorizing, simple assault on an officer, preventing arrest and contacting law enforcement with bodily fluids. He also faces misdemeanor counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — A southwest Minnesota woman and and a 1-year-old passenger, along with a Redwood Falls woman, died Saturday as a result of a head-on crash near Morton.
FARGO — The trial of William Henry Hoehn, one of two suspects charged in the killing of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and abduction of her child, has been scheduled to begin March 20 in Cass County District Court. Hoehn, 32, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping of a child, and providing false information to law enforcement. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held in Cass County Jail.
BECKER COUNTY, Minn. - Two Park Rapids, Minn. men have been charged with felonies after allegedly selling cattle they did not own. Bret Ricardo Glatzmaier, 49, of rural Park Rapids has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of rustling and cattle theft, and Christopher Charles Strehlow, 31, of Park Rapids has been charged with one felony count of rustling and cattle theft.
PIERZ, Minn.—An 80-year-old Pierz man was injured Thursday morning in a farming incident on his family farm 4 miles north of Pierz in north-central Minnesota. According to the Morrison County Sheriff's Office, Robert Happke was standing on a TMR mixer when the tractor started to move, causing him to fall off. Happke was then run over by the tractor. Happke was transported to St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls by Gold Cross Ambulance and later airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital. His condition was not known Thursday afternoon.
WASHINGTON — Here is a copy of U.S. Sen. Al Franken's speech, provided by his office, as prepared for delivery: A couple of months ago, I felt that we had entered an important moment in the history of this country. We were finally beginning to listen to women about the ways in which men's actions affect them. That moment was long overdue. I was excited for that conversation, and hopeful that it would result in real change that made life better for women all across the country and in every part of our society.
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Duluth lakeside gift shop I Love Duluth has stopped selling a T-shirt targeting immigrants after a photo of the shirt was widely shared online, prompting a backlash. In all capital letters on a crudely drawn silhouette of the country, the shirt reads “F--- off we’re full.” An employee said on Tuesday the shirt had been taken down in response to criticism.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton had a bit of good health news to share and he used the opportunity to encourage his fellow Minnesotans to look after themselves. Dayton announced that he is currently cancer free during a news conference Monday, Dec. 4. As he made the announcement, he proclaimed this to be Cancer Screen Week and encouraged others to be screened for early signs of cancer.
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans can now text emergencies to 911 for help. The Text-to-911 system network provides an alternative to calling during an emergency when it’s unsafe to speak, or for those with hearing loss. The state’s Department of Public Safety unveiled details of the new service Tuesday, Dec. 5. “Imagine having to hide from an intruder in your bedroom closet or witnessing a domestic