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One person died and another was injured Wednesday morning in a head-on crash on an icy U.S. Highway 71 in Koochiching County. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the crash happened at about 7:45 a.m. about four miles north of Littlefork. A Mazda Tribute SUV traveling south on Highway 71 crossed the centerline, in what the Patrol said were slippery conditions, and hit a northbound Ford pickup truck head-on.
The Virginia Police Department released a notification Thursday that a Level III predatory offender has been released and relocated to the city. Eric Devone Pegues, 34, is homeless and moved...
ST. PAUL -- The safe period to prune oak trees is over, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. With recent warm temperatures, oaks are now at high risk of becoming infected with oak wilt. “Beetles that carry the oak wilt fungus are attracted to sap on fresh cuts on oaks,” said Brian Schwingle, DNR forest health specialist. “Therefore, oaks should not be pruned when these beetles are active, which is right now.”
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A Felton, Minn., man pleaded guilty Thursday, April 7, in Clay County District Court to a charge that he secretly made a video of a young woman under the age of 18 while she took a shower. Korinth A. Fatka, 28, also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography for possessing a digital image of a minor's private area.
WILLOW RIVER, Minn. -- A driver was killed and passenger injured in a rollover accident this morning on Interstate 35 near Willow River in Pine County, the Minnesota State Patrol said in a news release. The name of the driver is being withheld until a scheduled release later Thursday. The passenger, 72-year-old Diana Cole, of Finlayson, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake with non-life threatening injuries, the State Patrol said in its news release.
HIBBING, Minn. --- An administrator in the Hibbing school district who was the subject of an investigation into allegations of sexual discrimination has resigned. The resignation of Jac Fleming, an assistant principal at Hibbing High School, was accepted at a school board meeting Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS-- Minneapolis police are investigating an apparent road rage incident this week in which a motorist was shot four times but survived her injuries. According to police, the woman reported that she was driving south on Hennepin Avenue near Groveland Avenue at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. When another southbound vehicle cut her off in rush-hour traffic, she honked her horn. The driver of the other vehicle pulled alongside her, and a passenger shot a gun into her car.
WALKER — Cass County now pays more of its bills electronically than by paper checks, Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson reported to the county board as part of her annual report presented Tuesday. The county has e-deposited all incoming checks since 2007 and keeps the record of those checks electronically as well. Paper checks are destroyed after 60 days, Anderson said. That office has reduced staff by two positions in the last 10 years, partially by switching to more electronic activity.
Big Sandy Lodge & Resort near McGregor has been sold to an arm of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, the latest addition to a growing portfolio of hospitality industry holdings by the band. Tribal officials announced Wednesday that Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures has purchased the 18-room lodge, seven cabins, 14 townhomes, a seasonal rustic retreat log home as well as The Pines Restaurant, the Bear's Den Sports Bar & Grille, an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna located on Big Sandy Lake.
A rural Deer River man was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in prison for an alcohol-fueled crash that killed two acquaintances in Itasca County in September. Derrick Lee Cloud, 29, received a 50-month sentence from Judge Korey Wahwassuck at a hearing in State District Court in Grand Rapids. Cloud, who was free on bail, was taken into custody and will immediately begin serving the sentence.