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WILLMAR, Minn. – Sonshine Festival, the Christian music festival which got its start in Willmar, has been cancelled for 2017, according to the festival’s website and Facebook page. A message posted to the festival’s social media account said due to financial reasons the festival was being put on hold for this year, while the organizers look into possible solutions for future festivals. “We are praying and working diligently to seek what the future of Sonshine will be,” the message said.
MOORHEAD, Minn. —The employee of a Moorhead towing company was arrested by Moorhead police on Monday, Jan. 9, on suspicion of pointing a gun at a customer. According to information released by Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson: The incident happened Monday afternoon when a person whose vehicle had been towed by Aggressive Towing and Recovery attempted to retrieve his vehicle.
WASHINGTON -- Northern Minnesota U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, both Democrats, and other members of Congress want management of the gray wolf to return to state control through a bill they have introduced..
EAGAN, Minn. -- Two of the three suspects involved in a robbery during a drug deal near Eagan High School last week have been arrested and charged, police said. Mohamed Bue Radwan, 18, of St. Paul, and a 17-year-old boy, also from St. Paul, have been charged in Dakota County District Court with first-degree aggravated robbery. Investigators have identified a third suspect and are looking for him, Eagan police officer Aaron Machtemes, the department spokesman, said Tuesday.
CLEARWATER, Minn. -- A motorist was killed during wintry conditions Monday when a minivan rear-ended a stopped semi truck on Interstate 94 in Stearns County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Frederick Paul Meyer, 58, of Clearwater died when his Dodge Caravan struck the back of a semi on eastbound I-94 shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday. The semi was hauling a large excavator and was stopped in traffic because of weather-related accidents.
A 16-year-old Pengilly girl died from injuries sustained in a head-on collision with an Itasca County sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday morning. Sierra Rose Matthews, an 11th-grade student at Greenway High School, was killed on U.S. Highway 169 at Itasca County Road 69 in Greenway Township, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Greenway Superintendent David Pace said Tuesday was a challenging day.
The new Congress wasted little time in efforts to once again remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list. A bill introduced Tuesday by U.S. Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota; Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin; and Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, would overrule a federal court action and remove federal protections from wolves in the Great Lakes and mountain west.
An East Grand Forks woman faces multiple charges after officers say she was driving high on methamphetamine with a child Monday. Lori Rae Hobus, 50, has been charged with third-degree driving while impaired and endangerment of a child, both gross misdemeanors, and one count of fifth-degree drug possession, a felony.
ST. PAUL — Two more deer suspected of having chronic wasting disease have been found in Fillmore County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday, Jan. 10. The DNR received preliminary test results Jan 6. Final results are expected later this week. The two adult female deer were killed within a mile of the first two positive deer.
Grand Forks Police are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday afternoon. First responders were dispatched to the 1100 block of North 55th Street Saturday at approximately 4 p.m. The deceased woman was identified by Lt. Brett Johnson Monday as 24-year-old Kristen Guillemette. The woman's death was unattended, Johnson said, meaning she died before authorities arrived.