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ST. PAUL -- State officials on Friday invited Minnesotans to take part in special events throughout the coming year as part of the 125th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and trails.
JENKINS—A 71-year-old Jenkins man was in jail Friday after welcoming the new year by mooning a police officer and attempting to flee on foot the evening of Jan. 1.
ST. PAUL -- A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of a St. Paul building owned by the Twin Cities archdiocese. Judge Robert Kressel on Thursday approved the sale of the Hayden Center to the Minnesota Historical Society for $4.5 million. It’s the first of four real estate holdings expected to be sold by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis this year.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Grand Forks man is facing criminal sexual conduct charges after East Grand Forks police arrested him Wednesday for engaging in sexual acts with a minor. George Robert Lyons, 35, was charged in Polk County District Court in Crookston with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct, both felonies.
MERRIFIELD, Minn. -- A 47-year-old Brainerd man was killed and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday in Merrifield, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported.
ADA, Minn. – Mike Kolness sees a crisis looming ahead for education, particularly in northwestern Minnesota. When the Ada-Borup School District superintendent saw a story about North Dakota failing to...
MOORHEAD — Moorhead police are investigating whether criminal charges are appropriate after a driver of a car hit a child waiting to get on a school bus Wednesday morning. The child was approaching the bus in the area of the 1100 block of 19th Street North at about 7:34 a.m. Wednesday when the driver of a slow-moving car failed to spot the child and struck the 8-year-old, Sgt. Toby Krone said. The child wasn't seriously injured in the crash, Krone said. It's not clear yet whether the driver of the car could face charges, he said.
ST. PAUL – Traffic deaths increased rather dramatically last year compared to 2014, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Preliminary numbers from the department showed 396 people died on Minnesota roads last year compared with 361 for 2014. After all reports are received, the department is estimating 405 road fatalities -- the highest since 411 people lost their lives in 2010.
BENSON, Minn. — An Appleton woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with a juvenile male she was babysitting will be on probation for 15 years and must register as...
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington nurse who worked for the Avera Clinic in this southwestern Minnesota city pleaded guilty Tuesday to obtaining a prescription pad while he worked there and writing prescriptions. As part of the plea agreement, Paul David Dittmer pleaded guilty to six charges in Nobles County District Court. Three of the charges were aggravated forgery, and three were for fifth-degree possession of Percocet and Hydrocodone. Under oath, Dittmer confessed that he signed the name of the physician’s assistant he worked for on the pad and had the prescriptions filled.