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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- University of North Dakota head men’s hockey coach Dave Hakstol, who led the program to seven NCAA Frozen Four appearances in 11 seasons, announced his resignation...
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 59-year-old California man drowned Friday night in Jewett Lake, about 10 miles north of Fergus Falls, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office responded to a report of a person who had fallen out of a boat on the south side of the lake at 10 p.m. Friday, according to a news release. Family members heard the man yelling for help, but he went under before they could reach him. Emergency crews searched for the victim until early Saturday morning, but were unable to locate him.
GRYGLA, Minn. -- Hunters have until June 12 to apply for one of seven elk licenses offered this year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources lifted burning restrictions Thursday in numerous Minnesota counties due to decreased fire danger because of precipitation and green-up.
NEW LONDON — A sixth-grade teacher from the New London-Spicer School District remains on nondisciplinary paid administrative leave while school officials conduct an internal investigation on a complaint filed against the instructor. The nature of the allegations in the complaint was not made public, but in an interview, Superintendent Paul Carlson identified the teacher as Jair Toedter, who teaches sixth grade at the middle school and is the high school wrestling coach. According to Carlson, Toedter was placed on paid administrative leave on April 30 and was told he could not be
ELBOW LAKE — A Maynard woman who had faced an attempted murder charge for stabbing her former boyfriend multiple times was sentenced Monday to more than six years of prison. Carly Lacey was sentenced instead on a charge of first-degree assault. As the result of a plea agreement, Lacey received a "bottom of the box" sentence--a reference to the grid system used in the state sentencing guidelines--and a second-degree attempted murder charge was dismissed. Lacey, 32, reportedly stabbed her then-boyfriend, Keith Peterson, 36, of Maynard, in the neck, back, arm and abdomen.
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- Authorities in Superior evacuated a Holiday Inn Express and about 20 nearby homes for nearly five hours Monday night after a suspicious item was left at the hot front desk. A bomb squad from central Wisconsin eventually determined it was not an explosive device.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A former Minnesota State University Moorhead football player was sentenced to 60 days in jail Monday after pleading guilty in connection with charges he raped a fellow student in his campus dorm room last fall. Zachary Ty Hilliard of Erie, Colo., was also sentenced in Clay County District Court to serve two years of supervised probation as part of a plea deal that gives him credit for the 37 days he already served.
JASPER, Minn. -- Two women are dead after being consumed in a hog barn fire near Jasper in southwest Minnesota on Monday morning. Sharla Drew, 50, and Kristy Giesler, 32, both of Jasper, died when a barn the two were inside caught on fire. A statement from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said employees of the farm were pressure washing inside the barn when the fire started.
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- To lessen the environmental impact along pipeline construction routes, Enbridge announced Monday the creation of a new grant program.