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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- Fergus Falls city administrator Mark Sievert has resigned. He offered his resignation after the Fergus Falls City Council opened up from a closed session Monday. The council had met in closed session at the end of several meetings for what was marked as a city administrator performance review on the agenda. Per state law, personnel talks are closed. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working here,” Sievert said. “I’ve enjoyed working with the employees and I will miss them a lot.”
DULUTH, Minn. -- The worker who died Monday in a construction accident on the Bong Bridge linking Duluth and Superior was identified Tuesday as an 18-year-old central Wisconsin man. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Kelsey Hagenson, and reported that he suffered from "multiple blunt force injuries due to a pedestrian-forklift mishap." He died at a Duluth hospital about an hour after the incident.
KEY WEST, Fla. -- A former physician and businessman from Elgin died Sunday afternoon while snorkeling offshore in the Florida Lower Keys. George Hsu, 72, was pronounced dead at the Lower Keys Medical Center, according to a report from the Monroe (Florida) County Sheriff’s Department. An autopsy is being conducted by the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s to determine a cause of death.
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Census figures show black Minnesotans' incomes dropped dramatically in the past year, but Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday he will examine all races when deciding how the state can help. The state may not be able to help all racial classes -- including blacks, Hispanics and American Indians -- with the same policies, he said. "You really can't look at it generically across the state," Dayton told reporters. "It is different from one area to another."
DULUTH, Minn. -- A worker involved in the reconstruction project on the bring linking Duluth and Superior, Wis., died Monday morning in an incident involving a forklift, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 7,300 jobs in August, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), but the jobless rate for the state stayed steady at 4 percent.
A package that prompted the evacuation of two dormitories at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and Superior High School on Wednesday was not a bomb, according to Superior Assistant Police Chief Matthew Markon. Students were evacuated from a Ross and Hawkes halls at UWS as a precaution after a suspicious package was found Wednesday afternoon, the university reported.
ST. PAUL — A post-Labor Day report from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shows a trend is continuing for significant increases in visitation and camping at state parks. Through Sept. 7, one-day permits in 2015 are up 16 percent over the same time period in 2014, and sales of year-round permits are up 12 percent. Overnight stays also are up by 9 percent compared with last year.
MINNEAPOLIS -- With the Minnesota Vikings home opener just days away, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning fans to watch out for fake tickets from scalpers and online fraudsters before the game. To avoid getting ripped off, BBB recommends people use a reputable online ticket brokers such as www.nfl.com/tickets or look for online brokers with the BBB seal on their website and research them online at www.bbb.org .
ST. PAUL -- How to increase hunter opportunity and satisfaction during the spring wild turkey season will be the focus of four public discussion meetings hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in late September and October. Spring turkey hunting in Minnesota has grown from 400 hunters harvesting 94 turkeys in 1978 to 47,000 hunters harvesting 11,734 birds in 2015. The record harvest occurred in 2010 when 46,500 hunters took nearly 13,500 turkeys.