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VIRGINIA - A Nett Lake man was sentenced Monday to more than 30 years in prison in the April 2014 slaying of a Virginia man. Anthony James Isham received the 363-month sentence from Sixth Judicial District Judge James Florey on Monday morning in State District Court in Virginia. Isham, 45, pleaded guilty last month to intentional second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 28-year-old Harley Jacka.
ST. PAUL -- Forum News Service will host a briefing with the governor and four legislative leaders at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, Dec. 19. View the live stream here
Frigid conditions have brought thicker ice to Minnesota lakes in recent days -- but conditions may not be safe for driving on frozen lakes, as one driver found out over the weekend. A truck went through the ice Saturday on Big Pine Lake near Perham, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reported. Authorities said the Ford F-150 was still in the lake as of Sunday evening.
ST. PAUL -- A look ahead to the 2017 Minnesota legislative session will be missing one vital voice today: Gov. Mark Dayton. His spokesman said Dayton woke up sick this morning and canceled all events.
MOTLEY -- A snowplow was involved in a two-vehicle crash shortly before 6 Saturday morning. Officials say the crash happened near Highway 210 east of Motley, 57-year-old Jeffrey Krall of Pilager was driving a 2013 International Snowplow. Krall was making a left turn into a driveway when his vehicle was struck by a Chrysler T & C van. 42-year-old Daryl Wellnitz of Staples was driving the van involved in the crash.
ST. PAUL — Four Greater Minnesota communities have been selected to share in a $2.87 million grant to fund construction of rental workforce housing.
MANKATO, Minn. -- The first breeding bull has arrived at Minneopa State Park near Mankato, bringing to 15 the number of bison at the park, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The yearling bull comes from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and spent a month quarantined at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley.
ST. PAUL — Former state Senate leader Roger Moe will join the Minnesota State Board of Trustees. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton announced his appointment of long-time Sen. Roger Moe, D-Erskine, Thursday, Dec. 15. Moe, 72, was senator 1971 to 2002, and was the longest-serving Senate majority leader in state history. He unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2002, and has been lobbyist and consultant since.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A water pipe that froze and burst causing an estimated $20,000 in damage will close an Italian restaurant in Alexandria for a couple weeks. Jason Mueller, owner of Bello Cucina, said water from sprinkler pipe damaged a significant amount of the lounge area. Mueller opened the Alexandria Bello Cucina earlier this year. Other locations include Morris, Fergus Falls, St. Joseph, Spicer and Marshall.
MOORHEAD—A 27-year-old Moorhead man who was accused in Clay County District Court of scamming an 88-year-old woman with dementia out of thousands of dollars was sentenced Thursday, Dec. 15, to 60 days in jail.