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BRAINERD - On a night Republicans swept into offices across the land, incumbent Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan held on to win Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District early Wednesday. The 72-year-old Crosby DFLer, familiar with governing in the minority in the House of Representatives, will enter his third term representing the 8th District while facing a new era of American politics led by President-elect Donald Trump.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The House race in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District was close late Tuesday, Nov. 8, but Democrat Collin Peterson pulled away to victory after all precincts were counted. Peterson, who represents a large chunk of western Minnesota and lives in Detroit Lakes, faced Republican Dave Hughes, a retired Air Force officer from Karlstad who now works for General Atomics at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Peterson was seeking a 14th term in Congress
MOORHEAD – The cause of death of a Clay County inmate last week has not yet been determined, Sheriff Bill Bergquist said Tuesday, Nov. 8. Bergquist said a preliminary autopsy has been completed on 19-year-old Abby Lee Rudolph of Fargo. But the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office in St. Paul is waiting on toxicology results. “There is nothing new,” Bergquist said. “They did the autopsy and they’re waiting for all of the results, so that could take a month.”
LAKE ELMO, Minn. -- Sheriff’s deputies have arrested an erotic photographer at Lake Elmo Park Reserve for allegedly trying to have sex with a 14-year-old girl. Joseph Thor Perkins, 35, of Apple Valley was conditionally released from the Washington County jail in lieu of $200,000 bail on charges of felony solicitation of a child to engage in sexual conduct.
DONNELLY, Minn. -- Law enforcement officials learned a Donnelly man was driving under the influence when he drove two different cars he mistakenly thought he owned, a complaint filed in Stevens County District Court alleges. John Robert Bristle, 72, of Donnelly, drove another owner's 2007 Chevrolet away from DeToy's Restaurant in Morris Nov. 4 while intoxicated, the complaint alleges. Bristle drove that car to the Morris Liquor Store where he left in a 2008 Chevrolet Impala that he wrongly thought was his, the complaint alleges.
WADENA, Minn. – Authorities have identified a female victim and a suspect in a fatal shooting after a man led authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter Tail Counties on Monday, Nov. 7. Around 2:30 p.m. Monday, the sheriff's office was called to the 300 block of Bryant Avenue Southwest in Wadena where a man had a gun. When an officer arrived at the home, a man was driving away and a female identified as Margaret St. Marie, 27, of Wadena, was found dead in the home from a gunshot wound, the police department reported.
MCINTOSH, Minn.—A McIntosh man accused of abusing a child for several years faces a felony sex charge. Jeremy Allen Jerdee, 37, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct in the...
Authorities searching for a missing Duluth man in the eastern Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness located a partially submerged canoe and other items believed to have belonged to the man, authorities reported Tuesday. Darkness hampered the search late Monday, but the search resumed at daybreak Tuesday.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. -- A 41-year-old man was found Monday, Nov. 7, deceased in the woods after suffering an apparent gunshot wound in central Minnesota. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reported deputies were called at 5:04 p.m. to a possible hunting accident on property near the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Jewel Road in Belle Prairie Township east of Little Falls.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Adley Lake in southern Otter Tail County about 45 miles east of Fergus Falls. This is one of several confirmations this fall as docks and boat lifts are being checked for invasive species at the end of the season.