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EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. -- The city of East Grand Forks hosted an event Tuesday afternoon to honor outgoing Mayor Lynn Stauss and City Council member Craig Buckalew, who both are retiring from city government. Stauss served as mayor for 21 years and helped the city through the devastating Flood of 1997 and the city’s rebuilding efforts. Steve Gander will replace Stauss, who announced in July he would not seek re-election due to health reasons.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Crookston man found guilty of sexually assaulting two young children in Polk County several years ago was sentenced to 37 years in prison Tuesday.
SABIN, Minn. – Thieves took an ATM on a more than 14-mile trip early Monday morning. Overnight, suspects broke into the C-Store in Sabin. They damaged the door frame to get inside and stole cartons of cigarettes. They unbolted the ATM, leaving holes in the ground. Detectives later found the machine abandoned on County Road 9. They're still trying to determine if any money was taken from the ATM.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Two were injured Monday night in Pennington County after a truck that hit a deer crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with another vehicle.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Those with plans to dine at Bello Cucina over the holidays are now in luck, as the restaurant will be reopening a week and a half earlier than anticipated after a burst pipe shut it down last week. According to owner Jason Mueller of Glenwood, the Alexandria restaurant will be open again on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Though repairs on the main bar area are not complete, the two smaller dining rooms and the upstairs bar area will be usable.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Parts of northern Minnesota dropped into the 30s below zero Sunday morning, as a blast of arctic air brought the lowest temperatures of the season so far. But after temperatures in most of the region failed to climb above zero on Sunday, a big warmup is on the way this week: Southwest winds are forecast to help readings climb to near 20 today and perhaps into the 30s on Tuesday.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- The Minnesota State Patrol identified a Brainerd woman as the person killed when a semitrailer and passenger car collided on Business Highway 371 Friday afternoon. Linda K. Marolt, 62, died as a result of the crash reported at 3:15 p.m. at Business Highway 371 and Brent Drive, south of Brainerd, the State Patrol reported. The car Marolt was driving, a 1999 Honda Accord, was totaled. Marolt was wearing a seat belt and the airbag deployed.
Sanford Health has identified it's most popular names for newborns in 2016. The top-five baby names are as followed: Girls: Harper Nora Emma Claire Amelia and Ava (tied for fifth) Boys: William Owen Isaac Liam Noah and Benjamin (tied for fifth) Harper is named the most popular name for girls this year after not ranking in 2015.
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