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CROOKSTON—A Fosston woman has been ordered serve to three months in jail in connection with an August drug bust near a school. Julia Gloria Holm, 26, pleaded guilty Jan. 30 in Polk County District Court to fifth-degree possession of drugs, a felony. She was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in Tri County Community Corrections with five years of supervised probation. In August, four individuals, Holm included, were charged with drug crimes after Polk County deputies found more than $350 worth of meth during a bust.
FARGO — Investigating an armed standoff Wednesday night that left a Fargo police officer with a gunshot wound expected to be fatal could take a month, authorities say. Officer Jason Moszer, 33, a six-year veteran with the Police Department, was shot by a suspect near the start of an eight-hour standoff with police at a north Fargo residence Wednesday night and early Thursday, just blocks from the Police Department.
TOWER, Minn. -- A 53-year-old Hastings man was killed Wednesday when the snowmobile he was driving left the trail and struck a tree near Tower in northeast Minnesota. Steven Rahman was traveling with four others on the Taconite Snowmobile Trail about 15 miles southwest of Tower and failed to negotiate a curve in the trail, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
WALKER—The Cass County Sheriff's Office announces Eelpout Festival restrictions and information for the event scheduled Feb. 18-21.
ST. PAUL -- A school bus carrying 18 St. Paul Summit Charter School students veered into parked cars on Monday morning and nearly hit a U.S. Postal Service building. Medics were called to the scene and two people — a student and an adult aide— were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, the school said.
A Lengby, Minn., woman was injured Sunday afternoon when her vehicle slid off of an icy U.S. Highway 2 and rolled near Bagley, Minn. Anita Ingalls, 52, was driving a 2004 Chevy Silverado eastbound on Highway 2, near milepost 93, when she lost control of the vehicle on an icy stretch of the road at about 5:35 p.m. The vehicle slid off the south side of the road and rolled, according to a report from Minnesota State Patrol.
MADELIA, Minn. -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton promises his administration will help Madelia's 2,300 residents recover from Wednesday's blizzard-whipped fire that destroyed much of the community's downtown. Dayton visited Madelia on Friday, meeting with about 150 people near where eight buildings burned.
By Anna Haecherl Marshall Independent MARSHALL, Minn. — A jury of six women and six men found Josue Robles Fraga guilty on all five counts of murder in the death of his 2-year-old niece, Samantha, in Lyon County District court Thursday night. Fraga was convicted by the jury after just under five hours of deliberation. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Crookston man has been charged in connection with a fatal motorcycle crash that claimed the life of his wife in September. Corey Reitmeier, 44, will make his first court appearance Feb. 11 in Polk County District Court on a felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide, according to court records. His spouse, Wendy Reitmeier, 43, died in the crash.
WASHINGTON -- Minnesota U.S. Rep. John Kline on Thursday endorsed Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s bid for president. “Marco Rubio’s bold, conservative ideas are what America needs and I am pleased to endorse his candidacy for president,” said a tweet from Kline’s twitter account. Kline’s name gives Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, his 35th congressional endorsement and a potential boost for Minnesota’s March 1 caucus.