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VIRGINIA, Minn. -- Three Kmart stores in northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan will close in mid-April, owner Sears Holdings announced Tuesday. The Kmarts in Superior, Wis., Virginia, Minn., and Ironwood, Mich., have been slated for closure. In Superior, the news comes as the nearby Target store prepares to close its doors for good on Jan. 30.
HIBBING - A June trial date has been scheduled for a Hibbing priest accused of sexually abusing four girls. A five-day trial for Brian Michael Lederer, 30, is set to begin June 13 in State District Court in Hibbing, according to court records. Sixth Judicial District Judge David Ackerson previously denied a motion to dismiss the charges, and not guilty pleas were entered on Lederer's behalf on Nov. 30.
HATTON, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the 10- and 9-year-old boys involved in a fatal snowmobile accident Sunday near Hatton.The boys are Mason Moen, 10, of...
BARROWS—Despite the efforts of 30 Brainerd and Nisswa Fire Department firefighters working in -13 degree temperatures, a fire Sunday morning completely destroyed a trailer home in the 10000 block of Heron Street in Barrows. Fire Chief Tim Holmes said the call came at 7:19 a.m. after fire ignited from an as-yet-undetermined cause, possibly the heating system. The renter was home at the time of the fire, but his smoke alarms spurred him to leave before he sustained any injuries, Holmes said. The monetary total of damages was unknown Sunday.
ST. PAUL -- State officials on Friday invited Minnesotans to take part in special events throughout the coming year as part of the 125th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and trails.
JENKINS—A 71-year-old Jenkins man was in jail Friday after welcoming the new year by mooning a police officer and attempting to flee on foot the evening of Jan. 1.
ST. PAUL -- A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of a St. Paul building owned by the Twin Cities archdiocese. Judge Robert Kressel on Thursday approved the sale of the Hayden Center to the Minnesota Historical Society for $4.5 million. It’s the first of four real estate holdings expected to be sold by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis this year.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Grand Forks man is facing criminal sexual conduct charges after East Grand Forks police arrested him Wednesday for engaging in sexual acts with a minor. George Robert Lyons, 35, was charged in Polk County District Court in Crookston with first- and second-degree criminal sexual conduct, both felonies.
MERRIFIELD, Minn. -- A 47-year-old Brainerd man was killed and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday in Merrifield, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported.
ADA, Minn. – Mike Kolness sees a crisis looming ahead for education, particularly in northwestern Minnesota. When the Ada-Borup School District superintendent saw a story about North Dakota failing to...