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WATSON, Minn. -- A west-central Minnesota man who fired a gun near an area bar and told authorities he was "just protecting his country" and to “get away from the corpses that were after him” made his first appearance Monday in Chippewa County District Court.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be immediately flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state in honor and remembrance of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who died Sunday at the age of 94. Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of her burial on Friday in California.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- The condition of a woman who was struck by a semi while walking along a highway near Crookston early Sunday morning has improved. Amber Shablow, 25, Lake Bronson, Minn., was listed in satisfactory condition Monday morning in Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D., a hospital spokeswoman said.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- A Montevideo father who reported his 6-month-old baby as unresponsive to emergency services is now facing multiple assault charges for suspected involvement in the baby's medical emergency.
ST. PAUL -- New charges were filed Friday against a therapist at Boys Totem Town, accusing her of having sex with a teen who lived at the St. Paul center. Karen Anne Meyer, 30, had been charged in February with aiding an offender after allegedly helping a 17-year-old boy escape from Boys Totem Town, a residential center for delinquent teens.
CROSBY, Minn. -- Two men tackled a burglary suspect and took off his outer clothing and shoes to keep him from escaping before police arrived Thursday morning in Crosby.
BEMIDJI -- Area high school juniors are encouraged to enter the Paul Bunyan Communications Essay Contest for a chance to attend the 2016 Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., from June 4-8, with all expenses paid by the company. Students interested in attending the Youth Tour need to submit a short essay, no more than 500 words in length, on why they would like to attend the Youth Tour.
ST. PAUL -- The number of deaths from vehicle-train crashes in Minnesota continued a 45-year downward trend, according to a government study. The state transportation department said there were four deaths in crashes at public railroad crossings in the state in 2015, down from nine in 2014.
ST. PAUL --Minnesota is one of 10 states that will take part in SNAP to Skills, a first-of-its-kind national effort to help states design improved employment and training programs for adults participating in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or food stamps. The program will be administered by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Human Services .
ST. PAUL -- With the start of meteorological spring last Tuesday, the meteorological winter is now in the books, and it will be remembered as a warm one. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded an average temperature of 24.2 degrees in December through February, making it the eighth warmest meteorological winter on record.