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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Authorities are seeking help in finding a University of Minnesota Morris freshman student. Laura Ann Schwendemann, 18, has been missing since Wednesday evening, Oct. 14. According to authorities, she was last seen at the Holiday Gas Station on 50th Avenue in Alexandria at approximately 9:29 p.m.
AITKIN, Minn. -- A man who shot and killed an Aitkin County sheriff's investigator Sunday at St. Cloud Hospital faced multiple felony charges for allegedly terrorizing his wife -- including holding a gun to her head and threatening to feed her rat poison -- before attempting suicide, the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office reported Monday.
WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Walter Mondale will be focus of attention during a Tuesday ceremony at George Washington University. Guests at the nearly day-long event and an evening dinner will include Vice President Joe Biden, former President Jimmy Carter and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton.
STARBUCK, Minn. – Authorities have arrested a juvenile male who rammed a patrol car after leading officers on a high-speed chase through Pope and Stevens counties in west-central Minnesota on Saturday. About 3:30 a.m. Saturday, the Starbuck Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle, last seen headed south on Minnesota Highway 29, then west on County Road 18 in Pope County.
ST. PAUL -- Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman has throat cancer. Coleman posted on his Facebook page Monday morning that he is being treated by doctors at Mayo Clinic and in the Twin Cities. "It is clear that my cancer, while serious, is very treatable and the prognosis is extremely positive," he said. Within minutes of the posting, friends began reacting, wishing him good luck.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Crookston woman is in custody for the armed robberies of two Grand Forks banks in recent weeks, according to Grand Forks Police. Charlene Mae Corona, 39, was charged Friday with two counts of robbery, both Class B felonies, and two counts of terrorizing, both Class C felonies, in Grand Forks District Court, though she is being held in Moorhead on unrelated charges, according to a news release by the Grand Forks Police Department.
ST. PAUL -- With conditions ripe for wildfires across much of Minnesota, the state Department of Natural Resources urged caution when burning vegetation this fall. The DNR rates the fire danger across southern and central Minnesota as high or very high, and burning permits are required statewide as of Thursday.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in September, a 0.2 percentage point fall from August, the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thursday. The national rate both months was 5.1 percent. At the same time, Minnesota lost 5,700 jobs last month after gaining 7,300 in August. In the past year, Minnesota gained 35,242 jobs, a 1.2 percent growth rate.
BRAINERD -- A 82-year-old Brainerd woman who was reported missing Tuesday was found dead Wednesday in Baxter, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office released information Wednesday morning asking for the public's help in locating Evelyn Noasha Nelson. Nelson was last known to be in the Brainerd/Baxter area at around noon Tuesday. She was running some errands but never returned home. Wednesday night, the sheriff's office reported they found Nelson's body in Baxter. Foul play is not suspected, the sheriff's office said.