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GILBY, N.D. -- A woman sustained serious injuries in an overnight house fire near Gilby in Grand Forks County. Robyn Brusegaard of Gilby was transported to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks after the fire, which was reported about 1:30 a.m., and then transported by air ambulance to an undisclosed burn unit, according to a report from the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Tim McGraw has been added as a headliner for next year's WE Fest. McGraw will join fellow headliner Eric Church, previously the only act announced, though it wasn't announced who will play which night. The festival takes place Aug. 4, 5 and 6 at the Soo Pass Ranch near Detroit Lakes.
PLATTE, S.D. – Platte residents, who were grieving the loss of a family in what was thought to be a fire last week, were in even more shock this week.
PILLAGER - A 56-year-old Pillager man was arrested Saturday when authorities executed a search warrant at a residence in May Township in rural Pillager and found several marijuana plants, reported Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch. Burch said the search warrant was pursuant to an ongoing investigation with the Cass County Sheriff's Office and the Pillager Police Department. Several marijuana plants in various stages of growth were located both inside and outside of a residence.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- Fergus Falls city administrator Mark Sievert has resigned. He offered his resignation after the Fergus Falls City Council opened up from a closed session Monday. The council had met in closed session at the end of several meetings for what was marked as a city administrator performance review on the agenda. Per state law, personnel talks are closed. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working here,” Sievert said. “I’ve enjoyed working with the employees and I will miss them a lot.”
DULUTH, Minn. -- The worker who died Monday in a construction accident on the Bong Bridge linking Duluth and Superior was identified Tuesday as an 18-year-old central Wisconsin man. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Kelsey Hagenson, and reported that he suffered from "multiple blunt force injuries due to a pedestrian-forklift mishap." He died at a Duluth hospital about an hour after the incident.
KEY WEST, Fla. -- A former physician and businessman from Elgin died Sunday afternoon while snorkeling offshore in the Florida Lower Keys. George Hsu, 72, was pronounced dead at the Lower Keys Medical Center, according to a report from the Monroe (Florida) County Sheriff’s Department. An autopsy is being conducted by the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s to determine a cause of death.
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Census figures show black Minnesotans' incomes dropped dramatically in the past year, but Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday he will examine all races when deciding how the state can help. The state may not be able to help all racial classes -- including blacks, Hispanics and American Indians -- with the same policies, he said. "You really can't look at it generically across the state," Dayton told reporters. "It is different from one area to another."
DULUTH, Minn. -- A worker involved in the reconstruction project on the bring linking Duluth and Superior, Wis., died Monday morning in an incident involving a forklift, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 7,300 jobs in August, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), but the jobless rate for the state stayed steady at 4 percent.