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DULUTH, Minn.—The first oceangoing vessel to reach Duluth this shipping season was celebrated Monday with the traditional ceremony to mark the milestone. The Lake Ontario took on a load of wheat at Riverland Ag/Duluth Storage on Rice's Point on Monday, after officially passing beneath the Aerial Lift Bridge on Sunday evening. Dignitaries including Duluth Mayor Emily Larson gathered aboard the ship on Monday for the ceremony, presenting the crew with several gifts.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will have a chance to keep their vehicle after someone else is convinced of drunk driving in it. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law Monday, April 3, protects an innocent vehicle owner when someone else uses it without permission or knowledge. Existing law allowed the vehicle to be forfeited even if the owner was not the driver.
A 29-year-old Grand Rapids, Minn., man who shot and critically injured his son before killing himself had battled depression most of his life, the Duluth News Tribune reported Friday, March 31. David Krauss was found deceased in a home Thursday just before 4 p.m. His son, Wyatt Krauss, 8, was also found wounded by a gunshot.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — A man is dead and an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after a shooting Thursday in Grand Rapids.
Teachers' union wants discipline change ST. PAUL — Crookston, Minn., teacher Kim Davidson says she has witnessed student outbursts that seemingly came out of nowhere, such as a boy who suddenly would become upset, throw things and run out of the room. Another student would hide under the table, scream and thrash her arms when Davidson tried to help her with homework. "I couldn't understand her over-the-top reaction to what I believed to be a simple request," Davidson said. Davidson later learned that both children experienced trauma.
ST. PAUL -- A man considered a person of interest in the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling has filed a federal lawsuit against the county sheriff who investigated the case. Dan Rassier filed the suit Wednesday assigned to Judge Donovan W. Frank, according to court documents.
WEBSTERVILLE, Vt. and ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Vermont Creamery co-founders Bob Reese and Allison Hooper and Land O'Lakes, Inc. president and CEO Chris Policinski have announced their businesses have joined forces. Vermont Creamery will become an independently operated subsidiary of Minnesota-based Land O'Lakes. It will continue to produce its award-winning fresh and aged goat cheeses, cultured butter and fresh dairy at the creamery in Websterville, Vt.
WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. -- The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s assistance following a Thursday morning road rage incident where a man allegedly fired a handgun at another vehicle. Around 8:30 a.m. at westbound Interstate 694 and Highway 120 in White Bear Lake, a road rage incident began between two drivers.
GRAND FORKS -- University of North Dakota senior captain Connor O'Brien has decided to retire from football due to injuries, Fighting Hawks coach Bubba Schweigert said Wednesday morning, March 29. O'Brien had started 18 straight games at inside linebacker and was third on the team in tackles in 2016 with 67. The Lemont, Ill., native also had 6.0 tackles for loss and an interception in 2016.
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- Police said a Woodbury man avoided serious injuries when he drove a vehicle over an embankment and into a drainage pond near Wal-Mart in Cottage Grove. The incident happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26. According to police, the 74-year-old man was test-driving a vehicle when he drove through a fence in the store parking lot. The vehicle went over the roughly 8-foot embankment, landing in the pond along East Point Douglas Road. Bystanders helped pull the man from the vehicle, and police then assisted the bystanders out of the water.