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The new Congress wasted little time in efforts to once again remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list. A bill introduced Tuesday by U.S. Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota; Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin; and Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, would overrule a federal court action and remove federal protections from wolves in the Great Lakes and mountain west.
An East Grand Forks woman faces multiple charges after officers say she was driving high on methamphetamine with a child Monday. Lori Rae Hobus, 50, has been charged with third-degree driving while impaired and endangerment of a child, both gross misdemeanors, and one count of fifth-degree drug possession, a felony.
ST. PAUL — Two more deer suspected of having chronic wasting disease have been found in Fillmore County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday, Jan. 10. The DNR received preliminary test results Jan 6. Final results are expected later this week. The two adult female deer were killed within a mile of the first two positive deer.
Grand Forks Police are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday afternoon. First responders were dispatched to the 1100 block of North 55th Street Saturday at approximately 4 p.m. The deceased woman was identified by Lt. Brett Johnson Monday as 24-year-old Kristen Guillemette. The woman's death was unattended, Johnson said, meaning she died before authorities arrived.
WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar man accused of exposing himself to a woman at the Willmar Public Library has been sentenced to two years of probation and stayed jail time. Jesus Gabriel Rivera, 34, pleaded guilty in November in Kandiyohi County District Court to gross misdemeanor indecent exposure.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota manufacturers have high hopes for 2017, according to the results of a study released Monday. More than 90 percent of firms expect production, employment levels and prices to increase or at least stay the same during the year, per a Department of Employment and Economic Development and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis survey
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Two men were sentenced in Clay County District Court Monday, Jan. 9., in connection with a sting operation last summer that targeted people accused of seeking to hire minors for sex. Steven A. Breker, 62, of West Fargo was sentenced to 150 days in jail after earlier pleading guilty to one count of solicitation.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court justices reject former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's attempt to restore a $1.8 million award an appeals court gave him. Without comment, justices said on Monday, Jan. 9, they would not change a federal appeals court decision that erased a lower court ruling that Ventura is due the money after being defamed by author Chris Kyle in "American Sniper."
CANNON BALL, N.D. -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick donated $50,000 to a Standing Rock Sioux Reservation health clinic in December, his website says. Kaepernick pledged $1 million from the sales of his jerseys to various causes and organizations at a news conference following a polarizing decision not to stand during the national anthem before games this season.
MINNEAPOLIS -- One man was dead and a woman was injured by gunfire in downtown Minneapolis early Sunday morning, authorities said. Police responded to reports of gunfire on the 300 block of Third Avenue North at about 2:19 a.m. Officers arrived to find two adult victims suffering from gunshot wounds. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The female victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and was being treated for what was described as a non-life threatening injury.