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Sanford Health announced this week it will open a new clinic in Park Rapids spring of 2017. The Sanford Health Park Rapids Clinic will be located in the three-story building at 110 Seventh Street West. Renovations and construction of the third floor of the building will begin immediately with future plans for second floor renovations, according to information released by Sanford Health.
VIRGINIA, Minn. — An Aurora, Minn., man admitted Tuesday to gunning down his former girlfriend outside a bar last fall. John Joseph Plevell, 52, pleaded guilty to a charge of intentional second-degree murder in the shooting death of 49-year-old Julie Ann Hildreth of Babbitt.
About five hours after cutting his ankle bracelet off, a level-three sex offender who resides in Alexandria was found taking shelter in a shed in Grant County .
PERHAM, Minn. -- A rural Vergas man died and several others, including emergency response personnel, were hospitalized as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning at a home early Monday night, Dec. 19, authorities said. A faulty furnace vent likely caused the buildup of carbon monoxide in the garage, which killed Tom Elkin, a cabinet maker, authorities said. Elkin’s identity was released Tuesday afternoon by a family friend.
DULUTH — It'll be a one-two punch of aerial acrobatic excellence at the 2017 Duluth Air and Aviation Expo. Airshow organizers said Tuesday that the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will join the previously announced U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels for the event, to be held June 3-4 at the Duluth International Airport.
DEERWOOD, Minn. —The Minnesota State Patrol reported a driver died Monday after troopers responded to a crash on Highway 6 near Deerwood in north-central Minnesota.. The crash occurred at 4:08 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Highway 6 and County Road 133, northeast of Placid Lake. A 2001 GMC pickup truck was traveling north on Highway 6 when it went off the road into the west ditch and crashed into a tree before coming to a stop.
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. --- A 73-year-old Pequot Lakes man, who was injured in a motorcycle crash last month, has died of his injuries. Norman L. Armstrong died Wednesday night at Regency Hospital in Golden Valley, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office. Armstrong was driving a motorcycle that struck another motorcycle about 1:45 p.m Nov. 6 on Highway 18, east of Brainerd. The other motorcyclist was John R. Johnson, 64, of Crosby.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. -- The city of East Grand Forks hosted an event Tuesday afternoon to honor outgoing Mayor Lynn Stauss and City Council member Craig Buckalew, who both are retiring from city government. Stauss served as mayor for 21 years and helped the city through the devastating Flood of 1997 and the city’s rebuilding efforts. Steve Gander will replace Stauss, who announced in July he would not seek re-election due to health reasons.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Crookston man found guilty of sexually assaulting two young children in Polk County several years ago was sentenced to 37 years in prison Tuesday.
SABIN, Minn. – Thieves took an ATM on a more than 14-mile trip early Monday morning. Overnight, suspects broke into the C-Store in Sabin. They damaged the door frame to get inside and stole cartons of cigarettes. They unbolted the ATM, leaving holes in the ground. Detectives later found the machine abandoned on County Road 9. They're still trying to determine if any money was taken from the ATM.