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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton has authorized $3.3 million to six Minnesota counties and three American Indian reservations for damage sustained in July storms. Beltrami County will receive $259,663 of the funds for damage that occurred from July 19 to July 21.
Authorities have requested the public's assistance in locating a 37-year-old woman from the Grand Rapids area. Lindsay Marie Voltz was last seen Sunday in Grand Rapids, the Itasca County Sheriff's Office reported in a news release.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- A state legislative candidate from a southern Twin Cities suburb has been arrested on suspicion of strangulation and domestic assault. Brad Gerten of Burnsville, was booked into the Dakota County Jail early Sunday, Oct. 2, and remained there into Monday morning. He could be charged Tuesday afternoon. Little information was available on the incident that led to the Republican candidate's arrest.
A 24-year-old Aurora man was found dead in the middle of a highway Sunday morning, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies and Gilbert police responded to the call south of Aurora at about 4 a.m. and found Scott F. Christensen in the road at 3600 County Highway 100. He had injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle, according to the sheriff's office, but it was unknown Sunday afternoon whether he had died before or after he was hit.
ST. PAUL -- Fall is the deadliest time for Minnesota pedestrians. And the 2016 pedestrian fatality count of 37 already is pressing the 41 total for all of 2015. "With more hours of darkness in the fall, pedestrians are more difficult to see," said Jay Hietpas, Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic engineer. "Motorists and pedestrians are equally at fault when we look at our crash data. That means that both groups need to know and obey the laws."
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Republicans say if voters put them in power they will lower health care costs by fixing problems they see with the MNsure state-run insurance sales program. The Monday, Oct. 3, announcement came after Friday's revelation that individual insurance policy costs will rise 50 percent to 67 percent next year. More than half of Minnesotans get insurance through their employers and will not be affected by that price increase.
PARK RAPIDS -- Anne Dunn won the title of Great American Storyteller at the conclusion of Saturday night's inaugural event at Armory Square in Park Rapids. Dunn, who now resides...
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Paynesville man who was granted a new trial in the 2011 shooting death of Timothy Larson pleaded guilty Friday, Sept. 30, to second-degree murder. Timothy John Huber, 50, was sentenced to 150 months — 12½ years — and will receive credit for time served. He has been in custody, most recently in the Kandiyohi County Jail awaiting a new trial, since his arrest on Oct. 8, 2011, the day of the fatal shooting.
This weekend may be the weekend to catch the season's best fall color in parts of the Northland, as leaves are at or near peak in some areas and sunny skies are in the forecast. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday, based on observations from across the state, that the color is at 75 to near 100 percent of peak in the Ely area, including Bear Head Lake State Park, and across much of Itasca County, including Scenic State Park.
MINNEAPOLIS — A suspected domestic-related homicide on Friday, Sept. 30, has left one man and two teens dead in a south Minneapolis apartment. A fourth person, an adult woman, sustained “significant injuries” before she was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of gunshot wounds, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.