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Authorities found the body of a missing 37-year-old Grand Rapids woman in the Mississippi River on Wednesday.
ST. PAUL -- The governor and legislative leaders failed to agree on calling a special legislative session to spend $1 billion on construction projects and cut taxes, but now some Republican lawmakers say one is needed to fix health insurance in the state.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Bradly Gerten, a candidate for the Minnesota House, pushed his wife to the floor and choked her son to the point that he felt he would black out, prosecutors say. Gerten, a Republican from Burnsville, was charged Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Dakota County District Court with felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — The Douglas County Hospital is expanding once again. This time, the expansion – at a cost of about $15 million – will take place within the hospital’s surgery center. Groundbreaking on the project took place last Friday, Sept. 30.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Police officers saved a man this past weekend from drowning after his vehicle was nearly submerged in water. Officers responded early Sunday, Oct. 2, to a report of a vehicle sliding off Polk County Road 19 about 4 miles east of East Grand Forks, according to a news release. The victim told police his vehicle hit a mud slick before landing in a coulee, East Grand Forks Police Det. Tony Hart said.
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."