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FRANKLIN -- Authorities say a Sunday house fire on the southern edge of Renville County started in a sofa, and a preliminary investigation suggests it was caused by a child playing with a cigarette lighter. The fire, on the 200 block of Fifth Avenue East in Franklin, was reported around 2 p.m. Everyone inside the home at the time was able to escape the flames.
The old concrete water tower in Park Rapids is set for demolition, possibly as early as this fall. Hubbard County commissioners at the board meeting Tuesday accepted the low bid of $85,980 from Carleton Companies, Inc. in Bemidji for the demolition of the 86-year-old water tower at the recommendation of Public Works Coordinator David Olsonawski.
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - A funeral service for Jacob Wetterling, the boy abducted and killed in 1989, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The St. Joseph boy's disappearance...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett’s second run with the Minnesota Timberwolves has ended, the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting, citing a league source. Garnett, 40, was about to enter the final season of his contract and the team was reportedly working on a buyout recently. He has spent 13½ of his 21 NBA seasons with Minnesota.
SHELLY, Minn.—A man was sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a vehicle rear-ended a semitrailer near Shelly. Kendall Zenteno, of Shelly, was northbound about 2 p.m. on U.S. Highway 75 when his vehicle, a Chevy Trailblazer, hit an International 9200 Series semi driven by Thomas Strand of Perley, Minn., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. State troopers responded to the crash at 290th Avenue, which is about 2 miles south of Shelly.
The Hollywood gossip machine set its sights on the Northland on Thursday, amid reports that Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their kids stopped at the International Falls airport just a day before the couple separated. Pitt, Jolie and their family flew into a Minnesota airport on Sept. 14 — and gossip website TMZ, citing unnamed sources, reported that the stop came after Pitt became verbally and physically abusive to his children while on the private flight from France to the U.S.
FINLAYSON, Minn. -- One person died and another was seriously injured early Thursday morning on a state highway when they were hit by a passing vehicle while they were looking at their vehicles after an accident they had just been in. The Minnesota State Patrol was investigating the fatal crash on Minnesota Highway 18 through Finlayson in northeast Minnesota just before 6:30 a.m
STARBUCK, Minn. -- Five people were injured -- two critically -- in an airboat crash about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Outlet Creek in Pope County near Starbuck and transported to a Glenwood hospital. The victims, all from Glenwood, are Jason Meulebroeck, 38, Nicolas Gugisberg, 38, Jesse Koob, 37, Isaac Schiffler, 38, and Travis McCrory, 38, according to the Pope County Sheriff's Office. Starbuck is about 25 miles south of Alexandria.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A 60-year-old Crookston woman faces felony charges after allegedly throwing a cup of coffee on a city police officer who was attempting to assist her at a mental health hospital. Joan Marie Helsene-Sydow has been charged with fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, a felony, and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, in Polk County District Court.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday announced it has ended the active search for three boaters missing since Saturday on Lake Superior offshore from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.