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VERMILLION—On Friday at the Fortune Bay Resort Casino on the Bois Forte Reservation, leaders of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe gathered to swear in newly elected tribal officials at its regular quarterly meeting. Elections took place in April and June on each of the member reservations and elected officials were sworn into their tribal offices in July. Tribal Executive Committee board members sworn in at Friday's meeting included: • Faron Jackson Sr., Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe chairman,
A Crookston woman has pleaded not guilty to a heroin charge after police said they found drugs in her bra.
RURAL MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Authorities have identified the names of a man and woman found dead Tuesday, Aug. 9, on a farmstead about 11 miles northeast of Mahnomen. The two were 68-year-old Elizabeth Thompson and 74-year-old Lynn Thompson, the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday, Aug. 10.
BISMARCK – Some lucky player won $25,000 a year for life Monday in North Dakota’s newest lottery game. The winning Lucky for Life ticket was sold at Farmers Union Oil in Drake in north-central North Dakota, the state lottery office reported Tuesday. The player will have the option of taking an annuity payment of $25,000 a year for life – paid for a minimum of 20 years so that the winner’s estate continues to collect if he or she dies – or a lump-sum cash payment of $390,000.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. - Two people were found dead early Tuesday, Aug. 9, on a farmstead about 11 miles northeast of Mahnomen in northwest Minnesota, the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to the sheriff’s office, dispatchers received a 911 call about 7:06 a.m. reporting a shooting at the residence. When officers arrived and searched the farmstead, they found a 75-year-old man dead in a Quonset building and a 71-year-old woman dead inside the home. Autopsies are being conducted.
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. -- An Amery, Wis., man is dead following a one-vehicle crash Monday in Cottage Grove. The 61-year-old man appeared to have been in medical distress before his truck crashed into a tree at the intersection of Grange Boulevard and Grenadier Avenue near U.S. Highway 61, according to Cottage Grove police. The man’s name was being withheld pending notification of relatives, police said Tuesday morning. He was the only occupant in the truck.
APPLETON, Minn. -- A man who ran a stop sign overnight has died, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Dalton E. Schmidt, 27, of Appleton, was killed last night in an automobile crash at Highway 12 and Highway 119 in Swift County, north of Appleton.
DILWORTH, Minn. -- The principal of the Glyndon-Felton Elementary School has been placed on administrative leave, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District Superintendent Bryan Thygeson said Monday, Aug. 8.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will have visited 10 counties, by week's end, on their quest to set foot in each of Minnesota's 87 counties. Their goal is to visit 87 counties in 86 days, ending travels on Oct. 25. One or the other visited three counties last week, and Dayton plans to visit northwest and northeast Minnesota this week. He plans to be in Marshall, Kittson and Roseau counties Tuesday, Lake of the Woods and Koochiching on Wednesday and St. Louis and Itasca on Thursday.
CLEARBROOK, Minn. — A Polk County Sheriff's deputy suffered injuries from breaking glass when a man fired at a helicopter the deputy was riding in Monday morning. Charges are pending against Carstie Lee Clausen of Clearbrook, who reportedly shot twice at the helicopter with a high-powered rifle.