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Terrance “Terry” Tibbetts Sr. and Melinda “Mindy” Iverson were the top two vote-getters in a field of 12 candidates in the primary vote Tuesday for White Earth Tribal chairman. They will now face off in the general election June 14. Tibbetts had 416 votes, or nearly 20 percent of the total, and Iverson had 408 votes, or just over 19 percent. Well known activist Winona LaDuke just missed the cut, coming in third with 378 votes.
Stories of rescue dogs and cats aren’t too hard to find, but rarely does one hear a heartwarming tale of a rescue pigeon. For Detroit Lakes couple Karen and Dave Shepard, though, that’s exactly what they’ve got. “People are going to think we’re crazy,” laughed Dave, as their little tag-along pigeon, Pudge, be-bops around the garage like he’s lived there forever. “Yeah, I call him Pudge,” he said, insinuating that the name could possibly have come from the pigeon’s newfound girth. “Everybody’s got to be called something.”
An 18-year-old Cloquet woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly making bomb threats through social media against a number of public agencies. The Cloquet Police Department reported that the woman was taken into custody at the Carlton County Courthouse on Wednesday, two days after the Carlton County Sheriff's Office received a threat. Police said the woman admitted to making the threat, along with others targeting the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office, Superior Police Department and an undisclosed establishment in Minneapolis.
One person died and another was injured Wednesday morning in a head-on crash on an icy U.S. Highway 71 in Koochiching County. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the crash happened at about 7:45 a.m. about four miles north of Littlefork. A Mazda Tribute SUV traveling south on Highway 71 crossed the centerline, in what the Patrol said were slippery conditions, and hit a northbound Ford pickup truck head-on.
The Virginia Police Department released a notification Thursday that a Level III predatory offender has been released and relocated to the city. Eric Devone Pegues, 34, is homeless and moved...
ST. PAUL -- The safe period to prune oak trees is over, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. With recent warm temperatures, oaks are now at high risk of becoming infected with oak wilt. “Beetles that carry the oak wilt fungus are attracted to sap on fresh cuts on oaks,” said Brian Schwingle, DNR forest health specialist. “Therefore, oaks should not be pruned when these beetles are active, which is right now.”
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A Felton, Minn., man pleaded guilty Thursday, April 7, in Clay County District Court to a charge that he secretly made a video of a young woman under the age of 18 while she took a shower. Korinth A. Fatka, 28, also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography for possessing a digital image of a minor's private area.
WILLOW RIVER, Minn. -- A driver was killed and passenger injured in a rollover accident this morning on Interstate 35 near Willow River in Pine County, the Minnesota State Patrol said in a news release. The name of the driver is being withheld until a scheduled release later Thursday. The passenger, 72-year-old Diana Cole, of Finlayson, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake with non-life threatening injuries, the State Patrol said in its news release.
HIBBING, Minn. --- An administrator in the Hibbing school district who was the subject of an investigation into allegations of sexual discrimination has resigned. The resignation of Jac Fleming, an assistant principal at Hibbing High School, was accepted at a school board meeting Wednesday.
MINNEAPOLIS-- Minneapolis police are investigating an apparent road rage incident this week in which a motorist was shot four times but survived her injuries. According to police, the woman reported that she was driving south on Hennepin Avenue near Groveland Avenue at about 5 p.m. Tuesday. When another southbound vehicle cut her off in rush-hour traffic, she honked her horn. The driver of the other vehicle pulled alongside her, and a passenger shot a gun into her car.