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FARGO – Twelve days after he was fatally shot in the line of duty, thousands gathered Monday at Scheels Arena to say goodbye to Officer Jason Moszer. “We have a hole in our hearts that we don’t know how to fill,” Fargo Police Chief David Todd said at the funeral, which was packed with an audience dominated by law enforcement officers from across the region.
DULUTH, Minn. -- A mesmerizing video of Lake Superior ice stacking up along the shore at Duluth's Brighton Beach, shot last Saturday by local photographer Dawn LaPointe, has spread like wildfire across the Internet in recent days.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minneapolis police have found a car they believe was involved in a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday night on the city’s north side. The suspect vehicle — described as a Ford Crown Victoria, possibly an old taxi — was found Wednesday morning by officers on routine patrol. Police are still looking for help finding the suspected driver.
ELKO, Minn. -- A St. Paul girl has been identified as the child killed Sunday night in a rollover accident on icy Interstate 35 north of Elko. Marshunna Audreyunna Henderson, 5, was pronounced dead at the scene after a 2002 GMC Yukon lost control around 245th Street and rolled into the ditch about 8:15 p.m. Sunday. The girl was not wearing a seat belt, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A union representing about 4,000 union janitors across the Twin Cities went on a 24-hour strike Wednesday to press for improved working conditions and higher wages. Workers and supporters, including spouses and children, picketed in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Wayzata, Fridley and other suburbs as their shifts would have begun. They expressed frustration at the pace of contract negotiations.
FLOODWOOD, Minn. -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons involved in killing three wolves in northeast Minnesota last month. Federal wardens said they are investigating the case with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, but need the public's help.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s Commission on Judicial Selection has forwarded the names of three finalists to Gov. Mark Dayton fill the vacancy in the state’s Eighth Judicial District in western Minnesota. The three are Assistant Cass County (N.D.) Attorney Cherie Clark, Morris lawyer Amy Doll and Stevens County Attorney Aaron Jordan.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. -- Brandon Limlee Thavixay of Worthington has denied charges he used 52 counterfeit $20 bills to purchase a 55-inch, $1,071 television from a local retailer. He appeared in court Wednesday to be arraigned on two felony charges, counterfeiting of currency and theft by swindle, following the alleged incident in January.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons involved in killing three wolves near Floodwood last month. Federal wardens said they are investigating the case with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, but need the public's help.
CUSHING, Minn. -- A 45-year-old Cushing man was arrested Monday following a more than two hour search in wooded and swampy terrain followed by a 15 minute stand-off with deputies when he refused to come down from a tree he had climbed, Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen has reported.