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FARGO—A 12-member delegation from Sanford Health is making a journey to Vatican City this week for a major healthcare conference that is emphasizing cutting-edge technology as researchers from around the world close in on new treatments and possible cures for a number of diseases and health issues.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The southeast Minnesota woman accused of shooting to death her husband at their home in Blooming Prairie and then a stranger she met in Florida was captured in a convenience store video in Iowa that law officers hope will help in finding her. The Dodge County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department said the video shows Lois Ann Riess grabbing a sandwich and asking a clerk for directions to go south.
ROSEAU, Minn.—A Warroad, Minn., man faces numerous charges for allegedly threatening to kill police and kicking the face of an officer, giving the officer a bleeding mouth. The Warroad Police Department arrested Justin James Johnson, 22, Friday after they were called to an apartment complex for a domestic report, according to court documents. Johnson initially ran from Officer Brendan Sandy but then stopped, the documents say.
ST. PAUL — As part of its ongoing effort to rescue human trafficking victims and bring traffickers to justice, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Tuesday, April 17, announced that Minnesota law enforcement and the trucking industry will join together in the effort.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn.— A southeast Minnesota woman being sought after her husband was murdered in March is now a suspect in a second death. Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie has been identified as a suspect in death of Pamela Hutchinson in Bradenton, Fla., according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office in southern Florida. Investigators believe Riess may have killed Hutchinson earlier this week in order to assume her identity. The Lee County Attorney's Office announced charges against Riess in Hutchinson's death on Friday morning, April 13.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota ranks fourth in the nation in life expectancy, according to a study released Tuesday, April 10. Men in the state actually lead the nation with a life expectancy of 78.7 years, while women rank fourth at 82.9 years.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Really? An ice rescue on a central Minnesota lake in April? The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department sent out a warning Friday, April 6, that people and their dogs should be careful on lake ice as the sun this time of year is as powerful as in September.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota joined 16 other states and the District of Columbia to sue the U.S. government Tuesday, April 3, saying the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is unconstitutional. The lawsuit aims to block the Trump administration from adding the last-minute citizenship question to the 2020 census. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, also includes six cities and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors and comes a week after California sued the administration over the same issue.
FARGO -- Feeling stressed? Well, if you live in Minnesota and North Dakota not so much. A study by a personal finance website reported Tuesday, April 3, that Minnesota is the least stressed state in the nation with North Dakota right behind them. In fact, if you live in the Upper Midwest your chances of being fairly stress-free are darn good.
ST. PAUL -- Anyone living near bear habitat is reminded to be aware of bears this spring and check their property for food sources that could attract bears. Bear habitat stretches as far south as central Minnesota. As bears emerge from hibernation, their metabolism gradually ramps up and they will begin looking for food at a time when berries and green vegetation can be scarce. Pet food, livestock feed, bird seed, compost or garbage can attract bears.