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DALTON, Minn. — The Red River Valley Regional Bomb Squad is disposing of about 25 sticks of dynamite Friday, Dec. 30, found at a rural residence along the Otter Tail and Grant county line, an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office spokesman said. The dynamite was discovered about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, in a shed near the home in the 28,000 Block of 100th Street, Lt. Keith Van Dyke said.
WEST FARGO, N.D. — Fire damaged a home in rural West Fargo Tuesday after the owner tried to melt snow from his front stoop using a blowtorch. West Fargo and Horace firefighters responded about 2:55 p.m. to a call at 6425 13th St. N. in the Cass County community of North River after the owner reported smoke in the house, said West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller.
ELLSWORTH, Wis. — A 31-year-old Ellsworth man faces multiple felony charges in Pierce County Circuit Court on accusations he repeatedly sexually assaulted a girl. Pierce County investigators allege that Dustin C. Larson had repeated sexual contact with a juvenile female for roughly three years until the girl was 14 years old. According to the criminal complaint:
PERHAM, Minn. -- A rural Vergas man is confirmed dead and several others, including emergency response personnel, were hospitalized as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning early Monday night, Dec. 19, according to Lt. Keith Van Dyke of the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. According to Van Dyke, the man was overcome by the poisonous gas and was found by his wife, who called 911.
BRAINERD — The Minnesota State Patrol identified a Brainerd woman as the person killed when a semitrailer and passenger car collided on Business Highway 371 Friday afternoon. Linda K. Marolt,...
ST. PAUL -- Forum News Service will host a briefing with the governor and four legislative leaders at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, Dec. 19. View the live stream here
Frigid conditions have brought thicker ice to Minnesota lakes in recent days -- but conditions may not be safe for driving on frozen lakes, as one driver found out over...
ST. PAUL -- A look ahead to the 2017 Minnesota legislative session will be missing one vital voice today: Gov. Mark Dayton. His spokesman said Dayton woke up sick this...
With ice forming on Minnesota lakes, outdoor enthusiasts may be tempted to get out before ice is thick enough to support foot traffic. The Department of Natural Resources conservation officers...
ST. PAUL - A University of Minnesota police officer was charged with assault Thursday after allegedly putting his hands on a woman during an altercation during a traffic incident last...