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FULDA, Minn. - Parents of a student attending Fulda High School have filed a lawsuit against Independent School District 505, asserting the school district violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution by adopting a policy requiring some students to leave the school building during the day. The relators are Kayla and Dayton Westra and their daughter, whose name is redacted to the initials C.W. for the case.
ALEXANDRIA - A home here appeared to be a total loss after a fire broke out early Wednesday. Firefighters were called just before 6:30 a.m. to 1506 Lakeside Drive, an area not in the city limits, which meant there were no fire hydrants accessible. Forada, Garfield, Carlos and Osakis departments were called into assist the Alexandria Fire Department, using tankers to haul water for a hydrant a few blocks away.
ST. PAUL — Allina Health and the Minnesota Nurses Association reached a tentative agreement late Monday to settle outstanding contract issues between the two groups. The deal, after a 17-hour negotiating session on Monday, settles the outstanding issues between the two groups. Union members are expected to vote on the contract Thursday, with a unanimous endorsement by MNA.
The tragic death of a 7-year-old Thief River Falls boy is still being investigated, but a new report by Thief River Falls Radio this morning explains how the boy came to be on the opposite side of the road last Thursday while trying to get to the school bus. RELATED: Minnesota school boy killed while trying to get on bus is identified
MOORHEAD—A Moorhead woman who was stopped earlier this year while driving 118 mph with children in her vehicle was sentenced in Clay County District Court on Monday to 36 days in jail. Stacey A. Anvarinia was also fined more than $1,000. Anvarinia, 24, earlier pleaded guilty to one count of fleeing and one count of DWI stemming from an incident in July. During the incident, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper attempted to stop Anvarinia's vehicle on Interstate 94 near Barnesville for going 94 mph in a 70 mph zone.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we feature northeast South Dakota veteran trapper John Almquist who for 50 years, regardless of the weather conditions, has walked his prairie trapline, not for the money, but to connect with the outdoors on a very personal basis. And join the crew as they travel to the southwestern Minnesota town of Hendricks to see how Bank Brewing Co., a successful private craft beer business, is working to preserve quality wildlife management areas and create new, premiere wildlife habitat by serving up beer.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two people -- including an infant boy -- were shot and killed in a parked car in south Minneapolis on Sunday. Minneapolis police say the shooting happened shortly before 1:30 p.m. near 11th Avenue and, 26th Street East. Paramedics pronounced dead an unidentified man, seated in the back seat of a parked vehicle. An 8-month-old boy, seated next to the man, was taken to Minneapolis Children’s Hospital, where he died a short time later, according to a Minneapolis Police Department press release.
GLYNDON — A man was hospitalized Saturday, Oct. 8, after a fiery motorcycle crash southwest of Glyndon, said Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist. The motorcyclist was traveling south on 100th Street South when the bike went off the west side of the rural road and down an embankment, just after crossing an Interstate 94 overpass. The motorcycle caught fire, and the crash was reported about 5 p.m.
Updated at 6:01 p.m. A 7-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle and killed while waiting for the school bus early Thursday morning 12 miles south of Thief River Falls. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the second-grader as Anthony Fellman in a press conference early Thursday afternoon. Authorities said the boy was waiting with two others to board the south-facing bus on U.S. Highway 59 when he was struck by a northbound 2005 Chrysler Town and Country car.
An influx of outdoor mice has area homeowners on the verge of mouse madness. Mouse traps and mouse bait have been selling at record levels, exterminators are staying busy and people who have never had house cats before are bringing in "mousers" to join the fight. On its Facebook page, the Detroit Lakes Tribune asked if people were having worse-then-usual mice problems this year.