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WALKER, Minn. — A grand jury has indicted a Coon Rapids man for the murder of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl this past August. Zachary Todd Anderson, 25, was arraigned Friday in Cass County District Court in Walker for premeditated first-degree murder and numerous other charges in the death of the Watkins girl.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Hundreds of officers in riot gear and military vehicles broke through the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance Thursday, Oct. 27, using pepper spray...
ELY, Minn. – A 21-year-old Ely man was killed early Thursday after he left his vehicle following a crash and came into contact with a live electrical wire. Jacob Forsman had been driving on St. Louis County Highway 21 in Morse Township south of Ely when his vehicle left the road and overturned in the ditch, striking a power pole, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release. Forsman was pronounced dead at the scene.
ST. PETER, Minn. — Nobody wants sex offenders in their neighborhood. That's the difficulty facing the state, which expects additional court-ordered placements of clients housed at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in St. Peter, 13 miles north of Mankato. To date, six have been provisionally discharged. Another 725 remain in treatment at St. Peter and Moose Lake. Of those 725, 82 are nearing release.
MOORHEAD -- At least one person was injured and taken by ambulance after a school bus collided with an SUV near 28th Avenue North and Highway 75 in Moorhead. The crash happened just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. An officer on the scene said no students were on the bus at the time of the crash. It was a smaller school bus of the Moorhead School District. The bus ended up in a ditch. An ambulance was seen taking someone away from the scene.
FERGUS FALLS - A 32-year-old Fergus Falls man has pleaded guilty to breaking into a Fergus Falls home, sleeping on a spare bed and stealing potato salad from the home’s refrigerator on Aug. 16. Joshua Ray DeFries was initially charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree burglary in Otter Tail County District Court.
BRAINERD, Minn.—Wild rice is as synonymous with Minnesota cuisine as lakes are to the state's reputation. Wild rice has been used as a food source for centuries, and it's grown in more than half of Minnesota's counties. Clearly, it's a big deal. In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we visit a central Minnesota family which has made a living on harvesting wild rice for four generations. The crew also travels to Wisconsin for a very special pheasant hunt. See it all in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."
ALEXANDRIA — A man who was shot and killed by officers at an Alexandria home in August was within 4 feet of the officers while armed with a knife, a release from Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson said Friday. Larson concluded the shooting of Adam Jo Klimek, 31, of Carlos, by agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was a justifiable use of force done in self-defense. “I have chosen not to present this case to a grand jury because the facts do not warrant it.” Larson said in his release.
MOORHEAD – Two people are in custody after a drug bust here. Just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday, police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 94 near the Red River bridge for a burned out headlight. A K-9 officer pointed police toward 117 grams of meth, $1,695 in cash, and two homemade fireworks. 21-year-old Larissa Galloway of Moorhead and 25-year-old Levi Melby of Fargo face charges.
GRAFTON, N.D.—A Grafton man was ordered to 15 years in prison for what Pembina County prosecutors say is the worst attack on a law enforcement officer they have seen. Clifford...