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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...
ST. PAUL — Minnesota saw a record-breaking 73,478 voters register online Monday, shattering the previous one-day record of nearly 27,000 online voter registrations, according to Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. The record number includes new registrations and updates to existing registrations, Simon said in a statement released Tuesday. Tuesday was the last day for Minnesotans to register in advance of the Nov. 8 general election. Voters may still register at their regular polling place on Election Day.
MANHATTAN BEACH, Minn. —Almost 100 firefighters battled a fire early Sunday morning at the Manhattan Beach Villas next to Manhattan Beach Lodge in Crosslake. Crosslake Fire Chief Chip Lohmiller stated in a news release that 80 percent of the 17 individually owned units were heavily damaged, along with 20 percent of the structure sustaining water damage.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we examine the plight of the prairie chicken, which is making a comeback on the flatlands of western Minnesota at The Nature Conservancy's Bluestem Prairie Scientific and Natural Area located just 20 miles east of Moorhead, Minn. And then travel with the crew to the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve and Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory just north of the city of Duluth, Minn., which for several reasons becomes a bird migration superhighway each fall, creating a bird migration unlike you've ever seen.
REMER, Minn. — A 32-year-old Remer man faces 10 counts of sexual conduct against a 4-year-old girl, Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie reported Friday. A criminal complaint filed in the case against Jacob John White states the alleged acts included several instances of sexual penetration and contact in August and September.
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. -- The Minnesota State Patrol said Sunday night that alcohol wasn’t a factor in an intersection crash in Westport that killed a 71-year-old man who was riding with his wife. The Patrol said the Saturday crash in the town about 12 miles west of Sauk Centre took the life of Larry Kuseske of Villard, Minn. His wife, Susan, 70, had non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, Dominic Marthaler, 20 of Sauk Centre had no apparent injuries.