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EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.—Blogger and food writer Molly Yeh will be starring in food show premiering next month. The Food Network announced Tuesday, May 15, the writer whose blog is titled "My Name is Yeh" will be the focus of a show titled "Girl Meets Farm," starting at 11 a.m. June 24. Originally from Chicago, and a previous resident of New York City, Yeh moved to East Grand Forks in 2013 with her husband, Nick Hagen, a local farmer.
CLOQUET, Minn. -- Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at paper and pulp mill in Cloquet on Tuesday, May 15. “We are shocked and saddened to confirm the death of Mr. Ryan Martin,” Sappi corporate spokeswoman Olga Karagiannis wrote in an email Wednesday. “Sappi is investigating and working with authorities to understand the cause of death.” The company did not offer any further information on the circumstances of Martin’s death. Cloquet Police Department and Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry officials also did not immediately have further details.
ROCKVILLE, Minn. — A man was killed when his vehicle left the road and overturned into the Sauk River early Tuesday morning, May 15.
FORADO, Minn. — A man who was assaulted outside of a bar and grill has died from his injuries. Steven "Beaver" Hlinsky, 46, a long-time Forada firefighter, died Sunday afternoon, May 13, at his home, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, which received a 911 call from the Hlinsky residence. Hlinsky, who was unresponsive when first responders arrived, was pronounced and an autopsy has been ordered, according to the Sheriff's Office.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- An Alexandria, Minn., man was arrested Saturday, May 12, after a high-speed chase through Becker County. According to a report released by the Becker County Sheriff’s Office: About 1:48 p.m. Saturday, the sheriff’s office received a report of an erratic driver travelling west on Minnesota Highway 34 near Minnesota Highway 29.
FARMINGTON, Minn.—A 25-year-old Farmington woman has been released from custody after a search of her rental home where she ran a nonprofit animal rescue operation just outside of the southern Twin Cities suburb uncovered 60 dead cats and more than 40 other animals that were mostly alive. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced Friday, May 11, that Caycee Lynn Bregel would not be charged Friday, and that the matter remains under investigation.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- The man who died from a gunshot wound in his rural home after a shooting about 10 miles northwest of Alexandria Wednesday has been identified as David Wayne Bragg, 43. At this time, no arrests have been made, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, which provided an update late Thursday afternoon, May 10.
EAST GULL LAKE —A resident apparently suffering from mental illness at an East Gull Lake adult group home is facing an assault charge after a stabbing earlier this week of another woman. Lisa Louise Westgard, 57, East Gull Lake, was charged Thursday, May 10, in Cass County District Court in Walker with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. The felony carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine.
AITKIN, Minn. -- A 15-year-old boy was upgraded from critical to serious condition Thursday, May 10, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after being involved in a double fatality crash near McGregor in northern Minnesota.
BABBIT, Minn. -- The body of a missing northern Minnesota woman was found Tuesday near Babbitt, more than 2 miles from where her vehicle was located in February. Tawhna Jolee Pringle, 30, of Grand Rapids was last seen at about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 11 on a convenience store surveillance camera near Babbitt. Her ex-husband reported her missing Jan. 27 after she hadn’t been seen or heard from for more than two weeks.