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THIEF RIVER FALLS -- A Colorado man is facing a bribery charge after trying to avoid arrest by offering an officer $40 and telling the officer to be like his former police-chief grandfather and have some “discretion,” according to a criminal complaint. Shawn Pierre Belland, of Centennial, Colorado, made his first appearance Monday afternoon in Pennington County District Court on the felony, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and $20,000 fine.
FARGO -- With singing metal bowls, an African drum, chants and song, the summer solstice was welcomed Monday. But this once-in-a-lifetime astronomical moment, the marriage of the the sun’s peak and a full moon, won’t return for nearly 50 years. For a group at a “creative healing center” in south Fargo on Monday night, it meant shedding the old and welcoming the new.
LAKE PARK - Ginnie Donovan of Lake Park was in the midst of a prayer service for her daughter Monday night when she got the call from the Minnesota State Patrol. Two Hastings residents had been arrested in the hit and run crash that killed 10-year-old Caylin Donovan of Lake Park about 10 days ago on a highway on the shores of Lake Mille Lacs.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – One worker has died and three were injured in a fire at a McKenzie County oil well site over the weekend, the Occupational Safety and Health...
WOODBURY -- A pond in Woodbury has received a boost to its ecosystem with three floating wetland islands anchored into its waters. The BioHaven floating wetlands provide water filtration and cleaning functions the same as natural floating bogs. The plant roots and poly material grow microbes to break down pollutants, like phosphates and nitrates, that cause serious odor and algae issues.
BRAINERD-- A line of powerful thunderstorms roared across central Minnesota Sunday night, with numerous reports of hail -- some as large as a softball -- and sightings of funnel clouds. Downed trees trapped people in their homes and caused minor injuries.
Updated 9:51 p.m. Severe storms have resulted in at least two tornadoes in northern Minnesota this evening, according to reports from the National Weather Service.
Updated 6:12 p.m. Sunday STEPHEN -- Divers recovered the body of a 5-year-old boy who drowned at a Marshall County campsite early Sunday morning. Cpl. Thomas Inocencio, commander of the Northeast Regional Water Operations Team, said the boy was found in about 5 feet of water, 30 feet from the shore, under a submerged dock, at about 1 a.m. The drowning occurred in the reservoir on the Tamarack River inside Florian Park, about 16 miles east of Stephen.
ST. PAUL -- A federal study shows that a Minnesota health effort that combines two major health programs works for the state's elderly. The study said that older adults served by the Minnesota Senior Health Options program, combining federal Medicaid and Medicare benefits, showed patients were much less likely to end up in hospitals and they received better care. Those who were hospitalized, the study showed, had shorter stays.
BEMIDJI -- Lightning strikes were thought to be the cause of fires Friday morning during a thunderstorm that destroyed a town hall and a barn near Bemidji.