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HUDSON, Wis. -- Two Minnesota teens face felony charges for their alleged involvement in a March rampage that amassed nearly $20,000 in damages at Hudson’s abandoned dog track. St. Croix County prosecutors charged Zackary J. Beyers, 18, and Tyler N. Hopwood, 17, with burglary and criminal property damage. Both counts are felony-level charges. The teens -- both from Woodbury -- make their initial appearances on the charges on Thursday, May 12.
MORRIS — The newly named chancellor for the University of Minnesota-Morris has decided against taking the job. University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler sent an email to university faculty, staff...
ST. CLOUD — The victim of a 1989 sexual assault in Cold Spring filed a lawsuit against the man who has been named a person of interest in the Jacob Wetterling case, according to court records. Jared Scheierl is suing Danny James Heinrich, accusing him of sexual battery and false imprisonment. Heinrich is in Sherburne County Jail while he awaits criminal trial after being accused of 25 counts of federal child pornography crimes.
BRAINERD - A Brainerd man escaped a violent encounter with a bear Tuesday night with minor injuries. Garrett DeWitt was walking his dogs near the 1900 block of Graydon Avenue in south Brainerd shortly after 10 p.m. when a bear charged at him and knocked him over, then ran away. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the bear, a Brainerd Police Department release said.
BRAINERD -- A Brainerd man escaped a violent encounter with a bear Tuesday night with minor injuries. Garrett DeWitt was walking his dogs in south Brainerd shortly after 10 p.m. when a bear charged at him and knocked him over, then ran away. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the bear, a Brainerd Police Department release said.
ST. PAUL -- Senators unanimously voted Wednesday to increase some criminal vehicular homicide penalties. The action comes after the House also made the decision without opposition to establish a 15-year maximum prison term for people convicted of criminal vehicle homicide after also being convicted of a similar offense or for 1st or 2nd degree drunken driving in the past decade. The bill is named for 5-month-old Drake Bigler, who died in a 2012 traffic accident when a motorist charged with being drunk hit his family’s van.
BAUDETTE — The trial for a Baudette woman accused of stealing from a GoFundMe account she set up for three men who died in a boating accident on Lake of the Woods is moving to a different county, but a judge did not dismiss charges against the defendant after her attorney argued she did not have to give all of the raised funds to the men’s families. Retina Reyellen LaValla, 28, was charged in February in Lake of the Woods District Court with two counts of felony theft after the Sheriff’s Department said she used some of the donated money to pay for various bills and groceries.
FERGUS FALLS —The Fergus Falls Fire and Police Departments are responding to initial reports of an acetylene tank explosion and an injury at the Pebble Lake Take 5 convenience store in Fergus Falls, according to a report published online by the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. Pebble Lake Take 5 is at 1603 Pebble Lake Road. First responders are working to shut off the gas and electricity to the building. Check back for further updates.
FERGUS FALLS —A man was taken into custody Wednesday after Otter Tail County authorities and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to a report of a man armed with a gun at an Interstate 94 rest stop east of Fergus Falls, according to media reports published online. No one was hurt in the incident, the reports said. The State Patrol said a report on the incident is being prepared. Please check back for updates.
FARGO—When Samantha Bergh headed for the Fargodome on May 7, for the Garth Brooks concert, the Mother's Day gift from her husband was to be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see...