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GLYNDON — Helmets didn’t crack when Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton senior Alyson Brenna got her concussion. There was no collective groan from a crowd at a collision or a standing ovation as she came out of a game. Brenna’s concussion came from a volleyball spike to the head in practice. Something that generally comes with laughter instead led to a pounding on the side of her head that Brenna said felt like a pulse.
A St. Cloud man was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for the August crash that killed a Hibbing couple in central Minnesota. Tom Souvannaphong, 23, was convicted of two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the deaths of 45-year-old Kathy Davey and 51-year-old Kevin Davey.
DULUTH -- A Minnesota Court of Appeals panel seemed to agree Thursday with a district court judge's assessment that Roger Weber was "rash" in his decision to saw his neighbor's garage in half after a long family dispute. But the three judges, hearing oral arguments at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth, didn't appear inclined to award the significant monetary damages sought by Mark Besemann, the Iron man caught in the middle of the quarrel.
BAXTER, Minnesota -- Postal worker is behind bars Wednesday after allegedly making terroristic threats at the Baxter Post Office Annex and for having a grenade with him while he was on his mail route. Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted said police were informed shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday of a male worker who made "some type of" terroristic threat at the Baxter Postal Annex that morning. Police investigated and learned there was a significant threat. The postal worker was on his mail route south of Brainerd in his sports utility vehicle, when authorities located him, Exsted said.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- A Thief River Falls man is facing three felonies after police said he tried to set a tractor, a dirt bike and his son on fire. Michael Roy Nelson, 45, was charged Monday in Pennington County District Court with two felony counts of second-degree attempted arson, a felony second-degree assault charge and a misdemeanor count of domestic assault.
WINDOM -- A possible case of poaching is being investigated after 14 deer heads were found in a remote county park in southwest Minnesota. According to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Dustin Miller, he was contacted over the weekend by an individual about deer heads that were found at Pat’s Grove County Park in Cottonwood County west of Windom.
An accident you have to see to believe happened Tuesday, April 12 in an area of south Fargo, North Dakota. A silver SUV somehow drove up the side of a dark-colored car near Villa Maria just off 32nd Avenue South and University Drive. No word how it happened or if anyone was injured.
Moorhead police riding a school bus Tuesday while looking for distracetd drivers arrested a man on suspicion of DUI after his vehicle nearly struck the back of the bus. The school bus the officers were riding on was stopped at a stop light when the officers noticed a vehicle approaching from the rear at a high rate of speed. At the last minute, the driver swerved, nearly striking the rear of the bus and other cars before coming to a stop against the curb.
MORRIS -- A group of employees at Aaron Carlson Woodwork in Morris in western Minnesota are on strike, protesting what they say are unfair labor practices and low wages and also fighting for their right to join a national carpenters union. The strike began Monday in Minneapolis, but made its way west to the Morris cabinet-making company on Tuesday with employees picketing outside the plant throughout the day.
ST. PAUL — Just as the “culture” of driving while intoxicated has changed, Lt. Tiffani Nielson of the Minnesota State Patrol also would like to see a change in distracted driving habits. “Texting while driving has evolved into a big problem not only in Minnesota, but also nationwide,” said Nielson, who noted that in Minnesota alone last year 74 lives were lost to distracted driving and 25 percent of all accidents were caused by people taking their eyes off the road.