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RED WING -- What do Prince, President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Donald Trump have in common? All have been the subjects of murals the city of Red Wing has painted over on Barn Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River town. Policy dictates that the bluff’s mural-de-jour must be painted over, regardless of content, if the city receives a complaint about it.
ALEXANDRIA -- A 41-year-old Sauk Centre woman faces five alcohol-related charges, four of them felonies, after a crash that seriously injured a 23-month-old boy in Alexandria on Saturday. Becky Lynn Laforge was charged in Douglas County District Court Monday with two counts of operating a vehicle in a negligent manner that caused “great bodily harm” while she was either under the influence of alcohol or had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.
ANOKA — Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper says security improvements are needed soon at the Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center. She emphasized her feelings when she visited the facility Tuesday. Piper said the facility needs better security systems, more nurses and more beds for patients.
BRANDON -- A missing person report issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department Monday has been cancelled. Todd Richard Logan, 52, of Moorhead, was last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, near the intersection of Wolf Creek Road NW and Severson Road NW between Brandon and Evansville. Family members contacted the DCSO, expressing concerns for Logan’s welfare and indicating that his recent behavior was concerning and uncharacteristic of him.
HNOMEN, Minn. - Prosecution has been suspended in the case of a Moorhead man accused in Mahnomen County District Court of using his pontoon to prevent a swimming deer from reaching shore, resulting in the deer drowning. Steven W. Timm, 56, had faced one count of overworking or mistreating animals and two counts of using a motor vehicle to chase wild animals stemming from an incident in September on Tulaby Lake in Mahnomen County.
ELMWOOD, Wis. -- Formal charges were expected to be filed this week against a man accused of running a puppy mill on his western Wisconsin property, where live and dead dogs were hauled away by the dozen. Members of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Animal Humane Society seized 48 dogs Friday, April 22, after executing a search warrant at the facility.
MAHNOMEN — Prosecution has been suspended in the case of a Moorhead man accused in Mahnomen County District Court of using his pontoon to prevent a swimming deer from reaching shore, resulting in the deer drowning. Steven W. Timm, 56, had faced one count of overworking or mistreating animals and two counts of using a motor vehicle to chase wild animals stemming from an incident in September on Tulaby Lake in Mahnomen County.
WATERTOWN, S.D. — A famed South Dakota artist died Sunday and while Terry Redlin wasn’t able to put a brush to canvas since his retirement nearly a decade ago, his legacy remains strong in homes throughout the nation. Redlin, 78, a nature and Americana artist, died in Watertown after a nine-year battle with dementia. As Julie Ranum reflected on Redlin’s life Monday, she said unveiling a new print at the Redlin Art Center was one of her favorite moments.
ALEXANDRIA - Authorities have asked for the public's help looking for a 52-year-old Moorhead man last seen Saturday afternoon. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department said the family of Todd Richard Logan expressed concerns for Logan’s welfare and indicated that his recent behavior was concerning and uncharacteristic of him.
HILLMAN - A 14-year-old boy was killed Saturday when the dirt bike he was driving struck the back of a tractor near Hillman in central Minnesota. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office responded to the fatality at 4:19 p.m. and identified the victim as Damian Hebler of Hillman. Hebler was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor, Kylee Hoheisel, 23, of Hillman, was not injured.