George Wynn, 54, pleaded guilty in Otter Tail County District Court on Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of introducing an invasive species. Wynn was ordered to pay $500 restitution plus $500 in fines and fees. The settlement drew some criticism.
Wadena is asking the Minnesota Legislature to finish its recovery from a June 2010 tornado. The city seeks $4.75 million to build the Wadena Wellness Center, replacing several facilities the tornado destroyed.
Authorities say 26-year-old Andrew Swank and 24-year-old Dallas Williamson, both of Austin, were driving the all-terrain vehicle back to shore on Dead Lake, pulling a portable fish house behind them, when the ATV fell into the water shortly before midnight Tuesday.
A 24-year-old Underwood man accused of slitting his own dog’s throat will serve less than an additional week in jail and two years of supervised probation on a conviction for felony animal mistreatment.
Investigators say the 23-year-old man was driving east on Interstate 94 just before 10:15 p.m. Wednesday when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the side of a bridge. A snowplow driver who was driving by stopped to help the stranded motorist when deputies say the man attacked the plow driver, grabbing him by the traffic vest and trying to punch him.
The daughter called authorities from the outbuilding of a rural Henning, Minn., home. She said she had been upstairs in the home, cleaning with a bucket of water, when her mother came upstairs and the two had an argument.
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