STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Capitol notebook: Ag to be first budget bill signed
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to sign the first spending bill of the year today, one that gives a small part of the budget to agriculture uses.
The House and Senate Thursday overwhelmingly passed a compromi... Posted on 4/15/11 at 4:30 AM
A teenager who was already in jail has been charged in the stabbing death of a taxi driver. Abdirahman Abdiwahab Abdikarim, 18, Apple Valley, was charged Thursday with first- and second-degree murder in the death of Michael Allan Palm Jr.
A Grand Forks man has been sentenced for burglarizing Walsh County, N.D., farmsteads and stealing a cash machine from a convenience store in Minto,, N.D. Gregory Nordrum was ordered to spend two years behind bars and three years on supervised probation. He also was ordered to pay restitution and $1,100 in fines and fees. The amount of restitution will be determined later.
Illness has led to a recent shortage of bus drivers in the Kindred (N.D.) School District, so superintendent Steve Hall is getting behind the wheel.
Two of the rural district’s eight bus drivers were out sick recently. That left some buses without drivers on morning and afternoon routes, and Hall stepped up.
A crash between a car and a school bus carrying the Ely High School football team led officials to cancel Friday night’s homecoming game and dance at Onamia High School. The State Patrol said the crash happened on U.S. Highway 169 in Coleraine about 3:30 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — Crashes on Minnesota roads over the weekend killed at least 11 people — including four in a minivan that was hit by a pickup truck in Olmsted County — making this the deadliest Memorial Day weekend in recent memory.
Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier said he has witnessed law enforcement officers’ generosity. The sheriff told incoming Minnesota State Patrol officers Friday about the support and assistance his office and the family of Mahnomen sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dewey received after Dewey was shot while on duty in February.
The Minnesota State Patrol academy's new graduating class is the largest in the patrol’s history, and it includes 31 members who turned to law enforcement after working in other career fields. They applied to the State Patrol through a new program that targets people without prior law enforcement experience.
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