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May 4, 2016
Thief River Falls School Board offers superintendent job to human resources director
THIEF RIVER FALLS — The Thief River Falls School Board has extended an offer to an Austin, Minn., man for its superintendent position. At a special meeting held Tuesday, the board passed a resolution to enter into contract negotiations with Brad Bergstrom, the director of human...
May 4, 2016 - 3:29pm
April 6, 2016
EGF, Crookston police watching for distracted driving April 11 to 17
A driver sending Facebook messages ran a red light, killing a father and his younger daughter in Sherburne County. It's cases like this one that make distracted driving feel like "a never-ending nightmare," said Matt Langer, chief of the Minnesota State Patrol. To help deter distracted...
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April 6, 2016 - 2:46pm
April 4, 2016
Work by Marshall County deputies results in 5 people charged in 2 week span
WARREN, Minn.—Marshall County Sheriff's Office deputies nabbed five people on drug or firearm crimes in a two-week span in March, according to a Monday press release. Deputies responded to a call March 1 at the residence of 54-year-old Ana Linda Ramirez and 56-year-old Guillermo...
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April 4, 2016 - 5:44pm
March 29, 2016
Closure, expansion in the cards for northwest Minnesota armories
THIEF RIVER FALLS—The future of two northwest Minnesota armories could look very different in the next 20 years. The Minnesota Army National Guard's facility in Thief River Falls sits on a list of buildings eyed for closure, while Crookston's armory could see a more than $9...
March 29, 2016 - 7:47pm
March 24, 2016
Crookston splash park could open for Memorial Day weekend
CROOKSTON—A Crookston splash park project funded by public donations could be ready to open Memorial Day weekend or early June. Construction is set to start soon for the 3,000-square-foot park in Highland Park. Parks and Recreation Director Scott Riopelle told the city's Park...
March 24, 2016 - 1:25pm
March 23, 2016
AARP closes Saturday tax-aide site for Easter weekend
An organization that provides tax aid to low- and moderate-income taxpayers has canceled this Saturday's session at an East Grand Forks library. The AARP tax-aide site, which normally serves area residents of North Dakota and Minnesota at Campbell Library, 422 Fourth St. N.W., won't...
March 23, 2016 - 6:25pm
March 18, 2016
Anonymous feedback shows support, concerns with new UND president
Feedback on UND's next president collected through recent online surveys was overwhelmingly positive, but some faculty and staff said they were...
March 18, 2016 - 1:48pm
March 16, 2016
Otterness to start May 1 as Thief River Falls city administrator
THIEF RIVER FALLS—Rodney Otterness will be moving nearly 1,400 miles in the coming months to serve as Thief River Falls' city administrator. Otterness, who works as the city manager of Union Gap, Wash., accepted the job offer earlier this week, and City Council members unanimously...
March 16, 2016 - 7:56pm
March 5, 2016
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Minnesota skates past UND in WCHA semis
MINNEAPOLIS—There weren't many holes in a rugged Minnesota defense, and those that were available were nearly impossible to find for the UND women's hockey team on Saturday. Minnesota downed UND 2-0 in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Face-Off at Ridder Arena. Even in the third...
March 5, 2016 - 8:52pm
March 2, 2016
Apartment building destroyed by fire in Badger
BADGER, Minn.—An apartment building could be a total loss after it caught fire Tuesday afternoon in Badger. The Roseau County Sheriff's Office received a call at about 3 p.m. that Tamarack Apartments was on fire, according to a new release. All occupants were safely evacuated...
March 2, 2016 - 1:09pm
March 1, 2016
Minnesota caucus turnouts 'huge' in parts of state
ST. PAUL -- Bernie Sanders took an early Minnesota presidential caucus vote lead on greater Minnesota votes, with urban precincts where he is...
March 1, 2016 - 10:11pm
Childcare providers in Minnesota defeat mandatory union representation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's subsidized child care providers overwhelmingly rejected an attempt to require a union to conduct their negotiations...
March 1, 2016 - 9:15pm
Do you have memories of the 1941 Ides of March blizzard?
Did you experience the Ides of March blizzard, the tragic Red River Valley blizzard that struck on March 15, 1941? If so, we'd like to hear from...
March 1, 2016 - 8:50pm
St. Paul man faces charges after high-speed chase near Barnesville
Authorities used a tire-flattening device to stop a fleeing stolen vehicle near Barnesville early Tuesday in a chase that reached speeds of about...
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March 1, 2016 - 8:45pm
February 29, 2016
Minnesota man dies after being found unresponsive in a Duluth hotel pool
Authorities have identified the 22-year-old man who died after being found unresponsive in a Duluth hotel pool early Sunday. Nathan Timothy Fihn of Newport, Minn., near St. Paul, was pronounced dead at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center after being found in the pool at the...
February 29, 2016 - 3:18pm