William Delmore, 45, of Bismarck, North Dakota, died Aug. 2 while in custody at the Swift County Jail. An autopsy has been performed, but the cause and manner of death is still pending, according to the Swift County Sheriff's Office.
A memorial in St. Malachy Cemetery in Clontarf, Minnesota, lists the names of 14 Indigenous students who died in the late 1800s while attending the St. Paul Diocese Industrial School of Clontarf. There may have been more students who died at the school.
Jason Plourde, a priest with the Asatru Folk Assembly, sought a harassment restraining order against Victoria Guillemard, who helped organize the Murdock Area Alliance Against Hate. The judge found that Guillemard was exercising her rights to speak about a public concern, and had not targeted or harassed Plourde.
The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company began operations 25 years ago as among the first ethanol plants in Minnesota. It was launched as a pioneer of the Minnesota model: A farmer-owned cooperative producing value added earnings for corn growers.
There's tension in Murdock following the City Council decision to award a conditional use permit to the Asatru Folk Assembly for the use of a former Lutheran church as its gathering hall. The Murdock Alliance Against Hate opposed the conditional use permit, but will now focus on telling the Asatru Folk Assembly it is not welcome while also working to unite the community against racism, said its organizer.
Businesses tell U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar the first federal COVID-19 relief package helped but that needs continue. A Benson business owner used the opportunity of having the senator's ear to urge support for rural health care as well.