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Hail and wind blew out the windows of a nursing home in western North Dakota and storms damaged a school in northwest Minnesota as severe weather thundered across the region Sunday and early Monday.
BISMARCK–After a statewide effort to get their measure on the ballot this November, supporters of a medical marijuana initiative will deliver more than 15,000 signatures to the Secretary of Stat
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FARGO -- Forum Communications Co. has purchased a group of newspapers and shoppers along the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. Helmer Printing is a third-generation, family owned company based in Beldenville, Wis. Mark and Scott Helmer, along with sister Jenny, will continue to operate their commercial printing business.
HIBBING, Minn.—An Iron Range man allegedly had a 6-year-old child in the backseat of his car when he led police on a pursuit that hit speeds of up to 120 mph. Zachary Niles Harrington, 35, of rural Nashwauk, faces three charges in connection with the six-mile chase through the Hibbing area on June 14. Hibbing police said Harrington, who they suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance, fled in his Buick Park Avenue during a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation. Officers ended the pursuit when they learned the child was in the car.
DULUTH, Minn.—A 31-year-old Duluth man was reported in critical condition after an all-terrain vehicle crash late Wednesday north of Duluth. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that the crash happened at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday about 25 miles northeast of Duluth. Authorities did not release information on the circumstances of the crash, but said alcohol and speed were contributing factors.
MORRIS, Minn. — A Morris man has been charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct after allegedly molesting four girls over a period of approximately 25 years. Brad Tomlinson, 67, made his first appearance in Stevens County District Court on Tuesday. Bail was set at $500,000 without conditions and $25,000 with conditions.
MITCHELL, S.D.—A CivIl War-era cannonball, containing live explosives and metal balls, was discovered in a building in Mitchell and has been destroyed, officials have reported. The bowling ball-sized cannonball was destroyed at the Mitchell Landfill on July 1 by the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit from Ellsworth Air Force Base. There was no property damage or injuries associated with the incident.
SANDSTONE, Minn.—A 15-year-old Pine County boy drowned Wednesday in the Kettle River at Banning State Park near Sandstone. The Pine County Sheriff's Office reported that it received a call about a possible drowning at the state park at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday. Three teenagers were swimming across the Kettle River when one began to have trouble and the two other teenagers were unable to assist. They reported seeing the teenager in distress go under the water and not come back up, according to the sheriff's office.