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Brainerd’s city council president and former mayor and teacher was found dead in her home Monday night. Soft-spoken and quick to offer an encouraging word to others, Bonnie Cumberland provided an example of strength and endurance as she battled cancer. Her sudden death at the age of 67 was a shock to her fellow council members Monday night.
WILLISTON, N.D. – Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced Monday that it has recently completed projects to provide more electrical stability in the Williston Basin. The Pioneer Generation Station, a natural gas-based peaking station northwest of Williston, started commercial operation a second unit Saturday. The station’s first unit began operating in September and a third unit will be completed later this month. Each unit can generate 45 megawatts of electricity.
FINLEY, N.D. – A woman is being held in the Cass County Jail in Fargo on suspicion of murder after a man’s body was found in Finley on Monday. Steele County Sheriff Wayne Beckman said a 60-year-old woman was taken into custody after a 66-year-old man was found dead Monday morning within the city of Finley. Beckman released no other details Monday. Finley is a city of about 445 people on N.D. Highway 200, about 60 miles north of Valley City or about 90 miles northwest of Fargo.
ST. PAUL — The 19-year-old University of Minnesota Duluth student who suffered frostbite after spending a night outside in sub-zero temperatures was set to go to the hospital in her hometown of St. Cloud on Monday. That was the word from Alyssa Lommel’s mother, Teri, on Alyssa’s Caring Bridge website. Lommel lost parts of her feet and all of her fingers this month after being found in in December off Woodland Avenue in Duluth after a night of drinking. She had been recovering at Regions Hospital in St. Paul since Dec. 7 and was being transferred Monday to St. Cloud Hospital.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Kmart stores in Alexandria and Fergus Falls are set to close this spring. The Alexandria store will close to the public in mid-May, according to Howard Reifs, director of corporate communications for Sears Holdings. Until then, the store will remain open for customers. It will begin its liquidation sale Feb. 23. The store is being closed because the lease was not renewed, according to Reifs.
LANGDON, N.D. -- A woman was killed near Langdon early Friday when she was hit by an SUV while guiding the driver, who will be charged, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. At about 3 a.m., Laurie Bennett, 58, of Langdon, was helping Russell Eversvik, 39, of Wales, N.D., back onto a road about three miles northwest of Langdon, the patrol said in a news release. Eversvik struck Bennett, trapping her under the SUV. He called 911, but she was dead at the scene, the patrol said.
SABIN, Minn. — A Sabin man was killed and his wife was airlifted to a Fargo hospital Sunday afternoon following a train/vehicle crash just south of Sabin. According to Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist: Gloria Briden, 83, was the driver of a vehicle driving on Clay County Road 67 just south of Sabin about 1:40 p.m.
SABIN, Minn. – A Sabin man was killed and his wife was airlifted to a Fargo hospital Sunday afternoon following a train/vehicle crash just south of Sabin. According to Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist: