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December 10, 2013
One of three teens pleads guilty in death of Willmar grandmother
By Gretchen Schlosser, Forum News Service WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to a charge of unintentional second-degree murder for his role in the killing of a 79-year-old woman in her Willmar residence. As part of a plea agreement reached...
December 10, 2013 - 11:26am
November 18, 2013
Pedestrian struck, killed on Highway 10 near Sauk Rapids
By Forum News Service SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver Saturday morning on Highway 10 near Sauk Rapids. The Minnesota State Patrol said Robert C. Schmit, 23, of St. Cloud, was struck by a 1990 Buick Century around 5:30 a.m. at milepost 176....
November 18, 2013 - 9:15am
September 19, 2013
News Briefs: Jury finds former coach guilty of sex charges
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. MINNESOTA Jury finds former coach guilty of sex charges DULUTH -- The attorney for a former youth basketball coach...
September 19, 2013 - 9:26am
September 18, 2013
Victim identified Dikken as shooter before he died
By Tom Cherveny Forum News Service GRANITE FALLS, Minn. – Andrew Dikken, arrested Tuesday after eluding authorities for two weeks, entered the home of Kara Monson in Granite Falls sometime after 3 a.m. on Sept. 2 and began shooting her and Chris Panitzke as they were sleeping...
September 18, 2013 - 4:28pm
August 13, 2011
Guitarist who played with Johnny Cash to perform in Melrose
Bob Wootton, Johnny Cash's guitar player of 30 years, will be performing at the Melrose High School Auditorium on Sunday, August 21. Wootton will be singing and playing original Johnny Cash songs, with local Minnesota boys Six Mile Grove as his opening act and backing band.
August 13, 2011 - 3:25pm
October 21, 2010
Judge strikes 'secret sex image' law
A Cass County judge has ruled that a state law barring the secret creation of sexually expressive images is unconstitutional because it's overly broad, outlawing material protected by free-speech rights. In an opinion released Tuesday, Judge Steven McCullough ruled that the law,...
October 21, 2010 - 3:33pm
June 18, 2010
Alexienne Chorus 4th in contest
The Alexienne Chorus of Alexandria (Sweet Adelines International) competed with other choruses in Region 6 at Winnipeg, Canada on May 22. The...
June 18, 2010 - 12:00am
March 30, 2010
Warroad man charged in chat room sting
A criminal complaint says a Warroad, Minn., man had sexually charged conversations with an undercover officer in a chat room for teens and exposed himself over a Web camera on several occasions. Brad Allan Erickson, 45, made his initial appearance Monday in state District Court in...
March 30, 2010 - 4:09pm
February 21, 2010
Teen runaway returns to Faribault, Minn., but 'vampire' won't face charges
The former Red Wing, Minn., teenage girl who ran off with a self-professed 45-year-old vampire turned herself into police Thursday morning. Faribault, Minn., Police Chief Dan Collins said 16-year-old Paige Brewer met with police following negotiations with an investigator.
February 21, 2010 - 12:01pm
July 9, 2009
Nine-hour Fargo standoff ends in arrest
A nearly nine-hour standoff in south Fargo ended Wednesday night with the arrest of a man who was involved in a standoff with police 15 years ago. Fargo police arrested Leonard Ritter just before 8 p.m. after he jumped from his apartment No. 203 balcony at 2433 20th Ave. S. and attempted...
July 9, 2009 - 2:24pm
June 30, 2009
St. Cloud Hospital seeks patients for heart drug study
The Central Minnesota Heart Center at St. Cloud Hospital is seeking patients to participate in a study comparing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug versus Coumadin, a drug that treats atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is a disorder of the heart rhythm and is associated...
June 30, 2009 - 12:00am
June 24, 2009
Rain postpones Relay for Life in Pope County
Although the Pope County Relay for Life event was postponed due to the heavy rain and localized flooding Friday night, it did not dampen the spirits of people fighting cancer in Pope County. Plans are under way to hold some sort of relay in the near future and will be announced as...
June 24, 2009 - 12:00am
June 17, 2009
Dislocated worker on road to new career
Declining economic conditions typically change the face of student populations on college campuses as individuals who become unemployed after...
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am
Pope County Relay for Life is this Friday
A special luminaria ceremony held during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Pope County will remember those lost to cancer and honors those who have survived. Hundreds of luminaria will be lit along the relay track at the Pope County Fairgrounds this Friday, June 19 at...
June 17, 2009 - 12:00am
June 12, 2009
Class will offer survival guide
How can a nonprofit survive and thrive during an economic downturn? Kate Barr, executive director of the Nonprofits Assistance Fund, will present "Management During a Recession," Tuesday, June 23 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls. Barr's...
June 12, 2009 - 12:00am