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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Forum Communications launched a new hockey website, The RinkLive.com , this week -- in advance of 2019 Hockey Day Minnesota -- to provide coverage of college and high school teams from across Minnesota and North Dakota.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - A Little Falls group can again reclaim the world’s largest ice carousel. The diameter of the massive disc of ice -- carved out by chain saws and rigged to spin with the use of trolling motors -- exceeded the length of a football field by a long shot and is longer than the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis is tall.
OLIVIA, Minn. — A convenience store employee is hospitalized after being shot Friday morning at a combination gas station, convenience store and auto repair shop in Fairfax. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office said a suspect has been arrested. The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the store at 7:59 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, reporting that someone inside the office had been shot. Subsequent information was received indicating the suspect had been disarmed and the victim had been shot in the hand and face, the department said in a news release.
GORDON, Wis. — A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who had been missing since October has been found alive in rural Douglas County, Wisconsin, on Thursday, Jan. 10, authorities said.
MINNEAPOLIS — A 78-year-old Brainerd woman died Saturday, Jan. 5, at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis after suffering complications of thermal injuries in a burning incident a day earlier, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office reported. The examiner’s office identified the woman as Janet Arlene Fraune.
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Minnesota officials have announced the names of two lucky residents who bought lottery tickets worth $1 million each. Deb Meyer, of Prior Lake, Minn., got her winning ticket from Superpumper in Crookston, though it was her husband who purchased the Minnesota Millionaire Raffle ticket for her on Nov. 2 while on a hunting trip in northwest Minnesota, according to a news release from the Minnesota Lottery.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., has been elected chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. It's the second time the 74-year-old dean of the Minnesota congressional delegation has served as the leader of the agriculture panel, first serving from 2007 to 2011. Since 2011, he has been the ranking member of the committee and played a key role in passing the farm bill late last year, as well as in previous years.
ST. PAUL -- Wells Fargo is set to pay Minnesota $9.3 million as part of a 50-state settlement stemming from the company's move to open bank accounts without customers' consent. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Friday, Dec. 28, said she and other attorneys general across the country looked into allegations that the company opened millions of unauthorized accounts and policies. And to resolve the investigations, Wells Fargo agreed to pay out $575 million.
MERRIFIELD, Minn. - A 51-year-old Merrifield man died after he was struck Thursday, Dec. 17, by a pickup with a snowplow on the 24000 block of Crow Wing County Road 19, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported. The collision was reported at 8:38 p.m. The victim, Michael Paul Donnay, was in the roadway when he was struck by the pickup, the sheriff's office reported. Donnay was pronounced dead at the scene. At the time of the accident, road conditions and visibility were very poor. Merrifield is about 10 miles north of Brainerd.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Authorities are investigating an incident involving a suspicious letter sent to the U.S. Federal Courthouse here. According to a posting on the Fergus Falls Police Department Facebook page: Around 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, the U.S. Marshal's Service contacted Fergus Falls police regarding a suspicious letter sent to the federal courthouse.