WILLMAR — It has been a difficult few years for retailers, big and small and all those in between. "There is a lot of tough news in retail right now. And you actually will find some good news in retail too," said Bruce Nustad, president of the Minnesota Retailers Association.
HIBBING — A 9-year-old Benson boy died Tuesday as the result of a Hibbing house fire that also claimed the lives of his grandparents and a 3-year-old cousin, while injuring his younger brother. A Gofundme memorial page has been set up in honor of Todd Jacob Gillitzer Jr., 9, of Benson, who died of his injuries. The identities of the others killed in the fire are Steven Jon Gillitzer, 67, Patricia Lynn Gillitzer, 63, and Isaiah Anteus Adams, 3. Jonathan Steven Gillitzer, 8, survived the fire.
BENSON – An unidentified individual died Wednesday following a reported fall at the Benson Power plant, according to the Benson Police Department. The police have not released the name of the individual at this time, though the family has been notified. The investigation into the incident is ongoing and the police said further information will be released at a later date.