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DULUTH, Minn. — Since 5-year-old Matthew Nicholls was diagnosed with a tree-nut allergy at age 2, his mom and dad have spent more than $1,000 on EpiPens that have never been used — but have to be kept on hand in case Matthew has a potentially life-threate
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Westman 111th birthday
Miller 50th anniversary
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Berger 80th birthday
Scheepstra 85th birthday
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August 23, 2016
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
WALKER, Minn. -- The 25-year-old Coon Rapids, Minn., man arrested in connection with the abduction and death of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of kidnapping and theft. The suspect, Zachary...
August 23, 2016 - 9:43pm
Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
WALKER, Minn. -- The 25-year-old Coon Rapids, Minn., man arrested in connection with the abduction and death of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl...
August 23, 2016 - 1:25pm
August 21, 2016
Murder, kidnapping charges await man accused of killing Watkins’ 5-year-old
BRAINERD, Minn. --A Saturday Amber Alert for a missing five-year-old Watkins girl turned into a homicide investigation within hours, after tips led investigators to her body in rural Cass County. The 25-year-old family friend suspected of abducting and killing the girl was jailed...
August 21, 2016 - 9:47pm
August 19, 2016
One year after homicide, sheriff still searches for answers
WORTHINGTON -- Exactly one year after Jan Pigman-Kruse was fatally shot in her Brewster home, the Nobles County Sheriff’s Office has exhausted all leads and turned its investigation over to the Nobles County Attorney’s Office. Sheriff Kent Wilkening said Thursday his department...
August 19, 2016 - 8:56am
August 15, 2016
Missouri man faces false reporting charge for alleging robbery
SPICER -- A 20-year-old man Missouri originally told authorities he had been robbed outside the Zorbaz bar and restaurant on Green Lake in Spicer by two armed men on skateboards. But apparently it’s not so. The report came at about 10:40 p.m. July 25 and later that night a Kandiyohi...
August 15, 2016 - 9:30pm
August 2, 2016
Officer shoots, kills suspect in downtown Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA -- One person is dead after an officer shot a suspect in downtown Alexandria during an undercover investigation Tuesday, Aug. 2. Law enforcement was called about about 2:15 p.m. to the 300 block of Irving Street. According to the Alexandria Police Department, the Bureau...
August 2, 2016 - 9:03pm
August 1, 2016
Woman shot in head in bullet-riddled minivan is in stable condition
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A 28-year-old Luverne, Minn., woman who was shot in the back of the head in her bullet-riddled minivan as she was apparently fleeing from a party early Saturday is in stable condition at Sanford Hospital, but is not talking to police. Police spokesman Sam Clemens...
August 1, 2016 - 9:12pm
July 29, 2016
Special prosecutor named in Philando Castile shooting
ST. PAUL -- A prominent Minneapolis attorney will serve as a special prosecutor to help weigh criminal charges in a police officer’s killing of a black St. Paul man. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Don Lewis, a former federal prosecutor now with the law firm Nilan Johnson...
July 29, 2016 - 9:23pm
July 26, 2016
Lauderdale man charged with shooting at five Somali men
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Lauderdale, Minnesota, man is accused of making a profane comment about Islam and then shooting at five Somali men in Minneapolis in June. Anthony J. Sawina, 26, was charged Friday in Hennepin County District Court with five counts of assault with a dangerous weapon....
July 26, 2016 - 9:42pm
In targeted heist, bandit stole 1961 championship belt at Roger Maris Museum in Fargo shopping center
FARGO, N.D. -- A quick-working bandit swiped memorabilia from the Roger Maris Museum inside West Acres mall Tuesday morning, July 26, including a jewel-encrusted belt Maris won as the country’s best pro athlete in 1961. The little-known but once-revered S. Rae Hickok Belt and the...
July 26, 2016 - 9:24pm
July 25, 2016
Video leads to teen’s arrest in beating death
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A video shared on social media led police to 16-year-old boy who is charged in the beating death another teenager after they met Friday night in a Sioux Falls neighborhood. Police say the suspect was with a group of five juveniles when they encountered 18-year-old...
July 25, 2016 - 9:31pm
July 21, 2016
When the feds wade into racially charged police shooting cases, and when they don’t
ST. PAUL -- For some time, protesters of the Philando Castile police shooting — along with Gov. Mark Dayton — have been calling for a federal investigation into the case. But people often don’t realize what that means — particularly when it comes to the laws the feds have...
July 21, 2016 - 10:00pm
Man faces arson, burglary charges in connection with Sunday house fire
WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man is facing arson and burglary charges following a Sunday afternoon house fire. Abel Danillo Ramirez-Ramirez, 33, has been charged with first-degree arson, first-degree burglary, threats of violence-intent to terrorize and fleeing a police officer by...
July 21, 2016 - 9:16pm
July 19, 2016
St. Paul man says he helped burn, bury body of Downwind
BEMIDJI -- A St. Paul man charged with aiding a Bemidji man in connection with the murder of Rose Downwind pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday. Christopher John Davis, 28, told the court that he helped Marchello Cimmarusti, Downwind’s former boyfriend, transport her body to a location...
July 19, 2016 - 9:20pm
July 18, 2016
Jourdain sentenced to 8 years in prison for stabbing death
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji man convicted of stabbing and killing his girlfriend was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison, as well as another four years and two months of supervised release Monday as details emerged about his “intellectual disability.”. Brian Keith Jourdain,...
July 18, 2016 - 8:46pm