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First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
First Lutheran Church welcomes pastor Jeanette McCormick
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December 8, 2016
SD stepfather charged with killing 18-month-old boy with six blows to the head
DELL RAPIDS, S.D. - A 36-year-old stepfather has been charged with murder after he apparently delivered six blows to the head of his 18-month-old stepson in Dell Rapids, a small town about 25 miles north of Sioux Falls near Interstate 29.. Keith Cornett apparently had been left at...
December 8, 2016 - 8:53pm
November 22, 2016
DNA cracks cold case of 1998 Christmas Eve double murder
MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities finally put to bed this week the case of a young couple’s 1998 murder, thanks to a new round of DNA testing.On Monday, Jason Richard Preston, a 37-year-old California prison inmate, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the Christmas...
November 22, 2016 - 9:43pm
Former police chief sentenced to life in prison
WINNER, S.D. — A man convicted earlier this year of killing his pregnant fiancee in October 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison. Russell Bertram, 64, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly Colome, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday at the Tripp County Courthouse in Winner for...
November 22, 2016 - 9:08pm
November 9, 2016
Police search for man accused of killing toddler, taking sister
ARDEN HILLS -- Authorities in Anoka County are searching for a man who is suspected in the death of his girlfriend’s toddler son, and is now believed to be on the run with her 5-year-old daughter. Nelson Geovanny Soto-Lopez, 24, last was seen Tuesday morning wearing a black T-shirt...
November 9, 2016 - 1:25am
Apparent innocent bystander, 69, fatally shot at Minnesota Dollar Tree ID’d
BURNSVILLE -- A shooting at a Burnsville Dollar Tree on Monday cost a 69-year-old customer his life. The man was unconnected to a dispute that occurred earlier that may have triggered the shooting, police said Tuesday. A Burnsville police spokesman called it an “awful” situation....
November 9, 2016 - 1:24am
October 28, 2016
Man accused in girl’s death indicted by grand jury
WALKER, Minn. — A grand jury has indicted a Coon Rapids man for the murder of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl this past August. Zachary Todd Anderson, 25, was arraigned Friday, Oct. 28, in Cass County District Court in Walker for premeditated first-degree murder and numerous other...
October 28, 2016 - 8:30pm
October 2, 2016
Two-time killer up for parole after 27 years in prison for Minnesota murder
HERMANTOWN, Minn. — Already a convicted murderer at age 26, James William Fields was fresh out of the Texas prison system, had his 15-year-old girlfriend and two stolen handguns by his side and was ready to bust out of the Deep South. Fields and the girl left Jackson, Miss., with...
October 2, 2016 - 9:15pm
September 26, 2016
Ex-police chief found guilty seven years later of kiling pregnant girlfriend
BURKE, S.D. — A former South Dakota police chief and Colome native was found guilty of first-degree murder of his pregnant fiancee Monday, nearly seven years after the incident occurred. Russell Bertram, 64, of Sioux Falls, was present at the Gregory County Courthouse in Burke...
September 26, 2016 - 9:53pm
September 14, 2016
As trial opens, prosecutor says former SD police chief killed pregnant girlfriend for insurance money, jealousy
BURKE, S.D. — In their opening remarks Wednesday, prosecutors suggested Russell Bertram killed his girlfriend to collect more than $900,000 in insurance money and was jealous over an unborn child that wasn’t his. Russell Bertram, 64, of Sioux Falls, appeared at the Gregory County...
September 14, 2016 - 9:09pm
September 13, 2016
Wrongly suspected, Wetterling neighbor says cops treated him unjustly
Daniel Rassier, a man wrongly suspected of abducting Jacob Wetterling, says he plans to sue law enforcement authorities for how they treated him. A Wetterling family neighbor and St. Joseph, music teacher, Rassier says police treated him like a murderer for years before another...
September 13, 2016 - 9:10pm
September 5, 2016
Criminal sentences spark backlash, but Minnesota guidelines are set by state commission
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- One month after a jury found him guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, Brian Keith Jourdain once again stood in front of Judge Paul Benshoof, this time to find out how long he would spend in prison. The criminal complaint against Jourdain, which described...
September 5, 2016 - 9:56pm
June 22, 2016
LoVan convicted of murder
WORTHINGTON -- Chim LoVan was convicted Wednesday in Nobles County District Court of murder in the second and third degree, along with first-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault, for last year’s stabbing of 19-year-old Blue Thyboualoy. Thyboualoy died from his injuries...
June 22, 2016 - 9:31pm
June 21, 2016
Conflicting narratives in stabbing incident
WORTHINGTON -- A jury heard testimony Tuesday in Nobles County District Court from people present when Blue Thyboualoy was allegedly stabbed in June 2015. Chim LoVan is charged with two counts of manslaughter, murder in the second and third degree and one count of second-degree...
June 21, 2016 - 9:50pm
June 20, 2016
Stabbing case goes to trial
WORTHINGTON -- A Worthington man is on trial for allegedly stabbing and murdering Blue Thyboualoy in an incident that occurred last June. Chim Lo Van is charged with two counts of manslaughter, murder in the second and third degree and one count of second-degree assault. According...
June 20, 2016 - 9:56pm
June 13, 2016
Orlando gunman likely ‘radicalized’ through internet, U.S. says
ORLANDO, Fla. — U.S. authorities said Monday they had found no direct links between Islamic State militants and the gunman who killed 49 people...
June 13, 2016 - 10:02pm