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Forum Communications will livestream James Comey's testimony to the Senate intelligence committee beginning at 9 a.m. Fired FBI Director James Comey will publicly testify that President Trump asked him to end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn .
RED WING, Minn. -- The Red Wing Solid Waste Campus sustained significant damage due to a fire Wednesday night, June 7, according to Red Wing Fire Department. The blaze was reported around 7:45 p.m. inside the facility. No injuries were reported. The scene remained active as of a 9:34 p.m. update Wednesday, and residents were asked to avoid the area around 1873 Bench St. to allow for proper response by fire and police.
TYNDALL, S.D. — A southeast South Dakota man convicted of multiple counts of child rape was ordered Tuesday to spend 65 years in prison. Paul Brewer, 41, of Tabor, was sentenced for three counts of first-degree rape and two counts of sexual contact with a girl under the age of 16, according to the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. Brewer was convicted of the five felonies following a three-day jury trial in March.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.- A man who was injured after falling onto concrete at a home construction site Monday afternoon died Tuesday, authorities said. Lt. Rodney Hajicek of the East Grand Forks Police Department said a 58-year-old man died Tuesday morning at Altru Hospital from injuries sustained at a worksite fall Monday. His name will be released pending family notification, Hajicek said.
WAGNER, S.D. — About 200 baby pheasants and other birds were killed Monday and about 500 eggs were lost when a building sustained heavy smoke damage in Wagner in southeast South Dakota.. A heat lamp is believed to be the cause of the smoldering structure, owned by Steve Krcil, in which he raised upland birds like partridge, quail and different species of pheasants. He said Tuesday he's been raising birds for three years.
Just under the required deadline, Bob Dylan has delivered his official Nobel Prize lecture — and he leads it off by talking about seeing Buddy Holly perform in Duluth.
NEW YORK—A Grand Forks native who led Buffalo Wild Wings for more than 20 years is retiring amid a shakeup in the board's leadership and pushback from an activist hedge fund investor. Sally Smith, a University of North Dakota graduate from 1979, announced Friday she will step down as the national restaurant chains president and CEO at the end of the year or "until such time as a successor has been named."
ELY, Minn. — A search for canoeists in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota is over. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says the two canoeists were found early Friday during a search by air near Oyster Lake. Sheriff’s officials say the canoeists used a flashlight to signal to the airplane operated by the Minnesota State Patrol.
Three vehicles were totaled and another sustained some damage in a fire at a Hermantown auto dealership on Thursday night. The Hermantown Fire Department responded to Duluth Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram, 4755 Miller Trunk Highway, at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday and was on scene for about an hour, according to Deputy Chief John Lawless. The fire is believed to have started in a decomposing wood chip pile underneath one of the vehicles that caught the surrounding grass on fire, and then spread to other vehicles, Lawless said. No injuries were reported.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Scott Kendrick Lindgren, who is charged with kidnapping and assaulting a teenager near Wrenshall in northeast Minnesota and carving ‘snitch’ into his chest on May 15, was arrested on Wednesday night in Vancouver, Wash. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office reported that Lindgren was arrested by the Vancouver Police Department at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday and was being held in the Clark County Jail in Washington.