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Apple Valley Police Sgt. Mitch Scott, a candidate for Dakota County sheriff, in a written statement, indicated he had requested that Dave Bellows neither seek nor accept an "appointment" from the Board of Commissioners. "Although the retiring of a Sheriff in midterm is a common practice throughout the United States, unfortunately this practice is usually done to assist the chief deputy or under sheriff with being elected the following term by allowing them to run as the incumbent," Scott said.
ST. PAUL -- Troy Reinke may have killed a record-setting buck last month in southeastern Minnesota. Goodhue County prosecutors on Thursday offered another description of the kill: poaching. The Cannon Falls man was charged with 13 counts, including gross over-limits of wild animals, after allegedly shooting the deer without a license or tags. The charges carry a maximum penalty more than five years in a jail and a $19,000 fine. Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Tyler Quandt said the eight-pointer had a gross score of 190 and five-eighths inches.
HENNING, Minn. - According to the book, the Earth is about 6,000 years old, evolution is wrong and Noah's flood accounts for all of the world's fossils. The book is the Bible. The interpretation is from Brian Young, who considers himself a creation scientist and opposes major mainstream theories about evolution and the formation of the universe. "We often hear creationism versus evolution. In a sense, it's creationism versus evolutionism.
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Terry Larson of rural Cass Lake, Minn.
ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. - Seventy years ago, the pieces of a bankrupt Texas refinery were sent north and installed on a 100-acre plot overlooking the Mississippi River. Minnesota's first refinery, now the Marathon Petroleum Co. refinery in St.
WORTHINGTON -- Candy Kellen was fairly young when her brother went off to Vietnam to serve his country in the U.S. military. While she was perhaps too young to understand war, she was old enough to know that her brother was in danger. She and her parents often waited for news from Vietnam on television, only to worry more if an attack involved his particular unit. "I remember one time we had to wait 10 days to hear (from him after the unit) got hit," said Kellen. Today, Kellen wants to make it possible for soldiers to communicate faster and easier with their families.
The motorized La-Z-Boy lounge chair that Proctor police seized after its inebriated owner hit a parked vehicle went up for auction on eBay on Thursday. As of 7:36 a.m. today the chair had 41 bids and reached $1,931. "Be the only one in town with a unique vehicle like this," the Police Department promises in the eBay advertisement below a photo of the notorious chair. "Known as the world famous DWI Motorized La-Z-Boy style Chair, year built unknown. This is a unique vehicle located in Proctor Minnesota. The vehicle has been obtained from a DWI forfeiture. ...
A civilian pilot who died in a plane crash while on a counter-terrorism mission over the mountains of Afghanistan on October 13 has ties to the Douglas County area. Randy Bergquist was working for Lockheed Martin contractors on NATO surveillance when his plane crashed in the Nuristan province, a stronghold of Taliban insurgents. Bergquist, 53, was a charter pilot and flight instructor for Alexandria Aviation in the 1980s. He met his future wife, Pam, while he was working there.
In a move that could conceivably bankrupt the city of Duluth, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is asking a federal court to return the $75.5 million it has given the city since 1994 as part of its agreement to open the Fond-du-Luth Casino. As a comparison, the city's general operating fund next year -- money that goes to pay for services including police and fire protection, road repairs and snow plowing -- is projected to be $75 million.