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Here comes yet another book about Adolph Hitler. Hundreds have been written about the madman, scholars keep digging away to find even more about him. This one's called "Killing Hitler," by Roger Moorhouse (Bantam, $25). I've read tons of Hitleriana, but I must say Moorhouse has convinced me that I've still missed a great deal. Everyone's heard about the famous plot to kill Hitler during his trip to the Eastern Front, led by Claus von Stauffenberg.
WILLMAR -- Last week the last client was discharged from the adult mental health treatment facility on the campus of the former Willmar Regional Treatment Center, ending a nearly 100 year history in this community. On Friday, an open house will be held for a new 16-bed psychiatric hospital in Willmar with clients expected to start arriving Aug. 18. The transition from large regional treatment facilities to small community-based hospitals is the new trend in treating people with acute or chronic mental illness in Minnesota.
ST. PAUL - Bodies of Minneapolis bridge collapse victims were still in the Mississippi River last Aug.
He's a doctor, a Navy lieutenant, a triathlete and formerly the star of a reality TV show designed to find him a soul mate. And ladies, he's still single. "The Bachelor" star Lt. Andrew Baldwin hit Duluth on Monday and will be here until tomorrow as part of Navy Week, an event designed to recruit people. Baldwin, 31, spoke to about 60 fans at Grandma's Sports Garden -- not exactly George Clooney- and Renee Zellweger-visiting-Duluth levels of excitement.
Wallace G. Woldengen, also known as "Wally" or "Lucky", age 66, of Hampton died July 4, 2008 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Wally was born July 2, 1942 in Franklin, MN to Alvin and Verna (Raddatz) Woldengen. He married Carolyn (Lange) on August 8, 1964 in Hector, MN. He was the owner of Lucky's Roundup Bar in Hampton, MN. He is survived by his wife Carolyn; his son Curt (friend Sharon); his daughter Sherry (Roger) Otto and his grandchildren Amanda, Hannah, Ryan and Kirsten. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Craig and his brother Larry.
MONTICELLO, Minn. -- Months of planning at the Monticello nuclear plant will be put into practice when spent nuclear fuel is moved from an indoor pool to new above-ground storage. The Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing already uses outdoor dry-cask storage. The Monticello casks will go into concrete storage modules. The storage area is surrounded by two chain-link fences and monitored by cameras and other security devices. Moving the spent fuel will allow Xcel Energy to continue operating the plant for another 30 years, project manager Mark McKeown said.
The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office has issued an "attempt to locate" on a 27-year-old Bemidji woman who has not been seen for at least six days. According to the Sheriff's Office report, it was reported Monday that Lisbeth Rogers had not been seen in six days. She was last seen at the Beltrami County Jail picking up money and car keys from an inmate. She may be driving a silver 2000 Mitsubishi Gallant, the report said.
The federal government has reached a lease agreement for new U.S.
A 29-year-old Duluth man was arrested early Wednesday after calling police with a cell phone from a purse he's accused of stealing. A reporter told Duluth police Sgt. Don Boso that it didn't appear that the suspect arrested by Officer Kristina Schulte early Wednesday has a prior criminal record in Minnesota. "If this is his start, he should end his career now,'' Boso deadpanned. According to police, a 26-year-old woman said the man asked her for a cigarette at Horseshoe Billiards in Lincoln Park/West Duluth about 12:22 a.m. Wednesday.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's 150th birthday has come and gone, but the celebration - and history lesson - lasts all summer. That is the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission's message as it touts hundreds of events scheduled around the state in the coming weeks and months to commemorate 150 years of statehood. More than 90 events are scheduled yet this month and another 500 are planned for July, said Jane Leonard, the commission's executive director. At least one event is planned in each of Minnesota's 87 counties.