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A state grand jury has indicted a Fergus Falls man on first-degree premeditated murder for the death of his father in Fergus Falls earlier this year. The indictment, filed Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Otter Tail County District Court, is in addition to a second-degree murder charge against 29-year-old Dustin Michael Defiel, who is accused of fatally shooting his father Ricardo Defiel on June 1. An initial appearance on the new charge is scheduled for Friday.
Alpha Phi has scholarships available to area students Alpha Phi, a local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international organization for education, has scholarships available for students planning on entering the teaching profession. Graduates of Menahga, Nevis, Park Rapids or Sebeka, who have been accepted into a school of education, may request an application by contacting Cheryl Breitbach at email@example.com . The application deadline is set for Nov. 30, 2016 with award made mid-January, 2017. Lake Park man ID'd in fatal crash
A Detroit Lakes man was killed in a crash near Ada late Monday night, Sept. 19. At approximately 11:30 p.m., a semi was travelling east on county Highway 39, turning onto Highway 24. As the semi was turning left, a 2015 Ford pickup, which was travelling southbound on Highway 24, failed to stop at the intersection and collided with the trailer of the semi, the Norman County Sheriff's Office said. The pickup started on fire and Ada and Borup crews were called to put out the fire. Doug Miller, the driver of the pickup, was declared dead at the scene.
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - A funeral service for Jacob Wetterling, the boy abducted and killed in 1989, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The St. Joseph boy's disappearance was unsolved until this month, when his killer confessed in court. Click here for the live stream of the funeral from St. Benedict in St. Joseph.
Are your small children in danger while riding in the car? They are if they aren't secured properly or put in a car seat that was installed incorrectly. The risk is real. Every 34 seconds, a child younger than the age of 13 is involved in a crash in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Experts say that 90 percent of car seat users are currently making one or more mistakes. The most common ones are: 1. Installing the car seat so that it's too loose in the car. 2. Making the harness straps on the child too loose.
A Brainerd man faces four felonies after allegedly threatening to stab and chop up two women while wielding an arrow, a hammer and a saw. Marshall Thomas Jarvela, 35, was charged in Crow Wing County District Court following the incident that occurred about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Chester Cole, 54, of Perham, died last week from burns sustained in what the Perham Police Department said was an accident. Emergency responders, including EMS and the Perham Police and Fire Department, were called to 447 5th St. NW in Perham after witnesses reported seeing the victim alone minutes prior to the incident, and later hearing him hollering, according to the Perham Police.
Red, itchy eyes. Watery nose. And ... aachooo! Welcome to hay fever season. Allergy sufferers may have noticed an uptick in respiratory ailments in recent weeks. Goldenrod pollen is often blamed for causing fall allergies, but the true culprit is ragweed, says Beth R. Jarvis, a University of Minnesota Extension educator.
A Detroit Lakes woman is facing felony theft charges after allegation that she stole a vehicle. Billie Joe Stewart, 36, was arrested following a complaint filed with police on Aug. 27. According to the complaint filed in Becker County District Court, a man reported that his gold Honda Accord had been stolen from within the city of Detroit Lakes.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—Three people are in critical condition after an air ambulance helicopter crashed near the Alexandria airport early Saturday. A North Memorial Health Care helicopter crashed en route to the Alexandria airport at 2:07 a.m., according to a statement from North Memorial. Three North Memorial crew members were injured. There were no patients on board. Access to the crash site at 1438 Lakeside Drive was blocked by authorities Saturday. The crash site is near the eastern shore of Lake Winona and north of the Alexandria Municipal Airport.