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Foggy conditions might have contributed to an early morning crash near Aldrich Monday. Three people were hurt in a four-vehicle crash in Aldrich about 5:45 a.m. Monday. Aldrich is located between Wadena and Staples. According to the State Patrol, a 2002 Buick LeSabre was driving north from Central Avenue and entered the eastbound lanes of Highway 10. The LeSabre was broadsided by a 2001 Dodge Stratus that was travelling east on Highway 10.
A 14-year-old runaway from Wadena has been located, officials said. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said that Jeffery Randall was located in Missouri and are making arrangements to have him returned to Wadena. Randall was last seen Sunday morning at his grandfather’s house a few miles outside of the Wadena city limits, said his mother, Angela Randall.
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A dispute between a landlord and his tenant got out of hand Friday morning when one person was shot, Otter Tail County Sheriff Brian Schluetter said. Officers responded to a report about 7 a.m. of a landlord shooting a tenant after the two were arguing in the front yard of a rural house east of Perham. A female caller told police her boyfriend was shot by their landlord, Schluetter said. The landlord, Gerald Duane Skolte, 63, was arrested and is being held on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, Schluetter said.
One person is in custody after an early morning shooting east of Perham Friday. Otter Tail County officials say they received a call of a shooting at a rural address east of Perham around 7 a.m., the female caller reported her boyfriend was shot by their landlord after a verbal dispute. The officers were able to remove the victim from the front yard where he was laying on the ground along with the female caller.
Accusations, rumors and mystery are surrounding a Wadena farm this week. This after investigators issued a search warrant looking for human remains. Unexpectedly Monday morning, Dan Hansen says his farm about two miles north of Wadena was swarming with investigators. His wife took these pictures when dozens of squad cars pulled onto the couple's property. "It was unbelievable," Hansen said about the sight.
Motorists in the area have been shocked by big gasoline price jumps the past few days, with the cost of a gallon of regular gas jumping 30 cents or more. "I'm hoping it will go down, because it makes it easier to visit my parents here," said David Grouws, of Decorah, Iowa. He was gassing up at the Petro Plus station on Highway 10 East Friday morning.
The teen who contracted a brain infection from an amoeba after swimming in a Minnesota lake has died. Hunter Boutain, 14, was being treated at University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis after developing the infection after swimming recently in Lake Minnewaska in Pope County.
Indeed, the speed at which attitudes about same-sex marriage have changed from "no way" to "yes, of course" is unprecedented in modern U.S. history. Ten years ago, very few observers, if any, would have forecast that the turnaround would happen so quickly and so decisively. The court's 5-4 majority, led by President Ronald Reagan appointee Justice Anthony Kennedy, did what so many high courts in the past have done: extend basic rights to individuals and/or groups that had been denied.
In case you haven't heard, people of faith, we're standing on quicksand. The Pew Forum on Religion in Public Life poll results are in: Those affiliated with religion in our country are slipping fast, while those claiming no religious affiliation are rising steadily. The news first came to me through a news release from the Center for Inquiry (CFI), a secular organization that hailed the results as a triumph. On the surface, their victory dance seems merited.