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The beginning of Jack and Joe Gould's lives wasn't easy. When their mom, Sarah Gould, was 23 weeks pregnant, she was diagnosed with a rare disorder that affected the blood flow to each of her identical twins. The procedure that would save their lives also increased the odds that the boys would be born early. Jack and Joe spent three months in what is now Sanford Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, hooked up to various tubes and monitors.
A rural Underwood home burned to the ground last Wednesday evening. No one was injured in the fire, which may have started around the home's heating unit, but officials deemed the house a complete loss. According to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, dispatch received a report of a house fire at 33567 255th Street at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 13.
BARNESVILLE, Minn. - The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 94 near here that has killed at least two people. Sgt. Jesse Grabow said the accident took place around 11:30 a.m. and that both westbound I-94 lanes are closed as accident cleanup continues. It's unclear how many people were involved in the incident, but Grabow said two people died and another was seriously injured. The trooper said poor visibility was likely a factor. "That's the biggest problem," he said.
Dealing with a relative or friend who wants to continue to drive -- but shouldn't -- is a dilemma many people would rather not face, but more and more do. It's a sensitive issue that thrusts adult offspring into something of a parental stance when they begin to notice diminishing physical or mental capabilities that affect their parents' driving. "It's tough," said Jerry Vein, AARP regional coordinator for northeast North Dakota.
Tracy Bennett enjoys her job as a court reporter because she gets a continuing education in criminal, civil and family law, as well as learning the latest developments in the medical and insurance industries and a variety of other topics. Bennett records every word spoken in the courtroom -- even when some people are speaking more than 250 words a minute -- and preserves the complete and accurate written record of the spoken word for potential review. During National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, Bennett is encouraging young people to consider a career as a court reporter. "Court rep
ST. PAUL - Joan Peterson said Minnesota lawmakers must act to control gun violence like the shooting that killed her sister in the Twin Cities 13 years ago. "Nothing is not an option," the Duluth woman told a couple hundred people at a Monday anti-gun violence rally in the state Capitol rotunda. "There is no reason not to act." Peterson, one of several rally speakers, has worked against gun violence since her sister, Barbara Lund, was killed.
Girls' Basketball Wadena-Deer Creek 51, Pine River-Backus 46 Emily Miron 18 points Hope Theisen 17 points Swanville 52, Verndale 48 Teresa Moenkedick 17 points Elyssa Kern 12 points
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In this photo, submitted by Roxanne Crayford of Wadena, her black lab Licorice stares out the window as Crayford's husband blows snow that fell on their property Feb. 10.
The big game season for walleye, northern pike and bass is close to closure. After Feb. 24, intentionally attempting to catch any of those species will be off limits. Yet there's still time to catch a trophy. Current conditions are perfect for landing the walleye of a lifetime. Since walleyes are preparing for reproduction that will take place in about 75 days, give or take a week, they are currently feeding heavily, especially the large females, attempting to support their development of eggs.