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ST. PAUL — In the only contested race in this year’s Minnesota Supreme Court race, incumbent Justice Margaret Chutich squared off against Michelle MacDonald. As of 9:05 p.m. Tuesday night, Chutich leads MacDonald by a 60 to 40 percentage vote. Chutich has served on Minnesota’s Supreme Court since 2016.
ST. PAUL — Six Minnesota appellate court seats are up for re-election this year, but only one of those seats were contested in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election. Vying for seat 2 is incumbent Justice Lucinda Jesson, who has served on the appellate court since 2015, and challenger Anthony Brown. As of 9:05 p.m. Tuesday night, Jesson leads Brown by a 65 to 34 percentage vote.
If you're a Facebook user and you've received a suspicious message in your inbox recently that urges you to forward a message onto your other Facebook friends: don't do it. It's a scam. The message, which you'd receive from an existing Facebook friend, reads: "Hi...I actually got another friend request from you yesterday....which I ignored so you may want to check your account. Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears...then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too...I had to do the people individually. Good luck!"
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — On Oct. 5, 2014, then-42-year-old Melissa Dawn Eagleshield went missing after being last seen leaving a friend’s residence in rural Becker County. Four years later, the Detroit Lakes woman still hasn’t been found and her disappearance remains a mystery. On Thursday, Oct. 4, Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander issued a release seeking the public’s continued help in finding Eagleshield.
Cell phone users who receive an emergency alert on their phones this afternoon, Wednesday, Oct. 3: don't be alarmed. It's only a test.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — Four years ago, Karen Odens buried her precious 4-year-old daughter. Now, friends and family are mourning the death of Karen. Odens, 39, is being described as someone “with a gentle smile who could melt the hearts of those around her.” She died Saturday, July 14, her obituary said. Odens had been hospitalized 30 times in the last five years, and it all started when her 4-year old daughter Sophia contracted an aggressive form of E. coli bacteria and died one day after her birthday.
THABAZIMBI, South Africa - The owner of a South African wildlife park is lucky to be alive after he was dragged and mauled by a lion after entering the animal's enclosure. Mike Hodge, 67, was rushed to a local hospital with neck and jaw injuries as a result of the incident, which occurred on Tuesday, May 1, according to the Daily Mail.
WASECA, Minn.—Going into its section quarterfinal game against the Waseca Bluejays (24-4), the Marshall Tigers (18-9) girls basketball team deployed a unique strategy: keep the ball out of Jays hands as long as possible. In the end, their strategy yielded them only four points, and a 17-4 loss, ending their season. Trailing 9-0 with 12 seconds to go the first half, the Tigers would finally get their first basket of the night, and went into the locker room at half trailing the Jays 9-2.
SOUTH AFRICA - A recent incident in South Africa resulted in the hunter being the hunted. A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pride of lions near Kruger National Park in South Africa, according to police, adding that little was left of the victim's body.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The new year has only just begun, but is already off to an astronomically spectacular start. A Minnesota police officer's dash-cam footage is proof. In a video posted Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4, to the Bemidji Police Department's Facebook page, a meteor can be seen on the officer's dash-cam video plummeting towards the Earth's surface before quickly fizzling out. The video was taken the night of Jan. 3.