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CRIME AND COURTS

In its heyday, many farmers were prosecuted in the courtroom for having illegal stills in their backyards during Prohibition in the 1920s.
Two civil suits, filed in Faribault County District Court on Monday, May 16, 2022, allege that Rep. Jim Hagedorn asked his mother and stepfather, as well as his sister, to help pay for the cost of his cancer treatment and that money has not been paid back by his widow, Jennifer Carnahan.
According to a release from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, the Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of a medical situation at a house in Pike Bay Township near Cass Lake.
Alec Baney's case will remain in juvenile court, but he will receive a stayed adult sentence under the terms of an agreement reached Tuesday.

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A key piece of evidence in this case stemmed from the discovery of Pamela Dunn's engagement ring.
When a person goes missing, law enforcement is often stuck in a problematic position. Without a body, it can be difficult to prove a crime existed. That means justice, however obvious it may seem, is often not achieved. For the 2001 missing persons case of Pamela Dunn, that’s not exactly the story.
On Monday, May 9, Wade Alfred Olds, 53, of Detroit Lakes posted a $15,000 cashier’s check and was released, under standard conditions that include not using illegal drugs or alcohol, staying out of bars and liquor stores, using an alcohol monitor at his own expense, and having no contact with the two older people who were injured in the crash.
Phoutthasa Prathane told investigators he shot the woman because he couldn’t see his children, according to court documents.
Two babies, both linked through DNA to suspect, were found dead in 1999 and 2003. A newborn boy was found in Lower Boat Harbor in Red Wing, and a newborn girl was found in Lake Pepin.
Detroit Lakes police and firefighters, Becker County deputies, state troopers and medical personnel from Essentia St. Mary’s EMS all worked together to safely remove the two from the debris.

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Detroit Lakes police and firefighters, Becker County deputies, state troopers and medical personnel from Essentia St. Mary’s EMS all worked together to safely remove the two from the debris.
The family wants the gnome back enough to take out an unusual full-page newspaper ad in the Detroit Lakes Tribune, offering a $100 reward for information “leading to the safe and secure recovery of GnomeGnome.”
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 59-year-old Fergus Falls man who died at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds.

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