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The results of a recount are in for the Otter Tail County Sheriff's race, and they show that Barry Fitzgibbons did, indeed, win. Fitzgibbons, who is currently the county's Chief Deputy, ended the November election just six votes ahead of his opponent, Fergus Falls Police Chief Kile Bergren. A request for a recount was initiated, and the recount took place on Monday, Dec. 3. The recount showed that there were 12,716 votes for Fitzgibbons and 12,708 for Bergren, a difference of eight votes.
FARGO - Thanksgiving travelers in the region will see lower prices at the pump compared to a week ago, but you will still spend more than you did last year on your way to your holiday feast. The average price for a gallon of unleaded in North Dakota on Sunday was $2.65, down 7.6 cents from a week ago, according to GasBuddy's survey. In Minnesota, prices are averaging $2.49, down 9.5 cents. In the Twin Cities, the average prices was down 5.8 cents at $2.58.
Andy Dombeck and his father, Mike Dombeck, are both conservation farmers who want to protect the land and water for future generations. As one of the results of their efforts, both their farms are now Water Quality Certified Farms, meaning they've met the standards of Minnesota's Ag Water Quality Certification Program. Their farms join more than 660 farming operations that are now certified under this four-year-old Minnesota program, which recognizes farmers' efforts to protect water quality.
A 43.5-inch pike caught by a member of the Women Anglers of Minnesota on Mille Lacs Lake set the first northern pike state record in the Department of Natural Resources' catch-and-release category. Angler Maddy Ogg caught and released the huge pike Oct. 6 during what she described as a cold and windy day of fishing, DNR officials reported. She and companions Mike Buckingham and Jenni Buckingham got an early start that morning, soon landing two fish at the same time.
ST. PAUL—Nearly 5,000 young hunters 10 to 15 years old will take to the fields and forests this weekend during Minnesota's youth deer season, the Department of Natural Resources said. The DNR offers the annual hunting opportunity to help develop Minnesota's next generation of hunters.
DEER RIVER, Minn. -- Officials recovered the body of a 35-year-old north-central Minnesota man near the Winnie Dam Recreational Area on Monday and he was identified on Tuesday, Aug. 21 Frank Sherman Jr. of Deer River had last contacted his family on July 23. An investigation into his death is continuing.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A 57-year-old man died early Monday, Aug. 20, after being struck by a train in Detroit Lakes. Emergency dispatchers received a report at about 12:15 a.m. Monday that a southbound Canadian Pacific Railway train had struck a pedestrian at a railroad crossing at Willow Street, according to a news release from the Detroit Lakes Police Department.
Former Bemidji State offensive lineman Jake Krause has signed with Alliance Phoenix of the Alliance of American Football, according to the Bemidji State football team’s Twitter account Saturday afternoon. The guard graduated from BSU earlier this year after playing four seasons for the Beavers, starting 33 consecutive games to end his career.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—The semi truck driver who struck and killed a 16-year-old Vining boy a little over a year ago was found guilty Thursday, July 19, in Otter Tail County Court. A jury found Jason Vadner, 36, of Wheaton guilty of criminal vehicular homicide and misdemeanor careless driving for a head-on crash that killed Henning/Vining sophomore Jacob Quam April 13, 2017 as the teen was on his way to school.
DULUTH—Enbridge Energy is giving landowners more time to decide if they want the old Line 3 oil pipeline removed from their property after regulators approved a replacement for the aging pipeline last month. The Calgary-based company filed proposals to comply with conditions set on the certificate of need and route permit set by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, which approved the approximately 340-mile pipeline that will stretch across northern Minnesota to connect Alberta with Superior, Wis.