LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - A Little Falls group can again reclaim the world's largest ice carousel. The diameter of the massive disc of ice—carved out by chain saws and rigged to spin with the use of trolling motors—exceeded the length of a football field by a long shot and is longer than the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis is tall.
GORDON, Wis. — A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who had been missing since October has been found alive in rural Douglas County, Wisconsin, on Thursday, Jan. 10, authorities said. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Jayme Closs was found in the Town of Gordon at 4:43 p.m. and a suspect was taken into custody there just minutes later, at 4:54.
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton plans to return to Minnesota's capital city a month after complications of a back surgery caused damage to his lungs and required additional treatment in Rochester. Dayton underwent a pair of surgeries to fuse vertebrae in his lower back in mid-October. And in the weeks since, the DFL governor has remained at the Mayo Clinic for further observation and treatment.
PELICAN RAPIDS—A 25-year-old man is in custody in connection with the death of a 28-year-old man whose buried body was uncovered by authorities on Saturday, Sept. 22. A man, identified as Jordan Jerome Dalman, came to the sheriff's office Friday afternoon and told deputies an incident happened at his home about 9 miles north of Pelican Rapids and someone died, a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department said.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A truck driver found guilty of causing the death of a 16-year-old boy was sentenced Friday, Aug. 24, in Otter Tail County District Court to spend more than four years in prison. Jason Vadner, 36, of Wheaton, Minn., was sentenced to four years and two months.
Minnesota seniors now have a new line of defense against financial fraud, thanks to a new law that took effect Aug. 1, 2018. The new law was proposed by the Minnesota Commerce Department and supported by both senior advocacy groups and financial industry stakeholders. The Safe Seniors Financial Protection Act (HF 3833), equips financial professionals with new tools to protect their senior and vulnerable adult clients by working with the Commerce Department to prevent and stop suspected fraud.
HENNING—The man found dead in Henning, Friday, June 8, has been identified. According to family spokeswoman and aunt of the victim, Rebecca Johnson, the body is of 19-year-old Jordan Bolgrean of Barnesville. In the release sent out by the family, they say that Bolgrean was an Army graduate who struggled with drug addiction. Authorities haven't confirmed the cause of death. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, the body was found at 12:29 p.m. on Friday near the Canadian Pacific Railroad Tracks.
Michael Johnson has been promoted to community editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Johnson, a Verndale graduate, replaces Paula Quam, who will remain editor of the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus. "I look forward to focusing my efforts on an area that I've considered home for much of my life," Johnson said. "I love sharing great stories and look forward to sharing the news of this great region."
Nobody will be happier to see a switch in wind speed and direction than those living in lakes country. For two days, winds out of the south have pushed melting, fragmented ice up against north side beaches, damaging many of them. Marlys Simpson and her family have lived on the north side of Rush Lake for 40 years. They've witnessed ice out before, but not like this one.
The Henning School District will seek a full-time superintendent this summer as part-time superintendent Jeremy Olson has accepted the same position in the Crookston School District. The decision was made during a special school board meeting held March 8. The school board discussed what they would want in a new superintendent and heard from Olson on his recommendations. The discussion went through the options that the district could use at the position including full-time, part-time, shared, interim and superintendent/principal.