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BL man leads authorities on high-speed chase

BARRON COUNTY - On Sunday, March 18, at 1:00 p.m., a Barron County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on Hwy D south of Barron for a traffic violation and the vehicle failed to stop. A short chase (3.5 miles) took place with speeds reaching 100 mph before the driver came to a stop. The dri

LEADERNEWSROOM.COM - 2018-03-19 14:44:49

MISSING: Woman last seen leaving Walmart in Cambridge, Minn.

CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (KMSP) - Police in Cambridge, Minnesota, are asking for help finding 19-year-old Teagan Grass of Isanti. According to a release, Grass walked away from the Walmart in Cambridge around 4 p.m. on Friday and headed in an unknown direction. Authorities are concerned for her safety. Gras


Coin toss puts Sandstone first on 'Opportunity Zone' list

Pine County Board Chairman Steve Hallan broke the 2-2 tie with a coin toss. The toss decided between Pine City and Sandstone which would be number one on the county's priority list for the federal capital gains tax relief program.Ailene Croup | The Pioneer The absence of northern District 4 Commissi


Snowmobile DWIs in Capitol spotlight

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The death of an eight-year-old boy on Chisago Lake has sparked action at the State Capitol, an effort to connect the dots between drunk driving on the regular roadways and the same offenses in off-road vehicles. "If you get a DWI in your car, you incur the penalties form that DWI,

KARE - 2018-03-20 06:09:00

Measure to tighten drunk-driving laws for snowmobiles, ATVs advances

A measure to ban people convicted of driving drunk in a motor vehicle from operating a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle advanced at the Legislature on Monday. The measure comes after 8-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter Jr. of Wyoming was killed by a man driving a snowmobile while his license was revoked

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-19 22:16:00

Charges: After blaming neo-Nazis, Milaca man admits killing mom

MILACA - A 25-year-old man claimed a pack of neo-Nazis killed his mother before confessing to stabbing and beating her in the family's central Minnesota home, according to charges. Isaiah A. Pedersen of Milaca was charged in Mille Lacs County District Court with two counts of second-degree murder in


Down Memory Lane March 15 edition - Milaca

Dennis Johnson, retiring as police chief of Milaca after 29 years, said he enjoyed his career. He applied for the village marshal job in March 1964 without any prior law enforcemenet training. The Milaca High School speech team was to host an invitational meet on March 19. About 450 students were ex

HOMETOWNSOURCE.COM - 2018-03-19 03:13:00

Facebook security exec planning to leave company amid disinformation backlash

As Facebook grapples with a backlash over its role in spreading disinformation, an internal dispute over how to handle the threat and the public outcry is resulting in the departure of a senior executive. The impending exit of that executive - Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief information security offic

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 01:05:00

Sen. Klobuchar calls out Facebook for data leak

MINNEAPOLIS - Senator Amy Klobuchar is calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to face questions about why it took several years for users to learn that their personal information had been harvested and passed along to a third party without their kn

KARE - 2018-03-19 05:53:00

Klobuchar Wants Facebook's Zuckerberg to Testify on 'Data Grab'

Many people didn't know that when they logged on through Facebook, they were agreeing to hand over private data about the pages they liked and the people with whom they're friends. "It's time for them to take responsibility," Sen. Amy Klobuchar said on Sunday about the social media giant Facebook.

KSTP - 2018-03-19 05:16:00

Teen driver missed the stop sign in crash that killed her and her boyfriend

Authorities say a teen driver missed a stop sign and caused a crash that killed her and her boyfriend at an intersection in Kanabec County. Alexis Hasser, 18, and Gavin Butenhoff, 16, were killed Saturday when their car collided with a pickup truck east of Mora. Butenhoff died at the scene. Hasser,


The Latest: Firm employed by Trump campaign tapped Facebook

WASHINGTON - The Latest on a data firm that worked with the Trump campaign, tapping Facebook profiles, (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A data analysis firm employed by President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign tapped the Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission, allowing it


Police search for missing vulnerable man

CRYSTAL, Minn. - Crystal Police are asking for the public's help to locate a missing man who they say is considered a vulnerable adult. Authorities say James Holum, 49, is 5-foot-9 and weighs 215 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing black sweat pants, a gray T-shirt, tennis


Lottery pair snared; victims lose nearly $6 million

Lottery pair snared; victims lose nearly $6 millionLottery pair snared; victims lose nearly $6 million Another lottery scam, shut down. Though many lives have been ruined in its wake. More >> Another lottery scam, shut down. Though many lives have been ruined in its wake. More >> GOP proposes work r


Boy injured in NB house fire

At about 8:30 p.m. March 9, North Branch Police Officers and the North Branch Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire in the 6400 block of 372nd Street. When officers arrived, they found the attached garage fully engulfed. The North Branch Fire Department along with mutual aid from the Harri


Community grieves loss of two Braham teens

BRAHAM, Minn. (KMSP) - Braham Area High School opened its doors Sunday afternoon to give students and staff a chance to come together and grieve the loss of two fellow students who died in a car crash Saturday morning. Senior Alexis Hasser attended Braham Area Schools since the first day of kinderga


Charges: After blaming neo-Nazis, man admits killing mom in their C. Minnesota home

Death at the hands of a pack of neo-Nazis was just one of several scenarios a 25-year-old son painted for authorities before he confessed to fatally stabbing and beating his mother in the family's central Minnesota home, according to charges. Isaiah A. Pedersen, of Milaca, was charged in Mille Lacs