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NR man, Ellsworth EMT charged with child sex crimes

Prosecutors charged Joseph R. Link, 33, New Richmond, with use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child enticement and attempt sexual assault of a child under 16 in Barron County Circuit Court Aug. 14. He posted a $10,000 signature bond after his initial court appearance. Link faces up t

HUDSON STAR-OBSERVER - 2018-08-15 20:41:24

Man dies while scuba diving in Washington County lake

MAY TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KMSP)- A 51-year-old man died while scuba diving on a lake near Stillwater, Minnesota Tuesday evening.

FOX9.COM - 2018-08-15 15:40:00

Inmate Indicted On 1st Degree Murder In Death Of Prison Guard - KVRR Local News

A grand jury in Washington County returned the indictment against Edward Muhammad Johnson on charges of first-degree premediated murder and first-degree murder of a prison guard.August 16, 2018Joe RadskeSTILLWATER, Minn. (AP) – An inmate accused of killing a guard at the Stillwater prison last month

KVRR.COM - 2018-08-16 13:45:05

Ox Cart Days rolls into Star Prairie Aug. 17-19

The summer festival circuit continues with Ox Cart Days, Aug. 17 — 19 in Star Prairie. This year's pared down schedule begins on Friday evening with Bethany Lutheran's Pie & Ice Cream Social starting at 6:30 p.m. at the village ballpark followed by the Queen's Coronation at 7 p.m. under the shelter.

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2018-08-16 01:00:01

Perkins closes, Culver's to move in

After decades of operation, Perkins of River Falls closed its doors for the last time Sunday afternoon, Aug. 12. It was the place to go for many after church on Sundays, as seen by the packed parking lot on those days.

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2018-08-14 22:31:52

Hudson police respond to reports of people shooting BB guns at vehicles

HUDSON, Wis. (WEAU) --Police in Hudson responded to 15 reports of people shooting BB guns at cars Monday.The Hudson Police Department said the 15 reports came in a period of 9 hours between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m.In addition to the reports, home surveillance captured an SUV driving slowly past vehicles. P


Viewpoint: Why I voted against the cannabis referendum

My decision to table the referendum was based upon many factors.Rules matter.The referendum was proposed by a committee with no jurisdiction under our bylaws to address this issue—the Administration Committee. Either the Health & Human Services Committee or the Public Protection & Judiciary Committe

HUDSON STAR-OBSERVER - 2018-08-16 13:26:25

Emergency Repairs Needed On New St. Croix Crossing Bridge

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MN — Repairs to a storm sewer pipe on the Wisconsin bluff at the end of the new Highway 36 St. Croix River Crossing bridge will begin early Monday, Aug. 20. The storm sewer pipe on the bluff along the St. Croix River was damaged during a heavy rainstorm the week of June 23.

PATCH - 2018-08-14 16:32:09

Competent to stand trial in terroristic threat case

A rural Ridgeland man has been ruled competent to assist in his defense in connection with charges of making terroristic threats, criminal trespass and bail jumping, following a hearing on Aug. 9, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court.James F. Donnerbauer, 69, E6627 County Road V, Ridgeland, will be

NEWS-SHIELD.COM - 2018-08-15 13:23:00

Infant suffers life-threatening injuries, father charged

CRIMEInfant suffers life-threatening injuries, father chargedMichael Herkal stands charged with first degree assault and malicious punishment of a child, but those charges will likely be amended to murder if the child does not survive.

KARE - 2018-08-14 18:44:23

Sepsis diagnosis prompts quick action to save woman’s life

Menomonie, Wis. — The graduation party of Susan Kohnke’s son was memorable, but not in the way she would have wanted. Instead of reflecting on a day celebrating school successes, and spending time with friends and family, the 58-year-old Colfax woman instead remembers it being the day she developed

CHIPPEWA HERALD - 2018-08-14 15:46:00

Motorcycle crash sends Ellsworth man to hospital

According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies responded to the area of County Road OO near 370th Avenue at 5:20 a.m.Douglas J. Lucht, 54, lost control of a 2014 BMW Enduro when he attempted to negotiate a lefthand curve while heading southbound on County Road OO. The motorcycl

REPUBLICAN-EAGLE - 2018-08-14 19:24:49

Scuba diver who was struggling in lake near Stillwater is found dead

In 2010, a Minneapolis woman died after scuba diving in that same lake, which is a popular destination for divers in southeastern Minnesota because it has some of the clearest water in the state.

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 23:35:00

Father charged in death of 13-day-old son

When questioned by officers the child's father, 32-year-old Michael Herkal, told them his two-and-a-half-year-old son had pulled the baby off the couch and onto the floor twice. After the second fall, he claimed to notice Anthony was gurgling and changing color. After finally reaching the child's mo

KARE - 2018-08-14 18:44:23

Man with alias allegedly stole Ellsworth vehicle, spotted in...

The man accused, Ronald William Marshall of Minneapolis, was arrested in River Falls by River Falls police that same day for operating the Ellsworth man's motor vehicle without his consent and criminal trespassing.According to a criminal complaint:The vehicle owner's co-workers happened to see 50-ye


Windows shot out of vehicles in Stillwater, Hudson, other cities

Willems said similar acts of vandalism happened in Stillwater, Oak Park Heights and Lakeland, anda sergeant from Stillwater Police Department told KARE 11that there were at least 45 reports of vehicles with broken windows.

BRINGMETHENEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 17:40:45

Women Aboard Inflatable Rainbow Unicorn Rescued On MN Lake: Watch

The officers initially pulled over toask for a picture, KMSP reports. However, they soon noticed the mythical flotation device was stuck in thick weeds.


Stillwater Police Respond To Truck Stuck On Golf Course: Photos

The truck was unoccupied and had a trailer attached, police said, with a rear tire was dangling over the edge of the bridge.


Family and friends of Stillwater inmates want lockdown to end

The lockdown was instituted on July 18,the day corrections officer Joseph Gomm was bludgeoned to deathwith a hammer and stabbed by inmate Edward Mohammed Johnson, who was serving time for homicide.


Police: Nearly 60 car windows damaged in apparent BB gun vandalism

In Oak Park Heights, the vandals struck three or four different cars late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, said Police Chief Brian DeRosier. In addition, they allegedly stole a thermal-imaging camera from inside one of the vehicles, he said.