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Child found dead in River Falls school; unrelated threat follows

The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student's death at Meyer Middle School. Superintendent Jamie Benson sent an automated voice message March 19 to families in the district confirming the death of a sixth-grade student. "The death of any young p

PIERCE COUNTY HERALD - 2018-03-20 17:36:16

Wis. town shaken after death of student, unrelated threat made to school

The River Falls school community was shaken Monday by two separate events, one involving a student's death at Meyer Middle School and another resulting in a student's arrest. Superintendent Jamie Benson sent an automated voice message March 19 to families in the district confirming the death of a si

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 12:30:12

Unbelted Jeep driver ejected in crash that closed I-494 in Woodbury

Slick roads on the first day of spring led to trouble for a Jeep driver who was injured in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Woodbury. The Jeep driver over corrected after losing traction on northbound I-494 near Valley Creek Road shortly after noon. In over correcting, he struck a box truc

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-20 18:48:00

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor turns himself in on murder, manslaughter charges in Justine Damond killing

Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter in the July shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a decision that prosecutors said was delayed by some of the officer's colleagues' reluctance to testify. Noor is charged with third-degree murder "perpetrat

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 02:01:00

6 men charged in St. Paul underage sex-trafficking sting

Six men were arrested after authorities say they tried to engage in prostitution with a minor during a sex-trafficking sting conducted in St. Paul this winter. The men were charged Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court. Each responded to an ad posted by law enforcement on Backpage.com's dating sec

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-20 23:56:58

Ellsworth middle schooler taken into custody

An Ellsworth Middle School student who allegedly referenced bringing a gun to school was taken into custody Wednesday morning. An automated voice message from Ellsworth School District Superintendent Barry Cain went out the morning of Wednesday, March 21, alerting families to the situation. Cain sai

PIERCE COUNTY HERALD - 2018-03-21 19:52:42

Harlem Globetrotter surprises Wisconsin boy

PRESCOTT, Wis. - Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin surprised 10-year-old Ethan Kranig Monday at his school in Prescott, Wisconsin in honor of his birthday. Ethan has a condition called ectrodactyly ectodermal dysplasia, which impacts his limbs and his eyesight. He's undergone more than 30 surgeries

CHANNEL 3000 - 2018-03-21 15:20:04

CITY OF HUDSON: Ordinance No. 5-18 (Rezone 721 & 811 First St. Properties)

City of Hudson, Wisconsin NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 05-18 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Common Council of the City of Hudson, Wisconsin adopted Ordinance 05-18 titled An Ordinance Rezoning Territory in the City of Hudson, Wisconsin on March 12, 2018. This ordinance rezoned the properties

HUDSON STAR-OBSERVER - 2018-03-21 19:14:00

UPDATE: Man sentenced in fatal drunken driving crash

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (WEAU) -- The New Richmond man charged after one person died and three others were hurt in a drunken driving crash has now been sentenced. Monday, in St. Croix County Court 20-year-old Dalton Mundle was sentenced to eight years of probation and 12 month conditional jail time. He w

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-19 23:12:00

Hastings day care with history of violations reopens, with husband of previous owner in charge

Hillside Childcare Center in Hastings (Michelle Wirth / Forum News Service) A Hastings child care center handed over its license this month after authorities verified serious and chronic violations, including an incident in which a teacher restrained and bit a 6-year-old boy who has autism. But Hill

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-03-20 22:57:11

Pierce County sheriff's blotter: PO box incident; Pursuit through River Falls

Bay City PO box incident under investigation Officers took a fraud complaint March 7 in Bay City. A complainant reported false checks had been written to businesses in Red Wing and Hastings. The caller suspected the checking account information was accessed in a post-office box theft. Deputies later


Driver killed in rollover on I-94

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Newport, Minnesota man was killed when he rolled his truck merging onto Interstate 94 from Highway 280. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Dodge Dakota pickup truck was headed south on 280 and exited to eastbound I-94 at about 3:18 a.m. Sunday. Near the bottom of the ra


Man dies after shooting in South Minneapolis Friday night

(KMSP) - A man died Friday night after he was dropped off at the hospital, and police believe his death is connected to a shooting in south Minneapolis. Around 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a possible shooting in the area of 43rd St. E and 1st Avenue South. They were unable to locate


Hugo man sentenced to 26 years for raping woman with disabilities

A man found guilty of repeatedly raping and abusing a Hugo woman who has developmental disabilities has been sentenced in Washington County District Court to 26 years in prison.Omar A. Muhammad (Courtesy of the Washington County sheriff's office) Judge Greg Galler sentenced Omar Muhammad, 21, of Hug


River Falls man convicted in rape case

After almost five hours, a Pierce County jury convicted a River Falls man accused of rape. Jurors in the case against 28-year-old Ryan H. Mulhern returned a guilty verdict on one count of second-degree sexual assault just after 8 p.m. Thursday, March, 8. Mulhern was acquitted of a second felony - st


Kidnapping, sex trafficking charges lead from Treasure Island hotel room

An arrest warrant was issued for a Rosemount man earlier in March following an investigation of criminal activity at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in October of 2017. Thomas Lee Kirven, 29, was taken into custody March 7 on felony charges of kidnapping, first-degree sex trafficking, cause or permi


These Are The 10 Worst Minneapolis Neighborhoods For 2018

Minneapolis's neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You've got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos. It seems as if there's a neighborhood for everyone in Minneapolis. And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best



Angela Ann Olson, 38, Ellsworth, was ordered to pay $150 cash bail on felony bail jumping and felony burglary-building or dwelling charges Feb. 26. The charges stemmed from a July 5 incident in the town of Trenton. Blake L. Packard, 20, Wrightstown, pleaded innocent and posted a $1,000 signature bon


Woman arrested after leading deputies on chase in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Tomah woman is arrested after leading deputies on a chase through Jackson County. It happened around 5:30 a.m. Friday in the township of Knapp. Deputies say they received a report of 33-year-old Krystal Kogutkiewicz acting suspicious outside of a home. They say she h


Diners find a new Oasis on the road to Stillwater

Craig Beemer was no stranger to business when he bought the Oasis Cafe in Stillwater back in 2008. He had studied finance in college, run a local marketing service and later an import business based in Hong Kong. His background is likely why he keeps such neat records of every sale he's made since D