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Local News Archive

Wild Face Avalanche Thursday Night In Play-Off Opener

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

It’s time for Stanley Cup Play-Off hockey for the Minnesota Wild as they face the Central Division Champion Colorado Avalanche Thursday night in game one of a best of seven play-off series. Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund likely will return to action for the playoffs after missing the last six games of the regular season. [...]

Twins Game Postponed

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The Twins game Wednesday evening against the Blue Jays was postponed because of the weather. It will be made up as part of a day/night doubleheader Thursday on WCMP-FM. Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat [...]

Nationwide Warrant Issued For Arrest Of Victor Barnard

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014


A religious leader has been charged with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving two members of a “Maidens Group” within a Pine County-based church he led called the River Road Fellowship. The church had owned properties near Finlayson, before selling them and moving out of state.

Pine County authorities announced Tuesday an arrest warrant has been issued for 52-year-old Victor Arden Barnard. The sheriff’s office says he was last known to be in the Spokane, Wash., area, and police are looking for him there.

Former DNR Official Sentenced In Data Breach

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

A former Department of Natural Resources official convicted of illegally accessing drivers’ license data on thousands of Minnesotans has been sentenced. According to WCCO, 49-year-old John A. Hunt of Woodbury was sentenced Monday to two years’ probation and must also pay a $1,000 fine. Investigators say 90 percent of the people whose privacy was violated [...]

Burnett County Sheriff’s Report

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland reports several deaths, a harassment complaint, drug overdose and more on the Tuesday Sheriff’s Report.

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“U” To Discipline Students Involved In Disturbance

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The University of Minnesota has begun disciplinary action against students involved in Saturday night’s disturbance in Dinkytown. A total of 19 people were arrested when a crowd got rowdy in the streets following the Gopher hockey team’s loss at the national championship game to Union College. The University of Minnesota said they are reviewing the [...]

Spring Fieldwork Off To A Late Start

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Spring fieldwork off to a late start because of winter’s stubborn grip on Minnesota. But yields shouldn’t be hurt as long as farmers can get into their fields soon after Easter. Southeastern Minnesota got a fresh dusting of snow Monday. But fieldwork has barely begun. This week’s forecast calls for below-normal temperatures with the possibility [...]