Archive | January 11, 2013

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The defendant gave no opening statement, arguments or cross examinations  The Jason Dominguez murder trial began Friday in Morrison County District Court with Judge Douglas Anderson presiding. Dominguez, nicknamed “Righty” because he lost his left arm in an accident, is accused of murdering Dustin Brown Oct. 3, 2011, over an alleged […]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler’s defense of the university against charges its administration is bloated has its limits. “I’m not really interested in defending the status quo,” Kaler said at the State Capitol on Friday (Jan. 11). While detailing the university’s biennial budget request — the university is […]

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“We don’t want to make people overly paranoid here. You can reduce your risk of getting colds and flu by a few simple actions. You are always gambling with germs. You just want to keep the odds in your favor.”  —Charles Gerba The facts of the matter are these: That St. Gabriel’s Hospital is full […]

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One hot summer day when I was a child, no more than 9 or 10, I had an encounter with a carnival worker at the county fair. The carnie was working a dart game. If you broke a balloon, you won the prize revealed behind it — usually a paper lei or some other trinket. […]

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A woman from St. Cloud and a man from Turtle  Lake, Wis., were arrested Monday, for stealing more than $1,000 of merchandise from Walmart in Little Falls. Bobbi Dawn Tyra, 25,  and Michael Anthony Denucci II, 20, were charged with felony theft Wednesday, by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff. On Monday, Walmart […]

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The following people, charged with a gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor level crime in Morrison County District Court, have recently been sentenced: Gross Misdemeanors • Brian Ronald Burgau, 41, Roseau; (offense: 3/4/12) dismissed against Burgau was one count of driving after cancellation. • Dustin Kenneth Keehr, 32, Sandstone; (offense: 10/20/12) DWI, fined $1,015, sentenced to 30 […]

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Jan. 2 — A dark grey plastic 20-inch by 8-inch by 10-inch tool box with a clear plastic lid and an acetylene torch with the tank were stolen from a work vehicle while it was parked on Second Street Northeast. The tool box contained items related to servicing oil furnaces including a draft gauge and […]

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Dec. 27 — A power pole saw was stolen from the back of a truck at a location on 215th Street in Randall. Dec. 28 — A resident on 205th Avenue in Fort Ripley reported the fraudulent use of their credit card. Someone other than the card holder charged approximately $180.70 on the card. Dec. […]

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Jason David Keehr of Little Falls, was convicted for felony first degree DWI, Jan. 2, and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. A second felony DWI charge was dismissed. Keehr, 37, was charged for an Aug. 3, 2012 incident, when he was arrested after crashing into a garage in Little Falls Township. Deputies found […]

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