Archive | February 22, 2013

by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Morrison County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday, to approve this year’s Mud Fest application by a vote of three to two. The application included a variance outlining a safety plan which did not have the approval of the County Sheriff. Mud Fest representatives met with Sheriff Michel Wetzel [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer In a hearing for the Mangun murder case Tuesday, Assistant County Attorney Todd Kosovich declared his intention of releasing to the defense the name of a confidential, reliable informant as well as a summary of the informant’s criminal record by the end of the week. Keon Malone “Bird” Mangun, 29, [...]

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Group showing military families they are not alone  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a statewide program created through the Minnesota National Guard to connect military service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources. Effective Jan. 30, Morrison County’s local arm of that organization was officially [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Judge Conrad Freeberg granted a 60-day continuance in the case of the State of Minnesota vs. Warren John Okerman, Wednesday. Okerman, 44, of Little Falls is charged with third-degree murder in the June 1 methamphetamine overdose and death of Leslie Ellyn Peterson. Defense attorney Scott Wunderlich requested time for [...]

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A fire completely destroyed a barn early this morning (Friday, Feb. 22) at the Frank Rudolph residence on Coral Road in Parker Township. The fire department was called at about 2 a.m. and arrived at the scene moments later. The 20 fire fighters found just a bed of coals where the barn once stood. A [...]

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Paulson family’s God-given courage and devotion rescued Randy by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Although Geneva Paulson had wondered over the years whether she should write a book about her family’s experience pulling her son, Randy, out of a cult, the time never seemed right.  Until a fall weekend in 2010, that is, when she [...]

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