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No matter the temperatures, the fish are there and they are hungry By Tina Snell, Staff Writer There are lots of variables when going fishing on a normal day. But for opener of fishing, the first big day of the season for avid fishermen and women, there are even more. The temperature of the water can [...]

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Attorney Adam Johnson, assisting the defense of Byron Smith, accused of first-degree murder, moved for mistrial based on defense not having copies of Nathaiel Pearlson’s reports. Pearlson, a forensic scientist with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), gave testimony Tuesday as to evidence collected from Smith’s home the two days following the shooting deaths of [...]

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The mock car crash scheduled for this Thursday at the Little Falls Community High School was cancelled due to the possibility of rain. It will be rescheduled for sometime in May.

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In the first day of the Byron Smith murder trial in Little Falls, Monday, April 21, jurors heard opening statements, testimony from two officers with the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department, the mothers of the teenagers Smith shot and killed and a recording of Smith’s interview with law enforcement explaining the events leading up to and [...]

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A one-car accident Sunday, April 20, sent a 23-year-old man to the hospital. At 5 a.m.  in Parker Township, southwest of Randall, Grant Dalquist of Randall, was driving a Dodge pickup west on Coral Road. He did not notice a sharp curve in time, left the road and rolled the truck approximately four times. The [...]

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Byron Glenn Skeesick, age 72, of Brainerd, passed away Friday, April 18, at Good Samaritan Society – Bethany in Brainerd.  A “Celebration of His Life” will be held at the Brenny Funeral Chapel, Reception Center in Baxter on Saturday, April 26, from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. The family wishes to invite everyone to come [...]

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Little Falls Mayor Cathy VanRisseghem has proclaimed May 9 as Poppy Day in the city of Little Falls and that the entire month of May will be considered Poppy Month. The annual distribution of poppies and poppy cards to businesses and the community by the American Legion Family and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) [...]

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Mayor Toby Egan has designated May as Poppy Month in Pierz. The American Pierz Legion Auxiliary ladies will be out on the streets of Pierz, Friday, May 9, offering poppies in remembrance of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in service to the United States. Donations received will be used for disabled [...]

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