Haile Kifer
Court sets two-week block for jury selection and trial By Terry Lehrke, News Editor A trial date has been set for Monday, April 21 in the case of the state versus Byron David Smith of Little Falls. Smith, initially charged with second-degree murder,  was indicted in April 2013 by a grand jury on f...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor The Minnesota Court of Appeals denied a request by Byron Smith’s defense for a discretionary review of a Nov. 22, 2013 decision by Morrison County Judge Douglas Anderson. Anderson denied dismissal of the first-degree murder charges against Smith. Smith, initially char...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Half of the top 10 stories for 2013 have their roots in stories that made the top 10 for 2012, including charges of murder, the passage of same-sex marriage legislation, a Little Falls resident’s fight with City Hall and the fate of the Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op...Read More
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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Byron David Smith posted bail Tuesday morning and was freed from the Morrison County Jail. Smith is the Little Falls man charged with second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Haile Kifer and Nick Brady during an alleged burglary of his home Thanksgiving Day. Havin...Read More
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