Little Falls

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Kelly Mills was the first witness called by the prosecution at the Brandon Bedford trial Tuesday. She is the medical examiner for Morrison County, with offices in Ramsey County. Bedford is accused of murdering Miranda Gosiak, 19, by giving her a fatal dose of heroin in the home of Tanya Ashby, [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The jury for the Brandon Bedford trial was selected by 12:30 p.m. today (Monday). Judge Conrad Freeberg, prosecutors Todd Kosovich and Amber Kusler and defense attorneys Gary Wolf and Holly Frame questioned the prospective jurors. Bedford is charged with third degree murder and third degree sale of a narcotic. The murder [...]

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For the second time in just more than a month, kids at home when a fire broke out did the smart thing: they called for help and got out of the home and stayed out.  “The kids got out and stayed out,” said Little Falls Fire Chief Mike Nieman. “They did excellent.” Nieman said the [...]

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106 pounds Brandon Ortman, freshman, Pierz Pierz had the luxury of starting off almost every dual with a win this season thanks to Ortman, who posted a record of 35-7. One of his biggest wins was his last, knocking off an individual state place winner to help the Pioneers advance in the consolation semifinals at [...]

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Little Falls graduate Dan Kornbaum, a senior on the Augsburg College men’s basketball team, was named an NCAA Division III All-America second team member Thursday. Kornbaum is only the ninth player in Augsburg history to receive the honor and the first since Devean George in 1999, who went on to play in the NBA. Earlier [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Prompted by the possible construction of a 70-acre solar farm in southern Morrison County, the County Board conducted a review of its land use ordinance. Since solar energy was not even addressed in the ordinance, several terms related to solar energy were added in a definition section. A new section [...]

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He is charged in the death of Miranda Gosiak  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The jury trial for Brandon Clarence Bedford begins Monday. He has been charged with third degree murder for giving heroin to Miranda Gosiak, 19, a resident of Little Falls, who died of an overdose Feb. 28, 2012. Bedford was also charged with [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls School District has been working toward being able to operate and manage Educational Access Channel 12. An agreement between the city of Little Falls and the district was made March 3 and at Monday’s meeting, the School Board voted to approve that agreement. The agreement states the educational [...]

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Sarah Schilling finds ideas in many places  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Little Falls resident Sarah Schilling always has a mile-long list of projects for the home she shares with husband, Dan, and their 3-year-old daughter, Bailey. “I spent most of my life in a hardware store,” Schilling said. When she was five, Schilling’s father, [...]

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