Saturday, October 17, 2009

Petters' Trial to stay in Minnesota

(AP) Wayzata Businessman Tom Petters' bid to move his trial out of Minnesota has been denied by a Judge. Petters is accused of running a $3.5 billion Ponzi Scheme. His attorneys argued that media coverage would make it impossible for Petters to get a fair trial in Minnesota.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Program for Locating Vulnerable Persons

(AP) A program designed to quickly locate vulnerable adults or children is one that the St. Paul Police are joining. "Lifesaver" uses tracking technology to help police respond quickly to missing-person's reports on people with Alzheimer's, autism, or other cognitive issues.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Minnesota's Unemployment Rate Continues Decline

(AP) The Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate for Minnesota is down significantly. It fell .7 percent from 8 to 7.3. That rate is also much lower than the Nation's rate for September, which was 9.8 percent.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday High School Scores

Girls Volleyball:
3-0 Browerville def Eagle Valley
3-0 Detroit Lakes def Staples-Motley
3-0 Nevis def Northome/Kelliher
3-0 Pierz def Holdingford
3-0 Pine River-Backus def Clearbrook-Gonvick
3-0 Royalton def Swanville
3-1 Aitkin def Isle
3-1 Brainerd def Little Falls
3-1 Hill City def Crosby Ironton
3-1 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley def Park Rapids
3-2 Cass Lake-Bena def Blackduck

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hecker has Two Weeks to Present Finances

(Ap) Denny Hecker has two weeks to give a detailed accounting of his finances--according to a Hennepin County Judge. The Judge is trying to determine if Hecker can afford $7500 per month in alimony payments to his estranged wife. The former auto mogul filed for personal bankruptcy in June.

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Library Basket Auction Saturday

The Pequot Lakes Library is hosting its 5th annual Basket Auction Saturday at Deacon's Lodge in Breezy Point. It may be the most important of the five, because they are paying off $95 thousand in loans for the new library in town.

Mayor Nancy Adams tells KLKS News, community libraries continue to be very important, even with the wide-spread use of the internet. She says library useage at the new library has grown every month since it opened in June.

The 2010 budget has been raised from $15 thousand to $17 thousand as they look purchase new materials. The library is typically open four hours a day, and staffed by volunteers.

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Winter Driving Skills

With several inches of snow having fallen in the Brainerd Lakes Area in October already, Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl says it's time for drivers to think about winter driving skills. He tells KLKS News,the road may be posted at 55 miles per hour, but 45 may be a better choice, if roads turn slippery.

Sheriff Dahl is also reminding motorists to turn on their head lights when visibility drops. He also suggests checking to make sure tires are ready for the season ahead.

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Walker Man Killed in Afghanistan

(AP) Walker is remembering a young man who was lost to the war in Afghanistan. 24-year-old Minnesota National Guard SPC. George Cauley was killed when his vehicle was attacked by insurgents.

Cauley was a 2003 graduate of Northland High School. Principal Joe Akre says Cauley always had a smile on his face and got along with everybody.

Football coach Shem Daugherty says when he returned to school in uniform, he was obviously proud.

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Monday High School Scores

Girls Volleyball:
3-0 Hill City def McGregor
3-0 Wadena-Deer Creek def Breckenridge
3-0 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley def Menahga
3-1 Holy Family Catholic def Sibley East

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Two Soldiers From Minnesota Die in Afghanistan

Minneapolis (AP) The Defense Department has announced the death of two soldiers from Minnnesota.

The Pentagon says 24-year old Spc. George W. Cauley of Walker, Minnesota died Saturday in Bagram, Afghanistan. He was wounded when insurgents attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device last Wednesday in Helman Provice.

Cauley was assigned to the 114th Truck Company of the Minnesota Army National Guard in Duluth.

And, the father of Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Taylor says he was kiled Friday when he was hit by an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol in Helman Province. Taylor grew up in Bovey and graduated from Greenway High School in Coleraine in 2000.

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Predatory Public Notice in Crosby

The Crosby Police Department will be holding a Level 3 Predatory Offender public notification presentation at the Crosby-Ironton High School's Mayberry Auditorium, Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Police report 54-year-old Eugene Allen Wgeishofski is currently residing on 7th Avenue in Ironton.

Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Crosby Police Department and Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department will answer questions.

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