One of two Minnesota men accused of robbing a South Dakota casino at gunpoint has pleaded not guilty. Roger Kihega, of Cokato, Minnesota, pleaded not guilty to armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Friday.
Two 54-year-old men were involved in two separate farming accidents on two separate farms in Stockholm Township, with one reported dead from his injuries. According to the Wright County Sheriff’s office, the first accident happened on Friday evening when a 54-year-old man from Hutchinson was trying to remove corn stalks that were jamming a corn chopper on a farm on Quimby Avenue Southwest, near Cokato. His jacket got caught, and the man was pulled in to the machine. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Cokato man has been sentenced for drunkenly causing a car crash that killed three generations of a family last year in Kandiyohi County. Paul Wickenhauser will serve 67 months in prison – about 5 1/2 years – after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
A high school west of the Twin Cities was closed Monday morning and students were sent home following an issue with a heating system, district officials said.
Despite the relief from the heat on Saturday, many people have been hitting the water to cool off from this recent heat wave. So far, 25 people have drowned in non-boating accidents. Last year at this time, there were only 16.
Police chased a suspect in a freshly-stolen car Friday morning from Orono to Golden Valley, where the chase ended in a crash, authorities said.
Gerri McWherter’s essay on her friend and co-worker Barb Boger was moving. In it, McWherter cited numerous reasons why Boger should receive $500 from WCCO-TV and American Equity Mortgage for “Making a Difference.”