A 97-year-old Minnesota man survived a jump from a moving truck last weekend. Johnie Beckerleg of Dilworth was waiting in his son’s pickup outside of a Walmart when a man jumped in and drove off with Beckerleg still inside. Beckerleg opened his door and jumped out. He says he has “no idea” how he pulled it off. He normally uses a walker to get around.
A western Minnesota man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his girlfriend’s young daughter. Raul Perez of Dilworth pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He was accused of killing 22-month-old Ariel Reyes.
A pilot project in the works for this fall replaces those reams of voter sign-in sheets at polling places with electronic rosters. The Legislature approved the e-roster project in a limited number of precincts. The results will determine if it gets expanded more broadly in future elections.
A 25-year-old man from Dilworth, Minn., lost part of his hand in a firework explosion, authorities say. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said Jason Holweger lost two fingers on his right hand at about 10:22 p.m. Friday in northwestern Minnesota. He was reloading a two-inch wide cannon-style firework when the charge detonated in his hand.
Minnesota schools would receive state funding for all-day kindergarten and an extra $200 per pupil on average in House Democrats’ plans for education spending.
The owner of 32 dead snakes found in a storage locker near Dilworth faces a felony charge of mistreating animals by torture.
The holding company that owns State Bank & Trust in Fargo is in the process of buying First National Bank, which has locations in the Minnesota cities of Hawley and Dilworth.
Clay County deputies checking on an odor have made a disgusting discovery: 32 dead snakes in a storage locker.
A 5-year-old northwestern Minnesota boy, born with numerous congenital birth defects, has died on a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World in Florida.