Between the biting winds and the snow storms, it’s been a tough winter to be a Minnesotan. Central Minnesota is digging out of 4.5 feet of snow, and some people are running out of places to put it.
Foley wrestling is rich in tradition. The Falcons have won three state titles and have their sights set on a fourth this season. With 13 seniors, there’s plenty of leadership. But it’s a freshman wrestler that’s providing the motivation for this team.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Foley man. According to the Benton County Sheriff’s office, Jamie Robert Wylie, 31, was reported missing on Dec. 15. The last time he had contact with anyone was via cell phone on Dec. 9. Wylie’s wife and friends say he was last seen leaving a friend’s home in St. Cloud, and he was upset at the time.
A Department of Corrections (DOC) fugitive was charged Friday with first-degree aggravated robbery, second-degree assault and fleeing police in a motor vehicle after a crime spree Thursday night in the Twin Cities. According to Minneapolis Police, 39-year-old Brandon Stark approached four people with a knife late Thursday night in Minneapolis. The crime spree ended with Stark crashing a stolen car in St. Paul during a police chase.
Authorities say a 79-year-old woman was killed Tuesday after she failed to stop for a stop sign and was hit by a semi near Foley.
Two men died when their motorcycles collided head-on Thursday afternoon in central Minnesota, police say. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said Patrick Ogg, 52, of Foley, died when he and Larry Sorenson, 61, of West Union, both tried to pass vehicles.
A mother and her 4-year-old daughter were rescued after the car they were in rolled and landed on its roof in a Benton County creek.
Foley officials are putting plans to hire private security patrols for the central Minnesota town on hold. The City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to go back to Benton County for a new police services contract.
Due to budget cuts, the city of Foley will use private security patrols instead of fielding its own police department or contracting with a sheriff’s office.
Security guards — not police — will patrol the streets of Foley.
Homes and businesses in Foley are back to using water right out of the tap after another round of testing found no E. coli in the city water supply.
Benton County authorities say a father and daughter were killed and two others were hurt after the family’s minivan was broadsided by a car that failed to halt at a stop sign.