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Prep Blog: Edina Hockey Tournament Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

We’re a week away from Christmas and high school students are ready to mentally check out for the holidays. Once the final exams are over and winter break starts, break out the video games, Ipods and DVDs. Or for the high school athletes, it’s the start of the busiest time of the winter sports year.

12/18/2014

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Police: Grand Rapids Man Charged After Standoff

Authorities have charged a Grand Rapids man who they say led a seven-hour armed standoff with officers. Twenty-nine-year-old Robert Williams was charged Thursday with one count of reckless discharge of a firearm, four counts of false imprisonment and one count of terroristic threats following the standoff Wednesday night.

11/14/2014

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Deer River Woman Gets 5 Years For Robbery

A Deer River woman has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for robbing a Grand Rapids business of about $350. Twenty-five-year-old Diana Jones pleaded guilty Monday in Istasca County court to one felony count of first degree aggravated robbery.

11/04/2014

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Zimmerman Man, 66, Found, Says Sherburne County Sheriff

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Zimmerman, Minnesota, man who has been missing since Wednesday.

10/03/2014

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Minnesota Man Charged In Wife’s Overdose Death

Prosecutors have charged a northern Minnesota man with murder in his wife’s drug overdose death.

09/22/2014

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Minnesota Corrections Officer Admits Sex Assault

A former officer at a juvenile correctional facility in northern Minnesota has admitted to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. The Itasca County Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that 24-year-old Devin Wood of Grand Rapids pleaded guilty on Monday to three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

09/17/2014

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Grand Rapids Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty To Criminal Sexual Conduct

A 24-year-old correctional officer has pleaded guilty to charges accusing him of a series of alleged sexual assaults involving a 15-year-old girl at a juvenile correctional facility, the Itasca County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

09/16/2014

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Heritage Council Decides On Executive Director

A state council that recommends how to spend $100 million a year on outdoors projects has voted to tap the executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association as its top staffer. The Lessard-Sams Outdoors Heritage Council voted 9-2 Tuesday night for 55-year-old Mark Johnson, of Grand Rapids, who has led the deer hunters for 14 years.

09/10/2014

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Biking The Iron Range’s Mesabi Trail

Head to northern Minnesota for a biking adventure.

09/09/2014

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Grand Rapids Man Accused Of Choking, Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend

The man also held a knife to a friend’s throat and threatened to kill her and her family, police say.

09/08/2014

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Family Member: Plane Crash Victims Loved Outdoors

A family member of two of three Minnesota residents killed in plane crash in Ontario says they loved the outdoors and going on adventures.

08/10/2014

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3 Minnesotans Killed In Ontario Plane Crash

Ontario Provincial police say three Americans have died in a plane crash in northwestern Ontario. Police said search and rescue squads located a downed Cessna 182 just after 4 p.m. Friday on Chappie Lake, south of Kenora, Ontario.

08/09/2014

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Avery Peterson Settles Into Wild Developmental Camp

The Minnesota Wild continue their developmental camp, and one name to watch down the road hails from Grand Rapids, Minn. Avery Peterson came back for his senior season at Grand Rapid High School, and won Mr. Hockey in the state.

07/12/2014

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Police: Man Assaulted In Home By Unknown Male

One person is in custody after a man reported being assaulted in his home by an unknown male. Corey William Becker, 21, of Grand Rapids, is being held at Stearns County Jail in connection with the incident. According to the St. Cloud Police Department, authorities responded to a report of a burglary in the 1000 block of 36th Avenue North in St. Cloud, Minn.

06/14/2014

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Garland Hometown Celebrates ‘Oz’ 75th Anniversary

Judy Garland’s Minnesota hometown is preparing to celebrate the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” the film that made her a star. For the 39th consecutive year, the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, in northern Minnesota, will hold a weeklong festival June 10-15.

05/24/2014

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