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State Patrol: Little Falls Man Crashes SUV Into Pond, Dies

A 55-year-old Little Falls man died in a pond crash in Aitkin County Saturday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The state patrol says a man was traveling in a 1999 Dodge Durango westbound on Highway 18 near Highway 169 when he ran off the road, crashed and rolled into a pond upside down.

07/27/2014

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Wander Minnesota: The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

Just outside of Little Falls is a historic site open only in the summertime, so you still have several weeks to plan a visit. The Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site has the preserved childhood home of the famed aviator, as well as the Charles A. Lindbergh State Park across the street (and which is named after the aviator’s father).

07/16/2014

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Tree Trimmer Electrocuted By Power Line In Minnetonka

A power line electrocuted a man Wednesday afternoon while he was trimming trees in Minnetonka, Minn. It happened just after 1 p.m. on Townline Road. A 21-year-old man, who is an employee of a tree trimming company out of Little Falls, was about 30 feet high when he hit a power line.

06/25/2014

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Byron Smith’s Attorney Files Appeal Documents

The attorney of the Little Falls man convicted for murdering two teens on Thanksgiving Day 2012 said he filed appeal documents Wednesday in the state Supreme Court.

06/04/2014

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Helicopter Pilot, 71, Critically Injured After Crashing Into Barn

A 71-year-old St. Cloud pilot is in critical condition after crashing a helicopter into a barn roof in Morrison County Wednesday morning.

05/28/2014

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Byron Smith’s Best Friend: ‘All He Wanted Was Peace & Quiet’

This week marks one month since a Minnesota homeowner went to prison for killing two unarmed teenage burglars. Byron Smith is serving life behind bars for shooting Nick Brady and Haile Kifer. The two cousins broke into his home in Little Falls on Thanksgiving 2012. Smith said it was self-defense, but a jury decided it was murder.

05/27/2014

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Washington County Attorney Reflects On Byron Smith Case

Washington County Attorney Pete Orput is sharing his thoughts on the case against Byron Smith, the Little Falls man found guilty of murdering two teenagers who had broken into his home. “This was a preplanned, well thought out, way to murder a couple of kids whom he was angry at because he had a few things stolen out of his house and garage,” Orput said.

05/17/2014

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Little Falls Man Found Guilty On All Four Counts Of Murder

The Little Falls, Minn. man who shot and killed two teenagers after they broke into his home has been found guilty of all four counts of premeditated murder.

04/29/2014

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Neighbor: Minnesota Man Fearful After Burglaries

A sheriff’s deputy testifying in the trial of a Minnesota man who killed two teens when they broke into his house on Thanksgiving Day 2012 testified Friday that Byron Smith had told him just weeks earlier that he wanted to catch the people who had been burglarizing his home.

04/25/2014

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Doctor: Slain Teen Was Intoxicated On Cough Syrup

Two teenage cousins killed after breaking into a Minnesota man’s home were shot a total of nine times, with some shots coming from close range, a medical examiner testified at the man’s murder trial Thursday.

04/24/2014

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Good Question: How Often Do Mistrials Occur, And What Causes Them?

According to the American Bar Association, a judge can declare a mistrial due to the death of a juror or attorney, an error that would cause prejudice and couldn’t be rectified with jury instructions, impropriety in jury selection, jury misconduct or a hung jury.

04/23/2014

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Homeowner: 2 Teens Shot Were ‘Vermin,’ Not Human

Authorities who searched the home of a Minnesota man who shot and killed two teens testified Wednesday that they found an audio recorder that was turned on, an operating surveillance system and a cellphone jamming device.

04/23/2014

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Jury Hears Audio Recording Of Little Falls Killings

Minnesota jurors listened Tuesday to an audio recording of the moments when two teenagers were fatally shot by a homeowner who says he feared for his life after several break-ins.

04/22/2014

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Little Falls Homeowner’s Interview Played At Trial

A Minnesota man on trial for killing two teenagers after they broke into his house had been lying in wait in his basement with a book, some snacks and two guns, a prosecutor said Monday in his opening statement. Byron Smith, 65, of Little Falls, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the slayings of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer on Thanksgiving Day in 2012.

04/21/2014

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Jury Picked To Hear Little Falls Murder Case

Court officials say a jury has been picked to hear the case of a Little Falls homeowner who claims he was defending himself when he shot and killed two teens who entered his home. Byron Smith is on trial on two counts of premeditated first-degree murder for the 2012 killings of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer.

04/16/2014

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