Salmonella: Sentencing For Managers Who Helped Convict BossThey were star witnesses who helped convict their old boss, a former peanut executive who got the harshest sentence ever for a U.S. producer in a food-borne illness case. Now two ex-managers of a Georgia peanut plant at the center of a deadly salmonella outbreak face the prospect of going to prison themselves. Sammy Lightsey and Danny Kilgore were scheduled to return Thursday to U.S. District Court for sentencing by the same judge who sent their ex-employer, former Peanut Corporation of American owner Stewart Parnell, to prison for 28 years.
Goin' To The Lake Recap: Perham (Day 2)Summer is coming to an end, and so are the WCCO summer road trips to the lakes! Our final stop on our tour across Minnesota is in Perham, a three-hour drive northwest of the cities. Liz Collin and Mike Binkley went to the Perham Lakeside Golf Club Friday. It is a beautiful facility with 27 holes to play. They have had great weather all summer, and Friday is no exception.
Goin' To The Lake Recap: Perham (Day 1)Summer is coming to an end, and so are the WCCO summer road trips to the lakes! Our final stop on our tour across Minnesota is in Perham, a three-hour drive northwest of the cities.
Life Sentence Urged In Peanut Salmonella CaseFederal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called "unprecedented" for a food-poisoning case. The potential life sentence for former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was disclosed by prosecutors in a court filing Wednesday.
State Patrol: Man Killed In Rollover Crash With Horse TrailerA 51-year-old man was killed Monday in a rollover crash involving a horse trailer in northwestern Minnesota, according to the State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 5 p.m. on Highway 10 west of Perham in Otter Tail County.
MN Highway Reopened After Blizzard ClosureBlizzard conditions temporarily closed a main highway in northwest Minnesota. The State Patrol said about 30 miles of Highway 2 from East Grand Forks to Crookston were closed because of heavy, blowing snow.
Kasson-Mantorville Tops Perham For 2A TitleJoey Hyde pitched a complete game to guide the Kasson-Mantorville Komets to an 8-1 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets in the Class 2A state championship at Target Field on Monday. Hyde scattered five singles over seven innings while striking out five, letting in the lone run in the second. Nine different players had at least one hit for the Komets (25-6)
MnDOT Construction Season Expected To Cost $1.1 BillionThe Minnesota Department of Transportation announced its 2013 construction plans on Wednesday, and it will be a busy season on many of the state's roads.
Prep Blog: Boys State Basketball PreviewIt feels like March Madness just got started, but it’s wrapping up on the high school level this week with the State Boys Basketball Tournament.
Bongards Cheese Plant In Perham Fined $79,000 Bongards' Creameries has paid a $79,000 fine to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for wastewater violations at its cheese plant in Perham.
Prep Blog: Week 7, Previewing ‘The Big 4’It’s yet another big week in high school football across the state. It’s Week 7, which means the regular season is winding down and we’re getting ever so close to the playoffs.
Finding Minnesota: Nisswa's Turtle RacesSerious speed is on display at Minnesota race tracks like Brainerd International or Canterbury Park. But you'll also find small-town tracks where the contestants aren't quite so fast.