About 50 train cars carrying coal derailed in Cass County. According to a Cass County Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies received word about the derailment west of Pillager at about 11:50 p.m. Sunday.
The tragedy and terror from the Newtown massacre was felt some 1,500 miles away by Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch. “After the incident at Sandy Hook, it really brought a new light to, you know, that this could come home really easily,” Burch said.
Little Falls and Pillager schools made counselors available Monday for students and staff trying to cope with the shooting deaths of two cousins.
Police arrested a 50-year-old man Thursday after he was allegedly found tied to a tree, blindfolded and waiting for anonymous sex in a Ramsey park.