WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (Sept. 5)It's the last Saturday of the 2015 Minnesota State Fair, and Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak are keeping it jam-packed!
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best ATV Trail In MinnesotaYour votes took Natalie Nyhus to Pine River.
Best Family Activities In Minnesota To Do Before The Summer EndsGet out and enjoy these five family-friendly activities before the summer is over.
Sheriff: 2 Killed In Plane Crash Near Pine River Regional AirportTwo people were killed Friday after a plane crashed about a quarter mile south of the Pine River Regional Airport, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Office. Authorities received a report of the incident at about 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Woman Accused Of Selling Untrained Service Dogs Stops Business She's accused of selling untrained service dogs for $10,000 to families of kids with special needs. Months after WCCO first exposed her business, the Wisconsin woman has shut it down.
Minn. Man Gets 40 Years In Missing Man's MurderA northern Minnesota man convicted of killing an acquaintance and burying the man's body has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie says 29-year-old Dane Riley of Pine River got the maximum sentence under state law Thursday. In 2012, a jury convicted Riley of second-degree intentional murder, a firearms violation and interfering with a dead body.
Minn. Man Convicted Of Killing AcquaintanceA Cass County jury has convicted a man of killing an acquaintance as the victim begged him to stop. The county attorney's office says the jury deliberated for three hours Friday before convicting 29-year-old Dane J. Riley of Pine River.
For $10K, Families Feel Cheated By 'Trained' Service DogsThey’re $10,000 dogs, sold to a vulnerable population with the promise of offering safety and protection, but some Minnesota and Wisconsin families who bought in can't believe what they’ve got.
Breeder Charged For Deplorable Conditions, Still Allowed To Sell PetsThe Minnesota woman charged with keeping more than 130 dogs in deplorable conditions is still allowed to raise and sell pets. Earlier this week, Deborah Rowell pleaded guilty to mistreating dogs at her kennel in Pine River.
Minn. Dog Kennel Owner Pleads Guilty To 1 CountThe owner of a northern Minnesota breeding operation where more than 100 dogs were seized this summer has pleaded guilty to one count. The Cass County prosecutor's office says 60-year-old Deborah Rowell of Pine River pleaded guilty to failing to provide dogs with adequate shade. Rowell had been charged with nine violations, ranging from animal neglect to depriving animals of shelter, shade and water. Her trial was scheduled to begin Monday.
Dozens Of Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill Find New HomesDozens of animals rescued from a puppy mill this the summer now have new places to call home. Two hundred dogs and puppies seized from a breeding facility in Pine River in July were up for adoption on Saturday at all Twin Cities Animal Humane Society locations.
Dogs Rescued From Filthy Breeding Facility Ready For Adoption An adoption event for 133 dogs rescued this summer from a filthy breeding facility in northern Minnesota is slated for this weekend.