Family Of Abused Boy Gets GOP To Change Attack AdThe Minnesota Republican Party scrambled Thursday to revise a television ad that accuses Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton of incompetence after the grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death was highlighted in the spot complained it was inappropriate.
Overdose Linked To Stolen Meds From Starbuck Drug StoreThe Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the theft of about 1,800 potent prescription pills and pain patches that are connected to a drug overdose in Stevens County. The medications, including some oral solutions, were stolen last Tuesday from Samuelson's Drug Store in Starbuck.
Drug Busts Net $40K Of Meth, Five ArrestsFive people are in the Douglas County Jail after the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and local police departments made a series of methamphetamine-related busts this week. On Monday, agents and officers from Alexandria Police arrested 29-year-old Kyle Hildebrand of South Haven and 23-year-old Jami Johnson of Sauk Rapid. Undercover agents bought 106 grams of meth for $6,000 from Hildebrand and Johnson, which has a street value of over $21,000. They were both eventually charged with 1st-degree controlled substance sales crime.
Animal Rights Group Alleges Cruelty At Minn. Turkey Farm Before you place a turkey at your table, one animal rights group wants you to know how some turkeys are allegedly being treated at a Minnesota farm.
Twin Cities Cleaning Up From Overnight Severe WeatherThe National Weather Service says several communities in west-central Minnesota are experiencing flash flooding following severe thunderstorms. Meteorologist Chris Franks says streets in Morris, Glenwood and Starbuck are among those that flooded after big downpours.
Caribou To Close 80 Stores, Change 88 More To Peet’sCaribou Coffee is apparently putting up the white flag in its competition with coffee giant, Starbucks. The company has announced that 160 Caribou stores across the country are either closing down or changing names.
Mom, Dad Grappling With Death Of Baby, Killed In CrashThe men’s basketball coach at Southwest Minnesota State University and his wife are talking about finding strength to deal with the loss of their five month-old son, who died in a crash when a driver slammed head-on into their car.
Driver In Fatal Starbuck Crash Blew A 0.351 BACThe 38-year-old man arrested after a fatal crash in Starbuck, Minn. had a BAC of 0.351, according to a criminal complaint. The crash killed a 5-month-old boy and critically injured a Minnesota college basketball coach.
SMSU Coach Injured, Baby Dies In Starbuck CrashA Minnesota college basketball coach was critically injured in a weekend crash, which took the life of his 5-month-old son. Brad Bigler is currently in a South Dakota hospital, suffering from several broken ribs, an injured shoulder blade and a collapsed lung. He's also grieving for his 5-month-old baby boy, Drake, who died.
Crash Kills Son Of Southwest Minn. State Coach Brad Bigler, the men's basketball coach at Southwest Minnesota State University, was in critical condition Sunday after a two-vehicle crash in western Minnesota that killed his 5-month-old son and injured two other relatives.