Starbuck Man Sentenced For Hiding Schwendemann's Body After OverdoseA Starbuck man was sentenced Thursday for hiding his friend's body in a cornfield after she died of a drug overdose last fall. Nickolas Ryan McArdell 21, pleaded guilty to one count of gross misdemeanor of interference of a dead body, according to the Douglas County Court Administration.
Douglas County Attorney: Missing Starbuck Woman Died Of Drug Overdose Human remains that were found near Alexandria in October have been confirmed to belong to the missing Starbuck woman Laura Schwendemann. The Medical Examiner confirmed that the remains belonged to the 18-year-old woman.
ME: Human Remains Are Missing College StudentThe Midwest Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Friday that the human remains found Monday in Douglas County belong to a missing Starbuck college student. Laura Ann Schwendemann, 18, was last seen alive on the night of Oct. 14 at an Alexandria gas station.
Investigators Zero In On Man Last Seen With Missing StudentSheriff's officials in west-central Minnesota say a man last seen with a college student who disappeared nearly two weeks ago is a person they're investigating in the case.
Police Release Details Of Missing Starbuck Woman InvestigationA teen from Starbuck is still missing, and police say she didn't leave voluntarily. Authorities are looking for a vehicle in connection with the case.
Police: Suspect Arrested After Stop For Stolen Vehicle Starts ChaseAuthorities in west central Minnesota say a juvenile male was arrested Saturday after a felony stop of a stolen vehicle turned into a police chase earlier in the morning.
Sheriff: Teen At Large After High-Speed Chase In Stolen TruckPolice are looking for a teen who led them on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning in Pope County. Starbuck police responded at about 3:30 a.m. to a report of a stolen truck, which was seen driving southbound on Highway 29 and then westbound on County Road 18.
Sheriff: 18-Year-Old Starbuck Woman MissingOfficials from Douglas and Pope counties say an 18-year-old woman has been missing since Wednesday night. According to authorities, Laura Ann Schwendemann was last seen at the Holiday Gas Station on 50th Avenue in Alexandria at about 9:30 p.m.
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.

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