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Charges Filed In Double Homicide in Rural Perham

21 year old William Lynn Hillman is charged in the death of two individuals in rural Perham, MN.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption **UPDATE** PERHAM, MN — 21 year old William Lynn Hillman is charged in the death of two individuals in rural Perham, MN. Hillman, of Pine River, is in custody on 2 charges of 2nd degree homicide. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office says victim information will be released by the medical examiner after positive identification has been…

NDSU Celebrates Fourth Annual “Ag Week”

NDSU's Ag Collective will end the week with a dance and fundraiser for Arthur's Barn At Sanctuary events center

FARGO, N.D. — Our region is known for its agricultural contribution to the country. Now NDSU students are dedicating a whole week to celebrating the industry with their Ag Week. Four years ago, NDSU started its Ag Week to educate students and the community about the industry. That includes getting rid of any misconceptions people may have about agriculture. “There’s a…

Minnesota Woman Wanted For Killing Her Husband May Have Killed Again

Lois Riess Was Spotted In Florida Bar With Latest Victim

FORT MYERS BEACH, FL — Newly released surveillance video shows a Minnesota woman in a Florida bar smiling and talking with a fellow patron whom police say she later killed so she could steal her identity. The video released by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office shows 56-year-old Lois Riess of Blooming Prairie talking to 59-year-old Pamela Hutchinson April 5 at…

Sauk Rapids Student Attacks Three Other Children

Chief Perry Beise says the victims aged 8, 9 and 13 suffered ``superficial wounds'' requiring stitches in the attack before classes started Monday at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids.

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) _ Authorities say an 8-year-old student took a kitchen knife to a central Minnesota elementary school and attacked three other children. Chief Perry Beise says the victims aged 8, 9 and 13 suffered “superficial wounds” requiring stitches in the attack before classes started Monday at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids. No one else was hurt. School…

Minnesota Snowfall Was Historic

The National Weather Service says the 14.9 inches at Minneapolis airport from Friday through Sunday set a record for the largest April snowstorm ever there.

MINNEAPOLIS – Records fell as an April snowstorm blanketed the Upper Midwest. The National Weather Service says the 14.9 inches at Minneapolis airport from Friday through Sunday set a record for the largest April snowstorm ever there. It’s also the snowiest April on record in the Twin Cities. And it’s the snowiest start to a calendar year there, with 70.3…

Prince’s Heirs Have Yet To Collect Any Money From His Estate

Rock Star Died Two Years Ago This Month

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — As the second anniversary of Prince’s death approaches, the rock star’s heirs have yet to collect a dollar of his estimated $200 million estate. But bankers, lawyers and consultants have earned millions from it. The long saga to settle the estate provides a cautionary tale about what can happen when someone dies without leaving a will. Prince…

MSUM Students Celebrate Black Culture

A 'Black Lives Matter' banquet showcases art and performarnces

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Black Student Union at MSUM held a Black Lives Matter banquet to showcase art and performances. “After the whole Black Lives Matter thing started and became more on our campus, we wanted to do a banquet that’s more lighthearted and not so serious compared to some of the other events that we have,” said Lillie Jones, BSU…

New Details in the Woman Who Drove her Six Adopted Children off a Cliff

Police say Jennifer Hart had a blood alcohol level of 0.10, which is over the legal limit, when killing her family

FARGO, N.D. — More details in the death investigation of the couple who drove their six adopted children off a cliff. Police say Jennifer Hart had a blood alcohol level of 0.10, which is over the legal limit, when killing her family. Toxicology tests also found that her wife, Sarah – and two of their adopted children had ‘a significant…

Minnesota Ranks Fourth Nationwide for Life Expectancy

Men have an average life expectancy of 78.7, while women have an average of 82.9

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota ranks fourth nationwide for life expectancy, according to a study coordinated by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Men in Minnesota have an average life expectancy at 78.7 years, and women are at an average of 82.9. Some senior living communities are seeing a shift in what seniors want…