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Lakeville resident Todd Bachman, whose family owns the Bachmann's chain of garden centers, has been identified as the victim of a fatal stabbing in Beijing, China. His wife, Barbara, a former member of the Dakota County Fair Board, reportedly was injured. In a statement on its Web page the United States Olympic Committee confirmed the couple was attacked Aug. 9 while visiting the Drum Tour tourist site in Beijing, near the Forbidden City. The single attacker reportedly then threw himself from the tower, apparently committing suicide. The Bachmans' son-in-law is a coach for the U.S.
ST. PAUL - Bodies of Minneapolis bridge collapse victims were still in the Mississippi River last Aug.
He's a doctor, a Navy lieutenant, a triathlete and formerly the star of a reality TV show designed to find him a soul mate. And ladies, he's still single. "The Bachelor" star Lt. Andrew Baldwin hit Duluth on Monday and will be here until tomorrow as part of Navy Week, an event designed to recruit people. Baldwin, 31, spoke to about 60 fans at Grandma's Sports Garden -- not exactly George Clooney- and Renee Zellweger-visiting-Duluth levels of excitement.
MONTICELLO, Minn. -- Months of planning at the Monticello nuclear plant will be put into practice when spent nuclear fuel is moved from an indoor pool to new above-ground storage. The Prairie Island nuclear plant in Red Wing already uses outdoor dry-cask storage. The Monticello casks will go into concrete storage modules. The storage area is surrounded by two chain-link fences and monitored by cameras and other security devices. Moving the spent fuel will allow Xcel Energy to continue operating the plant for another 30 years, project manager Mark McKeown said.
The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office has issued an "attempt to locate" on a 27-year-old Bemidji woman who has not been seen for at least six days. According to the Sheriff's Office report, it was reported Monday that Lisbeth Rogers had not been seen in six days. She was last seen at the Beltrami County Jail picking up money and car keys from an inmate. She may be driving a silver 2000 Mitsubishi Gallant, the report said.
After months of preparation and weeks of presentations, UMore park concept plans were unveiled last week at a public forum at the Rosemount Community Center. The University of Minnesota revealed four concept plans for the UMore park property earlier this month to the university board of regents.
The federal government has reached a lease agreement for new U.S.
A 29-year-old Duluth man was arrested early Wednesday after calling police with a cell phone from a purse he's accused of stealing. A reporter told Duluth police Sgt. Don Boso that it didn't appear that the suspect arrested by Officer Kristina Schulte early Wednesday has a prior criminal record in Minnesota. "If this is his start, he should end his career now,'' Boso deadpanned. According to police, a 26-year-old woman said the man asked her for a cigarette at Horseshoe Billiards in Lincoln Park/West Duluth about 12:22 a.m. Wednesday.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's 150th birthday has come and gone, but the celebration - and history lesson - lasts all summer. That is the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission's message as it touts hundreds of events scheduled around the state in the coming weeks and months to commemorate 150 years of statehood. More than 90 events are scheduled yet this month and another 500 are planned for July, said Jane Leonard, the commission's executive director. At least one event is planned in each of Minnesota's 87 counties.
A Farmington man got a rude awakening Wednesday morning after lighting struck and set his house on fire. Terry Nutter had worked a night shift and was asleep around 10 a.m. in his home on the 500 block of Lower Heritage Way. A loud clap of thunder woke him briefly, but he fell back to sleep. His dog, however, was wide awake and roused Nutter from his slumber. He was still a little groggy, he said, until he noticed his bedroom window was on fire. Nutter tried to call 911 from his landline, but the phone was dead.