FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:
The former suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for her Taser when she shot and killed Daunte Wright will be sentenced in February after a jury convicted her Thursday on two counts of manslaughter. The most serious charge against Kim Potter — first-degree manslaughter — carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. But sentencing guidelines call for around seven.
Minnesota-based Medtronic has agreed to pay $400,000 to South Dakota to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to a neurosurgeon. The settlement resolves allegations that Medtronic paid for more than 100 social events at a restaurant owned by Dr. Wilson Asfora. Medtronic allegedly sponsored the events over a nine-year period to persuade Asfora to use Medtronic products. The agreement is the latest settlement involving the former Sanford Health neurosurgeon. Sanford Health had already agreed to pay $20 million to settle its role in the kickback scheme. And, last year Medtronic agreed to pay $9.2 million to the federal government.
WINNERS IN THE CITY OF ROSEAU HOLIDAY LIGHTING CONTEST INCLUDED VICKI AND DAVID SMITH, CRAIG MCMILLAN AND RAY VISTAD IN THE THEMED CATEGORY. TWICE THE CHARM, TRANSFERS, AND LIFECARE IN THE BUSINESS CATEGORY. VANESSA GARCIA AND JOHN NASH, LOWELL PETERSON, AND MARIE EKLUND IN THE RESIDENTIAL CATEGORY.
TENTATIVE PLANS ARE IN PLACE TO CREATE ANOTHER ICE ROAD THAT WILL GO FROM THE SOUTH END OF LAKE OF THE WOODS TO THE NORTHWEST ANGLE, EVEN THOUGH THE AREA IS NOW ACCESSIBLE THROUGH MANITOBA. MOTHER NATURE IS THE DECIDING FACTOR HERE, AND IF ICE ISN’T THICK ENOUGH FOR THE PROJECT BY MID JANUARY IT LIKELY WON’T HAPPEN. THE ROAD THIS YEAR WOULD BE OPERATED AND MAINTAINED BY POINTS NORTH SERVICES. THEY SAID ACCESS TO THE ROAD WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE, AS LESS PEOPLE WILL LIKELY USE IT AND FUEL PRICES ARE MUCH HIGHER. LAST YEAR, THE ROAD COST ROUGHLY $1,500 PER MILE TO MAINTAIN.
TWO BODIES HAVE BEEN RECOVERED FROM A HOUSE FIRE THAT BROKE OUT EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING IN LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, 13 MILES NORTHWEST OF BEMIDJI. THE HOME WAS IN THE 9000 BLOCK OF PONY LAKE ROAD NW. INITIAL REPORTS INDICATED THAT TWO CHILDREN WHO LIVED IN THE HOME WERE UNACCOUNTED FOR. ONE ADULT WOMAN ALSO SUFFERED INJURIES.
DAVID J. LARSON OF BAUDETTE PASSED AWAY ON DECEMBER 18TH AT TEH AGE OF 54. DETAILS ON SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS ARE STILL BEING MADE.
A PUBLIC VISTATION FOR ARTHUR A. THIESSEN OF WARROAD WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY (4-6 PM) AT HELGESON FUNERAL HOME IN WARROAD. ARTHUR THIESSEN WAS 68.
NORTHWEST COMMUNITY ACTION ACCEPTED A $600 DONATION FROM THE ROSEAU-LOW COUNTY SOYBEAN GROWERS. THE MONEY IS GOING TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF HAMS AND TURKEYS TO HELP FEED FAMILIES IN NEED THIS CHRISTMAS.
THE RIVERBEND SKATE PATH ON THE WARROAD RIVER, NOW IN IT’S SECOND SEASON, HAS DOUBLED IN LENGTH AND SET A RECORD FOR THE LONGEST SKATE PATH IN THE UNITED STATES AT 5.2 MILES. ORGANIZERS HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE WARROAD SCHOOL ON TWO WARMING HUT CONCESSION STANDS, AND SOME TOWABLE FIRE PITS FOR THIS YEAR.
Last modified: 12/24/2021