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Minnesota Department of Health used a petitioning process to solicit public input on potential qualifying conditions. The process included public comments, a citizens' review panel and a set of research summaries for each condition prepared by MDH staff.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department's annual Art Scholarship Sale is Nov. 30-Dec. 13 in Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. The sale is open to the public. Choose from a selection of studio arts including glass, ceramics, painting, fibers, printmaking, photography and mixed media. An investment in quality artwork for you or as a gift provides valuable contributions toward the continued education of art students at UWRF.
Theft A Newport man reported his 1998 Chevy van stolen from the 1300 block of Hastings Avenue Nov. 7. There are no suspects. An unknown male reportedly stole donations set on the curb for the Epilepsy Foundation in the 1900 block of Barry Avenue Nov. 7. When the Epilepsy Foundation driver arrived, there were no donations left behind for pick up. Seven vehicles in the 1600 block of 10th Avenue and the 1400 block of 11th Avenue were entered Nov. 10 by an unknown person. Nothing was reported missing and the vehicles were not damaged. There are no suspects.
Minnesota deer harvest increases 16 percent over last year ST. PAUL—Minnesota firearms hunters registered 161,057 deer through the third weekend of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary results through the third weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 16 percent from 2016. Of the deer harvested, 53 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent during the same period in 2016.
Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced ST. PAUL—A former Pine County cult leader who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two girls at his camp near Finlayson in northeast Minnesota will see a six-year reduction in his sentence. The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday cited a technicality in reducing 56-year-old Victor Barnard's prison term from 30 to 24 years.
3 Florida men convicted of credit card skimming in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS — Three Florida men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a gas pump credit card skimming operation. Roilan Garriga, 20, Wilbur Perez-Soca, 24, and Asleys Acosta, 28, each pleaded guilty to five counts each of felony identity theft in Hennepin County District Court, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Commerce. They will be sentenced on January 8, 2018.
Three East Ridge students finalized their college commitments during a National Letter of Intent signing ceremony last week.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota firearms hunters registered 145,054 deer through the second weekend of deer season as more corn was out of the fields, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 percent from 2016. There were 70,724 deer taken during the first weekend and 74,330 this past weekend. Of the deer harvested over the firearms season, 54 percent were bucks, compared to 63 percent in 2016.
Mall of America says stabbing incident 'isolated' BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The stabbing at Macy's in the Mall of America on Sunday night was an isolated incident and the mall is committed to the safety of its customers, its managers said Monday.
An unoccupied home in the 9700 block of Grey Cloud Island Trail was broken into Oct. 20. A Sawzall and nail gun were stolen. Loss: $625. A license plate was taken from a vehicle in the 8600 block of West Point Douglas Road Oct. 20. Over $800 in bow and arrows were stolen from Walmart, 9300 East Point Douglas Road Oct. 20. Police are investigating. A theft was reported at Target, 8655 East Point Douglas Rd., Oct. 20. There were no charges. Fire