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U.S. delay pushes Canada oil pipeline choke points upstream

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:04pm

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc is on the brink of breaking through oil pipeline bottlenecks in the U.S. Midwest that have dogged the company for nearly four years, potentially ending a need to ration space at the heart of its network.

But here's the rub: Relieving congestion downstream is simply likely to expose choke points further upstream, traders say, as unexpected delays in securing a U.S. permit to expand a major segment of its 5,363km (3,333 mile) Mainline system leaves Canada's heavy crude bottled up for months more.

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After encounters with stranger, man considers possibility of angels

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:43pm

ALEXANDRIA - Larry Kvitek of Alexandria had an unusual encounter a couple of weeks ago.
It all started when he came across a stranger in the parking lot of The Coffee Pot Café. The man came up to where Kvitek was parked and asked him for a ride to Walmart.

Kvitek was a little wary of the request. He knew there was danger in driving someone he didn't know clear across town. But it was a cold day and the middle-aged man, dressed in a plaid jacket, didn't appear to be a threat, so Kvitek obliged.

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Police say Utah mom gave birth at home before killing infants

Brainerd Dispatch Crime - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:01pm

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah mother accused of slaying six of her own infant children over the course of a decade secretly gave birth to each of the babies without medical assistance at home and then immediately killed them, police said on Wednesday.

Megan Huntsman, 39, was ordered held in lieu of $6 million bail on Monday on suspicion of murdering six newborn babies whose tiny bodies were found rolled up in shirts, towels and plastic bags and stashed inside separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.

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Police say Utah mom gave birth at home before killing infants

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:01pm

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah mother accused of slaying six of her own infant children over the course of a decade secretly gave birth to each of the babies without medical assistance at home and then immediately killed them, police said on Wednesday.

Megan Huntsman, 39, was ordered held in lieu of $6 million bail on Monday on suspicion of murdering six newborn babies whose tiny bodies were found rolled up in shirts, towels and plastic bags and stashed inside separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.

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Judge declines to order 'Park It Now' notices for GM cars

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:40pm

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.

Attorneys representing Charles and Grace Silvas, the owners of a recalled 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, had sought an emergency order directing GM to issue "park it now" notices for the 2.6 million vehicles that have been recalled since February over the switches. The notices would have told owners that the cars were too dangerous to remain on the road.

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Man accused of shooting deputy faces four felony counts, including attempted murder

Brainerd Dispatch Crime - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:56am

ADA – A 19-year-old man faces four felony charges after he was accused in Tuesday’s shooting of a Norman County deputy during a traffic stop east of Perley.

Steven Anthony Henderson of Fertile was charged Thursday in a Norman County Courthouse with first degree attempted murder of a peace officer, bringing stolen goods into the state and two counts of receiving stolen property.

From the court complaint, the truck that the Henderson and his brother William Henderson were driving was stolen.

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Man accused of shooting deputy faces four felony counts, including attempted murder

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:56am

ADA – A 19-year-old man faces four felony charges after he was accused in Tuesday’s shooting of a Norman County deputy during a traffic stop east of Perley.

Steven Anthony Henderson of Fertile was charged Thursday in a Norman County Courthouse with first degree attempted murder of a peace officer, bringing stolen goods into the state and two counts of receiving stolen property.

From the court complaint, the truck that the Henderson and his brother William Henderson were driving was stolen.

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Aitkin woman dead after three-vehicle accident

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:52am

BUFFALO - A three-vehicle crash in central Minnesota killed an Aitkin woman Wednesday evening.

Karen Tibbetts, 65, was killed after losing control of her vehicle and sliding into oncoming traffic on Minnesota Highway 55 near Buffalo , the Minnesota State Patrol reported.

Brett Riske, 28, of Maple Grove, and Jon Tank, 43, of Buffalo, were the drivers of the other vehicles involved in the accident.

Riske was uninjured and Tank’s condition was listed as unknown.

Conditions were described as wet at the time of the accident.

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Eyeing racial disparities, schools try to cut suspensions

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:47am

Aiming to change school discipline policies that disproportionately suspend students of color, school districts in Minnesota are trying alternatives to kicking kids out of school.

According the Minnesota Department of Education, nearly 60 percent of suspensions and expulsions last year were of black, Latino, Asian, Native American and other students of color, even though they're only a quarter of the student population.

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Twin Metals finalizes plans for huge underground mine near Ely

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:34am

Ely - For the past several months the debate over mining in Minnesota has focused on PolyMet Mining's proposed copper-nickel mine, which is winding its way through the environmental review process.

But Twin Metals has been quietly completing its plans for a second and much larger project, one that could be a massive underground mine just a few miles south of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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Minnesota cities launch system to treat water underground

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:18am

Just northwest of the Twin Cities, in the bedroom communities of St. Michael, Albertville and Hanover, something unusual is happening. A pump is taking water from the jointly run treatment plant and rather than sending it to people's homes and faucets, it's injecting it into the ground at a rate of 300 gallons a minute. The pumping won't stop until 100 million gallons of treated drinking water have been stowed in an aquifer beneath the cities.

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Man faces charges in Marshall County high-speed chase

Brainerd Dispatch Crime - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:24am

WARREN - A Thief River Falls man led Marshall County deputies on a chase at more than 120 mph in a stolen car Monday, authorities said.

According to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Christian B. Potucek, 20, appeared Wednesday in district court in Warren on charges that include fleeing officers, receiving stolen property, driving drunk and driving without a valid license.

Around 2 p.m. Monday, the release said, the sheriff's office received a report of an erratic driver who had hit a car at a Cenex store in Warren and then went north on U.S. Highway 75.

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Man faces charges in Marshall County high-speed chase

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:24am

WARREN - A Thief River Falls man led Marshall County deputies on a chase at more than 120 mph in a stolen car Monday, authorities said.

According to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Christian B. Potucek, 20, appeared Wednesday in district court in Warren on charges that include fleeing officers, receiving stolen property, driving drunk and driving without a valid license.

Around 2 p.m. Monday, the release said, the sheriff's office received a report of an erratic driver who had hit a car at a Cenex store in Warren and then went north on U.S. Highway 75.

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Body found in Duluth believed to be that of missing elderly woman

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:18am

DULUTH - Duluth police said Wednesday that they believe a body found Tuesday in the city's Lincoln Park neighborhood is that of an elderly woman missing since last summer.

Police said preliminary evidence led them to believe the body is that of Dale Elizabeth Gerard, 74, who went missing July 20. However, they are awaiting final confirmation from the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office, which they expect to receive in two or three days.

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Music student on way from recital arrested on marijuana charges

Brainerd Dispatch Crime - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:13am

FARGO – A Minnesota State University Moorhead music student was arrested last week after leaving a recital with intent to deal marijuana, authorities said.

According to charges filed Friday in Cass County District Court, West Fargo police Officer Ryan Denis pulled over Clyde David Schuman, 20, of Moorhead, Minn., about 9:30 p.m. April 10 for driving with a burned-out taillight.

Denis smelled marijuana and asked Schuman where he had been, according to the report. Schuman said he was coming from an orchestra recital.

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Music student on way from recital arrested on marijuana charges

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:13am

FARGO – A Minnesota State University Moorhead music student was arrested last week after leaving a recital with intent to deal marijuana, authorities said.

According to charges filed Friday in Cass County District Court, West Fargo police Officer Ryan Denis pulled over Clyde David Schuman, 20, of Moorhead, Minn., about 9:30 p.m. April 10 for driving with a burned-out taillight.

Denis smelled marijuana and asked Schuman where he had been, according to the report. Schuman said he was coming from an orchestra recital.

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Man accused of smashing way through senior facility

Brainerd Dispatch Crime - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:08am

BEMIDJI - A Colorado man is accused of going on a drunken and destructive search for his uncle at a senior living facility in Bemidji -- an uncle who lives in Colorado.

Sean Foster Heideman, 25, of Centennial, Colo., faces a charge of first-degree damage to property in an occupied dwelling.

Police responded after a Windsong Catered Living resident reported a man banging on her patio door around 4:45 a.m. Saturday. Court documents say the glass door was shattered and that once the man was inside the apartment, he found the door leading to the rest of the facility and left.

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Man accused of smashing way through senior facility

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:08am

BEMIDJI - A Colorado man is accused of going on a drunken and destructive search for his uncle at a senior living facility in Bemidji -- an uncle who lives in Colorado.

Sean Foster Heideman, 25, of Centennial, Colo., faces a charge of first-degree damage to property in an occupied dwelling.

Police responded after a Windsong Catered Living resident reported a man banging on her patio door around 4:45 a.m. Saturday. Court documents say the glass door was shattered and that once the man was inside the apartment, he found the door leading to the rest of the facility and left.

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Man accused of Tasing, trying to kidnap ex-girlfriend

Brainerd Dispatch Crime - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:04am

MOORHEAD – A Bismarck man is charged with seven felonies, including attempted kidnapping and burglary, after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s Comstock home late one night last week and Tasing her while wearing gloves and wearing a hood over his face.

William Dubois Dean, 52, was charged Tuesday in Clay County District Court with two counts of attempted kidnapping, three counts of burglary, one count of assault and one count of damage to property.

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Man accused of Tasing, trying to kidnap ex-girlfriend

Brainerd Dispatch News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:04am

MOORHEAD – A Bismarck man is charged with seven felonies, including attempted kidnapping and burglary, after allegedly breaking into his girlfriend’s Comstock home late one night last week and Tasing her while wearing gloves and wearing a hood over his face.

William Dubois Dean, 52, was charged Tuesday in Clay County District Court with two counts of attempted kidnapping, three counts of burglary, one count of assault and one count of damage to property.

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