ONAMIA - A story of strength, unity and hope coupled with self-reliance was the theme of the 29th annual State of the Band address delivered Tuesday by Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Tragedy seems to run a little deeper when it affects a small town.
On Thanksgiving Day Byron David Smith admittedly shot and killed teens Nicholas Brady and Haile Kifer as the pair allegedly attempted to burglarize Smith's rural Little Falls home.
Accused Little Falls shooter Byron Smith was released on bail Tuesday. Smith's conditional bail was reduced Monday in a Morrison County district court from $1 million dollars or $100,000 cash to $500,000 or $50,000 cash. Smith surrendered his passport Monday as part of the conditions of the bail pos...
LITTLE FALLS — New details about the nature of the shooting deaths of Nicholas Brady and Haile Kifer surfaced Monday as Morrison County prosecutor Todd Kosovich argued against the bail reduction motion presented by the defense team of defendant Byron Smith....
Conditional bail reduced for Little Falls suspect
Sarah Nelson Katzenberger
Conditional bail has been reduced for the 64-year-old rural Little Falls man accused in the shooting deaths of to teens at his home on Thanksgiving Day.