Daily Archives: October 16, 2019


Names released in Polk County Crash

POLK COUNTY– The names of the two victims in a fatal crash in Polk County yesterday were released. Thirty-six-year-old Jacob Anderson of Fertile and 33-year-old Alison Reierson of Winger were killed in a Mazda Tribute when Anderson allegedly failed to yield to a semi at an intersection on Polk County Road 46. The crash happened…


Benshoof named one of ’50 over 50′

Judge Paul Benshoof was named to the Minnesota AARP chapter’s 50 over 50 list. The list, according to the article in “Pollen Midwest,” celebrates and recognizes Minnesotans over the age of 50 who have made significant contributions and achievements in their communities. Benshoof, who is 68-years-old, has served in the Beltrami County courts for 22…


Two more vaping-related deaths reported

ST. PAUL– State health officials have confirmed two more deaths related to vaping. According to a release, Minnesota’s first vaping-related death was reported in early September, and the two latest deaths involved people over the age of 50. Both died in September following their hospital stays, with both being admitted for difficulties breathing. The first…


Cold weather rule now in effect

Minnesota’s cold weather rule went into effect yesterday, meaning utilities can’t shut off heat due to their customers inability to pay. Customers must be able to set up some sort of payment plan, and many may be eligible for assistance through the Minnesota Department of Commerce’s energy assistance program. Residents of Beltrami and Cass county…


Body found in Swatara, believed to be missing woman

AITKIN COUNTY– Investigators believe they have found the body of the missing 35-year-old Outing woman, Michelle Mae. Her vehicle, a black Jeep, was found in the area of Swatara in Aitkin County earlier this month, and yesterday afternoon, Aitkin County deputies discovered a body on a private property, also in Swatara. Mae has been missing…

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