New // RICEVILLE, IA – Riceville Police Chief Kim Orth is on paid administrative leave, after a City Council meeting on June 12th. Riceville Mayor Dean Eastman is confirming that, but will not say why, and that it is a… More »
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Canadian Pacific Railroad says an evaluation shows no trace of fuel following a May derailment east of Charles City.
The Charles City Press reports (http://bit.ly/17XSVWy ) Wednesday that an evaluation commissioned by… More »
RED WING, Minn. (AP) — Goodhue County in southeastern Minnesota has adopted new regulations for the growing frack sand mining industry.
Commissioners approved the rules 3-2 Monday.
The regulations limit mines to 40 acres of exposed or uncovered… More »
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — A helicopter contracted for mosquito control spraying crashed in a suburban neighborhood just east of St. Paul.
Police say the small helicopter crashed in the backyard of a home in Maplewood, igniting the chopper… More »
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vince Flynn, a best-selling author of political thriller novels, has died at age 47 after a two-year battle with prostate cancer.
A statement from Flynn’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, Inc., said he died
DETROIT (AP) — The FBI has spent this week digging up a field in suburban Detroit for the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared 38 years ago. He was last seen outside a restaurant
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A group in Tennessee is using faith leaders to connect people in need of legal help with attorneys willing to provide free services.
The faith-based initiative of Tennessee’s Access to Justice Commission aims to
A chronology of events in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, former president of the Teamsters union:
— July 30, 1975: Hoffa leaves his Lake Orion home about 1 p.m. and makes a stop to visit a friend
Venezuela’s cardinal says pope should pressure Nicolas Maduro focus on democracy, coexistence
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Pope Francis should pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to focus on promoting democracy and peaceful coexistence to ease tensions with the socialist
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A father who discovered his 15-year-old daughter was being wooed on Facebook by a man twice her age took matters into his own hands.
He hatched a Facebook ruse that drew the 30-year-old Federal