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Explosion Levels Home, Rattles Bemidji Area

Homeowner Kenneth Swenson was hurt after a home explosion in Bemidji Monday night that officials believe was related to a propane gas leak.

Homeowners reported windows rattling and pictures falling off the walls after the explosion that happened around 5:30 p.m. Homes as far as 20 miles away could feel the blast.

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New Brewing Co. to Open in Grand Marais

A new brewing company is slated to open mid-February in Grand Marais.

Voyageur Brewing Company plans to officially open its doors to the brewery and tasting room on Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. The brewery’s menu will include a variety of craft beers as well as non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers.

Woman Wanted for Involvement with Mille Lacs County Home Invasion Leads Police on Chase

A woman wanted for her involvement in a home invasion in Mille Lacs County led police on a high-speed chase in the metro Thursday afternoon.

According to Deputy Thomas Volk of the U.S. Marshal Service, Kaley Wethern also had a warrant out for her arrest in Ramsey and Hennepin counties.

27,000-Sq.-Ft. Waite Park Convention Center Planned

A development company is adding a convention center to its existing hotel complex project to accommodate those living close to Waite Park near St. Cloud.

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President of Rochester Symphony Orchestra Facing Felony Charges

Jeffery Amundson, 44, was charged by Olmsted County District Court Thursday. - Photo: KSTP sister station ABC 6

The president and chief financial officer of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale has been charged for taking more than $15,000 from a vulnerable adult.

Jeffery Amundson, 44, was charged by Olmsted County District Court on Thursday with four counts of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, according to KSTP sister-station ABC 6 News.

Dioceses of New Ulm, Duluth Ordered to Turn Over Documents

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The Diocese of New Ulm, the Diocese of Duluth, and the Oblates of Mary Immaculate were ordered to produce all records regarding reported sexual abuse committed by any priest before 1978.

Child Protection Task Force Asks for Public Testimony

A task force dedicated to recommending improvements to the state’s child protection system asked for public testimony Friday.