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Parents Unhappy with iPad Financial Burden at Chisago Lakes Schools

Some parents in the Chisago Lakes School District are not happy the district has asked them to buy electronic tablets, such as iPads, for their children's classrooms. 

The district sent home letters last spring that indicate the electronic tablets are "required" for all eighth grade students at Chisago Lakes Middle School. 

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Charges Filed after St. Cloud Man Asked Child to Come Home with Him

Lawrence Danzl, 66 - Photo: Stearns County Jail

Authorities have charged a St. Cloud man who they say put his finger in the mouth of a 3-year-old girl at the city library and asked her to come home with him.

Minnesota Cities Face Truck Shortage for Road Salt

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Cities in the St. Cloud area are facing a shortage of trucks for hauling road salt amid an extended construction season.

Duluth Man Sentenced in Daughter's Suffocation

Christopher Dennis Peterson - Photo: WDIO-TV

The father of a 13-month-old girl has pleaded guilty to suffocating her out of frustration with her crying.
Christopher Dennis Peterson, 30, of Duluth, entered his plea Monday in St. Louis County District Court to a count of second-degree murder. His plea agreement calls for the maximum 40-year prison sentence.

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Survey says: Walleye to Make Comeback in Lake Mille Lacs

The walleye may be making a comeback in Lake Mille Lacs.

On Monday, the Department of Natural Resources' fall fish survey found walleye surviving their second year are abundant and this year's hatch also appears to be doing well.

Earlier this year, the walleye population in Mille Lacs was at a 40-year low.

Mother and 2 Children Crash into Lake, Toddler Seriously Injured

A woman driving with her two young children ran off an east-central Minnesota road Sunday night, and was submerged in Mora Lake, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The woman’s 2-year-old son, Royce Rivera, is in serious condition Monday. The mother, 23-year-old Jessica Delcourt of Rush City, and her baby girl, Natalea Rivera, were not injured.

Driver Crawls from Rollover Crash in Stearns County

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A Minnetonka man has been hospitalized after a crash in Stearns County early Monday morning.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Henry Fire and Rescue Department were called to Highway 4 and 317th Street in Spring Hill Township around 5 a.m. Monday.