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Hundreds Mourn Granite Falls Homicide Victim

Andrew Joseph Dikken, 28, of Granite Falls, is a person of interest in the case -

A young woman who was fatally shot along with her boyfriend was eulogized as investigators worked across the street at the sheriff's department in Granite Falls to find the person responsible for the deaths.
    

Eveleth Man Wins $1 Million in Powerball Drawing

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A longtime Powerball player from Eveleth says he knew it was only a matter of time before he hit a big jackpot - and he was right.
    
A Mesabi Daily News report says Richard Mervich recently became the state's latest $1 million winner.
    
His quick-pick ticket matched five numbers in the Aug. 31 drawing.

Still No Sign of Minn. Man Missing after 4 Years

Peter Achermann of rural Staples -

The whereabouts of a northern Minnesota man remain a mystery four years after he disappeared.
    
Eighty-two-year-old Peter Achermann of rural Staples left his home to run errands on July 24, 2009. He was last seen on Warner Road by the Crow Wing River Bridge between noon and 1 p.m.
    

Former Mpls. Cop Now in State Prison

David Clifford - Photo: Minnesota Department of Corrections

A former Minneapolis cop who was sentenced to more than three years in prison for punching a man at an Andover bar is now in state prison.

Forty-eight-year-old David Clifford’s punch caused the man to have severe and permanent injuries.

Former Minn. Congressman Arlan Stangeland Dies

Former Minnesota Rep. Arlan Stangeland -

Former U.S. Rep. Arlan Stangeland, who served in Minnesota's 7th Congressional District from 1977 to 1990, has died. He was 83.
    
Stangeland died Tuesday at his home at Lake Lizzie, according to Dobmeier Funeral Home.
    

Minn. Ex-Coach Speaks Out after Child Porn Charges

Todd Hoffner -

A former head football coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato, who was cleared of child pornography charges but then fired from his job, is speaking out about the pain of being accused and arrested, and his hopes for a second chance.
    

Decker's Name Added to National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial

This Sunday, the family of fallen Cold Spring Officer Tom Decker and officers with the Cold Spring Police Department will be heading to Washington, D.C., for National Police Week. They will be escorted by a motorcade.

Once in D.C., Officer Decker’s name will be placed on the wall at the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial.