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BLAINE, Minn. -- An intensive search of the Anoka County-Blaine Airport was called off without success, and Blaine Police Chief Chris Olson believes that someone is helping suspected killer Lyle Hoffman avoid being caught. Olson says the airport was a focus of their search efforts because Hoffman was possibly seen in the area and had previously taken flight lessons there. Hoffman is accused of killing his ex-boyfriend and business partner Kelly Phillips, at an Arden Hills gas station last month.
Medford Police are asking prosecutors to charge a 19-year-old man who allegedly fired shots near a high school football game that was stopped as a precaution. Officers were called last Saturday afternoon to a report of shots fired near Medford High School and Holy Rosary Catholic School. The nearby football game went under a lockdown, and was resumed later with Medford losing to Chippewa Falls 22-14. Nobody was in either of the school buildings, but officials said people were in the Holy Rosary church preparing for a Saturday service.
PHOENIX, AZ -- The Minnesota Lynx run in the WNBA playoffs is over. Seimone Augustus scored a team-best 21 points as the Lynx fell 96-78 to the Mercury in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals last night in Phoenix. The home team broke open a close game with a 16-0 run in the fourth quarter. The span was sparked by a half-court shot made by Phoenix star Diana Taurasi. Taurasi racked up 31 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
The Milwaukee Brewers lost their seventh straight game last night, 7-to-1 to the Cubs in Chicago.
Jack Hines, local longtime auctioneer, had a large plaque presented to him at the Washington County (Minn.) Livestock Auction, which was held at their annual fair in Lake Elmo, Minn., recently commemorating 40 years of donating his services. Also, a huge cake with the inscription “Thanks Jack for 40 years” was part of the lunch served to all present in his honor. Hines started the Pierce County Livestock 4-H Auction and FFA Auction 38 years ago, which benefit many young people toward furthering their education.
“The Art of Historical Storytelling,” a program featuring artist and historian David Geister, will be presented this Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center in Prescott.
“How is it possible that private voucher schools can receive almost four and a half times the state funding per student as our public school district receives in equalized aid,” Pepin School Superintendent Bruce Quinton wrote me.
A Cottage Grove City Council member could face charges after being stopped by police for allegedly speeding over 100 mph on Highway 61 and for suspected impaired driving.
--Ina Murray Maybe this is the reason I was prompted to start a community prayer chain.
Eastern gray tree frogs are common around our place. We see them stuck to the front windows of our house on damp mornings. Their toe pads allow them to cling to vertical surfaces. They make resonant trilling calls on humid days long after their breeding season in the spring. Gray tree frogs are masters of camouflage. They can change color from gray to green with dark mottling, to mostly green on the background color of their habitat.