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House 'complete loss' after fire in Backus

Backus firefighters send a hose down through the attic to put out a fire Wednesday, Dec. 12, on State Highway 87 next to the Salty Dog Saloon in Backus. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal 1 / 2
A Backus firefighter sprays the smoldering roof of a house after a fire Wednesday, Dec. 12, on State Highway 87 next to the Salty Dog Saloon in Backus. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal2 / 2
A house caught fire Wednesday, Dec. 12, on State Highway 87 in Backus, next to the Salty Dog Saloon. The Backus Fire Department responded to the fire first and requested ...

House is ‘complete loss’ after fire in Backus

Backus firefighters send a hose down through the attic to put out a fire Wednesday, Dec. 12, on State Highway 87 next to the Salty Dog Saloon in Backus. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal1 / 2
A Backus firefighter sprays the smoldering roof of a house after a fire Wednesday, Dec. 12, on State Highway 87 next to the Salty Dog Saloon in Backus. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal2 / 2
A house caught fire Wednesday, Dec. 12, on State Highway 87 in Backus, next to the Salty Dog Saloon. The Backus Fire Department responded to the fire first and requested ...

States differ on favorite Hallmark holiday movies. What do you think were the favorites in ND, SD and Minn.?

This holiday season, millions of people are snuggling up at home, with hot cocoa and tissues in hand as they tune in to watch different variations of starstruck lovers fall ...

Lost Italian: Stop and smell the Norwegian Rosettes this holiday baking season

Serve Norwegian Rosettes coated with decorative sugar or a dusting of powdered sugar. David Samson / Forum News Service
FARGO -- The holiday baking season is in full swing, and my repertoire is filled with favorites from Christmases past as well as recipes that honor my family’s heritage. As ...

Growing On 2018 helps farmers market crops in difficult times

Steven Johnson explains the importance of managing crop price risk at a Growing On 2018 meeting. Michelle Rook/ Forum News Service
YANKTON, S.D. — 2018 was an unprecedented year in the grain markets with record crops and the trade war pressuring prices. As a result, farmers stored a huge amount of ...

Victim remembered, suspect jailed in Duluth shooting

Brian Ross Shaw was booked on a preliminary charge of second-degree manslaughter for the Dec. 10 shooting death of Kevin John Weiss in Gary/New Duluth. Courtesy of St. Louis County Sheriff's Office1 / 2
Kevin John Weiss, 33, victim of a fatal shooting in Gary-New Duluth on Dec. 10. Submitted photo2 / 2
DULUTH — A man killed after an altercation in the Gary-New Duluth neighborhood was remembered Tuesday for his friendly personality and big smile as details surrounding the circumstances of his ...

North-central Minnesota man charged with murdering his mother

Thomas Wayne Matthews
WALKER, Minn. — A Cass County man has been charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his mother multiple times at her home in Bena. In addition to the homicide ...
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Transit coalition push includes $120 million ask for Greater Minnesota

Will Schroeer, center, speaks in support of a set of proposals aimed at boosting funding for public transit across Minnesota. A coalition called Keep Minnesota Moving announced its goals Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at the Capitol. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
ST. PAUL -- A Twin Cities coalition aiming to boost state investments in public transit said it will push for full funding of $120 million in improvements in Greater Minnesota. ...

Minnesota AG sues Virginia tax debt settlement company

Lori Swanson was elected attorney general of the state of Minnesota in 2006, and re-elected in 2010 and 2014. She is Minnesota’s 29th attorney general and its first female attorney general. Courtesy photo
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Tuesday, Dec. 11 brought a lawsuit against a Virginia-based tax settlement company, alleging the group broke state consumer protection laws. The ...
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The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, including the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to breaking and enterprise news, we offer a wide variety of sports, features, business, agriculture, outdoors and opinion content. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.

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