The judge told Christopher Bjerkness he considers him vulnerable and doesn't want to send him to prison, but added this likely would be his last chance to turn his life around. Bjerkness, who told the News Tribune he suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome, bipolar disorder and cerebral palsy, says he cannot explain his odd fetish for slashing exercise balls.
Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.
All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022
Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce
Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border
They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN
Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.
MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed
MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.
MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
A boiler problem caused the heating issue.
Duluth man blames conviction on lousy lawyer. He represented himself
At his sentencing, Steven Oppel argued that he deserves a new trial. His conviction on criminal sexual conduct charges, he said, was due entirely to legal representation that was unprepared and incompetent. And some nights he'd only had an hour's sleep. Oppel blamed the court for allowing him to represent himself.
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