Jodi Anne Montavon, 47, the onetime owner of the Montavon Motors Ford dealership in Grand Rapids, Minn., has been charged with scheming to fraud her bank out of $1.5 million, using some of the cash to finance a Caribbean vacation, the Duluth News Tribune reports.
19-year-old dies after stabbing in northern Minnesota
A 34-year-old man was arrested.
Three new Grandstand shows added for Minnesota State Fair 2022
The Beach Boys and Portugal. The Man are among several acts booked.
St. Louis County set to declare state of emergency ahead of peak flood levels
Volunteers are urgently needed for sandbagging efforts in a small community near Voyageurs National Park.
Brothers Bar & Grill closes in downtown Minneapolis
The Midwest chain closed its St. Cloud location in 2018.
Licensed physician Ken Jeong to do standup in MN this September
The licensed physician will take the stage at Treasure Island Resort and Casino on Sept. 30.
Osseo PD says officer did not pursue suspect who caused fatal crash
The crash happened in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning.
Suspect arrested after 3 family members stabbed in Albert Lea
The three victims are related, according to police.
50,000 gallons of toilet wastewater leaks into Twin Cities lake
You may want to avoid this body of water.
Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota
The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.
Hastings man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in vehicle
Matthew Quade's BAC was almost five times over the legal limit when police pulled him over last week.
Arrest made after person shot at Hopkins apartment building
Police say this was an isolated incident and that the victim and suspect knew each other.
Dealership was letting Vikings drive cars with dealer plates
Police investigated after pulling over Donovan McNabb in a vehicle with dealer plates. Fox 9 reports McKay's Family Auto of Waite Park has a sponsorship deal with the team, and apparently loans out the cars to players and coach Leslie Frazier. The dealership has issued a statement taking responsibility for the situation.
Duluth man wins 2 cars on 'Price is Right'
Scott Toso knows car prices, and it paid off for him when he was selected as a contestant on the TV game show "Price is Right," the Duluth News Tribune reports. He won a Honda Accord during a dice game, and then, in the game's "Showcase Showdown" finale, he won a Ford Mustang. The show was taped in June, but it just aired Wednesday – he'd signed confidentiality agreements that made him keep his winnings a secret, even from family.
Former employees file sexual harassment lawsuit against Minnesota auto dealer
Two women claim they were forced to leave their jobs at Midway Ford after years of unwanted touching, sabotaged sales and lewd comments. The Roseville company denies the allegations. Their attorney told the Pioneer Press the company "intends to vigorously defend the case because it believes the allegations are improper and inappropriate."
Former Wirth Cos. executive gets probation for cheating IRS
Paul W. Fox, a former top executive of Wirth Cos., was sentenced to three years of probation, 300 hours of community service and ordered to pay $35,536 in restitution to the IRS, the Star Tribune reports. Fox pleaded guilty last December to filing a false income tax return and wage report. Twin Cities hotel developer Jeffrey Wirth was sentenced to 54 months behind bars in September and ordered to pay almost $6.5 million to the IRS for tax evasion.
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