Douglas County

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    MNGOP Rep. Mary Franson sued for defamation by ex-boyfriend Eric Harpel

    McLeod County MNGOP Chair Eric Harpel got in touch today to let us know he's sued his ex-girlfriend, Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, for defamation, illegally accessing his electronic communications, and breach of contract.Harpel tells us Franson was served on December 7 of last year, "So it's not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    MNGOP Chair Keith Downey calls on DFL to condemn controversial Facebook post

    Back in August,Douglas County DFL posted a FB photo that had Fox News/TX gov cheering death of Jesus. It's still up. R. Stassen-Berger (@RachelSB) November 15, 2013 County-level branches of the MNGOP are certainly no strangers to getting themselves in trouble for controv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Duluth's "Operation Crackdown": 30 arrested in connection with cocaine-for-EBT card scheme

    Looking to score a rock in the Twin Ports? Until the cops got involved, it sounds like getting your hands on an EBT card would've helped the cause. SEE ALSO: Jeff Dubay says he started using crack after his brother slept with his wifeDuluth police announced today they've arrested 30 people and are h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Rep. Mary Franson: Chris Kluwe wants "to undermine traditional values"

    Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, created a stir last week when she said she doesn't believe homosexuality is a normal behavior during a debate with her Democratic challenger, Bob Cunniff.SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson dismisses restraining order against Eric Harpel [UPDATE]-- Mary Franson says election is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Rep. Mary Franson got restraining order against McLeod County GOP chair Eric Harpel

    Rep. Mary Franson took out a restraining order against McLeod County Republican Party chair Eric Harpel after he "stalked" her, made threats, and sent "lewd" emails, according to a petition filed in Douglas County. The paperwork, filed May 10, names Harpel as Franson's ex-boyfriend.On May 2, Franson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Gay teen Lance Lundsten's death ruled a suicide

    Lance Lundsten's death has been ruled a suicide.​When Lance Lundsten, a gay high schooler from Miltona, died in January of this year, his death was initially reported as a suicide. The news rocketed around the internet -- another gay teen who took his life after reported bullying at the hands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Lance Lundsten: What killed him?

    FacebookLance Lundsten died on Saturday.​When Lance Lundsten, a gay high-schooler from Miltona, died on Saturday, it kicked off a renewed national debate about bullying, gay youth, and suicide. KSAX, the ABC news affiliate in nearby Alexandria, reported on Monday that Lundsten's death was likely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Lance Lundsten didn't die from heart condition

    FacebookThe heart condition isn't what killed Lance Lundsten​Lance Lundsten, the gay 18-year-old from Miltona who died on Saturday, didn't die from his heart condition, the Douglas County Medical examiner now says. Lundsten's death made headlines nationwide earlier this week, after local tele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Minnesota Recount: 10 challenged ballots

    Secretary of StateSome challenges are frivolous. Some aren't.​Jockeying between Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer in the governor's race recount doesn't look like it's going to change Dayton's margin of victory, at least not right now. But we got to wondering some some of these challenged ballots look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Tripp Emmer drank illegally at a strip club the night of his arrest

    Tripp Emmer told police he was drinking illegally at a strip club named Lookers in Alexandria.​Tripp Emmer and a bunch of his hockey-playing buddies got drunk at a strip club on July 10. Then they got nabbed for underage boozing, and managed to help drag Republican Rep. Tom Emmer's drunken dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Tripp Emmer was on campaign payroll during underage drinking bust

    Tripp Emmer was being paid $622.44 every two weeks by his father's gubernatorial campaign on the day he was busted for drinking underage.​Tripp Emmer was a paid staffer on his father Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign payroll on the day he was cited for underage drinking. Documents on file w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    John Anderson charged in iguana-driven stabbing

    John Leslie Anderson​Wade Burnside apparently made the mistake of getting between Tisha Keller's pet iguana and John Leslie Anderson on Sunday in Alexandria: Burnside's recovering at the Hennepin County Medical Center after suffering a stab wound delivered by a 12-inch knife, and Anderson has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Yo-Pros in Scott County are rich as hell

    Who knew that young professionals lived in Scott County!?!

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Dog thrown from Wis. bridge, police say

    Police are looking for anyone connected to an incident Saturday afternoon where a dog was taken from a Wisconsin home and thrown off a bridge. The dog was so severely injured that it had to be put down.

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