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Seeking the sun: Late spring could shift seed maturities

May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW EFFINGTON, S.D. — Many farmers in the eastern Dakotas face the decision of whether to change out longer-season corn varieties for shorter-season varieties, seedsmen say.
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Different suspect questioned in Cold Spring officer slaying commits suicide

January 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

ST. CLOUD – A man questioned several times in the slaying of a Cold Spring police officer fled from investigators and committed suicide this week, authorities said Friday.

They called the man a “person of interest” but said th…

Different suspect questioned in Cold Spring officer slaying commits suicide

January 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

ST. CLOUD – A man questioned several times in the slaying of a Cold Spring police officer fled from investigators and committed suicide this week, authorities said Friday.

They called the man a “person of interest” but said th…

Suspect released in slaying of officer

December 4, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) On the eve of the funeral for a central Minnesota police officer killed in the line of duty, the man initially accused in the fatal shooting was released from jail after authorities said Tuesday they didn’t have enough evidence to file charges. Continue Reading

Suspect in Cold Spring slaying says he’s innocent

December 4, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) The man arrested in the slaying of a Minnesota police officer says he was sleeping at the time and authorities have the wrong man. Continue Reading

Cold Spring officer was ATCC graduate

December 3, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Details are still being discovered in the ambush-style killing of Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker. Decker, an Alexandria Technical and Community College graduate, was 31 when he was shot after responding to a call on Thursday, November 29. Continue Reading

Family: Slain Minnesota officer ‘liked to protect people’

December 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SARTELL (AP) What 8-year-old Kelly Decker remembers about her dad more than playing Nintendo Wii together, more than the treehouse he was building for Kelly and his other three children was how he loved to look out for people. Continue Reading

Cold Spring, Minn., police officer fatally shot in ‘ambush’

November 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) Even for those who didn’t know him, the fatal ambush of a local police officer provoked tears Friday for residents of the small central Minnesota community where he was killed while trying to help a man believed to be suicidal. Continue Reading

Escort, guard for fallen Cold Spring officer

November 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Police agencies in Minnesota are according the highest respect to a Cold Spring officer killed in the line of duty. Continue Reading

Cold Spring police officer killed in line of duty Thursday night

November 30, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the shooting death of a Cold Spring Police Department officer. Continue Reading