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Minnesotan’s research could help save Galapagos finches

May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — A hummingbird in a person’s hand was the ripple that started the wave that overcame a Duluth schoolgirl named Sarah Knutie and set her on the path to becoming a biologist.

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Rollover crash hurts two south of Darwin, Minn.

July 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD Two people were hurt in a one-vehicle rollover crash around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday south of Darwin. Continue Reading

Fire burns camper near Darwin, Minn., fridge is suspected cause

July 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

DARWIN A man pulling a burning camper was able to disconnect the trailer from his vehicle before emergency crews responded to the blaze. Continue Reading

Thieves clean out cars in Darwin, Dassel. Minn.; sheriff reminds to lock vehicles

April 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin reminds citizens to lock their vehicles and homes at night and when not in use after his department took multiple theft reports Saturday morning in Dassel and Darwin. Continue Reading

Sex charges against ex-pastor stir online controversy for Minnesota Missouri Synod Lutherans

April 16, 2012 in DL-Online

A spirited discussion is taking place on a website written by and used by members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod promising possible controversy this week at a district convention in Alexandria, Minn., over how the conservative denomination will respond to growing reports that church officials allowed the lay pastor to be hired near Bemidji despite his 1983 conviction for sexually abusing a minor. He was arrested last month on similar charges.
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Fire damages home in Darwin, Minn.

March 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

DARWIN A home in Darwin sustained moderate damage this morning due to an electrical fire. Continue Reading

Weekend fire destroys house in Darwin, Minn.

February 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD A fire early this morning in Darwin destroyed the home and belongings of a 61-year-old renter. Continue Reading

Two arrested, drug search warrant served in Darwin

August 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD Two people were arrested after CEE-VI Drug Task Force agents and deputies from the Meeker County Sheriff’s office served a search warrant Thursday along East St. Paul Street in Darwin. Continue Reading

Rural Darwin home burns in fire, dog saved

August 2, 2011 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD A rural Darwin home sustained fire damage to the upstairs living quarters and extensive water and smoke damage to the rest of the home in a fire reported around 1 p.m. today to the Meeker County Sheriff’s office. Continue Reading

Dassel man faces charges for drunk driving crash

February 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune

DARWIN A 26-year-old Dassel man was arrested for driving while impaired, and allegedly had a 0.278 blood alcohol content, after a two-vehicle crash around 5:15 p.m. Sunday southeast of Darwin. Continue Reading

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