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The new pope: Argentine elected Pope Francis

March 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty. Continue Reading

St. Francis councilman mails fake bomb to self

July 8, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. FRANCIS, Minn. – Police say a city council member in Minnesota mailed himself a fake grenade to gain sympathy from his constituents.
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Mahnomen killer stockpiled his medications

November 16, 2010 in DL-Online

Says he worried changes in state medical insurance would end coverage
Timothy James Thorson went off his medication a couple of days before he killed an elderly Mahnomen, Minn., couple because he says he was worried changes in state medical insurance would cause him to run out. Continue Reading