Granite Falls Advocate Tribune

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Updated Jun 2, 2016 at 11:25 AM

The Diocese of New Ulm engaged in a day of prayer Wednesday, May 25, the final day to make a civil sexual abuse claim under the Minnesota Child Victims Act. According to a press release from the Diocese of New Ulm, Bishop John LeVoir called on all local Catholics to pray for healing, reconciliation, and hope.

Updated May 19, 2016 at 2:55 PM

After two recent house fires, the Clarkfield Fire Department was kept busy with an explosion at the Praire Grain Partners elevator in Clarkfield. On May 11, 2016 at about 8:07 a.m., the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call...

Updated May 13, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Kirsten Ann Tjosaas has entered guilty pleas to federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering while embezzling $5.7 million from her former employee Fagen, Inc.

Updated May 13, 2016 at 11:03 AM

On May 6, at approximately 7:55 a.m.,, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a house fire at 705 11th Avenue in Clarkfield. The caller said that smoke was coming out of the windows and the roof.

Updated May 6, 2016 at 4:42 PM

A 53-year-old male employed at a local home for vulnerable adults has been charged in Yellow Medicine County District Court for allegedly sexually assaulting a female resident.

Updated May 6, 2016 at 4:39 PM

The driver who crossed the centerline and crashed into a bus full of young Head Start students last July U.S. Highway 212 outside Granite Falls will serve one year in jail and three years of supervised probation, according to the West Central...

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 2:46 PM

United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger announced Monday that Kirsten Ann Tjosaas, the former chief financial officer for Fagen Inc. will be charged for embezzling more than $5.7 million from her former employer.

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Following the release of the names of 16 credibly accused New Ulm Diocese priests of sexual abuse on March 29, a joint press release dated April 15 from the New Ulm Diocese and law firm Jeff Anderson and Associates names an additional three priests...

Updated Apr 21, 2016 at 2:17 PM

Identity theft continues to be one of the most discussed topics in the health care industry. Studies estimate that as of February 2015, more than 2.3 million people were victims of medical identity fraud. Medical identity theft is the misuse of a...

Updated Mar 31, 2016 at 3:01 PM

At 1:25 a.m. on March 30, the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a house fire at 713 13th Street in Clarkfield. According to the Sheriff's office, deputies arrived on the scene to the house fully engulfed in...

Updated Mar 31, 2016 at 10:28 AM

The City of Granite Falls has experienced a rash of break-ins in recent weeks and as a result Granite Falls Police Chief Brian Struffert is asking community members to take necessary precautions while perking up their eyes and ears to be on the...

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