granitefallsnews.com http://www.granitefallsnews.com/section/Top%20stories granitefallsnews.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 06:01:36 +0000 Today in the News: Judge says dads don't have legal right to be at their child's birth http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319725/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319725/-1/Top stories News to know

In a groundbreaking case, a New Jersey judge ruled today that fathers don't have a legal right to be in the delivery room at the birth of their child. The ruling stemmed from a case in which a couple broke up, and the mom-to-be didn't want the dad in the delivery room. He sued, and the case wound up before Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammed. [...]]]> Farmer's Cooperative Elevator has rosy year http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319772/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:15:00 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319772/-1/Top stories YME to seek referendum to fund facility, safety and technology initiatives http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319739/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:05:09 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319739/-1/Top stories The Guess Who to play show at the Prairie's Edge Casino http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319740/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:02:21 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140313/NEWS/140319740/-1/Top stories Today in the News: Teen who sued parents is now back at home http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319787/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319787/-1/Top stories Quote of note

"This is a private matter. It should never have been brought to the court's attention. It should have never been brought to the public." - Lawyer Angelo Sarno. Sarno is the new lawyer of the parents of an 18-year-old girl who sued her parents, seeking $654 a week for living and schooling costs. Rachel Canning, however, is now [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Jerry Sandusky's wife says he's innocent of child molesting http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319865/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:55:24 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140312/NEWS/140319865/-1/Top stories In the news

The wife of former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky spoke out on her husband's conviction today on "Today Show." Dottie Sandusky said, "He is innocent" and claimed money convinced people to lie against Jerry Sandusky. The 70-year-old is serving a 30- to 60-year prison [...]]]> Today in the News: New clues about missing Malaysia Airlines plane http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319872/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319872/-1/Top stories News to know

A Malaysian Air Force official told CNN today that the missing airplane was hundreds of miles off course and flying in the wrong direction when it dropped off the radar. The plane was flying west instead of northeast, officials said, and it had stopped sending information. Officials now are looking into the possibility of a power failure or [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Missing flight 'not a terrorist incident' http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319911/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:04:11 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319911/-1/Top stories In the news

The head of Interpol said today that the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight "was not a terrorist incident," according to CNN. Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said that the two passengers who were traveling with stolen passports do not appear to be linked to any terrorists organizations, and that one of the men was trying to [...]]]> Today in the News: Officials ID man who bought tickets with stolen passports for Malaysian flight http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319925/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319925/-1/Top stories News to know

According to a report from USA Today, officials have identified a man who bought two tickets on the missing Malaysian flight using stolen passports. Thai police said Kazem Ali of Iran bought the tickets for two friends who were trying to get home to Europe. The final destination on the tickets itinerary were for Europe, officials said. [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Search continues for missing flight http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319975/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:29:35 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319975/-1/Top stories In the news

There's still no sign of the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing Saturday. Dozens of planes and ships from eight nations are combing the seas for signs of the airplane, but officials have yet to come up with anything. "For the aircraft to go missing just like that ... as far as we are concerned, we are equally puzzled as well," said Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director general of the Malaysian civil aviation department, CNN reported.

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Ecumen, which operates the Clarkfield Care Center and Clarkfield Home Care and Assisted Living for the city of Clarkfield, has hired a new regional director of home care, hospice and adult day services who will be visiting Clarkfield next week.
Terry Mahar, a healthcare executive with more than 34 years of experience, has been named to the [...]]]>
Today in the News: Mass. bans 'upskirt' photos http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309640/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309640/-1/Top stories News to know

Just days after the Massachusetts Supreme Court said "upskirt" photos weren't illegal, Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill outlawing the behavior. The court ruled that the law as it was written didn't outlaw the peeping Tom behavior, but legislators moved quickly to rectify that with a new law. Now those caught taking upskirt photos or videos [...]]]> Cases of frozen pipes increasing in Clarkfield and Granite Falls http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309692/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:44:02 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309692/-1/Top stories Morning Jolt: U.S. adds 175,000 jobs in February http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309695/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:00:01 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309695/-1/Top stories In the news

The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, more than was expected, according to the Department of Labor. The numbers top January's as well. The unemployment rate in February was 6.7 percent.

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The big movies opening this weekend are "300: Rise of an Empire," an R action movie that is a sequel [...]]]> Today in the News: House approves $1B in aid for Ukraine http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309698/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309698/-1/Top stories Quote of note

"We must remember that the purpose of our pressure on Russia is not simply to punish aggression — and certainly it is not to escalate the confrontation — but instead to move (President Vladimir) Putin toward a resolution that protects the territorial integrity of Ukraine." - Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., who co-sponsored a resolution [...]]]> Clarkfield woman pleads guilty to child endangerment http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309722/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:23:01 +0000 Ethan Groothuis Staff Writer http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309722/-1/Top stories Follow us on Twitter at @AdTribNews

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Kelly Anderson-Person pleaded guilty to child endangerment for an incident in August when she pulled out a gun and attempted suicide while being interviewed by law officers and holding her then-nine-month-old daughter in her lap.
The 34-year-old of Hendricks, formerly of Clarkfield, pleaded guilty at a hearing on Tuesday at the Yellow Medicine [...]]]>
'Bumper year' expectations at SpecSys http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309727/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:19:10 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309727/-1/Top stories Minnesota West '300 Bldg.' meeting Thurs., March 13 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309731/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:15:18 +0000 http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309731/-1/Top stories The ‘300 Building’ previously housed the auto body program before it was discontinued this [...]]]> Yellow Medicine County would save $200,000 with bond refinance http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309734/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:11:57 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309734/-1/Top stories Pedestrian bridge rehabilitation getting ready to kick into gear http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229519/-1/Top stories?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:40:10 +0000 Scott Tedrick News Editor http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229519/-1/Top stories