(Fergus Falls, MN) — A woman is facing prison time in connection with the abuse-related death of a six-year-old boy. Bobbie Bishop was sentenced yesterday to ten years in prison and five years of supervised release for the second-degree murder of Justis Burland. The boy was found unresponsive in April 2018 while in the care of Bishop and then-boyfriend Walter Wynhoff. Wynhoff pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in May 2019 and was sentenced to four years in prison.
(Olivia, MN) — A Hector woman appeared in Renville County Court yesterday on charges of 2nd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter for the shooting death of 42 year old Anthony Tebben. 35 year old Elizabeth Lynch claims she accidentally shot Tebben in the head with a handgun she had purchased in Montevideo last Wednesday. Tebben was transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center where he later died. Judge Dwayne Knutsen set unconditional bail at half-a-million dollars, 200k with conditions. Lynch’s next court appearance will be an omnibus hearing scheduled for April 24th at 10 a.m.
(Montevideo, MN) — Area farmers hoping to get into the fields soon for chemical application should be cautious, according to Dave Nicolai (NICK-uh-lie) University of Minnesota Extension crops educator. He says a wet fall coupled with excessive rain this spring could slow down the process. Nicolai recommends the end of April as the earliest target date for chemical application because the ground needs to be frost-free, which is an ongoing process.