A house explosion June 30 in Leslie Township has left one person with severe burns to most of her body. The explosion happened around 3:30 p.m. at 22832 161st Ave., Osakis in Leslie Township, Todd County, just northeast of the Head of the Lakes Resort. One person, identified as Christy Bearson, 34, was severely burned as a result of the explosion.
Craig Williams, who was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the August 2013 death of his ex-wife, Nancy Williams, earlier this year, recently filed a notice of appeal with the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Williams' state public defender, Bradford Colbert, filed the notice May 1. The appeals court is in the process of compiling the transcripts from the entire time the case was in district court. These transcripts have largely been completed and submitted to the appellate court. The remainder will need to be submitted by Sept. 5.