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RURAL PONSFORD, Minn. — A 15-year-old boy with special needs was flown to a Twin Cities area hospital to be treated for hypothermia after he went missing for several hours Monday, Oct. 15, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Office. About 12:36 a.m. Monday, the sheriff's office received a report that the boy had left his home in rural Ponsford. The temperature was 28 degrees and the wind chill was 18 at midnight in Park Rapids, a town about 20 miles from Ponsford, according to the National Weather Service.
DULUTH -- Wind gusts of 50 mph were common across northeast Minnesota on Wednesday, Oct. 10, but there was one report of a gust as high as 86 mph on Lake Superior. The winds and snow were part of a strong fall storm that caused power outages, swamped roads with large waves and flooding along Lake Superior’s shore. Water-swollen roads in Canal Park didn’t deter the wave-watchers from making their way to the shore, where waves crashed over the large boulder wall and the water flowed through the Lighthouse parking lot and onto Canal Park Drive.
MINNEAPOLIS — Jess Myers will join Forum Communications Co. next month as a college hockey reporter. Myers will primarily cover University of Minnesota hockey, but also supplement the company’s coverage of other college programs.
TOLNA, N.D. - Snow. It has arrived in North Dakota and four farmers in Tolna, N.D. celebrated the overnight snowfall by taking off their shirts and laying down to make snow angels. The four laid down right in the middle of the snow-covered downtown roadway. This video was sent to WDAY News by Logan Lund.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - Authorities have released the identities of three killed in a fatal accident near Thief River Falls on Wednesday . Cassandra Flatland and her two young sons, Hudson and Cooper, were killed when their car was hit by a pickup at a rural intersection in Marshall County on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 3. The driver of the pickup was not hurt.
KULM, N.D. — Four children were injured and taken to Jamestown Regional Medical Center after a school bus rolled over at 5:49 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — A mom and her two children were killed in a car crash Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 3, at an intersection near Minnesota Highway 32 just north of Thief River Falls. Police said they are still trying to piece together what happened, but they said the mom pulled out in front of an oncoming pickup. The mom and both her children were ejected from the car. It's believed they were all buckled, and the kids were in car seats, but the impact was so strong it may have broken the seatbelts. The teenage driver of the pickup was unharmed.
MINNEAPOLIS — A 49-year-old man who robbed a Minnesota bank in 2007 escaped custody Tuesday, Oct. 2, from a supervised halfway house in Minneapolis. James Richard Ardito robbied the First National Bank of Deerwood in Garrison, a town on the shore of Lake Mille Lac east of Brainerd. He was scheduled for supervised release, but escaped. A warrant was issued for his arrest. He is known to abuse drugs, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office.
DILWORTH, Minn. — A northwestern Minnesota school district is changing its evacuation procedures after a woman was reported holding a gun in her own doorway as students were executing a fire drill at a neighboring school. Students and staff at the Dilworth Elementary and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Middle School site, a school just east of Moorhead, told authorities they noticed the woman during the drill Monday, Oct. 1, according to a joint statement released by the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District, the Dilworth Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
ST. PAUL -- Round Lake in Otter Tail County is the latest body of water in Minnesota to have zebra mussels. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said zebra mussels were found on equipment being removed for the season on Round Lake’s eastern shore. The DNR said no additional zebra mussels were discovered during a follow-up search on several other areas of the lake. Nearby, but not connected, Rush Lake had a confirmed case of zebra mussels last year. Both lakes are about eight miles south of Perham.