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Crookston police are investigating the death of a 41-year-old Crookston man. The man, identified as Douglas Spiegel, was found unresponsive late Monday night in the 100 block of South Broadway, according to a report from the Police Department. Police were dispatched to the scene at 11:26 p.m. Spiegel’s body was taken to UND in Grand Forks, where a medical examiner planned to an autopsy on the victim, according to police. The case remains under investigation.
FARGO – Young love can hurt, in more than just unrequited crushes and broken hearts. Teen dating abuse is a problem of growing concern. New research on the topic showing more than a third of teens say they’ve been physically, emotionally or sexually abused was recently presented at a meeting of the American Psychological Association. “Dating violence often can mimic domestic violence in some ways with a younger population,” says Daria Odegaard, education coordinator for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo.
FERTILE, Minn. – Despite being an avid gardener, Amanda Syverson had never grown a pumpkin until she heard about pink pumpkins. Her mom, whose best friend is a breast cancer survivor, told Syverson about the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation, started in 2012 to help in the fight against breast cancer. Growers contract with the foundation to raise and sell Porcelain Doll Pink Pumpkins, a natural hybrid with a pale pink exterior.
FARGO – A 1-year-old Hitterdal, Minn., boy who ate a laundry detergent pod left the pediatric intensive care unit at Sanford Hospital here on Monday. According to Alex Rohde’s Caring Bridge website, the boy was doing “much better” on Monday. “He is currently being moved out of PICU and into a peds room,” his family wrote around noon on Monday. Rohde still had a slight fever on Monday, but his family wrote on Caring Bridge that doctors said the boy could go home in a few days if he continues to show improvement. Rhode was flown to the Fargo hospital after swallowing a Tide pod on Se
VIRGINIA, Minn. -- An Aurora man pleaded guilty today in State District Court in Virginia to photographing a girl under the age of 18 in various stages of undress. Michael Gene Jewell, 34, entered a plea of guilty to possessing pictorial representation of minors and interference with the privacy of a minor under 18. A third count, dissemination of pornographic work involving minors, was dismissed. Sentencing was set for Nov. 18, but Judge Gary J.
NEVIS, Minn. – Adam Earl Poole loved to hunt and fish. So much so, his wedding a month ago featured camouflage vests, matching ties and Ducks Unlimited hats for the 23-year-old and his groomsmen. On Saturday, exactly four weeks after marrying his sweetheart Allison, Adam was tragically killed in a duck hunting accident on the lake where he met his wife, where his grandmother lived and where he grew up in the outdoors. “He pretty much spent his whole life in that fishing boat,” said father Scott Poole of his son. “He loved being out in the weather, the freedom.
WAHPETON, N.D. – A semi-truck hauling candy overturned early Monday after failing to negotiate a curve while approaching an on-ramp to Interstate 29 from Highway 13 west of Wahpeton, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. The incident, reported about 2 a.m., left the semi and trailer on its side. The sheriff’s office identified the driver as Jose Barragan from Coon Rapids, Minn. Barragan and a passenger, Andrew Flaschenriem, 23, were taken to a Breckenridge, Minn., hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.
The allure of shooting or trapping a wolf in Minnesota may be declining. Applications for Minnesota’s wolf hunting and trapping licenses dropped by almost half this year, said Dan Stark, large carnivore specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Last year, the inaugural year of Minnesota’s formal wolf hunt, about 23,500 hunters and trappers applied for licenses, Stark said. This year, that number dropped to about 13,000. Stark said several factors might have contributed to that. “There are fewer licenses available this year,” he said.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office has identified and arrested the person suspected of stabbing a man at a fraternity party on Sunday. Jacob Andrew Young, 21, of Walker was located and arrested in Hackensack.
RED WING, Minn. -- The state’s Silica Sand Technical Assistance Team is just about ready to begin advising local governments on mining and related impacts. The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board is scheduled to vote on formally establishing the team at a meeting Oct. 16 in St.