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Court documents were scheduled to be in the hands of Lake of the Woods County court officials sometime today in connection with an investigation into guided fishing operations on Lake of the Woods. According to Col. Ken Soring, enforcement chief for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 12 people face a total of 80 charges for various violations uncovered during an investigation by 40 DNR conservation officers, who converged on the area in January.
GRAND FORKS - Four women have been arrested for allegedly making meth in a condo just across the street from Grand Forks’ Schroeder Middle School. A search of the home belonging to Kathy Joan Kielty, 56, turned up equipment used to make the drug, according to court records. She, Audrey Marie Morris, 65, Ashley Marie Brown, 24, and Tina Mae Metcalf, 51, are all charged with manufacturing meth within 1,000 feet of a school, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, the stiffest penalty under state law.
HASTINGS, Minn. -- A Farmington day care provider pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter in the 2012 death of a 3-month-old child left in her care. Kaiden Robert Staebell died July 31, 2012, after Rebecca Lynn Graupmann, 46, left him to nap on her daughter’s bed. According to a criminal complaint filed last May, Farmington police responded that day to a call of a child who had stopped breathing.
A Babbitt man accused of strangling his mother’s boyfriend to death has been found mentally ill by one psychologist, but must undergo a second evaluation, a judge ruled Wednesday. Shawn Russel Doherty, 25, will enter pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental illness, his court-appointed attorney, Bruce Williams, told the News Tribune.
FARGO – The Fargo School District will not release the name of the male student who was hospitalized after being pulled unconscious from the pool at South High School on Tuesday, district officials said in a news release Wednesday morning. The student remains at a local hospital, where he is receiving treatment, district officials said in the news release. The hospital wasn’t identified. The student was found unconscious in the pool about 11 a.m.
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ELK RIVER, Minn. – Two Twin Cities commuter trains collided with a vehicle Tuesday afternoon, the second day in a row a train had hit a car in the Elk River area. Metro Transit said on its website that no injuries were reported. Both the northbound and southbound Northstar trains struck a vehicle north of Elk River on the northwest edge of the metro area. Minnesota State Patrol and Sherburne County were on the scene, Metro Transit said. The Northstar Line offers service between Big Lake and downtown Minneapolis. It connects to bus service to St.
DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth police are seeking six men involved in a Monday evening carjacking. A 34-year-old man was pulled from his car and beaten during the incident, requiring hospitalization, police said. The man drove up to a friend’s residence shortly after 9 p.m. when six men came out of the residence and approached the car.
HERMANTOWN, Minn. - A 28-year-old Hermantown man died Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle. Hermantown police said the accident was reported just before 7:45 p.m. Sunday. The victim, identified Monday as Jeremy Jacob Reeves, was transported to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, where we was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m. The 56-year-old woman driving the vehicle, and a 22-year-old woman who was a passenger, were not injured. Hermantown police said alcohol, weather and road conditions did not appear to be factors in the crash.
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The person killed in a two-vehicle accident north of Bemidji on Monday afternoon has been identified. The Minnesota State Patrol said Kelly Olson, 32, of Bemidji, was killed in the crash. Olson was driving a 1997 Chrysler Town and Country driven and entering U.S. Highway 71 when it was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet pickup driven by Jason Stubbe, 27, of Bemidji, who was traveling south on Highway 71. Stubbe was transported to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center with serious injuries, the patrol said.