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BEMIDJI, Minn. — While spotting a bear around Bemidji and other parts of northern Minnesota is nothing new, officials say there have been a few more sightings as of late. In the past week, the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office has received several reports of bears wandering into yards and right up to houses. According to the office's Facebook page, a bear even came up to Sheriff's Deputy Scott Hinners' vehicle and said hello while he was writing reports near Nebish. Another call had a bear pawing at sliding glass door at a house near Blackduck.
FARGO - A Fargo man who denied causing the death of his newborn baby last summer is set to change his plea, court records show. Prosecutors in February charged Nicholas Desjarlais with felony negligent homicide, alleging that he caused the death of his two-month-old daughter. He pleaded not guilty. A police report states that Desjarlais drunkenly fell asleep on a couch with his daughter, and when he awoke, the baby was in between his body and the back of the couch.
RANDALL, Minn. -- A 38-year-old Little Falls man was hospitalized Tuesday following an assault and shooting in a Randall mobile home park, reported the Morrison County Sheriff's Office. Ryan Deters was allegedly hit with a wooden baseball bat by Kyle St. Martin-Smith, 25, Randall, and struck in the left forearm by two pistol rounds fired by St. Martin-Smith. Deters was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to St. Gabriel's Hospital for treatment of injuries. The sheriff's office received a 911 call at 10:02 a.m.
SOBIESKI, Minn. - A 53-year-old man died Saturday in the aftermath of a crash between two pickups. Alan Kedrowski, 53, Long Prairie, was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital where he...
A 21-year-old airman has been identified as the shooter early this morning at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in south Grand Forks. Marcell Willis was on active duty at Grand Forks Air Force Base, according to a police statement released this afternoon. Police are still investigating the motive behind the shooting, but there doesn't appear to be a link between Willis and the store employees, Grand Forks Police Lt. Derik Zimmel said. According to police, Willis entered the store, 2551 32nd Ave. S., just after 1 a.m. and shot two employees, including one fatally.
GLENWOOD, Minn. — Two men escaped with minor injuries when their plane crash landed in Lake Minnewaska Friday afternoon. The Pope County Sheriff's office received a report at approximately 1...
CHANHASSEN, Minn. -- Divers found 10 zebra mussels in Christmas Lake during a follow-up search earlier this week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. The mussels were found outside of the area where the DNR had treated the lake last year as part of a series of small, targeted treatments in Minnesota lakes.
The four driving lanes on Highway 10 will open from midday Friday, May 22, until the morning of Tuesday, May 26. Some access points to adjacent frontage roads have been closed or modified. Those changes will remain in place through the weekend. Even though work will stop for the holiday weekend, motorists are asked to drive carefully through the work zone.
WALKER, Minn. - The Cass County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office has released the names of two half brothers who died of apparent gunshot wounds on the shores of Leech Lake near Walker on May 12. According to a release issued Thursday, investigation into the deaths and preliminary autopsy results show the men died of a murder-suicide scenario. The deceased have been identified as Leo Jordan, 57, and David Smith, 60, both of Walker. Jordan was transported to a Fargo hospital via North Memorial AirCare, where he was later pronounced dead.
ELLENDALE, Minn. -- A southeast Minnesota farmer is recovering after being stuck in corn up to his neck in a grain bin at a farm near Ellendale. Christopher Johnson, 65, was clearing a crust layer from the corn in the bin Wednesday morning when the crust gave way and he sank into the grain. He was able to hang onto a rope hanging in the bin. Family members put plywood inside the bin so Johnson didn’t sink farther down and also shoveled grain away from him, said Freeborn County Sheriff Kurt Freitag.