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WORTHINGTON, Minn. - About 7,500 three-week-old turkeys were lost in a turkey farm fire near Worthington early Tuesday morning. The nearby Round Lake Fire Department was dispatched at 12:45 a.m...
MAIDEN ROCK, Wis. - A Red Wing, Minn., youth died over the weekend of a gunshot wound that occurred while hunting in Maiden Rock in northwest Wisconsin. The incident is under investigation, according to authorities in Pierce County, Wis. Logan Hinrichs attended eighth grade at Red Wing High School. Red Wing Superintendent Karsten Anderson sent out an alert Monday morning. “The school district is implementing its crisis management plan to provide as much support as possible during this difficult time.
HAWLEY, MINN. - Authorities are searching for the owner of a vehicle hit by a BNSF train in Clay County overnight. It happened at the railroad crossing on County Road 31, south of Hawley at about 1:30 this morning. Clay County authorities tell us they believe the vehicle was empty. They also say no one was killed or injured. Hawley Police believe the train was traveling north when it struck a pickup truck on the north side of the tracks.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. – A local man was killed early Sunday morning when a train collided with his car, according to the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department. Timothy Goodman, 45, was crossing the Canadian Pacific railroad tracks at 140th Street just south of town around 3:30 a.m. when the accident happened. The train was not able to stop in time, the department said. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body taken to Grand Forks for an autopsy.
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BAGLEY, Minn. - Authorities are investigating a robbery Thursday night at a Bagley business. An unidentified female got away with an undisclosed amount money from the Family Dollar Store at about 7:25 p.m.
MOORHEAD – A driver was ejected from an SUV and pinned underneath the vehicle during a rollover crash south of here this morning, Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said. The driver, a 35-year-old Fargo man, was headed south on County Highway 52, near 60th Avenue, about 7:45 a.m. He lost control of the SUV on a slippery stretch of road, crossed the northbound lane and went into the ditch, Bergquist said. The SUV rolled once and landed on top of the driver who had been ejected.
A 20-year-old man died after jumping from atop the Aerial Lift Bridge early Wednesday, Duluth police reported. Police were dispatched to the bridge at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and found the man at the top portion of the bridge structure. The man was suicidal and negotiators spent about four hours trying to talk him down, police said. The man ultimately jumped from the bridge and was pulled from the water by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Duluth Fire Department.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – A Fergus Falls, Minn., man and his passenger were injured in a rollover crash near here early this morning. Minnesota State Patrol officials said Charles F. Bangs, 52, Fergus Falls, was heading east on I-94 west of County Road 40 in a Buick Lucerne at 6:53 a.m.