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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A person died Wednesday in what may have been a drowning on Maple Lake near Forada, south of Alexandria. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said it received a 911 call just after 5 p.m. of a possible drowning at 12146 Forada Beach Rd SE. The caller said the victim, Ryan Douglas Dodd, who lived at that address, was found in Maple Lake. Dodd was recovered from the lake and emergency personnel initiated resuscitation efforts.
Singer-songwriter Macy Gray will perform at the Fargo Theatre this fall, promoter Jade Presents announced Monday. Gray, who broke into the music industry with her critically acclaimed debut album “On How Life Is” in 2000, will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the theater, located at 314 Broadway in Fargo. She’ll release her eighth studio album, “The Way” on Sept. 9.
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. - Police responding to a reported robbery in progress at a downtown pharmacy here surrounded the building at gunpoint for three hours late Wednesday afternoon before finding there was no suspect inside. Customers and staff of the Thrifty White Pharmacy at 126 5th St. N. evacuated the store about 5:30 p.m.
LEAFY SPURGE: To the breathless advocates for unmanned aircraft, commonly called drones. As regulation of the potentially invasive devices falls behind their appeal and capabilities, there is little doubt they will be misused. That’s happening already with stories coming in from all over the nation of small drones being used as high-tech peeping toms and for other nefarious purposes. The potential for invasion of privacy by camera-carrying drones is immense, from misuse by police forces to merely flying into the privacy of a backyard.
A woman died early Friday morning in Otter Tail County after the car she was riding in rolled, and the driver faces charges. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, a call came in from a group camping on Franklin Lake at 1:30 a.m. Friday.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A Becker County woman found dead in a Wyoming gravel pit in 1983 has been identified as Mary Lynn Anderson, who family members reported missing in...
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is asking the public to be on the alert for potentially toxic algae blooms in lakes and streams. The MPCA issued the alert Thursday following the death of a dog last weekend in Sherburne County. Brock Tatge, the dog’s owner, told the MPCA that he and his family were spending time last Sunday on Prairie Lake, where they live, when their dog, Copper, suddenly became ill. The dog had been fetching a tennis ball from the lake. “We noticed that Copper went on shore, began vomiting and panting very hard, and just looked very sick,” Tatge said.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – A Hubbard County grand jury has indicted a man on murder charges in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Kiela Knowles. Harley Leritz, 21, of Menahga is accused of first- and second-degree murder. Hubbard County prosecutors presented the case to the grand jury, which returned the two-count indictment Thursday. The indictment replaces a criminal complaint that was filed earlier. Police said surveillance video showed Leritz going in and out of Knowles’ apartment in Park Rapids several times on Feb. 23.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Barnesville couple are under investigation for dealing drugs and child endangerment after their 9-year-old daughter turned them in for running a marijuana-growing operation out of their shared home, Barnesville police say. According to court documents filed Monday in Clay County District Court, the girl went to the Barnesville police station June 6.
Kenya’s Dominic Ondoro made history Saturday in Duluth, while winning the 38th running of Grandma’s Marathon. The 26-year-old ran the fastest time ever run on the Grandma’s Marathon course – 2 hours, 9 minutes and 6 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 2:09:37 set in 1981 by Minnesota’s Dick Beardsley, formerly of Detroit Lakes. Ondoro, making his Grandma’s Marathon debut, claimed the $10,000 winner’s check plus a $5,000 bonus for running sub-2:10:00.