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BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. – Authorities here were looking for a person who reportedly jumped off a bridge and into the Otter Tail River early Monday morning. Breckenridge police Chief Nate Harder said one of his officers was flagged down about 2:15 a.m.
A black bear was killed over the weekend in a crash near Thief River Falls, according to the Pennington County Sheriff’s Department. No one in the vehicle was injured, the department said. A vehicle damage estimate was not available. These days, bears have become more common road hazards than moose or elk, according to Jeremy Woinarowicz, a conservation officer with state Department of Natural Resources. Last year, three bears were killed by vehicles in his territory of northwestern Minnesota, he said.
MOORHEAD – A man accused of trying to beat his girlfriend to death with a baseball bat has been trying to contact her repeatedly from jail, prosecutors claim in new criminal charges. Michael John Karau, 34, was charged Wednesday in Clay County District Court with two felony counts of violating a no contact order within two years of the first two convictions. Those charges come after he was charged with first-degree attempted murder and other felonies related to the beating earlier this month of his live-in girlfriend, which also involved an attempted bathtub drowning.
ADA, Minn. – A Gary man was found guilty of four counts of first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of soliciting a child to engage in criminal sexual conduct in Norman County court here. Norman County Attorney James Brue said Rocky Lane Zabrowski, 55, of rural Gary, Minn., was convicted by a Norman County District Court judge after a two-day trial. After a trial earlier this month, Judge Jeffrey Remick issued his guilty verdict Thursday, according to court records.
FARGO – A Fargo man is charged with felony burglary after allegedly awakening a friend early Saturday morning with texted photos of her stolen cat. Jay Dean Sowl, 50, was charged Monday in Cass County District Court with one count of Class C felony burglary. Court documents filed with the charges say police were called Saturday morning at about 1:55 to the home of the victim, Ashley Simon, 201 35th Ave.
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A small coyote was safely released Tuesday afternoon after wandering into a back corridor of the West Acres mall in Fargo. A staff member spotted the animal about 2:30 p.m. and was able to block it off by shutting the door into the hallway, said Alissa Adams, the mall’s marketing director, adding that it never was in any public areas of the mall. The city’s Animal Control captured the coyote and released it about 3:30 p.m. south of town, where he “ran away happily.” “It’s something we’ve never seen before,” Adams said. “So it was definitely a first.”
MANKATO, Minn. — One person died and three others were injured in a shooting early Easter Sunday outside a Mankato events center. Mankato police were called at 1:53 a.m. Sunday to the Kato Entertainment Center, which hosts receptions and other private parties. Police found four people had been shot. The names of the shooting victims had not been released. Police said those wounded by gunfire sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to a Mankato hospital. A man, Kim Tong Yik Doluony, 21, was arrested for carrying a pistol without a permit.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - A suspect has been charged in connection with a case of animal abuse after authorities discovered two horses that starved to death tied to trees east of Park Rapids in northern Minnesota. Minden Ann Crenshaw, 28, faces three counts of mistreating animals, each punishable by a maximum of two years in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted. The counts include depriving the horses of food and water, abandonment and cruelty.
PILLAGER, Minn. — A 38-year-old Watkins woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash reported about 2 p.m. Sunday along State Highway 64 in Cass County. According to the State Patrol, Jackie Boulton was a passenger in a 1997 Ford Ranger pickup driven by Michael Boulton, 35, of Watkins. The pickup was struck head-on by a 2005 Ford pickup driven by Jeffrey Grose, 43, of Shoreview. Grose’s vehicle also struck a 2011 Chevy pickup driven by Daron Butzlaff, 48, of St. Cloud.