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TWO HARBORS, Minn. -- The two crew members injured in Thursday’s derailment of a Canadian National Railway train in Two Harbors remain hospitalized, according to Patrick Waldron, government and public affairs manager for CN in the U.S. The crew members’ conditions are unknown, but Waldron said neither is believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries. Two other crew members were on the train, but neither was hurt. Heavy equipment began rolling in Thursday night, and work began to clear the tangle of heavy iron cars from the tracks.
CLARA CITY, Minn. -- A woman was killed Thursday in west-central Minnesota in a head-on crash with a truck that had jack-knifed on an icy highway. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Debra Griebel, 60, of Marshall, was killed in the crash, which was reported shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday on Minnesota Highway 23, just north of state Highway 7. A tractor-trailer driven by YaYa Zongo, 39, of Dallas, was going north on Highway 23 and lost control of the vehicle, which jack-knifed and collided with the southbound 2001 Chevy Malibu driven by Griebel.
GRAND FORKS – New court documents give new alleged details from a teenage witness of the stabbing death of Ruben Cisneros Jr. on Nov. 17 northwest of here and show how fast law enforcement nabbed the suspects in the killing and burglary. Three men and a woman, Jennifer Blue, remain in the Grand Forks County Jail awaiting a preliminary hearing Dec.
STILLWATER, Minn. -- The Washington County Attorney’s Office is expected to file murder charges against an Oak Park Heights prison inmate who allegedly strangled a fellow prisoner Monday, authorities said. Inmate Shane Lawrence Cooper, 30, was found dead Monday on the floor of his cell with a ligature around his neck, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The BCA said surveillance footage captured another inmate, Benjamin Heath Beck, 39, entering Cooper's cell shortly before he was found.
FINLAND, Minn. -- The victim of a snowmobile-related incident Tuesday in Lake County has been identified as 32-year-old Davis Hartshorn of Finland. Lake County Sheriff Carey Johnson said the deputy...
OLIVIA, Minn. -- The family of Andrew Burnett says he was wearing a body safety harness attached to a lanyard when he fell about 60 feet to his death last year while working at the South Central Grain and Energy facility in Buffalo Lake. The allegations are contained in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family in District Court in Renville County. Rescuers were unable to resuscitate Burnett, 28, of New Ulm, at the scene of the accident on Oct.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Hubbard County Social Services will ask for permission Dec. 17 to implement a new state law that lets counties deny public assistance to people who use drugs. Hubbard would join other counties, including Becker County, which recently implemented the law. Hubbard County Social Services Director Daryl Bessler said each county got a list of potential offenders this fall from the court system. In Hubbard County, only seven people fit the criteria. Becker County had 17. The law took effect in November.
MOORHEAD – A man charged with attempted murder after his involvement in a home invasion that led to a high-speed chase has pleaded guilty in the case. Emmanual Xavier Kennedy, 23, of Moorhead pleaded guilty Monday in Clay County District Court to one count of possession of a weapon by a person with a criminal history and second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, both felonies. The attempted murder case against him was dismissed. Kennedy was charged with three other men in August.
FARMINGTON, Minn. -- Farmington police are searching for a 37-year-old woman who has been missing for more than a month. Laura Jean Simonson, 37, was reported missing Nov. 22, Detective...
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – Three people were injured, one of them seriously, when the pickup they were riding in collided head on with an SUV on Highway 59 near Pelican Rapids Wednesday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol: A pickup driven by Kenneth R. Cosette, 59, of Pelican Rapids was northbound on Highway 59 when it lost control on icy snow and crossed into the southbound lane, striking an SUV head on. A passenger in the pickup, Brenda M.