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MINNEAPOLIS — Gabriele (Anderson) Grunewald, a 2004 Perham High School graduate and one of the country’s top middle-distance runners, died at her home in Minneapolis on Tuesday, June 11, her father confirmed. Grunewald was 32. "She did go to heaven just before 8 tonight," Kim Anderson, Gabriele's father, wrote in a text message. Grunewald was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009 during her running career with the Minnesota Gophers.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A man was killed after a shooting at a residence in Maple Grove Township, about 20 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, around 3:17 a.m. Sunday, June 9. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family. The investigation is ongoing, but the Becker County Sheriff’s Office said the incident does not appear to be random and authorities do not believe there is a threat to the public at this time.
FRAZEE Minn. — A man is dead after being hit by a train in Frazee, Minn. on Sunday, June 9, around 12:15 a.m. The incident happened between Lake St and 5th St crossings. The Frazee Police Department was assisted on scene by the Becker County Sheriff's Office, MN State Patrol, Frazee Rescue and St. Mary's EMS. The investigation is ongoing and the name of the victim will be released after notification of relatives.
An apartment fire caused dozens of people to be evacuated early Saturday morning. Around 3:00 a.m. fire crews in Detroit Lakes responded to a fire at the Mountain View Estates, an apartment complex located on Barbara Avenue, near the middle school. Crews knocked out the fire in about an hour. The Detroit Lakes Fire Department said that when firefighters arrived, they found a kitchen fire in one unit, causing the building's 53 other units to be evacuated. The unit on fire was completely destroyed.
BRAINERD, Minn. — A 54-year-old Backus man faces multiple charges after leading police on a vehicle pursuit of up to 90 mph while allegedly intoxicated with his 10-year-old son in the vehicle.
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FARGO — A man is dead after being hit by a train in downtown Fargo late Thursday, May 16. A train-pedestrian crash was reported at 10:51 p.m. near Sixth Avenue and North Broadway, according to Fargo police. Police later found a man's body and confirmed he had been killed in the crash. Just after 11 p.m. a number of emergency responders and crews from the BNSF Railway were on the scene. Police could be seen walking along the railroad tracks with flashlights.
A Brooklyn Park man is accused of running sex trafficking operations at hotels in Woodbury and Brooklyn Center while incarcerated in a county jail cell. Daniel David Ellington, 38, was charged in Washington County on two counts of sex trafficking and two counts of promotion of prostitution, according to a news release Thursday, May 16, from County Attorney Pete Orput. According to the news release:
GREENBUSH, Minn. — A northwest Minnesota school bus driver pulled over for speeding was removed from her route and ticketed for having alcohol in her system, early Wednesday morning, May 15, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A Minnesota state trooper pulled a school bus over for speeding on County Road 7 in Barto Township, a little more than a mile north of Greenbush, law enforcement officials said.
MANVEL, N.D. — A mother and her son are dead after their vehicle left the road and rolled into the Turtle River near Grand Forks on Wednesday, May 15. A 40-year-old woman and 3-year-old boy were driving near the town of Manvel about 3:15 p.m. when their 2006 Volkswagen Jetta went off the roadway, overturned and came to rest upside down mostly submerged in the river, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.