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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - One of the two men arrested in connection with the Dec. 8 shooting in Alexandria has been formally charged and bail has been set. New details have also emerged about the events that led up to the shooting, involving allegations of robbery, arson, a fake kidnapping, a requested exchange of meth for stolen property and a claim of self-defense.
A wild deer shot Nov. 17 southeast Minnesota’s Houston County has been identified as presumptive positive for chronic wasting disease, the Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday, Dec. 5. Official confirmation will come later this week. The hunter has been notified, and the DNR is making arrangements to pick up the meat and carcass. It is the first detection of the neurological disease in Houston County since testing began in 2002.
ST. PAUL - Three Minnesota State Patrol troopers followed the agency's pursuit procedures during a high-speed chase last June that resulted in two children being struck by the suspect's vehicle, a review board said Tuesday, Dec. 4. The chase through residential areas of north Minneapolis lasted 6 minutes and 45 seconds, reaching speeds of more than 80 mph. The suspect, Kabaar Powell, caught the attention of Trooper Albert Kuehne for speeding, seat belt violation and a possible registration violation, the State Patrol's Critical Incident Review Board said.
MCGREGOR, Minn. — The deaths of two adults whose bodies were found Nov. 27 at a residence southeast of McGregor in north-central Minnesota were ruled a murder-suicide. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner identified the individuals as Laura Shingobe-Garbow, 62, and Matthew Garbow, 40, both of McGregor. The manner and cause of death for Laura Shingobe-Garbow was determined to be homicide by blunt force trauma injuries to the head. The manner and cause of death for Matthew Garbow was determined to be suicide by multiple sharp force injuries.
GREENBUSH, Minn. -- A school janitor was charged after police say he planned to have sex with a 15-year-old girl on school grounds, according to a press release from the Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force. Anthony Harry Brazier, 34, could face up to three years in prison for each of the two felony charges. He worked at Greenbush Middle River School, about 40 miles north of Thief River Falls.
UNDERWOOD, Minn. — The Otter Tail Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 1-month-old baby that occurred over the weekend. Authorities believe the death was accidental, though an investigation is ongoing, the sheriff's office said in news release. Shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, the sheriff's office received a 911 call reporting that the baby was unconscious and not breathing at a home in the 31000 block of County Highway 1 in Underwood.
LAKE LILLIAN, Minn. – Emergency responders are being credited for rescuing a man Thursday morning, Nov. 29, after the ATV he was riding plunged through ice and into the frigid waters of Big Kandiyohi Lake in central Minnesota. The incident was reported at 7:19 a.m. when the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office received a call that an individual had gone through the ice about 200 yards from shore.
DETROIT LAKES — Singer-songwriter Larry Long and activist Winona LaDuke will headline "A Night Celebrating Water Protectors" next month at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes to benefit Honor the Earth, which advocates for indigenous environmental issues. Long is a troubadour in the style of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. LaDuke is an environmentalist, economist, author and the head of Honor the Earth.
BEMIDJI -- One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in Bemidji. According to Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin, the shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. after a traffic stop at the intersection of 30th Street NW and Ridgeway Avenue.
VIRGINIA, Minn. — A Virginia police officer shot and killed a person Tuesday evening, Nov. 27, after responding to a report of suspicious activity.