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August 27, 2016
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life: Without vest ‘no way he could have survived’ first responder says
MILTONA, Minn. -- “All the gear, all the time.” This is a motto that Jim and Jaque Rasmussen live by when riding their motorcycles. And...
August 27, 2016 - 5:33pm
August 16, 2016
Bemidji boy who nearly died in ATV crash searching for unknown hero
BEMIDJI -- Summer vacation is supposed to be a time of fun. But for a Bemidji teenager he learned a life lesson from a near death experience....
August 16, 2016 - 10:40am
August 15, 2016
Blackduck man in stable condition after single-vehicle accident
BEMIDJI--A Blackduck man was seriously injured after the truck he was driving went off the road Thursday. Joshua Platt, 33, was driving a concrete truck north on Clearwater County Road 2 near Shevlin at about 2:37 p.m. According to a Minnesota State Patrol report, the truck swerved...
August 15, 2016 - 6:20pm
July 25, 2016
Park Rapids man dies in single-car crash
PARK RAPIDS—A Park Rapids man died after a single-vehicle accident in Hubbard County Saturday morning. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a report of a crash on 190th Street about a mile northwest of Park Rapids at about 6:25 a.m. Saturday, according to a release....
July 25, 2016 - 4:39pm
July 20, 2016
Cass Lake man dies in rollover
CASS LAKE—A 29-year-old Cass Lake man died early Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and rolled, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office received a report of the crash at about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday and located the vehicle on...
July 20, 2016 - 9:51am
July 12, 2016
Big Falls man dead after one-vehicle accident
BEMIDJI -- A 69-year-old Big Falls man died after a medical condition caused him to run his vehicle off the road near Funkley, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. The man, identified by the State Patrol as Harley Wallace Jr., was driving a 1998 Ford Escort when the single-vehicle...
July 12, 2016 - 7:43pm
July 2, 2016
UPDATED: 14-year-old Bemidji boy severely burned in ATV accident
BEMIDJI -- A 14-year-old Bemidji boy is in serious condition after being severely burned Monday when an all-terrain vehicle driven by a friend caught fire near Leonard, Minn. According to Clearwater County Sheriff Darin Halverson the boy, identified by his mother as Gabe Schwarzlander,...
July 2, 2016 - 2:15pm
June 23, 2016
Three-vehicle crash reported on Highway 71
BEMIDJI—There were no serious injuries reported in a three-vehicle crash Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 71 in Beltrami County. According to the State Patrol, the crash was reported at 8:34 a.m. at milepost 322. A 1996 Chevy Blazer driven by 35-year-old Christipher Miranda...
June 23, 2016 - 1:56pm
April 25, 2016
14-year-old boy killed in tractor, dirt bike crash near Hillman
HILLMAN, Minn. -- A 14-year-old boy was killed Saturday when the dirt bike he was driving struck the back of a tractor near Hillman in central Minnesota. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office responded to the fatality at 4:19 p.m. and identified the victim as Damian Hebler of Hillman....
April 25, 2016 - 11:29am
April 15, 2016
UPDATED: Car-motorcycle crash kills 1, injures 3 near Brainerd
BRAINERD -- The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office released the name of the motorcyclist killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday on Wise Road....
April 15, 2016 - 5:27pm
January 21, 2016
UPDATE: Names of Bemidji, Laporte teens killed in head-on collision released
HUBBARD COUNTY — The names of a 16-year-old Bemidji girl and a 16-year-old Laporte boy who were killed when their vehicle collided with a pickup on U.S. Highway 71 south of Bemidji have been released. Around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 16-year-old Jacob Bruns was driving a 2006 Chevrolet...
January 21, 2016 - 8:19am
January 11, 2016
Child victims identified in fatal ND snowmobile crash
HATTON, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the 10- and 9-year-old boys involved in a fatal snowmobile accident Sunday near Hatton.The boys are Mason Moen, 10, of Thompson, N.D., and Brody Johnson, 9, of Hatton, according to the patrol. Mason died at the scene...
January 11, 2016 - 4:14pm
January 7, 2016
Brainerd man killed in 2-vehicle crash in Merrifield
MERRIFIELD, Minn. -- A 47-year-old Brainerd man was killed and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 4:47 p.m. Wednesday in Merrifield, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported. Both vehicles involved, a passenger car and pickup, came to rest in the west ditch...
January 7, 2016 - 5:48pm
Explosion at Beltrami granary injures two
BELTRAMI, Minn. — A small explosion at a West Central Ag Services granary in Beltrami, sent two men to the hospital this morning, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Emergency services responded to the explosion, which started a fire, at about 8:40 a.m., according...
October 7, 2015 - 2:23pm
September 29, 2015
17-month-old hit, killed by car in Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 17-month-old child was pronounced dead Monday afternoon after being hit by a car in Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls police say Avah Mae Dirkman was struck about 12:30 p.m. by a 2009 Dodge Journey driven by Katie Diane Black, 29, of Fergus Falls. Reports...
September 29, 2015 - 2:08pm