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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota firearms hunters registered 70,724 deer during the first two days of deer season -- about the same as last year, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Of the deer harvested, 57 percent were bucks, compared to 67 percent of the first weekend harvest of 2016.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Sanford Health is one of three sites in the U.S. to launch a study to determine if non-opioid medications are as effective in managing pain after carpal-tunnel surgery.
DELANO, Minn. -- A construction worker has died after being hit by a dump truck in Delano. According to Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty, the incident occurred just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. Several callers reported that a construction worker had been struck by a dump truck working in the area. The construction worker died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Funding has been restored to trap gray wolves in Minnesota who prey on livestock. The funding ran out for about a week before the U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week it would provide funding for the rest of the year and also match the $110,000 again next year that's also provided by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the wolf control program.
GRAND FORKS -- Two men from the Twin Cities were arrested for possession of drugs with intent to deliver after a traffic stop on Interstate 29 in Grand Forks Thursday. The North Dakota State Patrol said driver Ray Torres of St. Paul and passenger Richard Gamez of Richfield were stopped about 3:40 p.m. as Torres was speeding on the interstate.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Tickets will go on sale Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls. The two-day tourney will be Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24. Tickets for the general public go on sale at the center’s box office in Sioux Falls and at www.ncaa.com/frozenfour .
ST. PAUL — The names of the Stearns County sheriff’s sergeant who fired his weapon during an officer-involved shooting Monday night at a St. Cloud home and the suspect have been released by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The officer was Sgt. Nathan Stewart, who has been with the sheriff’s office for 14 years.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened late Monday at a newer housing development in west St. Cloud, according to a news release issued by the BCA on Tuesday. A Stearns County sheriff’s deputy and several St. Cloud police officers were investigating a possible assault shortly before midnight Monday. As part of the investigation, officers attempted to make contact with the occupants of a home.
FARGO -- U.S. attorney for North Dakota Chris Myers will be a part of Tuesday news conference in Washington on Tuesday morning to announce a major milestone in the fight to stop deadly fentanyls from entering the United States. Myers, according to his office, will joint Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod rod Rosenstein for the announcement at the Department of Justice.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lake property owners are urged to carefully check boats and trailers, docks and lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage. The state Department of Natural Resources said this is important as new zebra mussel infestations were initially reported by people making fall inspections of docks, boats and boat lifts. The DNR recommends these steps for lake property owners: