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MAHNOMEN, Minn. - A 28-year-old northwest Minnesota man who reported that he was attacked by three men in his garage and had his pickup stolen has now told authorities that he made up the story. Brian Smith of Mahnomen on the White Earth Indian Reservation admitted his report on Sunday, July 8, was false, according to Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier. Smith, who is recovering in a Fargo hospital from burns, is cooperating with authorities.
FARMINGTON, Minn. -- A Farmington man has been charged with two counts of assault after allegedly attacking his house guest with a machete on July 1. According to the criminal complaint in Dakota County District Court, Giao Cong Bui, 28, told police that the victim had come over to smoke meth with him and his roommate at their home in the 400 block of Walnut Street. Sometime around 10 p.m., Bui said, the man started harassing him and put him in a headlock.
CROSSLAKE, Minn. -- The 60-year-old St. Paul man who drowned on Sunday on the lake where he had been a lifelong cabin owner was identified Tuesday, July 10. The victim was William James Murray, who failed to resurface after jumping off a pontoon on Adney Lake southeast of Crosslake and near Brainerd..
MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- A 28-year-old northwest Minnesota man told police Sunday night, July 8, that he was assaulted in his garage in Mahnomen by three men and that they took his 2018 Ford F150 pickup. The Mahnomen County sheriff’s office said Monday morning that a burned Ford pickup had been found about 9:15 a.m. on a snowmobile trail near the Mahnomen and Clearwater county line.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Two people were indicted in South Dakota, a 35-year-old Wagner man and an Idaho woman, as part of the largest-ever health care fraud crackdown across the nation. A total of 601 defendants across the U.S. are accused of more than $2 billion in false billings to Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health care programs or for their role in prescribing more than 13 million illegal doses of opioids and other dangerous narcotics. In Minnesota, the U.S attorney’s office said there were no arrests made as part of the operation in the state. A call to the U.S.
YANKTON, S.D. – Five people died and another person was seriously injured early on the Fourth of July in a two-vehicle crash three miles east of Yankton in far southern South Dakota. Names are not being released pending notification of families.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- Goodhue County has temporarily closed the Lake Byllesby beach until further notice following a discharge of raw and treated sewage into the Cannon River Tuesday, July 3, upstream in Northfield.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Minnesotan Lois Riess now faces the death penalty in her Florida first-degree murder case. Prosecutors said they’re seeking the death penalty for the southeast Minnesota woman who’s accused of killing her husband at their worm farm near Blooming Prairie and then a woman visiting Fort Myers Beach in southern Florida before leading authorities on a cross-country manhunt, according to the Fort Myers News-Bulletin.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials are urging boaters, anglers and others to be careful on swollen rivers across mostly southern Minnesota, although some rivers farther north are also running at dangerous levels. Twelve rivers are reporting "very high" water levels after recent heavy rains. The flooding is covering parks, trails and farmland across that region. The DNR urges "extreme caution" in these areas.
This evening I met with President Trump at @WhiteHouse . As I said, if the president wants to meet with me, I’m ready to participate and advocate for North Dakota. And that’s exactly what happened today. pic.twitter.com/LNOsIwSbTf