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FARGO – A man was hit by an Amtrak train early Thursday morning, June 22, in downtown Fargo. It happened about 2 a.m. in the 500 block of Roberts Street. Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson said the train was pulling into the Amtrak station when the man walked onto the tracks. The man was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, according to Anderson, who declined to release the victim’s name.
LANESBORO, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued warning about the dangers of the Conium maculatum plant, commonly known as poison hemlock. The plant has been found in southeast Minnesota, spreading quickly in the St. Charles and Lanesboro areas. All parts of the plant — leaves, stems, flowers and roots — are poisonous. Residents should wear long-sleeved shirts, pants and gloves when handling the plant and never ingest any part of it.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A pilot is in a Fargo hospital after a plane crashed in a field near the Mahnomen Airport on Tuesday evening, June 20. The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office received a report regarding the crash about 8 p.m. Tuesday at the airport, which is about 5 miles south of Mahnomen. According to the sheriff's office: Two workers with the Minnesota Department of Transportation were first to arrive at the crash scene and pulled the pilot, Mark Habedank, 56, of Twin Valley, from the cockpit.
A man was transported to the Ely Community Hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the buttocks Thursday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that it was called to the Angleworm Lake area off the Echo Trail for a man who had accidentally shot himself while camping at about 3 p.m.
CLOQUET, Minn. — Charges have been filed against the owners of three dogs that allegedly escaped a kennel and killed another dog that was being walked by a Cloquet woman last week. Stephen Woollett, 59, and Amber Woollett, 22, both of Cloquet, each are charged with misdemeanor counts of dangerous animals — attack by an animal and dogs running at large. Amber Woollett faces two counts of each, while Stephen Woollett faces one of each. The charges each carry maximum penalties of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint:
President Trump will address the nation after the shooting in Virginia Wednesday morning. The address is scheduled to be at 10:30 a.m.
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BRAINERD, Minn. -- The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office searched Friday for a possible missing boater on Nokay Lake, east of Brainerd. Capt. Scott Goddard of the sheriff's office said the boat and water division and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were searching for a 54-year-old Brainerd man. The DNR and later the Minnesota State Patrol assisted from the air, although the man was not located by 7:30 p.m. Friday. Officials withheld the name of the missing man while attempting to contact family members. Goddard said responders would continue the search at daybreak Saturday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- PGA Tour Champions and Sanford Health announced on Thursday, June 8, a new event is coming to Sioux Falls for the 2018 season. The Sanford Health International Presented by Cambria will be the first-ever PGA Tour Champions event in South Dakota. Minnehaha Country Club will host the Sept. 17-23 event featuring a $1.8 million purse. The PGA Tour Champions features golfers 50 or older.