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DETROIT LAKES -- Joseph Starblanket Martin, 32, of Osage, Minn., has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on Aug.
BRAINERD -- Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl Friday released the name of the 21-year-old man who died on Rush Lake on Wednesday. The victim was identified as Ryan Giguere of Eagan. At 4:36 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office received a report of a possible personal watercraft accident on Rush Lake. Giguere had been operating the watercraft and had entered the water. Witnesses were able to remove Giguere from the water and transport him to shore, where resuscitation efforts were performed.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 28-year-old Hutchinson man died in a rollover on Highway 29 south of Alexandria early Friday morning. According to the State Patrol, Rhett R. Peters was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer north at about 3:45 a.m. and was entering a curve just north of the Pope County and Douglas County line. The Explorer went off the road and into the ditch, crossing South Maple Lake Road. It came back on to Highway 29 and rolled over.
DEVILS LAKE--No charges are likely to be pressed for the May death of a Devils Lake jail inmate who was found dead in his cell just hours after being jailed. The death of John Wilke, 42, was attributed to suicide, from a "mixed drug toxicity" from a lethal combination of drugs, Devils Lake Police Detective Sue Schwab said in June. While the investigation is not officially closed, Ramsey County State's Attorney Lonnie Olson said charges are not expected.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 20-year-old Minot man wanted in connection with the gunfight at the Applebee’s restaurant in Minot last Sunday was arrested early Friday morning -- five days after the incident. Jauquin Salazar III was arrested on a warrant for reckless endangerment for his involvement in the shooting. Salazar was in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation about 12:15 a.m. Friday morning when he was arrested, said Minot police investigations commander Capt. John Klug.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A man was shot shortly after midnight Friday in northern Jamestown after police say he broke into a home. Jamestown Lt. Justin Blinsky said at 12:17 a.m. Friday police officers were dispatched by Stutsman County Communications to a home at 1115 1st Avenue N. to the report of a man shot after breaking into the home.
FARGO--Valley News Live meteorologist and agriculture director Mick Kjar has decided to retire after almost 27 years at the TV station. "He has been a cornerstone in many broadcasts, including the Valley Today Ag Show, The Valley Today morning show and Valley News Live at Noon," the station said Wednesday on its website. "Mick comes to work before the sun rises to deliver accurate and fun forecasts. Mick is our steady rock, our calm voice during bad weather, and mentor to many through the years."
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. --The driver in a fatal boat crash on Devils Lake earlier this month has been charged with four felonies, including manslaughter. Tom Burns, 54, of Grand Forks was driving the boat that struck a tree sticking out of the lake at about 2:45 a.m. Aug. 9. April Stenger, 26, of Detroit Lakes, Minn., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Burns and three others were transported to the hospital with injuries.
INDEPENDENCE, Minn. -- A St. Michael man has died after his car was hit from behind by a man driving a motor home on the west side of the Twin Cities, authorities have reported. The motor home driver had reportedly been drinking and charges are pending, according to the West Hennepin Public Safety Department.
WADENA, Minn. -- Accusations, rumors and mystery are surrounding a Wadena farm this week. This after investigators issued a search warrant looking for human remains. Unexpectedly Monday morning, Dan Hansen says his farm about two miles north of Wadena was swarming with investigators.