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DENT, Minn. -- A Fargo woman suffered serious injuries early Friday, Sept. 22, when the car she was driving struck a horse in the roadway near here. According to a report released by the Minnesota State Patrol: The crash occurred about 5:20 a.m. on Highway 108 east of Dent. Leah Marie Orner, 29, of Fargo, was driving eastbound when her car struck a horse on the roadway and her vehicle came to rest next to the road. She was airlifted to a hospital in Perham with life-threatening injuries. No other details were immediately available.
HIBBING, Minn. -- A 66-year-old Chicago man who’d fallen overboard died despite rescue and resuscitation efforts at a resort on Lake Kabetogama in far northern Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon — and the 55-year-old driver of the boat was arrested on suspicion of being drunk at the time of the incident. Wlodzimierz Dziechciowski reportedly fell overboard after the boat he was in was struck by the wake of another vessel just before 5 p.m., the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- One home is destroyed after an early morning fire in Rockwood Township. Authorities were called to the scene around 1 a.m. Wednesday. When they arrived, flames were shooting through the roof. Seventeen firefighters from several different agencies battled the flames for multiple hours before it was under control. Damage is estimaed at $109,000. No one was home at the time of the blaze. The cause is under investigation.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — Michael Scott Christie, 63, of Lame Deer, Montana, pleaded guilty Monday in Chippewa County District Court to two felony charges of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult for his role in taking $340,000 from the estate of his mother. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and sentencing scheduled for Oct. 31. Christie's wife, Martina Annette Christie, 61, faces 12 felony charges for alleged financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
KILLEEN, Texas—A Texas woman's Facebook complaint has gone viral after she complained that a decorative item featuring cotton sold at a local Hobby Lobby was "wrong on so many levels." In the Facebook post, Daniell Rider writes: "This decor is WRONG on SO many levels, There is nothing decorative about raw cotton... A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves." "A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS "decor."
BISMARCK—North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined other attorneys general in a letter to Equifax expressing concerns over the credit reporting agency's response to its massive security breach, his office said Friday, Sept. 15. The attorneys general asked the company to make its website less confusing, add customer service staff, make the hotline number available 24 hours a day and to disable links for its fee-based credit monitoring service. They said Equifax should reimburse consumers who have had to pay fees to freeze their credit.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking applications through Sept. 25 for 12 people to service on the DNR's Fisheries Oversight and Wildlife Oversight committees. Appointees will review the DNR's annual Game and Fish Fund Report in detail and, after discussions with agency leaders and others, write a report on the findings of this review. About half the current members' terms expire Dec. 14 and are subject to this open application, the DNR said in a news release.
BISMARCK -- The University of Mary said it will add men’s hockey and is waiting for approval from the American Collegiate Hockey Association for affiliation. If the 408-team ACHA grants Mary’s request, the school plans to field a team for the 2018-19 season.
BEMIDJI--A Redby woman was hospitalized after being hit by a car driven by a Fargo man on Highway 2 west of Bemidji. Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened late Thursday around 11:30 p.m. Thirty-seven-year-old Eric Tofte of Fargo was heading east in a Chevy Impala. Twenty-five-year-old Larissa Oakgrove was walking in the right lane when she was hit by Tofte. Oakgrove was taken to Sanford Health in Fargo with critical injuries. Authorities say it's unknown if alcohol was involved.
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz signed point guard Nate Wolters, a former South Dakota State standout and St. Cloud, Minn., native, to a two-way contract on Wednesday. Terms of the Sept. 13 deal were not released, per team policy, the Jazz said on its website. A second-round NBA draft pick in 2013, Wolters played in Serbia last season after stints with the Milwaukee Bucks and the New Orleans Pelicans. He has appeared in 79 NBA games with 31 starts, averaging 5.8 points and 19.7 minutes per game.