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A 22-year-old Duluth man faces two felony charges of first-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into two West Duluth homes while the residents were sleeping earlier this month. Gage Kasper was charged last week in State District Court in Duluth. Each charge carries a potential penalty of up to 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint:
JENKINS—A 71-year-old Brainerd man was injured Sunday when the Harley Davidson Roadster he was driving crashed and he was thrown from the motorcycle on Highway 371 in Jenkins, the edge of the construction zone of the highway. The Minnesota State Patrol reported Dennis M. Northburg was traveling northbound on Highway 371, when he braked hard and crashed, ejecting him from the motorcycle. Northburg was transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd for non-life-threatening injuries. Northburg was not wearing a helmet, the state patrol reported.
TWO HARBORS - As fall begins and the colors start to change, jackets start to get pulled out of the closet and dusted off for another season. But as anyone who has endured a Northland winter can testify, not all jackets are created equal. Frank Antilla, a World War II veteran who lives in Two Harbors, recently lost his favorite jacket — one he bought more than 70 years ago while serving in the U.S. Merchant Marine and one that has been his go-to jacket since he was a teenager.
A 48-year-old southern Minnesota man has died from injuries suffered when his ATV hit a deer in Bayfield County. According to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office, Gary Twedt of Winnebago, Minn., was driving an ATV on Komborski Road in the Town of Bayview, north of Washburn, when he struck a deer, causing the ATV to roll over. The crash was reported at about 8 p.m. Saturday.
Three people are in critical condition after an air ambulance helicopter crashed near the Alexandria airport early Saturday. A North Memorial Health Care helicopter crashed en route to the Alexandria airport at 2:07 a.m., according to a statement from North Memorial. Three North Memorial crew members were injured. After being taken to Douglas County Hospital the crew members were transferred to North Memorial in the Twin Cities. There were no patients on board.
LAKESIDE, Wis. -- A Lakeside man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly locked his girlfriend, an Iraq War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, in a chicken coop.
GRAFTON, N.D. -- A Grafton man who sexually assaulted a young boy has been ordered to serve more than 20 years in prison after facing a possible life sentence. Adam Lee Schnellbach, 32, was sentenced Thursday in Walsh County District Court, where he initially was charged with four counts of gross sexual imposition, all Class AA felonies, and three counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor.
BOTTINEAU, N.D. — A former Bottineau teacher will spend less than 50 days in jail for sex crimes involving teenage boys and avoid registering as a sex offender. Marissa Ashley Deslauriers, born in 1991, was sentenced Thursday, Sept. 15, in Bottineau County District Court to two misdemeanor charges of contributing to a deprivation of a minor and two misdemeanors of sexual assault.
LAKE PARK, MInn.—A Waubun man died after the pickup he was driving drove off a bridge in Lake Park and crashed Thursday night, Sept. 15. According to a report released by Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander: Edwin Stanhope, 48, was driving a pickup northbound on Second Street in Lake Park when it left a bridge above the BNSF railroad tracks about 10:50 p.m.
OTTERTAIL, Minn. -- An unattended body was found overnight on Sept. 16 at the Hoot N Holler parking lot in Ottertail, Minn. Staff at the Hoot-N-Holler confirmed a deceased man was found in the parking lot of the restaurant. Further information about the incident is not yet available, and attempts to reach the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department office have not been returned.