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BRAINERD, Minn. -- Dark, cold water flowing from the Nokasippi River into Upper South Long Lake created an unexpected form this weekend--a rotating circle of ice. The ice disc forms as flowing water creates an eddy where ice is forming. The water is more still in the middle of the eddy.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- Two East Grand Forks, Minn., women were sentenced Monday in Polk County District Court for providing a fentanyl patch that caused the overdose death of a woman in 2014. Shilo Chasity Delorme, 33, received more than 11 years in prison while Haley Lynne-Marie Suedel, 26, was sentenced to more than eight years for the death of Jessika Erickson of Grand Forks, N.D.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A man was injured this morning when he fell about 30 feet at a construction site on the University of North Dakota Campus. The accident occurred about 8:44 a.m. in the area of Upson 1 and Leonard Hall, where a building expansion project is underway, UND Police Sgt. Danny Weigel said. The worker, whose name and age were not immediately available, was transported to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, he said.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Two people were jailed in Grand Forks early Monday after a high-speed police chase that started in Grand Forks and ended a few miles west of town. Mary Amber Walls, 23, Grand Forks, the driver of the car, was charged with: reckless endangerment; fleeing in a motor vehicle; driving under the influence; obstruction; and refusing to submit to DUI tests. Craig Alan Parkhurst, 28, Gilby, is charged with fleeing a police officer.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking intern watercraft inspectors for the 2016 boating season. Inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with aquatic invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels. “We’re looking for enthusiastic young adults interested in doing important environmental conservation work,” said Adam Doll, DNR watercraft inspection program coordinator.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.--Two people are being held in connection with an armed burglary after they hauled a safe out of a McDonald's Restaurant in Thief River Falls. Brian Allen Torkelson, 24, and Justin Rick Hopper, 25, both of Thief River Falls, are accused of using a stolen vehicle on Dec. 10 to steal a 400-pound safe, which held an estimated $4,000 in cash, from the restaurant.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota jobless rate dropped two tenths of a percent last month to 3.5 percent -- the lowest in almost 15 years. “The state unemployment rate is now at its lowest level since March 2001,” said Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. “While the labor market is tightening, healthy job growth in November and recent wage gains are positive signs of an expanding economy.”
BAXTER, Minn. -- The death of an infant found unresponsive at a Baxter day care in October was due to natural causes. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office determined 4-month-old Brooklynn Mae Tramm died of congestive heart failure.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Police released the name of a 26-year-old man found dead this morning in a bathroom at the Columbia Mall in Grand Forks.
HACKENSACK -- Four students were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday afternoon after a school bus overturned on its way to a field trip west of Hackensack. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reported the crash occurred shortly before noon on Nature Center Drive Northwest.