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A sugar beet truck driver was seriously injured in a rollover crash early today near Borup, Minn. The crash occurred at about 3:15 a.m. about 4 miles west of Borup, according to a report from the Norman County Sheriff’s Department. The truck driver, whose identity has not yet been released, was driving a loaded truck, was attempting to make a turn at Norman County 39, when the truck rolled, according to the report.
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota-based group will lead a Tuesday protest against use of potatoes treated with pesticides. The Toxic Taters Coalition plans to hand out organic potatoes at nearly a dozen Minnesota McDonald's restaurants, as well as the chain's stores in six other states and Canada. The action is scheduled to coincide with the fast food chain's launch of its new all-day breakfast menu.
ST. PAUL -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton rolled out a list of endorsements Monday containing much of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party leadership, highlighting the former senator and secretary of state’s support among party insiders as she fends off a bid from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and a potential candidacy from Vice President Joe Biden. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia are also in the race.
WASHINGTON -- A newly agreed-to treaty to liberalize trade among a dozen Pacific Rim countries is under attack by many in Congress, including U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. The Minnesota Democrat, who serves central and northeastern Minnesota, said he cannot see how the Trans-Pacific Partnership accord will help the state.
ST. PAUL -- Fall produces more hours of darkness, which leads to more pedestrian injuries and deaths. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that fall is the time for more pedestrian deaths.
LOS ANGELES -- Northern Minnesota could be the setting of a crime-drama television series based on a trilogy of books by Norwegian novelist Vidar Sundstol. The entertainment newspaper Variety reports that "'Minnesota' would revolve around the murder of a Norwegian tourist who turns up on the shores of Lake Superior in a case with links to a crime dating back 100 years."
CHASKA, Minn. -- Authorities are searching for a man suspected of shooting two people Thursday night at a home in Chaska, southwest of the Twin Cities. Chaska police say shooting suspect is Joshua Lee Gilpin, 39. He is a white, 5-foot-11 about 200 hundred pounds and was believed to be on foot.
MAHNOMEN, Minn.—Authorities are asking for help locating a Naytahwaush, Minn., woman who is a person of interest for a reported theft. Leslie Wakemup, 25, was last seen Sunday with friends in southern Clearwater County, according to a news release from the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office. She is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 165 pounds. She has brown eyes and dark hair. The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, White Earth Police Department, White Earth Conservation officers and the U.S.
A dramatic body camera video released by Duluth police on Wednesday shows an officer rescuing a man who threatened to jump from the top of a downtown parking ramp. The video, recorded on Sept. 19, shows officer Joe DeJesus pulling the 32-year-old man to safety from his seat on the ledge of the Holiday Center ramp along Third Avenue West. Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay posted the video to Facebook, where it was being widely shared. "This is an example of the life saving work our officers do every day," Ramsay added.
TULABY LAKE, Minn. - A 55-year-old Moorhead man may face charges in an incident on a northwestern Minnesota lake where it was thought a man used a pontoon to harass a deer and stop it from getting to shore -- thus killing the animal. Steven William Timm has been identified as the driver of the pontoon, which belonged to a friend who lived on Tulaby Lake about 40 miles northwest of Detroit Lakes in Mahnomen County.