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HIBBING, Minn. — The body of a 24-year-old Hibbing man missing for several weeks was discovered in a snow covered ditch on a maintenance road at the former Essar Steel Minnesota property in Nashwauk Township. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office said Curtis Strand’s body was found Wednesday, Nov. 1, and that the death does not appear to be suspicious. The body was taken to the Midwest County Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minn. for examination.
PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 29 north of Parkers Prairie in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota on Wednesday morning. The State Patrol hasn’t yet released the name of the 71-year-old victim from Henning, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt. He was the driver of a 2001 Ford four-door pickup.
FARGO — Fargo police are investigating a robbery that reportedly occurred between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1. According to a post on the police department's Facebook page: A woman called authorities about 4:40 a.m. Wednesday to say her son was assaulted by three males outside his apartment in 1200 block of 44th Street South. She said the three males then forced her son to drive them to Grand Forks in his vehicle. The woman said the incident occurred between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m.
NEW LONDON, Minn. — Four young teens were injured early Wednesday, Nov. 1, when their vehicle landed upside-down in a slough south of New London. The names of those involved have not yet been released and the accident is currently under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office. The accident was reported around 4 a.m. on Kandiyohi County Road 9 near Nest Lake.
ARTHUR, N.D. – Investigators and insurance agents spent Halloween morning in the ashes of Arthur’s Barn, and they concluded that the longtime country music venue burned to the ground last week because of an electrical malfunction. “There is nothing determining that it was anything but accidental,” said Steve Gabrielson, an investigator with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department.
DULUTH — A crew of five city staff members spent much of Monday, Oct. 30, driving the shore of Lake Superior from the Great Lakes Aquarium up to the McQuade Safe Harbor to document the damage from Friday's gale. The assessment will continue by boat Tuesday, with help from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office. "There are some areas with real steep drop-offs that we really need to access from the water," explained Jim Benning, Duluth's director of public works and utilities.
HORACE, N.D. — Wild Rice Bar and Grill owner Bruce Schauer said he's seen a lot of inappropriate Halloween costumes at his establishment over the past 24 years, but nothing quite like what one patron wore on Saturday, Oct. 28. An unidentified man entered the Horace bar about 10 that night wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. The man was in the bar for a total of 36 minutes, and security camera footage shows people posing for photos with him. "It just goes to show where America is at in 2017," said 56-year-old Schauer. "It says a lot about our country, doesn't it?"
WASHINGTON - Special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III on Monday revealed charges against three former Trump campaign officials - former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his longtime business partner Rick Gates and former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos - marking the first criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in U.S. political affairs.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Testing deer for chronic wasting disease will be a focus for Department of Natural Resources staff in several permit areas in north-central, central and southeast Minnesota when the firearms season opens Saturday, Nov. 4, officials say. "That's going to occupy a lot of our staff for the first few days of deer season," said John Williams, Northwest Region wildlife supervisor for the DNR in Bemidji. "Just about everybody in wildlife is going to be wearing that hat on the opener and the next couple of days (after that)."
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A 26-year-old Pierz, Minn., man was killed in a crash amid snowy and icy conditions Friday morning on Highway 25 just south of Brainerd.