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DULUTH, Minn. -- The Duluth Police Department is seeking witnesses after a woman was found severely burned on State Highway 23 near Lake Superior College’s Fire Training Center.
BISMARCK — A Becker, Minn., tree removal company has been banned from "engaging in contracting" in North Dakota, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem's office said Thursday, Oct. 19. The attorney general's office received a complaint from a North Dakota homeowner regarding Chris Gustafson, doing business as Nature's Way Tree and Landscape, and started an investigation in August. The homeowner said he paid Gustafson $7,000 to remove trees and other work, but he didn't complete the work and damaged the home.
WHITE EARTH, Minn. — The White Earth Nation is alerting residents to a flurry of drug overdoses in the last day or so that have claimed at least one life, according to a notice posted Friday, Oct. 13, on the nation's Facebook page. The White Earth Drug Task Force has made community officials aware that four people on the White Earth Reservation suffered overdoses, with the individuals experiencing respiratory failure or falling into a coma. One death was reported.
STURGIS, S.D. -- The administration of a South Dakota high school on Thursday, Oct. 12, canceled its homecoming football game and activities after a racist comment was painted on the side of a car and the image posted a social media site. The stunt, part of an unsponsored car bash during homecoming, now involves the Sturgis Police Department for possible investigation, the Meade School District said on a Facebook post.
CLIMAX, Minn.—A Neilsville, Minn., man who died in a crash Tuesday morning, Oct. 10, in northwest Minnesota was not wearing a seat belt, state troopers said. Jason Jerome Nelson, 36, died after the 1999 Chevrolet Blazer he was driving hit a 1993 GMC Aero semi just before 7 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The semi driven by 21-year-old Dalton Brian Fredrickson of Thief River Falls was stopped on U.S. Highway 75 about 2 miles south of Climax.
FERGUS FALLS — The family of a missing vulnerable adult from Fergus Falls says their prayers have been answered. Twenty-seven-year old Shaylia Helland's father says she was found at Catholic Chairities St. Paul. Her family brought her home Tuesday night. Police say Helland left her group home last Friday and appeared to be getting rides from truckers at truck stops.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Medical examiners have identified human remains found Sept. 28 along the Duluth Lakewalk as that of William Robert Saker, a Duluth man who hadn't been since March 10. The Duluth Police Department said Tuesday, Oct. 10, that the Midwest Medical Examiner's office had not yet determined a cause of death, but police have already said that foul play was not suspected.
Pink balloons were released during a candlelight vigil for 21-year-old North Dakota State University student Ellie Helm Monday, Oct. 9, on the NDSU campus. Helm was killed in an ATV crash Friday evening, Sept. 29, in Wisconsin.
LITCHFIELD, Minn. – A Litchfield man was killed Wednesday in an industrial accident at a Watkins business. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Todd Shoutz, 51, died at the scene of the incident, which was reported at 11:36 a.m. Oct. 5 at a business in the 500 block of Fourth Street North. Shoutz, a maintenance worker at the business, was reportedly working on a machine and became pinned in a piece of equipment, according to a news release.
TENNEY, Minn.—A 21-year-old construction worker died after falling 150 feet from the top of an elevator here Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5, the Wilkin County Sheriff's Office reported. The man was working at the Wheaton Dumont Co-op Elevator with two other men on a platform. They were adjusting another platform to connect to the platform that they were on when the man fell, the sheriff's office reported. The accident was reported about 2:45 p.m. Tenney is about 25 miles southeast of Wahpeton-Breckenridge.