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WADENA -- A Wadena teen died in a collision just north of the Wadena city limits Friday night.
BAXTER, Minn. – A Fargo woman and a Brainerd man have died as a result of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle, head-on collision Friday afternoon on Highway 210 west of Baxter, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Killed in the crash reported at 12:22 p.m were the drivers of the two vehicles, Marilyn Rich, 66, of Fargo and James Freeman, 51 of Brainerd. Gene Rich, 81, a front-seat passenger in a 2005 Toyota Prius, was seriously injured and airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
NEW YORK -- A 46-year-old Alexandria man pleaded guilty to a felony charge that he conspired with two other men to launder more than $2 million dollars, which they believed to be proceeds of a penny stock fraud scheme. The money was, in fact, provided to the defendants by an undercover law enforcement agent as part of an FBI sting operation.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans stops in Duluth and St. Paul Tuesday, looking for votes in Minnesota's March 1 precinct caucuses. The Duluth "A Future to Believe In" rally is set to take place at 3 p.m. at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena. Doors will open at 2 p.m. He will speak at 7 p.m. in St. Paul's RiverCentre, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
MENAHGA, Minn. -- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reports no charges will be filed for now in the death of a Detroit Lakes woman who was found dead in a tent in Menahga in the summer of 2014. Previous reports said family members found Kelly Marie Lund, 32, dead in a tent on her brother’s lawn the morning of July 12, 2014. She had returned to her hometown for the annual Midsummer Festival and was camping with her boyfriend.
ST. PAUL -- Governor Mark Dayton on Friday appointed Margaret Chutich, a state Appeals Court judge, to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Chutich was considered by Dayton for previous Supreme Court openings. She will replace Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright. Wright, a Dayton appointee to the court, this week was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to join the federal bench. Chutich won election to the court in 2014 with 99 percent of the vote, running unopposed.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead police say they've identified the man suspected of ramming a police cruiser Wednesday night in Gooseberry Park before avoiding arrest by running away. Police believe the man is Jeffrey Dale Garten Jr., 30, of Fargo, Lt. Tory Jacobson said in a news release. Garten is a white man, about 5 foot 8 inches tall, and 180 pounds with short hair.
DULUTH, Minn. -- No criminal charges are pending in the death of an 89-year-old victim in Wednesday's pedestrian fatality in West Duluth. The victim was identified Thursday by the Duluth Police Department as Melvin Joseph Stelton of Duluth.
BEMIDJI -- The Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area invites residents to “An Evening of Love for our Kids” on Feb. 12 at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 1019 Paul Bunyan Drive SE. A social with appetizers and silent auction will take place at 5 p.m., dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. and the program and live auction will take place at 7:15 p.m. Reservations are required by Feb. 5 and are available online at www.bgcbemidji.com/donateonline.aspx.aspx . Corporate tables and appetizer sponsorships are also available.
BEMIDJI -- The 2016 Beltrami Area Service Collaborative (BASC) board meeting dates are as follows: Feb. 10, April 13, June 8, Aug. 10, Oct. 12 and Dec. 14. All meetings run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Interested persons may contact the BASC Office at (218) 333-8190 for location information.