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AITKIN - A 14-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the neck following a shooting Sunday in rural Aitkin. The boy was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office reported. The sheriff's office was called at 9:50 p.m. to a report of a shooting at a rural Aitkin address. When deputies arrived on scene a couple of minutes later they observed a teenager with a wound to the neck and CPR being performed on him.
DULUTH -- Duluth police continued their investigation Sunday into a suspected homicide in a residence in the city’s Goat Hill neighborhood. The suspected homicide occurred early Saturday evening in a two-story white home at 116 Fir Ave., just off the 1700 block of West First Street. The sex and identity of the deceased victim were being withheld, police said in a news release Sunday, until a positive identification was determined and the family had been notified. The cause and manner of death have not been officia
WEST FARGO, N.D. – The bodies of an adult man and woman were found in a home here early Sunday morning, according to police. At 12:08 a.m. Sunday, officers with the West Fargo Police Department were dispatched for a welfare check on a woman at a home in the 1000 block of Parkway Lane. According to a written statement released by West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan, officers outside the home saw a man and woman dead in the lower level of the home. Both were found to have suffered gunshot wounds.
By Josh Francis Forum News Service KURTZ TOWNSHIP, MINN. -- A car collided with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train Saturday morning and burst into flames, killing the occupant inside. Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said the car hit the train just before 9 a.m. at a crossing south of Moorhead, Minn. The car was dragged about one-third of a mile down the track before it could come to a stop.
RANDALL, Minn. -- A 25-year-old north-central Minnesota man is accused of beating a man several times with a bat, shooting him in the left arm and pointing a handgun to the victim's temple stating if he called for help, his head would be blown off.
DULUTH -- Pastor David Sorenson at Northstar Baptist Church in Duluth thinks somebody out there must know where the church's big white school bus is. 'It's not something you can hide very easily. It's big and it's white with a big blue stripe that has our name on it," Sorenson said.
Canadian National Railway trestle near International Falls caught fire early Wednesday, charring several railroad cars that were caught on the burning span before it collapsed. There were no reports of injuries, or word on when service would resume on the busy rail line. The crew of a southbound train carrying potash — a non-flammable farm fertilizer — reported the fire just after 12:30 a.m., CN spokesman Brent Kossey said.
ST. PAUL -- A new strain of canine influenza virus has been found -- and treated successfully -- in Detroit Lakes. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said all of the dogs were most likely exposed to the virus when they visited the Lucky Dog Boarding and Training Center in Detroit Lakes. All of the dogs fully recovered and no new cases have been seen at the facility since April 25.
WILLMAR –– Three new cases of bird flu were reported today on Minnesota farms, bringing the total number to 97 poultry farms affected by the deadly H5N2 virus. The latest cases include commercial turkey farms in Kandiyohi, Meeker and Brown counties that have presumptive positive flocks. There are now 37 commercial turkey farms affected by the disease in Kandiyohi County, which is more than any other county in the state.
MOORHEAD--Looking to cool down, an intoxicated man jumped off the Veterans Memorial Bridge into the Red River about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Moorhead police. The man was able to swim to the Moorhead side of the river near the bridge, which links Fargo and Moorhead, said Assistant Chief Joe Gaughan of the Moorhead Fire Department.