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ZIMMERMAN, Minn. -- A Zimmerman man has admitted his guilt to a 2014 case of illegally taking multiple deer in the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge east of St. Cloud. The case started last November when Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Mitch Sladek of Big Lake observed a woman and her daughter bypass a locked gate and enter the refuge pulling a two-wheel deer cart.
WILLISTON, N.D., — Two men were arrested last week in Williston on child pornography charges in separate incidents. Christopher Hunt, 48, of Bemidji, Minn., and Robert Triebull, 35, of Williston, were charged with possession of prohibited materials after the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, with help from federal agents, executed search warrants at their homes on Thursday.
Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death that occurred Monday in Naytahwaush. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call Monday at about 12:05 a.m.
ANNANDALE, Minn. -- A pickup truck with seven teenagers riding in the truck bed and two in the cab rolled late Sunday, injuring all nine. Wright County sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a single vehicle rollover accident near Annandale just after 10 p.m.. When deputies arrived, they found a 1998 Chevy S10 pickup that had been severely damaged in a bean field near the intersection of County Road 35 NW and Peyton Ave. NW in French Lake Township
COHASSET, Minn. -- Authorities have released the name of the man who was shot and killed by an Itasca County sheriff's deputy after allegedly threatening deputies with a gun early Saturday morning. Adam Russell Schneider, 31, of Cohasset died of gunshot wounds, according to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 59-year-old man was recently arrested on charges of raping a 15-year-old girl who worked for him at the Traverse County Fair in summer 1990, court documents show. Timothy John Solem of Wabasha, Minn., was arrested in southern Minnesota and first appeared in Otter Tail County District Court last week, County Attorney David Hauser said Friday. Solem has had a felony warrant for his arrest since 1991.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A woman died after she was struck by a vehicle while lying on a state highway, according to the North Dakota State Highway Patrol.
BAXTER, Minn. - A third law enforcement prostitution sting operation in recent months led by the Baxter Police Department has netted four more men allegedly attempting to solicit in a public place. Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted confirmed his department, in cooperation with other area law enforcement agencies, placed an online advertisement in the "Escort" section of a classified advertising website offering the services of a fictional woman at a Baxter hotel.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota roads will have increased patrols looking for drunk drivers around Labor Day, the state’s public safety department said. The enhanced enforcement by more than 300 agencies across the state will help reduce traffic deaths and injuries surrounding Minnesota’s second-most deadly holiday on the roads. The increased efforts will run Friday through Labor Day, Sept. 7.
PIERRE, S.D – A South Dakota Penitentiary inmate will spend another 20 years in prison for strangling his cellmate who requested that he do it, according to Attorney General Marty Jackley.