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MENAHGA, Minn. – A Nevis man was injured when a turkey flew out of a ditch and smashed through the windshield of a pickup in Wadena County in northwest Minnesota on Sunday afternoon, March 18, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Thomas Walls, 38, who was a passenger in the vehicle was treated for injuries that weren't life-threatening at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena, the Patrol reported. Scott Taylor, 51, of Menahga, was driving a 1988 Ford pickup southbound on U.S.
The report said a 1991 Olds Cutlass was northbound on Highway 55 and went off the road north of Barrett about 3 a.m. The underbrush and dry grasses under the vehicle caught fire and the vehicle burned.
ST. PAUL -- State officials are warning Minnesotans not to consume a plant called kratom in any form because it may be contaminated with salmonella. Minnesota’s health and agriculture departments, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as several other states, are investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to kratom consumption, a health department news release said Friday, March 16.
ROSEAU, Minn. -- Minnesota Lottery officials said Thursday someone bought the winning $22.8 million ticket drawn Wednesday at a Holiday Station store in Roseau. General Manager Angie Brodshaug of Store No. 193 said the winner hadn’t claimed the ticket yet Thursday, but the phones have been ringing off the hook since the news first came out.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota vehicle registration, title and licensing computer system will remain in limbo at least through the weekend. An attempt by Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis, for the full Senate to vote on a measure appropriating funds to continue fixing the troubled MNLARS system failed Thursday, March 15, when Republican leaders said negotiations on the issue will go through the weekend.
FARGO—The Fargo Toys 'R' Us store is expected to close as part of a nationwide shutdown of the brand. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, March 14, that the company told its employees on Wednesday that the struggling big-box retailer will sell or close all of its U.S. stores. The decision threatens up to 33,000 American jobs, according to the WSJ report.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton delivers his final State of the State address Wednesday, March 14 , to a joint session of the Minnesota Legislature. In the speech, Dayton will outline policy items he wants lawmakers to accomplish before they adjourn on May 21 .
MOTLEY — Minnesota Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported the Cass County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a missing teen boy runaway from the rural Motley area. The missing boy was identified as Dylan Joseph Vorbeck, 15, of rural Motley. Vorbeck left his home wearing a two-tone blue jacket and red shoes. Vorbeck is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and about 130 lbs with short brown hair and brown/hazel eyes.
MOTLEY—A traffic stop resulted in the seizure of heroin and the arrest of a 34-year-old Red Lake woman Saturday in Morrison County. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office reported at 5:47 p.m. Saturday, a deputy was patrolling the city of Motley and observed a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted on a white Chevrolet Impala near the intersection of highways 210 and 64. The deputy observed drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle, according to the release. During a search of the vehicle, suspected heroin was located.
HOLLOWAY, Minn. – The Swift County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a crash with multiple injuries on Monday, March 12, about 4 p.m. between a Hancock Public School transport van and a semi at a rural intersection north of Holloway in far west-central Minnesota. Swift County Sheriff John Holtz said late Monday night that seven schoolchildren, ages 8 to 16, were injured along with the woman who was driving the van. He said all eight have been taken to hospitals.