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CLEARWATER, Minn. -- A motorist was killed during wintry conditions Monday when a minivan rear-ended a stopped semi truck on Interstate 94 in Stearns County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Frederick Paul Meyer, 58, of Clearwater died when his Dodge Caravan struck the back of a semi on eastbound I-94 shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday. The semi was hauling a large excavator and was stopped in traffic because of weather-related accidents.
A 16-year-old Pengilly girl died from injuries sustained in a head-on collision with an Itasca County sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday morning. Sierra Rose Matthews, an 11th-grade student at Greenway High School, was killed on U.S. Highway 169 at Itasca County Road 69 in Greenway Township, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Greenway Superintendent David Pace said Tuesday was a challenging day.
The new Congress wasted little time in efforts to once again remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list. A bill introduced Tuesday by U.S. Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota; Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin; and Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, would overrule a federal court action and remove federal protections from wolves in the Great Lakes and mountain west.
An East Grand Forks woman faces multiple charges after officers say she was driving high on methamphetamine with a child Monday. Lori Rae Hobus, 50, has been charged with third-degree driving while impaired and endangerment of a child, both gross misdemeanors, and one count of fifth-degree drug possession, a felony.
ST. PAUL — Two more deer suspected of having chronic wasting disease have been found in Fillmore County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday, Jan. 10. The DNR received preliminary test results Jan 6. Final results are expected later this week. The two adult female deer were killed within a mile of the first two positive deer.
Grand Forks Police are investigating a suspicious death that occurred Saturday afternoon. First responders were dispatched to the 1100 block of North 55th Street Saturday at approximately 4 p.m. The deceased woman was identified by Lt. Brett Johnson Monday as 24-year-old Kristen Guillemette. The woman's death was unattended, Johnson said, meaning she died before authorities arrived.
WILLMAR, Minn. – A Willmar man accused of exposing himself to a woman at the Willmar Public Library has been sentenced to two years of probation and stayed jail time. Jesus Gabriel Rivera, 34, pleaded guilty in November in Kandiyohi County District Court to gross misdemeanor indecent exposure.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota manufacturers have high hopes for 2017, according to the results of a study released Monday. More than 90 percent of firms expect production, employment levels and prices to increase or at least stay the same during the year, per a Department of Employment and Economic Development and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis survey
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Two men were sentenced in Clay County District Court Monday, Jan. 9., in connection with a sting operation last summer that targeted people accused of seeking to hire minors for sex. Steven A. Breker, 62, of West Fargo was sentenced to 150 days in jail after earlier pleading guilty to one count of solicitation.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court justices reject former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's attempt to restore a $1.8 million award an appeals court gave him. Without comment, justices said on Monday, Jan. 9, they would not change a federal appeals court decision that erased a lower court ruling that Ventura is due the money after being defamed by author Chris Kyle in "American Sniper."