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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A crow found in Grand Forks has tested positive for West Nile virus. The discovery has city leaders in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks urging residents to take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, which carry the virus. Both cities have announced plans to spray for mosquitoes tonight.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office is asking for help in finding a Dent, Minn., girl reported missing on May 27.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- The president of St. Cloud State University was killed in rollover accident late Monday afternoon.
SCHROEDER, Minn. -- Search parties on Monday recovered the body of an 18-year-old man who drowned over the weekend at Temperance River State Park, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office reported. The body of Alec Paul Bertil Lawrenz of Wayzata was recovered from the Temperance River early Monday afternoon, authorities said. Lawrenz disappeared while swimming late Saturday.
HACKENSACK--A 48-year-old man was in serious condition Monday after being struck by lightning Sunday morning while fishing on Baby Lake in rural Hackensack.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota boaters and nonresident anglers renewing their licenses will now need to sign a card affirming they know the state’s aquatic invasive species laws. The affirmation demonstrates understanding that Minnesota law requires license holders to: -Clean aquatic plants and prohibited invasive species from watercraft. -Drain lake or river water from all equipment and keep drain plugs out during transport.
ST. PAUL -- Tours of the Minnesota Governor's Residence will start Tuesday, June 14, and continue on specific dates throughout hte summer. The residence will also be open for public tours on June 28, July 26, and Aug. 9 and 23 from 10:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Tours will begin every 10 minutes. Reservations are welcomed and encouraged for all group sizes. Walk-ins will be accepted depending on availability.
SCHROEDER, Minn. -- Search parties on Monday recovered the body of an 18-year-old man who drowned over the weekend at Temperance River State Park, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office reported. The body of Alec Paul Bertil Lawrenz of Wayzata was recovered from the Temperance River early Monday afternoon, authorities said. Lawrenz disappeared while swimming late Saturday. The investigation will continue but no foul play is suspected in the death, the sheriff’s office said.
FARGO—Former North Dakota State quarterback and No. 2 overall NFL draft pick Carson Wentz is part of another draft of sorts: a chance to meet the Philadelphia Eagles rookie at a Scheels store in Fargo and Bismarck. Fans must register to be one of 150 winners at each city and can do so at a store or on the Scheels website. The Bismarck event is July 12 at 6 p.m. with Fargo the destination July 13 at 6 p.m.
GARRISON, N.D. -- A pickup hit an agricultural sprayer late Sunday, June 12, killing the operator of the sprayer. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the ag sprayer was crossing U.S. Highway 83 north of Bismarck about 10:35 p.m. when the sprayer was struck by the pickup. The crash happened about the 5 miles east and 1 mile north of Garrison as the sprayer was being driven to the residence of the operator, a 57-year-old Garrison man. The driver of the Ford F250 was a 28-year-old Minot man, who was injured.