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TWO HARBORS — The owner-operator of an Iron Range business that services portable toilets has been charged in State District Court with criminal vehicular homicide after a head-on collision in October that killed a Silver Bay, Minn., man. Charges were filed at the Lake County Courthouse on Thursday against John Ray Carpenter, 59, of Hibbing, Minn., who faces up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine if convicted of the felony crime.
BAUDETTE, Minn.--The Lake of the Woods Sheriff's Office said Friday it found a boat likely belonging to a Twin Cities man recovered Monday from the Rainy River, but the agency still is waiting for a determination of his cause of death. Sheriff Gary Fish has said the department doesn't suspect foul play in the death of John Martin Stiglich, 52, Shoreview, Minn., but autopsy results are pending until toxicology and microscopic examinations are completed.
FOLEY, Minn. -- A St. Cloud, Minn., man was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for the August crash that killed a Hibbing, Minn., couple in central Minnesota. Tom Souvannaphong, 23, was convicted of two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the deaths of 45-year-old Kathy Davey and 51-year-old Kevin Davey.
DETROIT LAKES – Police here have released the name of the 32-year-old man whose February death due to a heroin overdose spurred an investigation into the two men who might have been the last to see him alive. Christopher Michael Richot was new to Detroit Lakes, but had family in Grand Forks and had spent time in Fargo, officials said. He was found Feb. 10, and the autopsy report showed he died of a heroin overdose.
BRAINERD -- The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office released the name of the motorcyclist killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday on Wise Road. The victim was identified as Terron Lee Dingman, 66, of Brainerd. Dingman was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff's office responded to the motorcycle-SUV crash shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Wise Road near Golden Pond Drive.
MINNEAPOLIS -- KARE-TV news anchor Diana Pierce announced Wednesday that she is retiring after more than 30 years presenting the Channel 11 news. Pierce worked at stations in New Hampshire, California and Virginia before coming to KARE, then known as WTCN, in 1983. She and co-anchor Paul Magers led the Twin Cities news ratings for much of their 20 years together.
LITTLE FALLS—A 26-year-old Little Falls man was arrested Monday following a lengthy investigation involving methamphetamine sales in the central Minnesota area, which resulted in seizing 1.5 pounds of meth. For the past 18 months, the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force conducted several search warrants in the Stearns County area resulting in finding large amounts of meth. During the investigation, officers spoke with several people involved and identified an alleged multi-pound methamphetamine supplier as Jose Eduardo Torres-Ortiz of Little Falls.
WINDOM, Minn. -- A possible case of poaching in southwest Minnesota is being investigated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. According to DNR Conservation Officer Dustin Miller, he was contacted over the weekend by an individual about deer heads that were found at Pat’s Grove County Park, which is located in Cottonwood County, west of Windom and north of Heron Lake. Miller went out to the park and found 14 deer heads that had been cut off. The heads were scattered throughout the park.
An unoccupied house located about 15 miles southwest of Ely was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call reporting a fire in the 1700 block of Bear Head State Park Road in Eagles Nest Township at 12:02 a.m. When firefighters and law enforcement arrived on the scene, the vacant house was fully engulfed in flames, according to a report from the sheriff’s office. The structure was damaged beyond repair.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- The dog shot multiple times with a pellet gun and left for dead last winter in rural Stearns County has died The Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud said that Remy died Monday afternoon at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center after suffering a series of unexplained seizures.