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NEW YORK - Three movie financiers -- one with ties to the Iron Range -- were arrested Tuesday on charges they defrauded investors of $12 million that was provided to produce films and documentaries starring, among others, Nicolas Cage, Harry Connick Jr. and Willie Nelson.
TWO HARBORS, Minn. -- A fire destroyed the restaurant portion of a 50-year North Shore landmark -- the Dixie Bar, Grill and Bottle Shop -- about eight miles north of Two Harbors early Monday morning, and caused damage to the rest of the structure.
DETROIT LAKES -- A Park Rapids man is in the Becker County jail after allegedly assaulting a woman and then chasing around a man, who tried to intervene, around with a hatchet. Wayne Lee Patton, 48, is charged with three felonies - assault with a dangerous weapon and two domestic assault charges.
PARK RAPIDS -- A head-on collision south of Mahnomen claimed the life of a Park Rapids man and seriously injured his passenger early Friday morning. A freightliner tractor trailer was traveling south on Highway 59 when a Nissan Altima traveling northbound crossed the centerline in the southbound lanes and collided with the semi-tractor trailer, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A driver's drunken attempt to do a "doughnut" at a Felton bonfire ended up with two people being struck by the vehicle, according to documents filed in Clay County District Court. The incident occurred Friday, June 17, when a vehicle entered the yard of a Felton, Minn., residence with its horn honking and the driver attempting to do a "doughnut" near where a group of people were milling about a bonfire, according to witness accounts in court records.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for white pickup hauling a U-Haul trailer that apparently struck a motorcyclist who had to be airlifted to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo after a hit-and-run crash Tuesday, June 21, on Interstate 94 east of Moorhead. Santino Antolovich, 58, of Simcoe, Ontario, was driving his motorcycle west near milepost 13 shortly after 3 p.m., when it was struck by the pickup, the report said.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A 28-year-old Maple Grove man is facing charges following an incident Saturday at a youth baseball tournament at Bane Park in Brainerd.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A 21-year-old Brainerd man was arrested June 16 in connection with a large scale operation of marijuana wax that has a street value of $150,000.
BISMARCK -- A deputy U.S. Marshal has been arrested for allegedly peeping on a 16-year-old girl in a Target changing room. Michael Rivera, 29, of Bismarck, was charged with criminal attempt in South Central District Court Monday. Rivera has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation, U.S. Marshal Paul Ward said.
MOORHEAD—A Canadian man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 94 east of here Tuesday, June 21. Santino Antolovich, a 58-year-old from Simcoe, Ontario, ran off the road at about 3 p.m. while riding his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle west on I-94 about 13 miles southeast of Moorhead, according to a release from the Minnesota State Patrol. Antolovich was taken to Sanford Medical Center with serious injuries, troopers said in the release.