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MINNEAPOLIS -- The organizer of the Minneapolis Marathon says the 2016 race has been canceled because it couldn’t find an alternative course after the original route was rejected because of a construction project. Team Ortho, the nonprofit organizer of the Minneapolis Marathon, which is not related to the Twin Cities Marathon, says runners will be offered a full refund for the June 5 race and a 25 percent discount on any future races..
VILLARD, Minn. -- A possible tornado was reported by weather spotters in the Villard area of central Minnesota shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. According to reports on the police scanner, weather watchers were reporting debris, shingles flying off of houses and other property damage in the Lake Amelia area south of Villard. Several trees were also reported down. Villard is in Pope County about 18 miles southeast of Alexandria.
WADENA -- A man is charged with felony drug possession after four pounds of meth was discovered in a package being delivered to a Wadena home. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received information from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension about a suspicious package that was being mailed from Arizona to a residence in the City of Wadena, Sheriff Michael D. Carr reported.
ST. PAUL -- The number of people killed by fires in Minnesota last year were up nearly 30 percent from 2014 figures, a state Department of Public Safety release said. Fifty-seven people died in fires in Minnesota in 2015, the highest total since 2002, according to numbers released by the State Fire Marshal Division.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- An East Grand Forks man is facing decades in prison on charges of having sexual contact with an 8-year-old and a 5-year-old. Jesus DeLosSantos, 31, made his first appearance Thursday in Polk County District Court on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, all felonies.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Canadian company with a plant in Crookston has expanded a recall of sunflower kernel products due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. To read original story, click here.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Minnesota State Patrol trooper who came upon a car stopped in a driving lane of Interstate 94 in Clay County confiscated drugs, needles and a set of brass knuckles. The driver, Jeff L. Nygaard, 46, of Fargo, was found Monday sitting behind the wheel of the idling car appeared to have passed out.
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing vulnerable adult. Marissa Kristine Quade, 20, was reported missing Thursday by her family. The Sheriff’s Office says she is currently under a civil commitment. According to a news release, she is believed to be with 34-year-old Vernie Delbosque. Delbosque drives a maroon 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, Minnesota license plate 222-KBJ.
MILLE LACS LAKE, Minn. -- One punch during an encounter at Nitti's Hunter's Point Resort near Mille Lacs Lake on Saturday reportedly resulted in the death of one man and the jailing of another. David Taute, 46, Prior Lake, was found unresponsive Saturday and later died at a Twin Cities hospital. David Stay, 44, Brooklyn Center, was arrested at Nitti's and subsequently charged with first-degree manslaughter and assault.