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MOORHEAD — A pedestrian was struck by a distracted driver in a north Moorhead neighborhood Monday afternoon, police said. Around 1:50 p.m., Monday, May 30, a male driver was headed north on 18 ½ Street North, near the intersection of 12th Avenue North when he was looking up directions on his cell phone, police said. The driver jumped a curb and struck a male pedestrian sitting nearby before hitting a tree. The pedestrian was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The driver was to be cited for distracted driving.
AITKIN — An Aitkin man died in a single-vehicle rollover crash late Saturday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Mason Espeseth, 25, was traveling east in a 2008 Ford Super Duty pickup truck near 33044 Deer Street when he lost control of the vehicle, driving off the road on the right side. Authorities said Espeseth overcorrected the vehicle, which then swerved first into the left ditch before rolling several times and coming to rest on its wheels in the right ditch. The state patrol said Espeseth was wearing a seatbelt.
AITKIN -- A 25-year-old man died early Sunday after the truck he was driving went off the road, rolling several times. The crash was reported at 11:44 p.m. Saturday on Deer Street in Aitkin County.
WOLFORD, N.D.--A Saturday afternoon crash in Pierce County involving a horse-drawn wagon ended a Rugby, N.D., man's life, killed two horses and injured multiple passengers after they were thrown from the wagon.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation offered tips for those traveling on Highway 371 this weekend. The new four-lane expansion is well underway in Nisswa and Pequot Lakes. Here's what to expect: • If traveling to Breezy Point, be prepared to exit Highway 371 a bit farther south than normal. A short segment of County Highway 11 is closed just east of Pequot Lakes City Hall. The signed detour will direct travelers to Derksen Road, just south of the Highway 371 and County Highway 11 intersection.
FARGO - Emergency sirens sounded off just before 3 p.m. in Fargo-Moorhead after funnel clouds were spotted east of Moorhead. Pete Speicher, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks, estimated that three to four funnel clouds were spotted. “There’s enough low-level rotation that once some weak storms began to develop they created some very weak, mostly high-based funnels,” he said.
East Grand Forks police are investigating two severed fingers found on a picnic table Thursday evening in the Red River State Recreation Area. Detective Tony Hart said police received a call that the fingers had been found about 5 p.m. It's still early in the investigation, and they haven't identified who the fingers belong to, Hart said, but they have been sent for testing with a medical examiner. The investigation is ongoing.
CROOKSTON—An East Grand Forks man is facing multiple felonies after reportedly spending thousands of dollars on stolen credit cards and leading police in a chase that reached speeds up to 120 mph.
A 23-year-old Fargo man who set out for a peaceful hike in an Arizona park died after being stung by more than 1,000 bees, a swarm so threatening it thwarted rescuers' repeated attempts to reach him. Alex Bestler visited Usery Mountain Park with a friend on Thursday and was hiking the Merkle Trail when the unprovoked attack occurred, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
MENTOR, Minn.—The Polk County Sheriff's Office released the names of the two Saskatchewan residents who were killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash north of Mentor after construction eq