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DILWORTH, Minn. —A Fargo woman is charged in Clay County District Court with stealing the purse of a loss prevention officer trainee at the Dilworth Wal-Mart store. According to court documents, the incident happened on Aug. 4, 2015 after a woman who was training to be a loss-prevention officer left a bottle of water and her purse in a shopping cart outside the door of the loss prevention office.
BRANDON, Minn. -- A missing person report issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department (DCSO) Monday has been cancelled. Todd Richard Logan, 52, of Moorhead, was last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, near the intersection of Wolf Creek Road NW and Severson Road NW between Brandon and Evansville. Family members contacted the DCSO, expressing concerns for Logan’s welfare and indicating that his recent behavior was concerning and uncharacteristic of him.
SLAYTON, Minn. -- A 28-year-old Slayton woman, pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a 15-year-old boy in Murray County District Court. According to court records, a Murray County Sheriff’s Deputy spoke last August with Ricci Lee Berglund’s husband, who believed his wife had had sexual intercourse with the boy. Berglund said he’d taken photographs of text and Facebook messages exchanged between Berglund and the teen.
SLAYTON -- The Murray County Board of Commissioners, in a move similar to other county and city organizations in the region, passed a resolution Tuesday supporting state funding for the Casey Jones State Trail in Minnesota’s 2016 bonding bill. The trail is on an old railroad bed and the request for $846,000 would complete the trail between Pipestone and Woodstock, a small town 12 miles to the east.
CORCORAN, Minn. -- Officials are investigating after a 2-year-old boy apparently drowned in a holding pond on Strehler Road in Corcoran in western Hennepin County. The boy was found unresponsive by family members about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Hennepin County sheriff’s office. Paramedics attempted to revive the boy, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the child was withheld Tuesday afternoon.
FORT MEYERS, Fla.--A former northwest Minnesota mayor died while scuba diving over the weekend in southern Florida. Robert Kliner, 66, of Warren, died Sunday "while fulfilling his lifelong dream of a deep dive after becoming scuba certified," an obituary posted on DuBore Funeral Home's website stated.
AUSTIN, Minn. -- The officer and man injured in an officer-involved shooting incident in Austin last Wednesday after a high-speed chase of up to 70 mph within the southern Minnesota city have been identified. The officer firing the shots was Austin Police Department Officer Adam Scott, who has been with the department for six months.
MORRIS — Dr. Rodney Hanley has been named the next chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris. Hanley's appointment is effective July 1, 2016, pending approval by the Board of Regents at their May 13 meeting.
A 48-year-old St. Paul man was found dead in Lake Superior at a Bayfield marina Saturday. The body of David Rappath was recovered from the water on the south side of the Apostle Islands Marina on Bayfield's downtown waterfront. Bayfield Police Chief John Fangman said police responded to a call of an unresponsive man in the water just after 2 p.m. Saturday.
KENSINGTON, Minn. -- A 25-year-old Kensington man died in a rollover south of Kensington early Saturday morning. The victim was Andrew Ernest Zupan, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened about 6 a.m. on Pope Douglas Road SW. The sheriff's office responded and upon arrival, deputies determined that Zupan was driving a 1999 Ford Taurus east when the car left road, went into the ditch and rolled.