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TOWER, Minn. -- Authorities on Monday identified two people killed in separate crashes on highways in St. Louis County on Sunday. In the first crash, on Minnesota Highway 169 south of Tower at about 12:30 p.m., Elaine Tuominen, 82, of Tower died after the Buick LeSabre in which she was a passenger pulled out from a parking lot and into the path of a southbound Chevrolet Astro, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
LUVERNE, Minn. -- A 39-year-old Luverne man died when he lost control of his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 75 just one-half mile north of Luverne in far southwest Minnesota on Sunday afternoon. Chad Carlson of Luverne was southbound on the highway about 2:45 p.m. when his motorcycle crashed, said the Minnesota Highway Patrol.
OMAHA, Neb. -- A Fargo native and former Minnesota resident who snuck into an Omaha zoo enclosure and was bitten by a tiger she was trying to pet pleaded guilty on Monday to trespassing and was fined $250, prosecutors said. Jacqueline Eide, 33, of Nebraska was bitten in November by the three-legged tiger named Mai after she entered Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium when it was closed. Eide suffered injuries to her left fingers.
KADOKA, S.D. – Brittnie Montague, 26, of St. Francis, Minn., has been identified as the person killed in a one-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning west of Kadoka, S.D. Montague was driving a 1972 Chevy C10 pickup eastbound on Interstate 90 when she lost control. The vehicle entered the median and rolled several times.
A Minnesota couple accused of stealing more than $600 worth of copper wire from a Superior store by hiding it under blankets in a baby stroller made an initial appearance Tuesday in Douglas County Circuit Court.
A long line of spectators has gathered at a hangar at the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior to hear Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speak at a rally this afternoon. The rally is taking place a day ahead of the primary election in Wisconsin. It's set to begin at 1:30 p.m., and despite the cold and sporadic snow, a large crowd had gathered by the noon hour, waiting to enter the hangar.
FARGO — Rock band Foreigner has found its jukebox hero, and they don't even need a backing track to rock out. The Hawley (Minn.) High School Pop Singers' a capella rendition of "Feels Like the First Time" drew the most votes in an online contest by Foreigner and Fargo radio station 107.9 The Fox to pick a local high school choir to sing with the band during its Sunday, April 10, concert at Scheels Arena. The Hawley group also got a $500 donation for winning the contest.
The Itasca County Board of Commissioners on Thursday voted to dismiss County Administrator Trish Harren. According to a written statement issued Friday, in the wake of a closed-session emergency meeting Thursday, the county board voted to place Harren on paid suspension, and then terminate her employment agreement effective April 15.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that Maj. Greg Salo has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and named the Enforcement Division’s assistant director.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Beginning Monday, April 4, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will start burning restrictions in several additional northern Minnesota counties as conditions for wildfires have increased. The cool weather accompanied by snow or rain kept fire incidences low in the past two weeks. However, last year’s vegetation is dry and can easily catch on fire even if it has rained or snowed.