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BERTHOLD, N.D.—A missing 7-year-old boy was found in a window well after an hours-long search when his school lunchbox was spotted near the scene. The search was initiated when the boy didn't show up at home after school Friday.
ST. PAUL -- The deadline for enrolling in Minnesota's health insurance exchange for coverage starting Jan. 1 has been extended.
MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. -- A 25-year-old woman died in an apartment building fire in Mountain Iron that displaced residents in 24 apartments Saturday morning.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A Detroit Lakes woman has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for stealing several televisions from Walmart. Tonya Love Lee Arthur, 36, was found guilty of felony theft and sentenced to one year and one day in prison. She was also fined $1,000 and will pay $790.00 in restitution.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Fire and ambulance crews pulled an injured worker from a 40-foot hole at a construction site here Friday. The injured man was removed from the narrow hole and put on stretcher around 12:40 p.m.
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. -- A Blaine woman who died after driving in the wrong lane on Interstate 694 in Vadnais Heights has been identified as Samantha Pereira, 46. The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. Thursday night on I-694 at Labore Road, according to the State Patrol. A Mitsubishi Outlander was heading west in the eastbound lanes when it sideswiped a Chrysler minivan. The Mitsubishi then struck a wooden guardrail and went off the road.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. -- Seven people have been charged on felony drug and other charges in connection to a large-scale drug trafficking operation in East Grand Forks.
ST. PAUL -- A normally quiet St. Paul block was rocked by gunshots early Thursday, but responding officers had not even arrived to the scene when they saw a man lying on the sidewalk.
ST. PAUL-- With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice, use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water and wear life jackets..
CHASKA, Minn. -- Two men now face first-degree murder charges in the death of a 90-year-old man from rural Carver County. Reinol Godines Vergara, 35, and Edson Celin-Dominguez Benitez, 30, were indicted by a Carver County grand jury Wednesday in the death of Earl Olander of San Francisco Township. Olander was found beaten to death in his ransacked home in April.