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ALASKA TOWNSHIP -- A pursuit on the Red Lake Reservation Friday evening ended when a Beltrami County Sheriff's deputy was hit by the suspect vehicle. Red Lake Reservation authorities were chasing a 2015 Ford Focus about 5:30 p.m.
BRAINERD, Minn. - The question remains the same today as it did six years ago - what happened to Peter Achermann? Peter Achermann, who at the time was 82, left his residence on July 24, 2009, to run errands and was last seen on Warner Road, by the Crow Wing River Bridge between noon and 1 p.m. His vehicle, described as a light blue 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon, was located off Cass County Road 32, at the end of a minimum maintenance road on July 25, 2009.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders appointed members of a working group on the Mille Lacs walleye shortage in time for its first meeting Tuesday. Speaker of the Minnesota House Rep. Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, announced their choices and Dayton's in a release Monday. Rep.Tom Hackbarth, R-Oak Grove, and Sen. David Tomassoni, D-Chisolm, will serve as co-chairs. Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin will represent the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Monday released expected guidelines for the process for approving a route for Enbridge Energy's proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline. The order will require the Minnesota Department of Commerce to study the cumulative environmental impact of locating two new pipelines in one new corridor -- the Sandpiper line and the so-called Line 3 replacement -- as the company has proposed.
FOXBORO, Wis. -- A Foxboro man was killed early Sunday when his motorcycle struck a cow in rural Douglas County, the Wisconsin State Patrol said. Authorities said Daniel Scott Russell, 51, sustained severe head and internal injuries in the collision, which occurred just after midnight at the intersection of county roads A and C, a few miles south of Superior, Wis. city limits.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs will close today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. In an announcement on its website Sunday, the DNR said it is closing the season because the Lake Mille Lacs walleye harvest has exceeded the state's yearly quota by more than 2,000 pounds. The season will remain shut down through Nov. 30.
ST PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a special session in August to provide emergency disaster relief to Mille Lacs Lake resorters and other area businesses if the walleye season is closed on one of Minnesota’s largest and most popular sport fishing lakes. Dayton spoke Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and House Speaker Kurt Daudt about the situation.
PIPESTONE -- Three people died in a plane crash Monday night in Pipestone County. According to information released late Tuesday morning by the Pipestone County Sheriff's Office, found dead at the scene were the pilot, Steven Christensen, 59, of rural Pipestone, and two passengers, Marcos Favela, 18, of Torreon Mexico, and a 13-year-old female from Guadalajara, Mexico. Responders found the small fixed-wing airplane in a cornfield on a waterway near Holland.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning death of a 58-year-old Greendale, Wis., man Monday. Richard Dziewit drowned in Lake Vermilion, on the Tower side in Greenwood Township, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “Two people in a boat spotted Dziewit treading water while his boat was running and spinning circles around him,” the news release said.
ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection announced Monday it is recommending three women finalists to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the upcoming vacancy on Minnesota’s Supreme Court. This vacancy is occurring upon the retirement of Associate Justice Alan Page on Aug. 31.