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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota roads will have increased patrols looking for drunk drivers around Labor Day, the state’s public safety department said. The enhanced enforcement by more than 300 agencies across the state will help reduce traffic deaths and injuries surrounding Minnesota’s second-most deadly holiday on the roads. The increased efforts will run Friday through Labor Day, Sept. 7.
PIERRE, S.D – A South Dakota Penitentiary inmate will spend another 20 years in prison for strangling his cellmate who requested that he do it, according to Attorney General Marty Jackley.
CROOKSTON, Minn. —A woman has been arrested after a 40-minute car chase Sunday that covered 50 miles and involved several Minnesota law enforcement agencies. Jennie Lynn Langaas, 42, was booked into Polk County jail in Crookston and was set to be transferred to Pennington County to face likely charges of driving under the influence, motor vehicle theft and reckless endangerment, according to Lt. David Spivey of the Minnesota State Patrol.
WAUBUN, Minn. -- A 25-year-old Crookston man died in a two-vehicle collision at 9:23 a.m. Sunday in Mahnomen County. The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the victim as Nathan Boe. According to a report, Boe was driving a 1998 Chevy Lumina southbound on 200th Avenue, approaching Mahnomen County Highway 113, east of Waubun, at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop at a stop sign.
BADGER, Minn.--A rural Badger man has been killed in an ATV accident. The Roseau County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release. Deputies found George Patrick Walsh, 77, pinned under a combine while on an ATV.
FOSSTON, Minn.—Five people were arrested with more than $350 worth of methamphetamine Tuesday in Fosston, Minn., according to court records. Four of the five individuals were charged with drug crimes in Polk County District Court and made their first appearances in court Thursday: James Alan Hanson, 35, of Fosston; Michelle Kathryn Maruska, 37, of Bemidji; Jessica Ann Holm, 27, of Fosston and Julia Gloria Holm, 25, of Fosston. Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Larson, who works as an agent with the Pine-to-Prairie Drug Task Force, was told by a confidential drug informant in early Augus
MINNEAPOLIS -- A partial roof collapse Wednesday night injured concert-goers at the popular Minneapolis music venue First Avenue. The Minneapolis Fire Department reports that two people were transported the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The department said via Twitter that three to four people were injured with some injuries treated at the scene.
LUVERNE — Seven employees of Christensen Farms have been suspended by the company after allegations of improper animal care at a hog farm near Luverne in far southwestern Minnesota, and an animal welfare group is calling for criminal charges against the workers and managers.
BISMARCK – Twenty-two people face federal charges in connection with an alleged methamphetamine distribution ring between North Dakota and California. A grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges the defendants traveled between North Dakota and California to obtain and distribute more than 500 grams of meth in Minot and elsewhere since September 2014.
BISMARCK – North Dakota and Minnesota have resolved a longstanding disagreement over reciprocity for concealed weapon licenses. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said effective immediately, Minnesota will recognize Class 1 licenses from North Dakota but not Class 2 licenses, which don’t require a shooting proficiency test. All Minnesota license holders now have reciprocity in North Dakota.