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ROSEAU, Minn. – The Roseau County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Detroit Lakes man after finding his abandoned vehicle near Beltrami State Forest. Donald Dugger, 43, has not been seen since Saturday.
DULUTH -- Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler returned to work in his office Monday after receiving treatment at Hazelden alcohol and drug addiction treatment center in Center City, Minn. A spokeswoman in Pertler’s office said Pertler wasn’t available for comment Monday.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A Keewatin woman pleaded guilty Monday in Itasca County to stabbing a man during a domestic dispute after a day of drug use and drinking earlier this month. Rae Lynn Butzbach, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree assault resulting in substantial bodily harm.
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Cokato man will make his first court appearance Tuesday on charges of criminal vehicular homicide for a crash that killed three people Friday east of Willmar. According to a news release from County Attorney Jenna Fischer, Paul A. Wickenhauser, 21, will appear at 11 a.m.
BEMIDJI -- A suicidal man whom Beltrami County authorities had searched for this past week was found dead by family members about 11:20 a.m. Saturday. The family of Darren Chock, 19, reported to Sheriff Phil Hodapp that they had located Chock’s body not far from the main area searched earlier in the week. Deputies conducting another search nearby immediately responded.
The St. Louis County Attorney’s office has decided not to pursue charges in an Interstate 35 rest stop incident last month involving state Rep. Kerry Gauthier and an individual police reports have confirmed to be a 17-year-old male.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Grand Forks man was sentenced Tuesday to 17 years in prison on charges of possessing and receiving child pornography, U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon’s office announced Wednesday. Howard Fjeld, 46, also will be on lifetime supervision after his release, officials said. According to reports, members of the International Crimes Against Children Task Force downloaded 26 images from a computer located in Fjeld’s apartment in Grand Forks in June 2011.
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. – A pilot of a crop-spraying plane escaped serious injury Tuesday when his airplane crashed in a corn field in eastern Yellow Medicine County, according to Sheriff Bill Flaten. Pilot Bryce Orwick, 47, of Clara City, was able to walk away from the airplane after it crashed west of Hanley Falls about 4:10 p.m. Tuesday.
CASS LAKE – The Cass Lake Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cass Lake Senior Center. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for those ages 6 and younger. All proceeds benefit local Lions Club projects.
BEMIDJI – The city’s Babe City All-Stars will battle the North Star Roller Girls Super Novas Aug. 25 at the Sanford Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the bout will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, and are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com , at both Lueken’s Village Foods locations and at the Sanford Center. Tickets will also be available at the door.