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VIRGINIA, Minn. -- A Tower man was wearing a bulletproof vest, armed with a handgun and carrying a bag of methamphetamine when he was shot by a St. Louis County Sheriff's Office deputy following a vehicle pursuit last week on the Iron Range, according to charges filed Tuesday. Aaron Lee Boshey, 27, faces four felony charges in connection with the incident that started in Virginia and ended in the woods about six miles west of Eveleth after a 17-minute pursuit.
An airliner that took off earlier today from Grand Forks International Airport made a diversionary landing at Hector International Airport in Fargo after experiencing in-flight engine issues. Jordan Dahl, operations specialist at the Fargo airport, said Delta Flight 4813 was bound for Minneapolis before touching down early. The plane's pilots didn't declare an emergency situation, Dahl said, and brought the plane in as a safety precaution.
FARGO – Emergency crews found a body after putting out an apartment fire Wednesday, Nov. 30, in north Fargo. Firefighters responded to the fire in a unit on the second floor of a two-story apartment complex at 802 14th St. N. about 12:30 p.m. The fire was under control by about 1 p.m. After firefighters put out the fire, they discovered a body. The age and whether it is a male or female is unknown. The building was evacuated.
A man who was taken into custody after a car he was driving rolled and caught fire Tuesday night near the Kennedy Bridge in East Grand Forks remains unidentified Wednesday morning. The man had no identification, has refused to identify himself and was driving a stolen vehicle, according to the East Grand Forks Police Department. Police say charges will be filed against the man, who is in custody, once he is identified.
Two people were injured in a snowmobile accident on Nov. 21 in Blueberry Township near Menahga. According to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 2:45 p.m. there was a report of a snowmobile accident on 340th Street, west of U.S. Highway 71 in Blueberry Township. Deputies arrived on scene and learned Carl Hendrickson, 28, of Menahga, along with passenger Stephanie Velasio, 26, of Fargo, were westbound on 340th Street when Hendrickson put the snowmobile into a skid sideways, rolling the machine.
WILLMAR, Minn. – A recent intruder who had been drinking and was found on the roof of the Willmar Power Plant has utilities staff and city commissioners looking closely at plant security. Jon Folkedahl, director of electric production for Willmar Municipal Utilities, said a person who was under the influence somehow got into the power plant, surprising plant workers. “That is a hazardous situation,” Folkedahl said.
Fifty years ago today, in the early morning hours of Nov, 29, 1966, the freighter Daniel J. Morrell was steaming up the Great Lakes, bound for Taconite Harbor to pick up a load of iron ore, and struggling to push through a wicked November storm on Lake Huron. Fifty years ago today, in the early morning hours of Nov, 29, 1966, the freighter Daniel J. Morrell was steaming up the Great Lakes, bound for Taconite Harbor to pick up a load of iron ore, and struggling to push through a wicked November storm on Lake Huron.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — For the sixth time this year, a $1 million Powerball ticket was sold in Minnesota. The latest winning ticket, purchased at a Coborn’s in St. Cloud, came during the Nov. 26 drawing, which yielded a winning ticket sold in Tennessee for the $420.9 million jacket. The St. Cloud store will receive a $5,000 winning ticket bonus for selling the million dollar prize.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead school bus driver who is accused of using a racial slur as he abandoned about 20 students in the city's industrial park has been fired, according to the company that employed him.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has selected a 20-member advisory committee to provide the agency with feedback and advice on deer management as it develops a statewide deer plan. “These committee members represent a broad range of interests,” said Adam Murkowski, DNR big game program leader. “We’ll use recommendations from the committee and broader public input as we set strategic direction and guiding principles for deer management.”