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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.”
A popular restaurant that had recently gotten a makeover and new ownership was destroyed Sunday in a fire that local firefighters battled throughout the day. The Fayal Fire Department was called at 6:55 a.m. when passers-by saw smoke coming from Wee-Z’s K&B Drive-In at 7946 Pine Drive along U.S. Highway 53, according to Assistant Fire Chief Scott Smith. The building, owned by Patrick Ziegler, who opened the business in May, was unoccupied at the time.
MOORHEAD -- Moorhead police are investigating an incident in south Moorhead that ended with the death of a male from a gunshot wound. According to a report released by Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson early Monday, Nov. 28: Officers were called about midnight to an apartment building in the 1900 block of 20th Street South on a report of a physical domestic involving a gun. Once inside the building police set up a perimeter around the suspect’s apartment.
MOORHEAD - A man was killed after being hit by a BNSF train in Moorhead early Saturday, Nov. 26.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A perfect storm of circumstances last Friday, Nov. 18, created treacherous road conditions in the area – built-up patches of thick ice ruts that are still lingering around Douglas County. It made for bumpy, slippery patches on several roads, including Interstate 94, County Road 82, Highway 29 and several city streets. The patches were so thick and stuck to the surface that snow plows couldn’t scrape them away. Here’s what happened, according to Dave Robley, Douglas County highway engineer: