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A judge on Thursday granted an extension for the filing of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a Duluth man earlier this week. Two suspects were taken into custody Tuesday morning in connection with the shooting death of 47-year-old Eric Wayne Burns on the 2000 block of West Superior Street. Orin Bernard Vann, 53, and Aaron Demetrius Humphreys, 42, are being held at the St. Louis County Jail on preliminary charges of intentional second-degree murder.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton is requesting a presidential disaster declaration for widespread damage caused Sept. 21-22 in southern Minnesota In a letter to President Barack Obama, Dayton the state is providing more than $10 million in state-funded disaster relief to county, city, township, and tribal governments in response to nine major storms this summer.
LAKE SYLVIA, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is trying an aggressive new treatment in a Wright County lake to try to stop the spread of the invasive algae starry stonewort. The new diver-assisted suction harvest is a manual control method combining hand pulling with machine suction to physically remove starry stonewort while sparing native vegetation, followed by application of a selective herbicide.
CROW WING COUNTY -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Lower Cullen Lake and nearby Lake Hubert in Crow Wing County. A resort owner contacted the DNR after finding several zebra mussels on a boat moored at the resort on Lower Cullen Lake. DNR invasive species staff found no other zebra mussels during inspections of adjacent docks and a nearby stream, officials said in a release.
MOORHEAD - Four men have been arrested and are being held in the Clay County Jail on criminal charges tied to a reported home invasion earlier this week in south Moorhead , police said in a news release Thursday, Oct. 20. Those arrested were: Kaahin Mohamud Mudey, 22, Mowalid Muse Hirsi, 31, and Abdishakur Muhumud Banade, 18, all of Moorhead, and Abdiaziz Mohamed Ahmed, 20, of Fargo.
A charging decision is expected Thursday in the fatal shooting of a Duluth man outside a Lincoln Park bar early Tuesday. The shooting was reported shortly after midnight on the 2000 block of West Superior Street. The 47-year-old victim, identified by his girlfriend as Eric Burns, was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.
ST. PAUL — More than $452,000 in state disaster relief has been authorized for Renville and Wabasha counties, Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday, Oct. 19. Renville County will receive an estimated $309,525 and Wabasha County will get about $143,295. The money, drawn from the State Disaster Assistance Contingency Account, will be paid reimbursed to those counties from expenses submitted by the counties.
WINONA, Minn. -- The names of the two semi drivers who died in a head-on crash in far southeast Minnesota on Tuesday afternoon have been released. Killed were Michael Kalvig, 47, of Glenville, Minn., and Abdulhafiz Hussein, 37, of Roseville, Minn. Kalvig was driving his Kenworth eastbound on Interstate 90 when it crossed through the median and hit a Freightliner driven by Hussein who was westbound in the other lanes, said the Minnesota State Patrol.
MIDDLE RIVER, Minn. -- A Crow Wing County man has died after his boat capsized on Thief Lake. Richard Sheik, 66, of Pequot Lakes was found about 3:30 p.m. Monday along the south shore of Thief Lake about 13 miles northeast of Middle River, according to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office. His body was taken to the Marshall County Medical Examiner’s Office in Grand Forks for an autopsy.
RENVILLE, Minn. — A Crosby man was airlifted after a rollover crash early Tuesday, Oct. 19, northeast of Renville. At 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Thomas Venne, 78, had been driving a 2005 International truck south on the county road, according to the Renville County Sheriff's Office. His truck and trailer drove into the southbound ditch, rolling onto the passenger's side.