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DULUTH, Minn. -- A 72-year-old Duluth man died of his injuries sustained in a vehicle-pedestrian crash Saturday afternoon in Duluth. Eugene Lloyd Thompson was struck by a vehicle driven by 75-year-old Laverne Walter Bail, also of Duluth, near the corner of Maple Grove Road and Mall Drive shortly after 1 p.m., Duluth police said.
CROOKSTON -- A 37-year-old Polk County man was arrested after a woman told authorities Friday evening she had been held against her will and assaulted for about 11 hours. The Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to the domestic assault report at 5:57 p.m. Friday in rural Warren, Minn., The unidentified woman was taken to Altru Hospital for her non life-threatening injuries.
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- Police do not suspect foul play in the case of a man who was found dead in his home Thursday in Brooklyn Park with a television lying on him. Brooklyn Park Deputy Police Chief Mark Bruley said police found the 41-year-old man early Thursday afternoon in his home on the 8400 block of Yates Avenue North. Bruley said the man apparently had been lying there for several hours and there were no witnesses to what happened.
FOSSTON, Minn. -- A Minnesota State Patrol squad car was hit by a truck that tried to run away after the crash Thursday in Polk County. The State Patrol says one of its cars was heading west on Polk County Road 1 near Fosston, when a truck didn't yield to the squad car around 12:30 p.m. The truck hit the car, causing both vehicles to hit the ditch. The truck then drove off. Authorities eventually found the driver, Michael Finn, 25, of Winger, Minn. He had no injuries.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Five children escaped from a burning townhome in Alexandria early Friday and firefighters were able to rescue their mother, who was flown to a Twin Cities hospital. According to a news release, the Alexandra Police Department and the Alexandria Fire Department were dispatched to the 400 block of Unumb Drive about 3:23 a.m.
HIBBING, Minn. — Bob Dylan, Minnesota’s native son, will be celebrated on the Iron Range on Saturday. To honor Dylan’s achievements, Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to proclaim it “Bob Dylan Day” during a free event at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hibbing High School auditorium. The Nobel award ceremony is Saturday in Stockholm, though Dylan said last month that he would miss the event “due to pre-existing commitments.”
WILLMAR, Minn. – A pregnant Willmar woman was repeatedly stalked, forced into a vehicle, assaulted and choked with a scarf until she passed out by a man against whom she has a two-year court order for protection, court documents indicate. Kandiyohi County authorities charged 28-year-old Erik Ozornia, formerly of Willmar, with 16 felonies Tuesday in three different cases. The charges include kidnapping, stalking, second-degree assault, domestic assault by strangulation and threats of violence.
MOORHEAD — The Moorhead Police Department has released a surveillance video that shows a school bus driver using a racial slur and leaving about 20 Horizon Middle School students stranded in the city's industrial park last month. The video captured the white driver, David Russell Miller, arguing with a black student. During the back-and-forth, the student called Miller an N-word twice, according to Miller and a police report.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. -- In a basement meeting room of the Morrison County Government Center Wednesday, Pam Brisk pleaded for information on who killed her husband a month ago. “I am here today to ask for your help in bringing to a close the nightmare that started for myself, my family and all of Terry’s family and friends one month ago,” she said. “Waking up without him has been extremely hard for both myself and my kids.”
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A Republican Minnesota Senate candidate apparently won an election recount, meaning the GOP will control the body 34-33 when the 2017 Legislature begins Jan. 3. The St. Cloud Times reports that the recount ended Wednesday, Dec. 7, with Republican Jerry Relph winning by 141 votes. The original count after the Nov. 8 election had him beating Democrat Dan Wolgamott by 148 votes. The state Canvassing Board must sign off on the numbers Monday to make the results official.