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NEW YORK -- Actress Kristen Wiig wore a "Stand with Standing Rock" T-shirt during the close of "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday night, Nov. 19. The former "SNL" cast member was hosting the show for the second time since her departure in 2012. At the close, Wiig thanks the guest and says "Please stand with Standing Rock" as she tugs on her black T-shirt.
CROOKSTON, Minn.—An East Grand Forks man died Sunday night, Nov. 20, after the vehicle he was driving struck a deer and rolled in Polk County. According to a report released by the Polk County Sheriff's Office: The crash happened about 6:22 p.m. on Polk County Road 23 north of 150th Street Northwest in Brandt Township. A car driven by Jason K. Johnson, 42, was northbound on the county road when the vehicle struck a deer before going into the ditch and rolling over.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Pipeline protesters attempted to remove burned out vehicles blocking the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806, which led to an hours-long standoff with police using fire hoses to repel protesters on Sunday night, Nov. 20. The bridge has been closed since Oct. 27. Multiple vehicles burned there that night as law enforcement pushed protesters out of the northern "front line" camp atop the pipeline route and back to the main camps near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
A 31-year-old Bena man who was allegedly drinking faces criminal vehicular homicide charges after the car he was driving went off the road and hit three trees last month near Walker, killing his passenger. Phillip C. Nelson has been charged in Cass County District Court in Walker to three felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide—including being under the influence of alcohol, having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more and having a .08 concentration within two hours of driving, among other more minor charges.
CROOKSTON, Minn. — A jury has found a Crookston man guilty of sexually assaulting two children several years ago in Climax, Minn. After a four-day trial, jurors returned a guilty verdict Thursday afternoon in the case of Brett Allen Goulet, 34, who was charged with two first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual conduct. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.
WALKER, Minn. -- A 31-year-old Bena man who was allegedly drinking faces criminal vehicular homicide charges after the car he was driving went off the road and hit three trees last month near Walker, killing his passenger. Phillip C. Nelson has been charged in Cass County District Court in Walker to three felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide -- including being under the influence of alcohol, having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more and having a .08 concentration within two hours of driving, among other more minor charges.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A man escaped injuries Thursday when he drove his vehicle through his second-story garage at his southwest Brainerd apartment slamming into the pavement below. Brainerd police and firefighters were called at 3 p.m. and upon arrival, they found that the Jeep Grand Cherokee went straight through the back wall of the second-story garage and landed nose first into the pavement, with the back wheels still hanging to the upper level of his garage.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A homeless Crookston woman faces multiple felony charges after a man who previously took her in said she forced her way into his home, assaulted him and stole his prescription pills Sunday, police said. Amy Sue Clausen, 41, was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling and theft, all felonies. She faces additional misdemeanor charges of interfering with an emergency call and assault for her alleged actions Sunday.
ST. PAUL -- State officials say they know who made a vague threat to northern Minnesota schools, causing dozens to be locked down on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
ST. PAUL — Many northern Minnesota schools were locked down to some degree Wednesday after a vague school threat, but as students headed home for the day, no incidents had been reported. While individual school or school district lockdowns are common, a situation that affects students from the North Dakota border in the west to the shores of Lake Superior in the east is rare, if not unique. Police were stationed at some schools throughout the day, and departments in a few areas brought in more officers as classes dismissed.