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CROOKSTON, Minn. -- The Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified the woman who died in a two-vehicle crash about 19 miles north of Grand Forks on Sunday. The victim is Doris Mary Vasek, 84, of Warren, Minn. Authorities say she was northbound on 420th Avenue Northwest in a Chevrolet Traverse when she was broadsided at the intersection of County Road 23 by a Ford Taurus driven by John William Johnson, 72. Johnson also was injured in the crash. He was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
A 75-year-old Brainerd man was injured after the minivan he was driving Sunday night struck a large round hay bale in the lane of traffic on Crow Wing County Highway 3, northeast of Brainerd. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office received a report at 9 p.m. Sunday of a one-vehicle crash that occurred near The Woods restaurant. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a minivan had struck a large round hay bale that was in the lane of traffic.
ST. PAUL — Allina Health and the Minnesota Nurses Association reached a tentative agreement late Monday, Oct. 10, to settle outstanding contract issues between the two groups. The deal, after a 17-hour negotiating session on Monday, settles the outstanding issues between the two groups. Union members are expected to vote on the contract Thursday, with a unanimous endorsement by MNA.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- The tragic death of a 7-year-old Thief River Falls boy is still being investigated, but a new report by Thief River Falls Radio on Tuesday morning Oct. 11, explains how the boy came to be on the opposite side of the road Thursday, Oct. 6, while trying to get to the school bus.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenue for the past three months was $97 million below expectations. That is a 2.1 percent drop, Minnesota Management and Budget reported Monday, Oct. 10. All major taxes were below what earlier was expected. Still, the state collected nearly $4.5 billion in July, August and September.
Actress Shailene Woodley, star of the movie "Divergent," was arrested Monday, Oct. 10, for trespassing while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project in Sioux County, Forum News Service has confirmed. Woodley was arrested at 12:05 p.m. on suspicion of criminal trespass. Morton County spokesman Rob Keller said Woodley was on private property live-streaming video from one of two protest sites. Keller said additional charges are possible.
CROOKSTON—A national wave of frightening clown sightings apparently has reached the Red River Valley.
DULUTH - A woman sustained "significant lower extremity injuries" when she was trapped under a car and dragged for approximately 50 feet Sunday morning in Duluth's Piedmont Heights neighborhood, authorities said. The incident was reported just after 10:30 a.m. along Springvale Road, a residential street that runs behind Lake Superior College. The Duluth Fire Department reported that first responders found the woman trapped underneath the vehicle, but still conscious.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., has dealt a loss to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its fight to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In a decision issued Sunday, Oct. 9, a three-judge panel denied a motion requesting that work on the $3.8 billion pipeline be stopped in places where, the tribe says, the project will desecrate sacred land.
FARGO—Gregory Krutsinger, of Moorhead, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance resulting in serious bodily injury. The sentencing was filed Thursday, Oct. 6 in U.S. District Court. He was also sentenced to serve six months of supervised release. Krutsinger pleaded guilty July 14 in federal court to selling a mixture and substance containing heroin that led to two overdoses in April.