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COSMOS, Minn. -- A 49-year-old man died at the scene of a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10, in Greenleaf Township. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says Craig Lehmbecker, of Minnetonka, died in a rollover crash near the intersection of 190th Street and 573rd Avenue, northeast of Cosmos. Lehmbecker had been driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado west on 190th Street when he lost control, and the vehicle rolled.
EDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- A machinery fire at an Eden Valley business Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10, sparked an explosion, injuring three men. Duane Stang, 46, of St. Cloud, James Thielen, 57, of Richmond, and Scott Thielen, 39, of Eden Valley were injured in the explosion at Schlangen’s Custom Cabinets, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says.
ELLENDALE, Minn. -- A train derailment forced the evacuation of Ellendale early Friday morning, Nov. 11., as well as the closure of Highway 30 near the city, located just south of Owatonna. KAAL-TV reported the train was carrying propane. Residents were able to begin returning to their homes around midday, the station reported. Officials are working to clean up the area and the city was evacuated as a precaution, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release.
ST. PAUL — A regulatory crackdown across Minnesota uncovered an illegal sports betting pool in Austin and two other alcohol-related fines in Marshall. The state’s Department of Public Safety said that its Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division and the Gambling Control Board conducted three months of compliance checks at 110 businesses in 12 cities, according to a news release Thursday, Nov. 10.
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen is asking the public to come forward with information that may assist with their investigation into the death of a hunter. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday determined that Terrence Brisk, 41, died of blood loss due to a gunshot wound. Investigators believe Brisk was shot between 2:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Nov. 7 on wooded property northwest of the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Jewel Road in Belle Prairie Township, east of Little Falls.
OMAHA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers renewed its call Wednesday, Nov. 9, for Dakota Access Pipeline to voluntarily stop construction near Lake Oahe, citing concerns for people involved with continued protests north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
A Cloquet man who was found dead in his deer stand from a gunshot wound has been identified. Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake identified the man as 73-year-old Leland Gene Carlson.
Authorities searching for a missing Duluth man in the eastern Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness located the man's body Wednesday evening, the Cook County Sheriff's Office reported.
ST. PAUL -- Law enforcement throughout Minnesota issued 4,351 citations for not buckling up during a recent seat belt enforcement campaign, almost 1,200 fewer than a year ago, the state Department of Public Safety said. Deputies, police officers and state troopers from 312 agencies also issued 166 child seat citations, 38 more than last year’s campaign.
LAUDERDALE, Minn. -- A Lauderdale man thought he had hit it off with a woman he recently met through Facebook and who had come over to his place for drinks. But while the 22-year-old man went to his bedroom to prepare for a romantic evening, the woman was letting two masked men into his home, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court. The men hit him with a revolver, shot him in the leg and robbed him of $160, the complaint said.