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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.
BRAINERD - On a night Republicans swept into offices across the land, incumbent Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan held on to win Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District early Wednesday. The 72-year-old Crosby DFLer, familiar with governing in the minority in the House of Representatives, will enter his third term representing the 8th District while facing a new era of American politics led by President-elect Donald Trump.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The House race in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District was close late Tuesday, Nov. 8, but Democrat Collin Peterson pulled away to victory after all precincts were counted. Peterson, who represents a large chunk of western Minnesota and lives in Detroit Lakes, faced Republican Dave Hughes, a retired Air Force officer from Karlstad who now works for General Atomics at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Peterson was seeking a 14th term in Congress
MOORHEAD – The cause of death of a Clay County inmate last week has not yet been determined, Sheriff Bill Bergquist said Tuesday, Nov. 8. Bergquist said a preliminary autopsy has been completed on 19-year-old Abby Lee Rudolph of Fargo. But the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office in St. Paul is waiting on toxicology results. “There is nothing new,” Bergquist said. “They did the autopsy and they’re waiting for all of the results, so that could take a month.”