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FINLAYSON, Minn. -- One person died and another was seriously injured early Thursday morning on a state highway when they were hit by a passing vehicle while they were looking at their vehicles after an accident they had just been in. The Minnesota State Patrol was investigating the fatal crash on Minnesota Highway 18 through Finlayson in northeast Minnesota just before 6:30 a.m
STARBUCK, Minn. -- Five people were injured -- two critically -- in an airboat crash about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Outlet Creek in Pope County near Starbuck and transported to a Glenwood hospital. The victims, all from Glenwood, are Jason Meulebroeck, 38, Nicolas Gugisberg, 38, Jesse Koob, 37, Isaac Schiffler, 38, and Travis McCrory, 38, according to the Pope County Sheriff's Office. Starbuck is about 25 miles south of Alexandria.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A 60-year-old Crookston woman faces felony charges after allegedly throwing a cup of coffee on a city police officer who was attempting to assist her at a mental health hospital. Joan Marie Helsene-Sydow has been charged with fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, a felony, and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, in Polk County District Court.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday announced it has ended the active search for three boaters missing since Saturday on Lake Superior offshore from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
GRAND FORKS -- UND is investigating a photo posted online with a derogatory racial slur and what appears to be college students. A photo posted to Snapchat, a popular mobile app used to post videos and images, depicts three people wearing UND apparel smiling in what looks to be a UND dormitory. The photo is captioned “Locked the black b**** out.”
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The Becker County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of a Lake Park man who died following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning, Sept. 20, in Becker County. James Nesius, 71, was the driver of a pickup that was traveling on Becker County Highway 2 about 7:28 a.m. Tuesday when the pickup went into the oncoming traffic lane and collided with a semi, the Sheriff's Office said.
ADA, Minn. -- A Detroit Lakes man was killed in a crash near Ada late Monday night, Sept. 19. At approximately 11:30 p.m., a semi was travelling east on county Highway 39, turning onto Highway 24.
A 22-year-old Duluth man faces two felony charges of first-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into two West Duluth homes while the residents were sleeping earlier this month. Gage Kasper was charged last week in State District Court in Duluth. Each charge carries a potential penalty of up to 20 years in prison and a $35,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint:
JENKINS—A 71-year-old Brainerd man was injured Sunday when the Harley Davidson Roadster he was driving crashed and he was thrown from the motorcycle on Highway 371 in Jenkins, the edge of the construction zone of the highway. The Minnesota State Patrol reported Dennis M. Northburg was traveling northbound on Highway 371, when he braked hard and crashed, ejecting him from the motorcycle. Northburg was transported to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd for non-life-threatening injuries. Northburg was not wearing a helmet, the state patrol reported.
TWO HARBORS - As fall begins and the colors start to change, jackets start to get pulled out of the closet and dusted off for another season. But as anyone who has endured a Northland winter can testify, not all jackets are created equal. Frank Antilla, a World War II veteran who lives in Two Harbors, recently lost his favorite jacket — one he bought more than 70 years ago while serving in the U.S. Merchant Marine and one that has been his go-to jacket since he was a teenager.