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MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Moorhead woman who was charged with a dozen counts of child neglect after being accused of taking a group of children she was baby sitting to a swimming pool last summer when she was intoxicated was sentenced Monday, Dec. 5, to 15 days in jail, two days of which she has already served. Chelsea M. Gapp, 23, earlier pleaded guilty in Clay County District Court to one count of child neglect. Eleven other counts Gapp had been facing have been dismissed.
MOORHEAD, Minn -- Moorhead firefighters rescued a woman standing in waist-deep Red River water the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 4. A man walking his dog along the bike path near 100 Third St. N. heard the woman, described as possibly in her 60s, crying for help, said Capt. Eric Berg of the Moorhead Fire Department. Five firefighters, including one in a water suit, pulled the woman to shore, Berg said. It’s believed the woman had been in the water for about 15 minutes. She had been clinging to a tree branch.
SARTELL, Minn. - Two people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash at 9:52 last night in Sartell, Minnesota. Angela Schlangen of Sartell, Minnesota was traveling Northbound on Highway 15. As she turned left onto County Road 1 she was struck by a GMC K15. Theresa Brown of Waverly, Minnesota, the driver of the GMC K15, was traveling Southbound on Highway 15 when she hit Schlangen’s Toyota Rav 4. Roads were wet when the crash happened.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — The reward offered by a private party for information that would lead to the identification of the person who shot and killed 41-year-old Terrence Brisk east of Little Falls has been increased to $20,000. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen stated there are two anonymous donors. The reward previously was $10,000.
Stewart Mills has dropped his request for a recount in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District race. The Republican challenger issued a statement Friday stating that he reached the decision "after much consideration, thought, and prayer along with consulting with my family and supporters." U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, DFL-Crosby, defeated Mills in the Nov. 8 election by 2,009 votes among the nearly 357,000 cast.
FARGO – The 55-year-old pilot of a Weather Modification plane died in a crash south of Fargo on Thursday, Dec. 1, North Dakota Highway Patrol Cpt. Bryan Niewind said. The twin-engine, Cessna Model 340 plane crash-landed about 4:30 p.m. about a mile north of Cass County 16 in a field about a half mile east of Interstate 29 near a stand a trees along the bank of the Wild Rice River.
DULUTH, Minn. — An Ely college student who slashed his roommate’s throat during an argument over smoking in their dorm room was sentenced this week to more than seven years...
KERKHOVEN, Minn. — At midnight Friday, 83 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School band members and their chaperones from central Minnesota will load onto buses and begin their trip to Hawaii for the 75th anniversary observance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The band will represent Minnesota at the official observance Dec. 7 on the USS Battleship Missouri Memorial. The Missouri was the site of the formal Japanese surrender which ended World War II.
FARIBAULT, Minn. -- A 39-year-old Faribault woman died in a collision with a semi Tuesday afternoon in southeast Minnesota. Marisa Bocanegra was a passenger in a van that had just pulled out into the intersection of Minnesota Highway 57 and County Road 11 in Goodhue County when it collided with the semi driven by Matthew Weis of Mantorville, Minn. The female driver of the van, a 15-year-old girl, was seriously injured. The semi driver had no apparent injury.
VIRGINIA, Minn. -- A Tower man was wearing a bulletproof vest, armed with a handgun and carrying a bag of methamphetamine when he was shot by a St. Louis County Sheriff's Office deputy following a vehicle pursuit last week on the Iron Range, according to charges filed Tuesday. Aaron Lee Boshey, 27, faces four felony charges in connection with the incident that started in Virginia and ended in the woods about six miles west of Eveleth after a 17-minute pursuit.