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BRAINERD, Minn. – Two 19-year-olds face drug charges for sale and possession after drug agents confiscated marijuana, methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia at a Brainerd residence. Elijah John Van Natter of Baxter and Bionka Bea Chamberlin of Brainerd had their first appearance Friday in Crow Wing County District Court and are facing felony third-degree drug possession of 10 grams or more narcotic drug and felony fifth-degree possession of a marijuana mix.
SIOUX COUNTY, N.D. - The Sioux County Sheriff's Office is investigating more reports of cattle that were shot this week near the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp. One cow was shot and another cow had two arrows sticking out of its ribcage, said Sioux County Sheriff Frank Landeis. The animals, discovered Monday, Oct. 17, appeared to had been shot recently and were treated by a veterinarian, Landeis said.
DULUTH, Minn. -- One man is dead and two suspects are in custody in connection with a fatal shooting early Tuesday, Duluth police said. Police said the shooting was reported at 12:19 a.m. on the 2000 block of West Superior Street. A 47-year-old male was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Police said they arrested two suspects, who they said were known to the victim, and that the incident remains under investigation.
ST. PAUL -- With nearly 500,000 firearms deer hunters in the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages hunters to purchase their licenses early to avoid long lines and any potential system issues associated with the high sales volume. The 2016 Minnesota firearms deer season begins Saturday, Nov. 5.
NEW LONDON, Minn. -- During the past two weeks, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office received at least two reports of a “Peeping Tom” looking through the windows of an apartment building. On Sunday night, deputies responded to a third report, apprehending and arresting a 26-year-old man they believe was behind all three “peeping” incidents.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The company and contractor for a 1,172-mile pipeline that’s been the subject of protests in North Dakota and Iowa have issued a $100,000 reward for damage to construction equipment. In a news release Monday, Oct. 17, Dakota Access LLC said intentional burning of construction equipment has caused millions of dollars in damages. Arson was reported at a Dakota Access site in Iowa on Saturday.
MANHATTAN BEACH -- Close to 100 firefighters battled a fire early Sunday morning at the Manhattan Beach Villas off Crow Wing County Highway 66, located next to Manhattan Beach Lodge in Crosslake. Crosslake Fire Chief Chip Lohmiller stated in a news release that 13 of the 17 individually owned units were heavily damaged by fire, and 4 units had water damage.
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- Police were called to a gas station in Superior late Tuesday, Oct. 11, after a report of a clown sighting. A Krist Gas Station clerk reported seeing a person in a clown outfit across East Second Street, according to a report by Officer Jeffrey Darst. At the time, the clerk saw the clown, a juvenile male came in to buy a cigar but was turned away because he had no ID. The customer mentioned to the clerk that he'd seen the clown, too.
WEST FARGO—Leaking hot sauce and soy sauce combined with cleaning materials to create a suspicious goop that caused some tense moments early Friday, Oct. 14, at a U.S. Postal Service sorting facility in West Fargo. Emergency crews were called to the building in the 1900 block of Fourth Avenue Northwest about 1 a.m. after workers noticed fumes and identified packages that appeared to be leaking substances, said Dell Sprecher, West Fargo's fire marshal.
WILLMAR, Minn. — A 6-year-old Willmar child died Thursday evening after being struck by a falling television. According to a news release from Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt, officers were dispatched to a home in the 800 block of Fourth Street Southeast at 7 p.m. Thursday. They were sent to the address because the 911 caller was hysterical and unable to provide specific information over the phone.