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BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health’s public information director has resigned over comments she inadvertently posted from the department’s official Twitter account during the first U.S. presidential debate, calling it a “dreadful mistake.”
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A three-vehicle crash killed two people and closed down Interstate 94 between Osakis and Alexandria early Tuesday morning. The crash involved a Freightliner semitrailer, a GMC Sierra pickup truck, and a Volvo semitrailer. Both people in the GMC Sierra were killed as a result of the crash. The driver was Calvin Hess, 40, of Kenmare, N.D., and his passenger was Myron Bishop, 39, of Thompson Falls, Mont., according to the State Patrol.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A three-vehicle crash killed two people and closed down Interstate 94 between Osakis and Alexandria early Tuesday morning. The crash involved a Freightliner semitrailer, a GMC Sierra pickup truck, and a Volvo semitrailer. A Pontiac Grand Prix is also listed in the State Patrol accident report but it's not clear yet if if was directly involved in the crash or struck some debris afterward.
ROTHSAY, Minn. — A group of duck hunters has a west central Minnesota woman to thank for a dramatic rescue over the weekend. Erin Houselog was hunting with her fiancé, when they heard yells for help near Christopherson Lake, which is southeast of Rothsay. A party of five hunters were in a duck boat that overturned on the lake, no one was wearing a lifejacket. So, Houselog and her fiancé found lifejackets near shore, and swam them out to the hunters.
ESKO, Minn. -- Authorities on Monday released the name of a woman killed in a one-vehicle crash Saturday in Esko. Robin Lee Bergquist, 41, of Saginaw, died in the crash that happened at about 12:20 a.m., the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office reported. The crash remains under investigation.
FRANKLIN -- Authorities say a Sunday house fire on the southern edge of Renville County started in a sofa, and a preliminary investigation suggests it was caused by a child playing with a cigarette lighter. The fire, on the 200 block of Fifth Avenue East in Franklin, was reported around 2 p.m. Everyone inside the home at the time was able to escape the flames.
The old concrete water tower in Park Rapids is set for demolition, possibly as early as this fall. Hubbard County commissioners at the board meeting Tuesday accepted the low bid of $85,980 from Carleton Companies, Inc. in Bemidji for the demolition of the 86-year-old water tower at the recommendation of Public Works Coordinator David Olsonawski.
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - A funeral service for Jacob Wetterling, the boy abducted and killed in 1989, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The St. Joseph boy's disappearance was unsolved until this month, when his killer confessed in court. Click here for the live stream of the funeral from St. Benedict in St. Joseph.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett’s second run with the Minnesota Timberwolves has ended, the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting, citing a league source. Garnett, 40, was about to enter the final season of his contract and the team was reportedly working on a buyout recently. He has spent 13½ of his 21 NBA seasons with Minnesota.
SHELLY, Minn.—A man was sent to the hospital Thursday afternoon after a vehicle rear-ended a semitrailer near Shelly. Kendall Zenteno, of Shelly, was northbound about 2 p.m. on U.S. Highway 75 when his vehicle, a Chevy Trailblazer, hit an International 9200 Series semi driven by Thomas Strand of Perley, Minn., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. State troopers responded to the crash at 290th Avenue, which is about 2 miles south of Shelly.