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A 48-year-old southern Minnesota man has died from injuries suffered when his ATV hit a deer in Bayfield County. According to the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office, Gary Twedt of Winnebago, Minn., was driving an ATV on Komborski Road in the Town of Bayview, north of Washburn, when he struck a deer, causing the ATV to roll over. The crash was reported at about 8 p.m. Saturday.
Three people are in critical condition after an air ambulance helicopter crashed near the Alexandria airport early Saturday. A North Memorial Health Care helicopter crashed en route to the Alexandria airport at 2:07 a.m., according to a statement from North Memorial. Three North Memorial crew members were injured. After being taken to Douglas County Hospital the crew members were transferred to North Memorial in the Twin Cities. There were no patients on board.
LAKESIDE, Wis. -- A Lakeside man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly locked his girlfriend, an Iraq War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, in a chicken coop.
GRAFTON, N.D. -- A Grafton man who sexually assaulted a young boy has been ordered to serve more than 20 years in prison after facing a possible life sentence. Adam Lee Schnellbach, 32, was sentenced Thursday in Walsh County District Court, where he initially was charged with four counts of gross sexual imposition, all Class AA felonies, and three counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor.
BOTTINEAU, N.D. — A former Bottineau teacher will spend less than 50 days in jail for sex crimes involving teenage boys and avoid registering as a sex offender. Marissa Ashley Deslauriers, born in 1991, was sentenced Thursday, Sept. 15, in Bottineau County District Court to two misdemeanor charges of contributing to a deprivation of a minor and two misdemeanors of sexual assault.
LAKE PARK, MInn.—A Waubun man died after the pickup he was driving drove off a bridge in Lake Park and crashed Thursday night, Sept. 15. According to a report released by Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander: Edwin Stanhope, 48, was driving a pickup northbound on Second Street in Lake Park when it left a bridge above the BNSF railroad tracks about 10:50 p.m.
OTTERTAIL, Minn. -- An unattended body was found overnight on Sept. 16 at the Hoot N Holler parking lot in Ottertail, Minn. Staff at the Hoot-N-Holler confirmed a deceased man was found in the parking lot of the restaurant. Further information about the incident is not yet available, and attempts to reach the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department office have not been returned.
LITCHFIELD, Minn. -- A criminal complaint against a Grove City man details a violent rampage at a Grove City residence Tuesday night, during which the man allegedly grabbed an ax, swung it at multiple vehicles and threatened to kill another man, who fled to a nearby cornfield to call law enforcement.
HITTERDAL, Minn. —Two red swamp crayfish have been found in Tilde Lake just northeast of Hitterdal and it's the first time the invasive species has been confirmed in a Minnesota lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The live crayfish were removed from the lake about 30 mles northwest of Fargo-Moorhead and DNR staff are searching the lake for others, according to a DNR news release.
A Superior man is facing charges alleging he brought a minor from Minnesota to Wisconsin on Aug. 20, 2015 with the intent of engaging in sexual activity. Peter Diehl, 32, was indicted in U.S. District Court with transporting a minor in interstate commerce and with the intent of engaging in illegal sexual activity, and with possessing child pornography, according to the U.S. District Court for western Wisconsin. The charges allege that he possessed a cellphone on Sept. 23, 2015 that contained images of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.