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MINNEAPOLIS — The Interstate 35W bridge will glow blue for 11 nights in honor of Jacob Wetterling. Gov. Mark Dayton directed the Minnesota Department of Transportation to illuminate the bridge over the Mississippi River with blue lights, representing child abuse prevention, beginning Thursday night, Sept. 15. The bridge lights will remain blue through the memorial service for Jacob on Sept. 25.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A garbage truck caught fire as it drove east on Interstate 94 through Douglas County on Wednesday morning. Alexandria firefighters met the truck on the off ramp at Exit 103 near the Pilot truck stop. Driver Jim Aure of West Central Sanitation said he was unaware his load was on fire when firefighters were called at 8:07 a.m. He parked at the top of the ramp, where fighters sprayed foam onto the load of compacted cardboard.
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- Hours after asking the public’s help for a man wanted in connection with an attempted homicide over the weekend, Superior police announced his arrest Monday. Larry J. Szewcik, 43, who lives in Superior but has no known address, was apprehended on Monday night in Duluth, said Capt. Thomas Champaigne of the Superior Police Department. Szewcik was wanted on charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, false imprisonment, substantial battery and strangulation.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – As Dakota Access Pipeline opponents shut down work Tuesday, Sept. 13, at multiple job sites, North Dakota’s governor called for federal assistance to maintain peace and public safety. “With a decision on the pipeline delayed indefinitely, the federal government shares in the responsibility of ensuring that peace and order are maintained,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said in a statement.
A 28-year-old Chisholm woman known to authorities for selling large amounts of methamphetamine on the Iron Range was charged with two felony drug counts Friday in State District Court in Hibbing.
VERGAS, Minn. —A 20-year-old Wadena man was injured Friday when he crashed a motorcycle while fleeing from state troopers. The Minnesota State Patrol reported at noon Friday, troopers attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle. The motorcycle failed to yield, beginning a traffic pursuit that continued at speeds reaching 115 mph. The motorcycle lost control and crashed at 275th Avenue and 428th Street near Vergas.
ST. PAUL -- Hunters who harvest deer outside the state are reminded that whole deer carcasses are no longer allowed to be brought into Minnesota from anywhere in North America. This new restriction that includes all members of the deer family (deer, elk, moose and caribou) is an effort by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to respond to the increasing prevalence and geographic spread of chronic wasting disease.
CROSBY, Minn. -- A woman is facing possible charges after apparently telling Crosby police that she and another woman were kidnapped on Sunday. Crosby officers met the woman in Crosby, where they received details of the alleged incident. Police report the woman stated she did not know where the other woman was and directed officers to the apartment building in Ironton where she stated the incident occurred.
ISLE, Minn. —A motorcycle rollover resulted in a death Friday morning on Highway 27 west of Isle. The Minnesota State Patrol reported a 1992 Harley Davidson street bike was traveling west on Highway 27 when it went off the curve to the right and rolled. The crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. near 45th Avenue. The driver of the motorcycle was dead at the scene. The identity of the driver has not yet been released.
CROSBY, Minn. — Rescuers saved a 21-year-old Crosby man trapped up to his armpits in a trench at a construction site late Thursday night in Crosby after receiving a 911 call that he was buried in a box. The emergency call came in about 11:09 p.m. but the man was unsure of his location.