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FARGO—Gregory Krutsinger, of Moorhead, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance resulting in serious bodily injury. The sentencing was filed Thursday, Oct. 6 in U.S. District Court. He was also sentenced to serve six months of supervised release. Krutsinger pleaded guilty July 14 in federal court to selling a mixture and substance containing heroin that led to two overdoses in April.
A 7-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle and killed while waiting for the school bus early Thursday morning 12 miles south of Thief River Falls. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the second-grader as Anthony Fellam in a press conference early Thursday afternoon. Authorities said the boy was waiting with two others to board the south-facing bus on U.S. Highway 59 when he was struck by a northbound 2005 Chrysler Town and Country car.
A Twin Cities man is behind bars in Polk County, Minn., on suspicion of raping two underage girls at a Bible camp this summer. Semaj Avyiair Okongwu, 18, of Burnsville, Minn., faces two charges of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree after being accused of assaulting two girls at Sand Hill Lake Bible Camp south of Fosston.
DASSEL – A Meeker County man sustained serious injuries Wednesday, Oct. 5, when the ATV he was driving flipped over. Daniel Miller, 48, of rural Dassel, was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center by Life Link Helicopter with serious injuries, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s office. The preliminary investigation indicates Miller was traveling north near Highway 12 in Dassel Township, when he lost control of the ATV and it flipped.
Authorities found the body of a missing 37-year-old Grand Rapids woman in the Mississippi River on Wednesday.
ST. PAUL -- The governor and legislative leaders failed to agree on calling a special legislative session to spend $1 billion on construction projects and cut taxes, but now some Republican lawmakers say one is needed to fix health insurance in the state.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Bradly Gerten, a candidate for the Minnesota House, pushed his wife to the floor and choked her son to the point that he felt he would black out, prosecutors say. Gerten, a Republican from Burnsville, was charged Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Dakota County District Court with felony domestic assault by strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — The Douglas County Hospital is expanding once again. This time, the expansion – at a cost of about $15 million – will take place within the hospital’s surgery center. Groundbreaking on the project took place last Friday, Sept. 30.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Police officers saved a man this past weekend from drowning after his vehicle was nearly submerged in water. Officers responded early Sunday, Oct. 2, to a report of a vehicle sliding off Polk County Road 19 about 4 miles east of East Grand Forks, according to a news release. The victim told police his vehicle hit a mud slick before landing in a coulee, East Grand Forks Police Det. Tony Hart said.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton has authorized $3.3 million to six Minnesota counties and three American Indian reservations for damage sustained in July storms. Beltrami County will receive $259,663 of the funds for damage that occurred from July 19 to July 21.