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ST. PAUL -- A new bat has been discovered in Minnesota -- the first new mammal species found in the state in 25 years. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with Central Lakes College, said the new species is the evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis).
FORESTON, Minn. -- Two men are dead after a five-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Foreston in Mille Lacs County. Killed in the crash were Travis A. Kiel, 35, Foley, and Robert Ehrlichman, 35, of Holdingford, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
MINNEAPOLIS - A Prince tribute concert has been scheduled for Oct. 13 at U.S. Bank Stadium, according to the late pop star’s sister. Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister and fellow musician, said tickets for the memorial concert will will go on sale next month. Prince Rogers Nelson died April 21 of a drug overdose at the age of 57. Since his death, numerous performers have paid tribute during live performances, including Madonna and Stevie Wonder’s cover of “Purple Rain” at the Billboard Music Awards in May.
MOORHEAD -- A Moorhead woman faces child endangerment charges stemming from a traffic stop on Interstate 94 near Barnesville Wednesday, July 27, after the Minnesota State Patrol clocked the car she was driving at 118 mph during a chase. According to a complaint filed in Clay County District Court on Friday, July 28, against Stacey A. Anvarinia, 33, a trooper attempted to stop Anvarinia’s vehicle near Barnesville for going 94 mph in a 70 mph zone when the car sped away, eventually turning onto Minnesota Highway 9.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt plan to tour the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter on Monday, looking over a facility plagued by violent incidents. The visit comes as the two and other legislative leaders discuss whether to hold a special session to discuss, among other things, if they should fund public works projects. Dayton had wanted to spend $90 million to improve safety at the St. Peter facility.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Health Department laboratory is one of seven regional centers that are part of a new network to battle antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network will use the Minnesota facility to track changes in antibiotic resistance in nine states.
ST. PAUL -- More than 480 Minnesotans are ready to use medical marijuana to relieve intractable pain. Starting Monday, these patients with chronic pain that can’t be controlled well with other methods of treatment can for the first time start receiving medical marijuana at one of the state’s eight cannabis patient centers.
MOTLEY, Minn. -- A 51-year-old Elk River man missing since Monday was found in good physical condition, Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reported Friday morning. The sheriff's office made contact with Glenn Hoppe, 51, at 8:40 a.m. Friday after a picked him up along a road near the Castaway Club on Lake Alexander.
ST. PAUL -- Three members of Minnesota's congressional delegation want the Obama administration to help protect dairy farmers from a financial crisis. Prices milk producers receive have dropped 40 percent since 2014 and in May, the country's cheese stocks were at their highest level since data began to be collected in 1917.
The Cass County's Sheriff's Office is investigating a death of a 24-year-old Brainerd man who suffered a gunshot wound in the head Tuesday at a residence in Lake Shore. Authorities responded to the scene and found the man with a gunshot wound. The man was transported via North Memorial Air Care to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he later died.