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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will have visited 10 counties, by week's end, on their quest to set foot in each of Minnesota's 87 counties. Their goal is to visit 87 counties in 86 days, ending travels on Oct. 25. One or the other visited three counties last week, and Dayton plans to visit northwest and northeast Minnesota this week. He plans to be in Marshall, Kittson and Roseau counties Tuesday, Lake of the Woods and Koochiching on Wednesday and St. Louis and Itasca on Thursday.
CLEARBROOK, Minn. — A Polk County Sheriff's deputy suffered injuries from breaking glass when a man fired at a helicopter the deputy was riding in Monday morning. Charges are pending against Carstie Lee Clausen of Clearbrook, who reportedly shot twice at the helicopter with a high-powered rifle.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- In this week’s Northland Outdoors TV episode, we explore the phenomenal growth of the Minnesota Clay Target League, the fastest growing high school sport in the state. Host Bret Amundson and the crew followed the Pillager high team to the state meet in Alexandria, Minn., which is the world's largest shooting sports event, featuring nearly 7,000 shooters. Then Amundson and the crew headed to Clear Lake, Wis., for the North American Hunting Retriever Association's Annual Invitational.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A Brainerd man died and a Little Falls man suffered serious injuries Thursday in a two-vehicle, head-on collision south of Brainerd. The Minnesota State Patrol reported a Dodge Stratus was northbound on Business Highway 371 and a GMC Sierra was southbound in the same area. The state patrol report the GMC crossed over the centerline striking the Stratus head-on in the northbound lane.
LEAD, S.D. – A Ramsey, Minnesota, man has been identified as the person who died in a motorcycle crash that occurred Thursday near Lead. Erick Johnson, 57, was driving a 2014 Honda RS motorcycle eastbound on South Dakota Highway 14A when he lost control. The motorcycle entered the ditch and the driver struck a sign. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only person involved in the crash and was not wearing a helmet.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- A Moorhead, Minnesota, man has been arrested after he allegedly entered a woman’s home and stabbed her ear with a pair of scissors. Eustace Miles, 48, of Moorhead, Minnesota, entered a residence on July 17 on South Miller Street in Mitchell and confronted a woman who was taking a shower inside, ultimately jabbing a pair of scissors into her ear, court documents state.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Names have been released following the shooting of a 31-year-old man during an undercover operation by Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents in downtown Alexandria Tuesday afternoon. The man shot was Adam Jo Klimek, of Carlos, a small town nine miles northeast of Alexandria. According to the St.
ST. PAUL - A two-week speed enforcement focus by more than 300 law enforcement agencies resulted in 13,215 speeding citations across Minnesota. That number is down 3,196 from a similar focus a year ago, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said. During the campaign, 19 agencies reported speeds of 100 mph or more. The highest: a driver was clocked going 120 mph by Rosemount police.
RED WING, Minn. - A vintage soda machine, located in a Red Wing home, provided law enforcement with much more than carbonated nostalgia. According to a complaint filed with Goodhue County District Court, on July 11, seven law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at the residence of Devin Scott Hinck, 768 McSorley Street. Detectives questioned Hinck, 21, as they carried out the search warrant. They reported finding multiple types of illegal substances, packaged in different quantities, in various locations throughout the home.
One woman was transported to a hospital with minor injuries after a SUV crashed into Papa Murphy's pizza shop in Hibbing. The Hibbing Fire Department responded at about 6 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a car crashing into a building at 4110 Ninth Ave. W., said Fire Chief Erik Jankila. Crews arrived to find a vehicle had traveled through a large glass window at Papa Murphy's, injuring a woman in the store, he said. The woman was transported to the Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing.