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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota State Patrol troopers practice delivering babies in training academies, and one who just joined the patrol and the class put it to use on the Fourth of July weekend.
CROOKSTON, Minn. — A Democratic Party official in northwest Minnesota may lose his political position over his decision to challenge the party’s endorsed candidate for a state House seat.
NORTH BRANCH, Minn -- A husband and wife from Milaca were both killed in a crash on Highway 95 in Chisago County when the motorcycle they were riding crossed the centerline. Both Collin Orth, 35, and Sara Orth, 34, died in the crash aftermath, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
WASKISH, Minn. -- One person was injured and another arrested Saturday evening following a two-vehicle crash in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Highway Patrol says the crash took place on state Highway 72 at Lou Rayne Beach Road at 7:36 p.m. Saturday. A Honda Accord traveling southbound on Highway 72 was hit on the driver's side door by a Buick Regal Premium that was turning west. The driver of the Honda, Tammy Cleven, 47, of Warroad, suffered non-life threatening injuries. She was taken to Sanford Hospital in Bemidji.
A Minnesota man injured by an exploding fireworks device is telling others “one small, little mistake can make the difference between life or death.” Nick Beheng told his story on the eve of the July Fourth holiday as part of a Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division and Regions Hospital news conference.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has signed a U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar bill to help recover missing and exploited children. The Minnesota Democrat said that about 200,000 American children are abducted by family members each year. Klobuchar said the new law "help provide police and prosecutors access to critical information that could help bring missing children home."
ST. PAUL -- Violent crimes in Minnesota rose in 2015, with murders up 58 percent compared to 2014. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Friday released the 2015 Uniform Crime Report that showed violent crimes such as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault climbed in 7.6 percent over 2014. While murders were way up compared to 2014, they went up at a slower rate -- 17 percent -- when compared to 2013. There were 130 murders reported last year.
ST. PAUL – Minnesota organizations may apply for a share of $35 million in grants to expand high-speed Internet around the state, mostly in rural areas. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Friday announced it will begin taking applications on July 22. Legislators approved the broadband money earlier this year. State grants, up to $5 million each, will be available to pay for up to half of the costs to build more broadband distribution systems in unserved and underserved areas.
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — A Cottage Grove woman was bound by suspects who forced their way into her home, ransacked the house and then fled, police said. The 54-year-old woman answered a door about 8:30 a.m. Friday and three male suspects forced their way in, Cottage Grove Police Chief Craig Woolery said. They tied her up and ransacked the house at 8010 Hemingway Ave. “It appears they were looking for something specific,” Woolery said.
PERHAM, Minn. -- A child reported missing near Perham at about 1 p.m. Friday, was found safe in a cornfield near the intersection of Highway 108 and County Highway 49, with the assistance of a helicopter, after a one-hour search. The child had been with his father while he was working in the field, according to an Otter Tail County Sheriff’s report.