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TURTLE LAKE, N.D. -- A 19-year-old driver is dead and his passenger injured after a pickup they were in overturned and became partially submerged in a canal north of Turtle Lake early Sunday morning. Around 2:45 a.m., the driver, Cole Kuschel of Garrison, lost control of the vehicle on McClusky Canal Road, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The pickup went into the canal embankment and ejected the driver as it rolled. The Bismarck Dive and Rescue team found the body of the driver in the canal, the patrol said.
PIERRE, S.D. -- A woman in South Dakota has developed Zika virus symptoms after traveling to a country where Zika is currently being transmitted, the South Dakota Department of Health said in a news release Monday, Aug. 22. It is the first case of Zika in the state, the health department said. “This is a good reminder for anyone who travels to Zika-affected areas that it’s important to protect themselves from mosquito bites,” said Dr. Lon Kightlinger, state epidemiologist for the department.
MELROSE TOWNSHIP, Minn. -- Divers recovered the body of a missing boater on Monday, a day after a 47-year-old Meire Grove man was thrown from the watercraft. Dale Urban Steinemann was in the boat with his girlfriend’s two sons, ages 10 and 7. The boys were reportedly wearing life vests and were not hurt in the accident, said the Stearns County Sheriff's Office in a press release. The children were taken to Melrose Hospital for evaluation.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota will remember Gen. John William Vessey Jr. on Thursday, Aug. 25, as Gov. Mark Dayton ordered flags to be flown at half-staff. Vessey, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died Aug. 18 at age 94. The Minneapolis native had a highly decorated 46 years in the military. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992.
IRONTON—A 30-year-old Brainerd man died early Monday morning in a head-on, two-vehicle collision on Highway 210 near Crow Wing County Road 59 in Ironton. The man killed was identified as Richard D. Van Horn, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
PEQUOT LAKES—A hit-and-run crash Wednesday night sent a bicyclist to the hospital and tips from the public sent a man to jail Thursday. About 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office received a call of a traffic crash in which a bicyclist was struck by a full-size truck on the 5900 block of Wild Acres Road, Pequot Lakes.
The Duluth Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a 52-year-old man who has not been seen in nearly three weeks. Roger Wayne Swanson was last seen at about 2 p.m. on Aug. 1 in the downtown Duluth area, authorities said. He was reported missing later that night. Police said Swanson has a serious medical condition and likely has not had access to the medication that he needs several times daily.
AMHERST, Wis. -- A farmer in eastern Wisconsin has died after being overcome by deadly fumes from a manure holding tank on his farm.. The Portage County coroner said Wednesday that Michael Biadasz, 29, was found dead Monday along with at least 13 cows at Biadasz Farms near Amherst, which is about 140 miles northwest of Milwaukee..
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for artists to design the state’s pheasant stamp. The pheasant stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and is required for pheasant hunters ages 18 to 64. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the validation as well as the pictorial stamp in the mail. It also is sold as a collectible. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to pheasant management and habitat work.