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DULUTH -- Several thousand homes and businesses remain without power in the Northland as of Monday morning, four days after severe storms caused widespread damage to trees, power lines and buildings across the region. As of 7:45 a.m. Monday, Minnesota Power and Lake Country Power reported a combined total of about 7,000 customers without power. That's down from about 19,200 on Sunday morning and 33,400 on Saturday morning, and down from more than 75,000 at the peak of the storm aftermath last Thursday.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - Two people are dead and others injured after a two-vehicle crash that involved six people on Saturday, July 23, in Pennington County. Michael Buckley, 33, of Fargo, and Amber Danzeisen, 25, of West Fargo, were killed when the 2000 Toyota Camry Buckley was driving west on County Road 3 went through a stop sign and was struck on the passenger side by a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country van southbound on Highway 59, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
An 18-year-old Superior woman was hospitalized briefly following a two-car crash on Interstate 35 in Carlton County early Friday. Taylen Snyder was a passenger in a Chevrolet Cobalt that struck a Dodge Charger resting and facing the wrong way in the left lane of northbound I-35 near Moose Lake at about 12:45 a.m. Snyder was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake with non-life-threatening injuries, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Mercy Hospital reported Snyder was treated and released.
Former Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay, now chief of the police department in Wichita, Kan., has received an invitation to visit the White House after reports on a community cookout organized by police, Black Lives Matter activists and other members of the community went viral on social media.
A 36-year-old Wisconsin man faces a felony charge after allegedly being caught in Duluth with 81 individually-wrapped packages of heroin, totaling 43 grams. Mario Terrell Jackson of Appleton appeared Thursday in State District Court in Duluth on one count of felony first-degree controlled substance crime. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. According to the criminal complaint:
A Grand Forks woman linked to a drug overdose death has pleaded not guilty to delivery of heroin. Kiesha Storm Lytle, 24, waived her preliminary hearing Wednesday in Grand Forks District Court, where she appeared on the Class A felony charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Her next court appearance is Sept. 29.
ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 7,300 jobs in June, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Those gains, however, were largely offset by figures from May that were revised from 1,900 jobs lost to 8,400 jobs lost. During the past 12 months, the state has added 34,246 jobs, a gain of 1.2 percent. U.S. jobs were up 1.8 percent during that period.
Authorities on Wednesday identified a woman who died Monday after driving past barricades on a flood-damaged highway in Bayfield County and plunging about 50 feet into a washout. The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office reported that Kathryn Anderson, 74, of the town of Namekagon near Cable, died in the crash that happened at about 9:30 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 63 just north of Grand View.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The Norwegian viking ship that’s taking its Great Lakes tour of tall ships festivals one stop at a time as it closely monitors an ability to fund its trip left Bay City, Mich., on Wednesday bound for Chicago. The Draken Harald Hårfagre (or Fairhair) is scheduled to be in Duluth for the tall ships festival on Aug. 18-21.
MOORHEAD – A woman here was stabbed during an altercation late Tuesday night, July 19, and was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening. Police have not detained a suspect and believe there is no threat to the public, said police Sgt. Clinton Stephenson. Police declined to identify the woman Wednesday, July 20, and could not provide more details on her condition. Around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers were called to an apartment building at 1605 20th St. S. in Moorhead, where they found the woman injured.