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FOSSTON, Minn. — The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating two vehicles found with bullet holes outside Essentia Health-Fosston early Sunday, Feb. 17. At around 12:57 a.m., a Polk County deputy in Fosston heard gunshots on the east side of the city, according to a press release. An emergency medical services staff member reported finding bullet casings in the parking lot at 4:45 a.m. Authorities searched the area and found the vehicles of two hospital employees had bullet holes, but no one else in was in the parking lot at the time.
Bemidji State 3, Northern Michigan 0 Adam Brady’s first-period goal stood as the game-winner with the Beavers going on to clinch their second straight five-point weekend through an all-around dominant win over Northern Michigan. Read more here. Minnesota 4, Ohio State 3
Minnesota Duluth 5, Denver 2 Denver scored less than three minutes in, but the second-place Bulldogs responded with four straight goals to open up a nine-point lead on the Pioneers, who are tied with North Dakota for for the final home-ice playoff spot in the NCHC in fourth place. Read the full story here. North Dakota 5, Western Michigan 1
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - A 48-year-old Ponsford man has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony criminal vehicular homicide in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian near Pine Point last February. A second felony count of criminal vehicular homicide against Bruce Allen Basswood was dismissed in a plea agreement. According to court records, Basswood was driving the car that struck and killed Joshua Charles Jones, 21, of Ponsford as he was walking on Pow Wow Highway, about a half mile east of Pine Point.
CARBONDALE, Ill. - Jerry Kill, who has served as acting athletic director at Southern Illinois for almost a year, was named the school's permanent athletic director on Thursday. Kill, the former University of Minnesota football coach, will retain his position as special assistant to the chancellor.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A former Yankton Sioux tribal official was sentenced this week to spend life in prison for 15 counts of sexual offenses involving children over a period of 24 years. Quentin Bruguier Jr., 55, of Lake Andes, was ordered on Monday, Feb. 11, in U.S. District Court to serve 12 life sentences for four counts of sexual abuse and eight counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. He was also given three 10-year sentences for three counts of abusive sexual contact. All sentences will run concurrently in federal prison.
DULUTH - Lake Superior fell a little farther away from record levels in January, according to the International Lake Superior Board of Control. The big lake dropped about 2.8 inches in January, slightly more than it usually drops for the month. As of Feb. 1, the lake sat 11 inches above normal but 2 inches lower than at this time in 2018. Lakes Michigan and Huron also dropped more than the usual amount in January but remain 20 inches above normal and 2 inches above the Feb. 1 level last year.
No. 6 Minnesota State 3, Michigan Tech 2 (OT) For the second night in a row, the Minnesota State men’s hockey team needed a late goal to tie Michigan Tech and force overtime. On Saturday, though, the sixth-ranked Mavericks didn’t have to settle for a tie. Defenseman Connor Mackey’s goal at 1:45 of overtime gave Minnesota State a 3-2 WCHA victory as well as the championship of the Huskies’ Winter Carnival series. Read more here .