A Polk County mailman faces felony charges after prosecutors say he broke into a customer's garage and engaged in a sexual act with a dog. Brian Louis George L. Chapman, 21, has been charged with one count of second-degree burglary, a felony, and one count of bestiality, a misdemeanor for acts alleged to have taken place Feb. 6. According to a criminal complaint, a Polk County man noticed the mailman was spending a long time in his garage to drop off a package.
WILLMAR, Minn. — An 8-month-old child was found safe over the weekend after law enforcement received a call about a possible child abduction. The investigation is still ongoing, and a suspect is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of kidnapping. In a news release from the Willmar Police Department, it was reported that the child was taken Thursday evening from a home in Willmar after an argument between the suspect, a 33-year-old Willmar man, and the unidentified caller.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Police are investigating after shots were fired at the front door and windows of the Enbridge's Bemidji office sometime prior to employees arriving Wednesday, Feb. 22. According to a news release from Enbridge's communications supervisor Shannon Gustafson, Enbridge employees arrived at the office on Wednesday morning and discovered the shots. No one was injured and police are investigating the incident as a drive-by shooting, Gustafson said.
NORTHOME, Minn.—Two people were found dead after a house fire early Wednesday in Northome, Koochiching County officials said. The town is about 40 miles northeast of Bemidji. At approximately 12:27 a.m. on Wednesday, Koochiching County Sheriff's Deputies and the Northome Fire Department responded to a house fire at 12233 Highway 71 in Northome.
A missing teenager last seen Jan. 27, leaving Perham High School, has been found safe, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. Sixteen-year-old Lucia Garcia of Dent was found Feb. 15, around 10:30 p.m.
A 2-year-old boy was the only survivor of a head-on crash Sunday, Feb. 5, that killed his mother and another driver in Otter Tail County. The boy, Mason Mousseau of Wadena, was hospitalized after the crash, but his injuries were not life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.The crash happened about 3:18 p.m. on State Highway 29 two miles east of Deer Creek, southwest of Wadena, the patrol said. Mousseau was a passenger in a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero driven by his mother, Jessica Marie Lannes, 31, also from Wadena.
A 20-year-old Bemidji man whose alleged actions triggered a Code Red Alert in the city Thursday night has been charged with two felonies and a gross misdemeanor. Jordan Henry Nubbe was arrested Thursday night after a 20-minute standoff with police. He is now charged with one count of felon in possession of a firearm, one charge of reckless discharge of a firearm within a municipality and one count of obstructing the legal process.
The pilot of a small plane was able to crawl away from a crash landing in a field Thursday night in southern Minnesota. At about 8:15 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration reported a plane missing to the Rice-Steele Dispatch Center, according to a news release from Steele County. The plane was located west of the town of Ellendale, where it had crashed in a field. The pilot and owner of the plane, Daniel Bass, 39, of Winona, was able to crawl away from the plane and reach a house about 300 yards away to get help, said Deanna Bass, his wife.
Human remains were found Friday in the ruins of a home that burned the previous night along Minnesota Highway 33 north of Cloquet. It was the second fire fatality in the area on Thursday; one person died in a fire earlier in the day in Hermantown. The Thursday night fire destroyed a home and garage at 3912 Highway 33, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Multiple fire departments responded to reports of the home fully engulfed in flames just after 8 p.m. Thursday.
Students at Cass Lake-Bena schools went home early Thursday, Feb. 2, after school district staff heard of a bomb threat there. Superintendent Rochelle Johnson said students at the school district's combined high school and middle school building were evacuated two miles away to the district's Area Learning Center after she heard of the threat at about 10 a.m. Thursday. Students in all grades were released at 11:30 a.m. School continued as normal at the district's elementary building, Johnson said, except for the early release.