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.
Moorhead police are trying to figure out who was the aggressor in a Saturday night stabbing that left a man injured. First responders were dispatched at 7:45 p.m. to the 1200 block of 15th Avenue North, where a 24-year-old man had multiple knife wounds in his chest and arm, according to police scanner discussions. The Moorhead Police Department in a news release described the man's injuries as "serious but non-life-threatening." The unidentified man was taken to a local hospital, the release stated.
Two Detroit Lakes group home employees are facing serious sexual assault charges in separate incidents. In the first case, Varfee Kamara, 30, of 2602 18th St. S., Fargo, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony counts of first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct — victim mentally impaired.
FARGO—One person was injured in Minnesota's Otter Tail County in a crash involving a semi and a sports utility vehicle with attached trailer. The State Patrol said the crash happened on Highway 10 in Bluffton just before 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. According to Sgt. Jesse Grabow, the driver of the SUV made a right turn from County Road 143 onto eastbound Highway 10 and was rear ended by the semi. Grabow said the road was wet at the time.
One person was injured when a tractor-trailer left the Interstate 94 roadway and entered the ditch in LaGrand Township in Douglas County. On Thursday, Jan. 19, about 11 p.m., a Volvo semi driven by 58-year-old Rollin Moore of Calumet, Illinois, was traveling east on I-94 one mile east of Minnesota Highway 114. The vehicle went off the road to the right side ditch and rolled over onto its side before coming to rest. Moore sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Douglas County Hospital.
Three students were injured when a pickup driver passed through a school bus stop sign Thursday morning, Jan. 19, and struck them in this north Twin Cities metro community, the Wright County Sheriff's Office said. Around 6:50 a.m., law enforcement and medical personnel responded to calls that several pedestrians were hit as they were about to load an Elk River School District bus. The three Rogers High School students, Greta Jenson, 15; Beckett Olson, 15, and Ian Orina, 15, all Otsego, were transported to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, the sheriff's office said.
The outlook is good for a Garfield snowmobile enthusiast who was involved in a severe crash on Sunday north of Blackduck in northern Minnesota. According to family members, Brad Klinkner was taken out of sedation and was alert and talking as of Thursday. "We are so thankful for everyone that has been involved up to this point and will be involved," said Brad's son, Adam Klinkner. "The doctors, EMTs, pilot, friends, family, police, etc., and for their continued prayers and support. Without them this experience would have been much more difficult."