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."
A man accused of trying to kidnap his wife early Sunday, Dec. 11, was arrested after outrunning officers twice, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. About 1:45 a.m., sheriff's deputies and Fergus Falls police responded to a report of a domestic dispute and an attempted kidnapping on Interstate 94. Jason Morimoto, 32, of rural Grant County was somehow able to stop his estranged wife while she was driving on I-94, the release stated. "He implied the use of a firearm and forced her into his vehicle," the release read.
Minnesota has been named the second best run state, according to a company that distributes financial news and opinion articles. In a 24/7 Wall St. study released Tuesday, Dec. 6, North Dakota received top marks for its oil resources, unemployment rate and median home value. Rounding out the top five, the study ranked Minnesota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Utah as the next best run states.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Franklin Lake in Otter Tail County—one of several recent confirmations across the Minnesota as lake property owners and lake service provider businesses check equipment for invasive species at the end of the season.
A Detroit Lakes was arrested early Wednesday, Nov. 9, after a chase in Otter Tail County. According to a report released by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office: The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when the Clay County Sheriff's Office alerted Otter Tail County authorities that a man wanted for burglary and domestic assault might be in the Vergas area. An Otter Tail County deputy spotted a car matching the suspect's vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle fled and a chase ensued that at times reached 70 mph on gravel roads.
A Wadena woman is dead and the murder suspect in the hospital Monday night after leading authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter Tail Counties. The female found dead in the home has been identified as Maragret St. Marie, 27, of Wadena, Minn. Antonio St. Marie who is being held in custody at this time is identified as the suspect in this case. Around 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, the sheriff's office was called to the 300 block of Bryant Avenue in Wadena where a man had a gun.
A 52-year-old woman suffered serious injuries in a rollover crash Wednesday on Highway 10 in Otter Tail County. Tami L. Lincoln, no address listed, was westbound on Highway 10 in a 2004 Chevy Silverado, according to the State Patrol. The truck ran off the right side, over-corrected and swerved across both westbound lanes, rolled in the median and came to a rest upright on its wheels. She was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. The truck was totaled.