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FREEPORT, Minn. — A Freeport man rescued Feb. 28 from a skid loader that was submerged in an abandoned manure pit has died. According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, Duane Herzog, 46, was operating the skid loader when it went through ice that was covering a manure pit on Herzog's farm site. The skid loader was completely submerged and Herzog was trapped inside for 20 minutes. Rescue personnel were able to rescue Herzog, who was transported by Life Link helicopter to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he later died.
When two vehicles hit head-on at the intersection of Highway 59 and County Road 6 in Detroit Lakes just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, employees of the County 6 BP & Bait had a front row seat to the accident and dialed 911. One employee of the gas station said he heard a loud bang, not realizing where the noise was coming from until he looked up and saw what appeared to be a car doing a 360 before coming to a stop. The car collided with an SUV, and both front ends of the vehicles were smashed in.
FARGO -- A person died Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, after being pinned between two vehicles at a business in south Fargo.
KANABEC COUNTY - A sheriff's deputy for Kanabec County in Minnesota was taken to the hospital after he hit a cow with his squad car. Thirty-year-old Dpty. Daniel Steven was looking for a cow reported on the road. As Steven was driving around, the cow ran out of the ditch and was hit. Airbags went off in the squad car. Steven was taken to a hospital, but is expected to be ok. It's unknown if the cow survived.
HARPURSEVILLE, N.Y. - A live stream of a giraffe about to give birth is captivating people across the country. Tens of millions of people have logged on to watch a live stream of the pregnancy of April the giraffe and her mate at The Animal Adventure Park.
Teddy Raymond Millage Jr., 24, of Fergus Falls has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on Feb. 4, law enforcement officers were looking for a red car occupied by a suspect in a forgery case. A trooper on Highway 59 in Becker County saw a vehicle with an object hanging from the rear-view mirror. He pulled the vehicle over. Millage was driving and was arrested on a warrant.
Jeremy Lehi Labbe, 38, of Frazee has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree controlled substance crime and felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
Lindsay Ann Tibbetts, 26, of Frazee, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on Jan. 31, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a Becker County residence. In a purse, they found three plastic baggies containing a total of 1.6 grams of meth (with packaging). Tibbetts allegedly admitted ownership of the meth.
MOORHEAD, Minn. - A Moorhead resident sitting in a recliner at home was hit when a pickup came smashing into the room. The Moorhead Fire Department said around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, a medical condition caused a driver to lose consciousness in a neighborhood south of The Meadows golf course. The pickup hit what's described as a den area of the home.
A Frazee man has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for causing a two-car collision that injured several people. Charles KC Hughes Jr., 23, of 510 S. Lake St., Frazee has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony count of criminal vehicular operation - substantial bodily harm. A second identical charge was dismissed in a plea agreement. Two gross misdemeanor DWI charges were also dropped.