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An influx of outdoor mice has area homeowners on the verge of mouse madness. Mouse traps and mouse bait have been selling at record levels, exterminators are staying busy and people who have never had house cats before are bringing in "mousers" to join the fight. On its Facebook page, the Detroit Lakes Tribune asked if people were having worse-than-usual mice problems this year.
Authorities are wondering what was spilled yesterday at a recycling center in Fergus Falls. Workers say a chemical leaked out of a recycling container, and what happened next forced them to evacuate. Officials told Forum News Service that when the material spilled on the ground, it began bubbling and smoking. They say the material was yellowish, gelatinous, and smelled like acid as it reacted on the ground. Folks in Fergus Falls were left with questions.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A three-vehicle crash killed two people and closed down Interstate 94 between Osakis and Alexandria early Tuesday morning. The crash involved a Freightliner semitrailer, a GMC Sierra pickup truck, and a Volvo semitrailer. Both people in the GMC Sierra were killed as a result of the crash. The driver was Calvin Hess, 40, of Kenmare, N.D., and his passenger was Myron Bishop, 39, of Thompson Falls, Mont., according to the State Patrol.
ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - A funeral service for Jacob Wetterling, the boy abducted and killed in 1989, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The St. Joseph boy's disappearance was unsolved until this month, when his killer confessed in court. Click here for the live stream of the funeral from St. Benedict in St. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH, Minn.—The College of St. Benedict in Jacob Wetterling's hometown of St. Joseph will host a memorial service Sunday for the boy who was abducted 27 years ago and whose body was recovered Sept. 2. The Wetterling Family Memorial Service for Jacob will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday. Oct. 22 was proclaimed "Jacob Wetterling Day" in Minnesota by Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday. That day will mark the 27th anniversary of Jacob's abduction.
WILLMAR—A concerned tipster helped CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force agents apprehend a Willmar, Minn., woman suspected of possessing to sell nearly 90 grams of meth. Last week, the citizen...
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Tickets to see the previously announced Eric Church concert early next year in Grand Forks will go on sale Sept. 30, the Ralph Engelstad Arena announced Wednesday. Grand Forks is one of more than 60 cities that are part of the "Holdin' My Own" tour, which will make a stop at The Ralph on Jan. 15. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 30. They range in price from $25 to $89 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 653-8000. On the first day of sales, tickets will be available only online at ticketmaster.com.
ADA, Minn. -- A Detroit Lakes man was killed in a crash near Ada late Monday night, Sept. 19. At approximately 11:30 p.m., a semi was travelling east on county Highway 39, turning onto Highway 24. As the semi was turning left, a 2015 Ford pickup, which was travelling southbound on Highway 24, failed to stop at the intersection and collided with the trailer of the semi, the Norman County Sheriff's Office said.
OTTERTAIL, Minn. - Authorities in Otter Tail County have identified the body found outside a restaurant Friday afternoon. According to an autopsy report, 67-year-old Joseph Brennan died of natural causes while walking from the Hoot N Holler to his home. His body was found east of the restaurant's parking lot. Officials are using camera footage to determine exactly when Brennen died.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Three people are in critical condition after an air ambulance helicopter crashed near the Alexandria airport early Saturday. A North Memorial Health Care helicopter crashed en route to the Alexandria airport at 2:07 a.m., according to a statement from North Memorial. Three North Memorial crew members were injured. There were no patients on board. North Memorial said the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.