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FARGO -- A child is hospitalized at Sanford Children’s Hospital here after being run over by a trailer in a parade in central Minnesota’s Wadena County. The accident happened about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, on Highway 87 near Juniper Avenue in Menahga, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The patrol said a pickup, driven by 24-year-old Ben Skoog of Menahga, was towing a boom trailer as part of the parade on the highway, also known as Main Street, and had stopped while children were picking up candy near the vehicle.
A rural Frazee man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after bringing three knives to the Becker County Human Services Department, causing a disturbance, and being caught with Fentanyl patches. Donald Arthur Merrill, 45, of rural Frazee has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime. Multiple charges were dismissed in a plea agreement, including felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, two felony counts of domestic assault, and three felony counts of violating a no-contact restraining order.
Five young people were injured, two seriously, when a side-by-side ATV rolled over near Bass Lake in Shell Lake Township Monday morning. A 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Office. Three other boys, ages 8, 11 and 13, who were passengers in the ATV suffered minor injuries, according to the Sheriff's Office. No names were released. None of the young people were wearing seatbelts or helmets.
An ATV crash early Tuesday morning in Becker County has left one man dead and another injured, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Office. Anthony Robert Ortiz Sr., 47, of Soap Lake, Wash., died at the scene after the side-by-side ATV he was driving rolled over on South Elbow Lake Road in Round Lake Township.
HALSTAD, Minn. — A 22-year-old man is dead after a shooting Monday night, June 26, in Halstad, according to the Norman County Sheriff's Office. A 20-year-old woman was arrested for reckless discharge of a gun. The man was shot about 6 p.m. and airlifted to a Fargo hospital. Members of the sheriff's office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating. Halstad, a town of about 600 people near the Red River, is 35 miles northeast of Fargo.
A driver was injured just before 1 a.m. when a Chrysler Intrepid veered off County Road 42, coming to a rest in a field. Kyle Andrew Bethel, 19, of Park Rapids was taken to Essentia Health in Fargo with non-life threatening injuries. The accident occurred on dry pavement.
A Hawley, Minn., man was sentenced June 12 to 20 days on electronic home monitoring at his own expense for his earlier guilty plea to a theft charge of taking thousands of dollars from the church where he used to be treasurer. As part of a plea agreement, Allan W. Fenske, 54, will also pay about $30,000 in restitution, of which he has already paid more than $13,000.
Cristian Alex Cahlin, 22, of Wadena has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fourth-degree assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. According to court records, on the evening of Dec. 13, during a sporting event, police were called to Audubon Elementary School, where they found Cahlin on the floor, kicking his legs, yelling incoherently and held down by multiple people.
Just under the required deadline, Bob Dylan has delivered his official Nobel Prize lecture — and he leads it off by talking about seeing Buddy Holly perform in Duluth.
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A 35-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, May 31, for allegedly firing a gun into a home near Dent. About 1 p.m. Wednesday, officers received several reports of an erratic driver, with one report saying the driver fired a gun out the window of a 2002 Honda Accord, according to a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.