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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Four teenage suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that happened on Halloween night at an Alexandria home. The suspects, all from Alexandria, are Caleb Styer, 19, Kolten Neely, 16, Devon Van Scoik, 16, and a 14-year-old boy who was not identified by police. The names of those 16 and older are released if they face felony level charges.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. -- About 7,500 three-week-old turkeys were lost in a turkey farm fire near Worthington early Tuesday morning. The nearby Round Lake Fire Department was dispatched at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday to a farm owned by Tim Meyer and Jeff Barber to the fire that’s believed to have been triggered by an electrical problem.
HAWLEY, MINN. - Authorities are searching for the owner of a vehicle hit by a BNSF train in Clay County overnight. It happened at the railroad crossing on County Road 31, south of Hawley at about 1:30 this morning. Clay County authorities tell us they believe the vehicle was empty. They also say no one was killed or injured. Hawley Police believe the train was traveling north when it struck a pickup truck on the north side of the tracks.
One person was killed and another seriously injured when the car they were in crossed over a center line and struck a semi head-on near Wadena early Saturday morning. Twenty-two-year-old Tyler Langer of Wadena was driving an Oldsmobile Alero northbound when it crossed over the center line of Highway 71 south of Wadena and struck a southbound Volvo semi driven by 31-year-old Jovanny Vega of Chicago.
DULUTH, Minn. - A 20-year-old man died after jumping from atop the Aerial Lift Bridge early Wednesday, Duluth police reported. Police were dispatched to the bridge at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and found the man at the top portion of the bridge structure. The man was suicidal and negotiators spent about four hours trying to talk him down, police said.
DEER RIVER, Minn. -- Two people died in a fire early Saturday at a home in northeastern Cass County, authorities reported Sunday. Three other people escaped with minor injuries from the rural Deer River residence, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office reported.
BEMIDJI, Minn. - A federal fugitive since 2009 has been arrested in Redby, Minn., after he was listed on a smartphone app created by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Adney Allen, 51, was arrested by Red Lake Tribal Police last week after they received a tip he was living in a trailer in a remote area on the reservation near Redby, Minn.
WASHINGTON -- A tree felled from northern Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest was lit Tuesday as the official 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Tuesday's ceremony on the west lawn of the Capitol followed a 30-plus city tour and 2,000-mile journey for the 88-foot white spruce, which was cut down Oct. 29. U.S. Sen.
FARGO – Mayor Dennis Walaker died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday night, Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney said. Walaker died at about 7 p.m., Mahoney said, and the cause could be “a variety of things.” Walaker had been battling kidney cancer for months. Emergency medical personnel were called but unable to save Walaker, Mahoney said. Mahoney, who was there when Walaker died, said “Denny has been like a father to me.” Mahoney will take over as