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BUFFALO, Minn. -- Nine horses were killed in a barn fire early Sunday in Wright County, northwest of Minneapolis, while a passing teenager and another man rescued some horses. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office said some horses were saved after Wyatt Stueven, 17, of Howard Lake, drove by the ranch and spotted the fire. Stueven stopped to help ranch manager Ronald Winget, 42, move some of the horses away from the burning barn in Chatham Township, west of Buffalo.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – An armed man robbed a bank inside Hornbacher’s grocery store in downtown Moorhead shortly before noon Monday and fled to a nearby liquor store where he stole a vehicle with a person still inside, Moorhead police said. Lt. Brad Penas said the robber drove to Fargo after the carjacking and let the person out of the vehicle, a maroon 2010 Ford F150 pickup truck, near West Acres mall. That person was not hurt, nor was anyone else, Penas said.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The 18-year-old Bemidji State University student who was reported missing has been found “safe,” according to the Leech Lake Tribal Police. The police on Monday had asked for the public’s help in locating Erik Jones, 18, a Cass Lake native who was reportedly last seen on Saturday in the Bemidji and Cass Lake areas. The Leech Lake Tribal Police posted on its Facebook page just after 9 a.m. Tuesday that Jones was located and was found.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Fergus Falls man who pleaded guilty to murdering his nephew was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on Friday. On the first day of testimony during a trial in Otter Tail County District Court in October, Michael Alan Burris halted proceedings by deciding to plead guilty. He admitted to fatally shooting his nephew, Scott Burris, during an argument in the uncle’s garage in May 2012.
RAINY LAKE, Minn. – Minnesota’s only national park got a little bigger this week with the purchase of a 61-acre chunk of privately owned land. Voyageurs National Park announced the closing of the deal for the land along Kempton Channel on Rainy Lake that includes hundreds of feet of sand beach.
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.