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ALEXANDRIA, S.D. - Two Minnesota women attempted to rob an Alexandria gas station Sunday afternoon, according to the Hanson County Sheriff's Office. Alissa Wakefield, 18, of Cloquet, Minn., was the woman who entered the Westown Shell about 1:30 p.m. and demanded money from the clerk, pointing a gun to the clerk's head.
MAYNARD, Minn. - A person was killed Monday afternoon after being run over by a combine near Maynard in western Minnesota. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the preliminary investigation shows that the victim was approaching the rear of the combine unbeknownst to the driver and was run over by the rear wheels. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
CROOKSTON, Minn. – A man was killed when he crashed his pickup truck here after a high-speed chase with police Sunday night. A witness told WDAY-TV that the adult male driver was speeding when he drove into a concrete underpass on Sixth Street.
HUTCHINSON, Minn. - The disappearance of a central Minnesota man is being treated as a death investigation after human remains were found outside the home of two suspects in the case.
DULUTH - The father of a 13-month-old girl admitted in a Duluth courtroom Monday that he suffocated his daughter and caused her death. Christopher Dennis Peterson, 30, pleaded guilty in State District Court to second-degree murder in the July 6 death of his daughter, Layna.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar has returned to normal operations after a medical situation Friday night caused a number of employees to be hospitalized. Jennie-O's processing plant No.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A man on trial for the murder of nephew confessed to the killing and pleaded guilty Thursday. Michael Alan Burris was accused of murdering Scott Burris, who died from a single gunshot wound in May 2012 in Otter Tail County. He pleaded guilty during the third day of his trial Thursday to second-degree unintentional murder.
As the heating season kicks in, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) encourage Minnesotans to contact their utilities now to learn more about the Cold Weather Rule protection to keep homes heated all winter long, and avoid disconnection. Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule takes effect on Oct. 15 and protects residential utility customers from having their heat shut off through April 15.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – Police here are looking to identify a man who was spotted Tuesday night looking around Larry’s RV Sales, the business where the body of North Dakota State University student Thomas Bearson was found Sept. 23. Moorhead police were sent to Larry’s RV Sales, 3002 24th Ave. S., about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a report of a suspicious man.
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn - A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a water tanker truck Tuesday afternoon in Washington County, authorities said. The motorcycle and water tanker truck collided shortly after 3 p.m. at 110th Street and Nyberg Avenue, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The intersection is west of St. Croix Trail, where crews were repaving the roadway. The identity of the victim was not released.