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ST. PAUL - A traveling Minnesota petting zoo has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli infections in several counties.
MILACA, Minn. - The body of a 56-year-old Cottage Grove man was found Saturday on the east side of Mille Lacs Lake, Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren reported.
Detroit Lakes Tribune and Becker County Record publisher Dennis Winskowski will add the Park Rapids Enterprise publisher position to his list of responsibilities beginning Aug.
A Detroit Lakes woman whose body was found outside a Menahga home last month died of strangulation, according to her death certificate. Family members found 32-year-old Kelly Marie Lund dead in a tent on her brother’s lawn the morning of July 12. She had returned to her hometown for the annual Midsummer Festival and was camping out with her boyfriend, Robert Mieseler.
FARGO - Construction on 25th Street could see some delays after a car drove through freshly-poured concrete near Interstate 94 Tuesday morning. A driver in the western lane of 25th Street South was traveling southbound and entered the wet concrete just north of the 25th Street overpass. There is no word yet on damage estimates or what effect the incident could have on construction projects in the area. Check back for further updates.
DULUTH - Police say a 34-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot by an officer early Monday morning when he brandished a knife and barricaded himself in a room in a Duluth home.
DETROIT LAKES – A Minot man stabbed three men from Canada early Thursday at a campground near the WE Fest concert venue, leaving them with wounds that were not life-threatening, the Becker County Sheriff’s Department said. Sheriff Kelly Shannon said the alleged stabber, Aaron Williams, 32, was apparently intoxicated when he shocked a few people with a handheld Taser at the Hilltop Campground across the road from WE Fest.
DEERWOOD, Minn. - Two men were pulled from a central Minnesota lake Friday by a citizen who witnessed an ultralight aircraft crashing into the lake, Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl reported. The pilot, Richard Northburg of Deerwood, and passenger, Justin Odle of Aitkin, were not injured. Northburg reported to deputies that they were flying over Agate Lake near Deerwood when the engine on the aircraft stalled, causing them to land in the lake.
BRAINERD, Minn. - A Denver man who allegedly ran over a 21-year-old Greenwood woman Saturday evening when she fell off the boat he was driving on Whitefish Lake faces criminal charges. Thomas Hurlbut Ryan, 24, was charged Tuesday in Crow Wing District Court with two felony counts of criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm while under the influence and two misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated.
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. - A 21-year-old woman suffered severe lacerations to her leg after a boat ran over her Saturday on Whitefish Lake, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported.