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Police are searching for two men suspected of shooting at a 7-year-old girl who was riding her bike in Williston, N.D. on Thursday. Detective David Peterson of the Williston Police Department said about 8 p.m., two men driving an older black Chevy Silverado pickup fired shots in the area where the girl was riding a bike in the 1900 block of 23rd Street West. The men fled the scene. Injuries to the girl’s right knee area were minor, he said.
Red River Valley Senior Golf Tour At Perham, Minn. Flight 1: 1, Steve Johnson, Moorhead 70. 2, Dennis Schmidtke, Dilworth, 72. 3, Ron Wixo, Fargo, 73. Flight 2: 1, John Kelly, Perham, Minn., 69. 2, Duane Engebretson, Perham, Minn., 70. 3, Rick Gartner, Fargo, 72. Flight 3: 1, Jeff Wettstein, Moorhead, 73. 2, Harlan Isensee, Moorhead, 74. 3(tie), Dennis Engebretson, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Gerold Grieger, Fargo, 76. Flight 4: 1, Chuck Holverson, Audubon, Minn., 69. 2, Virgil Anderson, Moorhead, 74. 3, Rod Sailer, West Fargo, 76. Flight 5: 1, John Leikness, Frazee, Minn., 67.
St. PAUL -- More than a dozen cases of foodborne illness are being investigated by the state health department — some from people who reported eating at Minnesota Applebee’s restaurants during a four-day period in June. The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating 13 cases of a type of E. coli bacteria. The ill people don’t share obvious common threads, the department says, which indicates the illness resulted from a widely distributed food item.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible drowning following the death of a man who was pulled from Tenmile Lake Saturday night. Family members discovered the man, identified as 62-year-old Douglas Koch of Dalton, by a dock outside of his property. Koch was unresponsive and not breathing when his body was pulled from the lake.
An investigation is underway after a Detroit Lakes woman was found dead in Menahga. Kelly Marie Lund, 32, was found dead shortly before 9 a.m. on Saturday at a home on the 300 block of Third Street NW in Menahga, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Responders found the Lund, and were unable to immediately find a cause of death. The Menahga Police Department, Wadena County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating.
A 78-year-old Otter Tail County man died in a suspected drowning last Thursday night on LaSalle Lake in northern Hubbard County. Shortly after 9 p.m., the Lakes Area Dive Team recovered the body of Francis Peasley, 78, of Elizabeth, Minn., who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office.
Zebra mussels have been discovered in Lake Melissa near Detroit Lakes, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Friday. The DNR’s discovery is the first time the invasive species has been found in the Detroit Lakes area, Barry Stratton, the DNR Ecological and Water Resources Division’s southern district manager, said in a news release.
A Hubbard County grand jury has indicted a man on murder charges in the strangulation death of 19-year-old Kiela Knowles. Harley Leritz, 21, of Menahga, is accused of first- and second-degree murder.
One person is dead following a collision with horses on Highway 71 five miles south of Park Rapids early Saturday morning. The name of the victim is Troy Hargreaves, 43, of Bemidji, Minn. He was driving a 2003 Dodge Caravan just before 5 a.m. when the northbound van “struck horses in the roadway,” according to the state patrol.