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An ATV crash early Tuesday morning in Becker County has left one man dead and another injured, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Office. Anthony Robert Ortiz Sr., 47, of Soap Lake, Wash., died at the scene after the side-by-side ATV he was driving rolled over on South Elbow Lake Road in Round Lake Township.
HALSTAD, Minn. — A 22-year-old man is dead after a shooting Monday night, June 26, in Halstad, according to the Norman County Sheriff's Office. A 20-year-old woman was arrested for reckless discharge of a gun. The man was shot about 6 p.m. and airlifted to a Fargo hospital. Members of the sheriff's office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating. Halstad, a town of about 600 people near the Red River, is 35 miles northeast of Fargo.
A driver was injured just before 1 a.m. when a Chrysler Intrepid veered off County Road 42, coming to a rest in a field. Kyle Andrew Bethel, 19, of Park Rapids was taken to Essentia Health in Fargo with non-life threatening injuries. The accident occurred on dry pavement.
A Hawley, Minn., man was sentenced June 12 to 20 days on electronic home monitoring at his own expense for his earlier guilty plea to a theft charge of taking thousands of dollars from the church where he used to be treasurer. As part of a plea agreement, Allan W. Fenske, 54, will also pay about $30,000 in restitution, of which he has already paid more than $13,000.
Cristian Alex Cahlin, 22, of Wadena has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fourth-degree assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. According to court records, on the evening of Dec. 13, during a sporting event, police were called to Audubon Elementary School, where they found Cahlin on the floor, kicking his legs, yelling incoherently and held down by multiple people.
Just under the required deadline, Bob Dylan has delivered his official Nobel Prize lecture — and he leads it off by talking about seeing Buddy Holly perform in Duluth.
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A 35-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, May 31, for allegedly firing a gun into a home near Dent. About 1 p.m. Wednesday, officers received several reports of an erratic driver, with one report saying the driver fired a gun out the window of a 2002 Honda Accord, according to a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.
Chloe Conn, a 14-year-old Detroit Lakes girl, died Wednesday afternoon while hiking on a trail on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Chloe, who was with her family on vacation, had just finished the eighth grade at Detroit Lakes Middle School.
DILWORTH — A tow truck driver found a body inside a car parked by the Dilworth Walmart. Dilworth Police Chief Ty Sharpe said Ed's Towing sent a truck to remove a car believed to be abandoned in the employee parking area about 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 31.
WARROAD, Minn. - Three people had to be airlifted for treatment at a Grand Forks, N.D., hospital after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Roseau County Roads 5 and 12 late Monday morning, May 29, according to Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust and the Minnesota State Patrol. Gust, contacted at home, said he did not know the extent of the injuries of those airlifted. He said that those airlifted were among eight American Legion members in a van.