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MINNEAPOLIS — Gabriele (Anderson) Grunewald, a 2004 Perham High School graduate and one of the country’s top middle-distance runners, died at her home in Minneapolis on Tuesday, June 11, her father confirmed. Grunewald was 32. "She did go to heaven just before 8 tonight," Kim Anderson, Gabriele's father, wrote in a text message. Grunewald was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009 during her running career with the Minnesota Gophers.
Gabriele Grunewald, a Perham (Minn.) High School graduate one of the country’s top middle-distance runners and a national champion at the University of Minnesota, died, at her home in Minneapolis on Tuesday, June 11. She was 32. Grunewald, born on June 25, 1986, in Perham, is survived by her husband, Justin Grunewald; her parents, Kim and Laura Anderson; sister, Abigail Anderson; and brothers Zach, Caleb, and Ben Anderson.
FRAZEE Minn. — A man is dead after being hit by a train here at 12:15 a.m. Sunday, June 9. The incident happened between the Lake Street and Fifth Street crossings. The investigation is ongoing and the name of the victim will be released after notification of relatives.
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LONGVILLE, Minn. -- The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to a death on Louise Lake on Tuesday afternoon, just 24 hours after it responded to a similar situation on Leech Lake. At 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, officials received a call of a “possible drowning” of an adult man in rural Longville, in Wabedo Township. Longville is roughly 60 miles southeast of Bemidji. Although there’s also a Louise Lake in Blind Lake Township, Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch clarified that the area they found the man’s body is off of Highway 54 in the area between Little Boy Lake and Wabedo Lake.
MORRIS, Minn. – A 32-year-old Morris man died after he was struck by a vehicle while fishing along the shore of Long Lake early Wednesday night, May 15, authorities said. The Stevens County Sheriff’s Department said Nicholas Hervin died from injuries he suffered when the vehicle struck him in an embankment, a release said.
GREENBUSH, Minn. — A northwest Minnesota school bus driver pulled over for speeding was removed from her route and ticketed for having alcohol in her system, early Wednesday morning, May 15, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A Minnesota state trooper pulled a school bus over for speeding on County Road 7 in Barto Township, a little more than a mile north of Greenbush, law enforcement officials said.
MANVEL, N.D. — A mother and her son are dead after their vehicle left the road and rolled into the Turtle River near Grand Forks on Wednesday, May 15. A 40-year-old woman and 3-year-old boy were driving near the town of Manvel about 3:15 p.m. when their 2006 Volkswagen Jetta went off the roadway, overturned and came to rest upside down mostly submerged in the river, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — A Cohasset man admitted to having approximately 15 alcoholic drinks in the hours before he crashed his ATV into a power pole, killing a friend, according to court documents. Authorities said 21-year-old Joseph Jeffrey Riley registered a blood-alcohol concentration nearly twice the legal limit after the incident that killed Dylan Robert Christy and injured Alexander Michael Rajala, both 21 and of Grand Rapids.
RED LAKE, Minn. — The body of a missing 26-year-old Red Lake man was discovered last week, officials confirmed Wednesday. Dillon James Sayers was last seen by his family Oct. 23 and was subsequently reported missing Oct. 30. According to a press release, his body was located Thursday, April 25, after authorities received information regarding “two areas of interest east of Red Lake.” A search of those areas Wednesday, April 24, included two cadaver dogs from a Missouri search and rescue organization. The remains were located in one of those areas, the release said.