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MANKATO, Minn. — A video of a toddler from southern Minnesota whose car seat fell out of a moving vehicle onto a busy road has gone viral, gaining national and international media attention. The scene was captured by a Mankato man's dashcam and uploaded to Facebook Monday, Jan. 14.
BARRON, Wis. - Jake Patterson, who was arrested Jan. 10 after Jayme Closs escaped from a remote Gordon home where she was being held, is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the Oct.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - A Little Falls group can again reclaim the world’s largest ice carousel. The diameter of the massive disc of ice -- carved out by chain saws and rigged to spin with the use of trolling motors -- exceeded the length of a football field by a long shot and is longer than the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis is tall.
DULUTH -- A man is dead and a Duluth police officer was injured in a shootout Sunday evening, Jan. 13, on Skyline Parkway. Duluth police responded to a report of a “felony-level” domestic assault at a home on the 1000 block of West Skyline Parkway just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, police said in a news release. Officers negotiated with a man in the home for about an hour before he began firing at them, striking one officer and killing a police dog. At least one officer returned fire.
GORDON, Wis. — A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who had been missing since October has been found alive in rural Douglas County, Wisconsin, on Thursday, Jan. 10, authorities said.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — The victim’s told Joshua Holby she doesn’t blame his family or harbor any ill feelings toward them. However, she told him, as well as everyone in the courtroom, that she does feel hatred toward him and that she will never forgive him for what he did to her daughter. Holby, 32, was sentenced in Douglas County District Court by Judge Timothy Churchwell to 86 months in prison after pleading guilty in September to two counts of kidnapping, a felony-level offense. Under the guidelines and because he has no prior criminal record, Holby received the 86-month sentence.
MENAHGA, Minn. — The fire that completely destroyed the Blueberry Pines Golf Course clubhouse was started by an enclosed fireplace in the basement, according to a press release from the Wadena County Sheriff's Department. Propane is the main heating source for the building, but the wood fireplace is supplemental. There were no indications of foul play and no injuries occurred in the fire.
Perham head wrestling coach Robb Moser knew a stiff challenge awaited at the Rumble on the Red this weekend. "We knew this (tournament) was tougher than, often, the state tournament," he said. "There's just no cupcakes here on the varsity side." If that's the case, he and the Yellowjackets can expect good things when the postseason rolls around.
ST. PAUL -- Wells Fargo is set to pay Minnesota $9.3 million as part of a 50-state settlement stemming from the company's move to open bank accounts without customers' consent. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson on Friday, Dec. 28, said she and other attorneys general across the country looked into allegations that the company opened millions of unauthorized accounts and policies. And to resolve the investigations, Wells Fargo agreed to pay out $575 million.
MERRIFIELD, Minn. - A 51-year-old Merrifield man died after he was struck Thursday, Dec. 17, by a pickup with a snowplow on the 24000 block of Crow Wing County Road 19, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported. The collision was reported at 8:38 p.m. The victim, Michael Paul Donnay, was in the roadway when he was struck by the pickup, the sheriff's office reported. Donnay was pronounced dead at the scene. At the time of the accident, road conditions and visibility were very poor. Merrifield is about 10 miles north of Brainerd.