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October 24, 2013
UPDATE: Fatal crash at Highway 7 near Lake Lillian
LAKE LILLIAN — The Minnesota State Patrol and local law enforcement are on the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash at State Highway 7 and...
October 24, 2013 - 10:16am
September 18, 2013
Fire fatality remains under investigation, name not released
WILLMAR — The investigation by the Willmar Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s office into fire fatality discovered Tuesday morning is continuing, according to the Willmar Fire Chief. “The whole thing is still under investigation,” Chief Gary Hendrickson said...
September 18, 2013 - 2:05pm
September 17, 2013
Fire officials investigating fatality after responding to house fire
WILLMAR — The Willmar Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal's office are investigating a fatality after they responded to a Tuesday...
September 17, 2013 - 11:36pm
Willmar house fire, fatality under investigation by State Fire Marshal
WILLMAR — The Willmar Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s office are investigating a fatality after they responded to a Tuesday morning house fire in Willmar. According to Willmar Fire Chief Gary Hendrickson, the name of the deceased person discovered in the home...
September 17, 2013 - 4:30pm
August 15, 2013
Authorities fatally shoot man near Brainerd after deputy wounded
BRAINERD (AP) — Authorities say a man in a tree was killed by officers after he shot and wounded a Crow Wing County sheriff's deputy. Officers were called to check on someone at a residence near Brainerd Wednesday afternoon. When they arrived, they found the man in a tree with...
August 15, 2013 - 10:02am
July 3, 2013
Winsted man killed in Meeker County crash, under investigation
LITCHFIELD — A 73-year-old Winsted man was found dead at the scene of a one-vehicle crash reported just before 6 p.m. Tuesday south of Litchfield. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s office, Hubert Haekenkamp was eastbound on 230thStreet, about a half mile west of State...
July 3, 2013 - 9:06am
May 24, 2013
Fossil area closed after 2 boys die in St. Paul park
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — St. Paul authorities shut down a popular fossil-hunting area in a riverside park Thursday, one day after two children were...
May 24, 2013 - 9:13am
May 23, 2013
Recovery effort resumes in deadly St. Paul park landslide
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Search and recovery efforts resumed Thursday for a child who has not been seen since a rockslide killed a classmate...
May 23, 2013 - 8:54am
May 22, 2013
FBI: Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation,...
May 22, 2013 - 9:31am
Watson teen killed in accident near Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — A Watson teenager was killed and three others were injured Sunday afternoon in an accident north of Montevideo. Arian Mitlyng, 18, of Watson was killed in the 3:50 p.m. accident. She was a passenger in a 2000 Ford Ranger that was driven by Charles O’Malley, 18, of...
April 22, 2013 - 9:16pm
Watson teen killed and three injured in accident north of Montevideo, Minn.
MONTEVIDEO – A Watson teenager was killed and three others were injured Sunday afternoon in an accident north of Montevideo. Arian Mitlyng, 18, of Watson was killed in the 3:50 p.m. accident. She was a passenger in a 2000 Ford Ranger that was driven by Charles O’Malley, 18, of...
April 22, 2013 - 8:12am
February 26, 2013
UPDATE: Identity of Pope County accident victim released
GLENWOOD – A Glenwood woman has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle accident that happened yesterday morning in Pope County. According to the State Patrol, Karen E. Simmons, 62, was killed when the 2013 Nissan Maxima she was driving collided with a vehicle in a broadside-type...
February 26, 2013 - 7:48am
February 25, 2013
Update: One killed and one injured in Pope County accident
GLENWOOD – One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle accident this morning near Glenwood. The State Patrol says Haley Klimek, 19, of Lowry was injured when the 2005 Chevy Silverado she was driving collided with a 2013 Nissan Maxima in a broadside-type accident at...
February 25, 2013 - 2:18pm
February 18, 2013
Update: One killed and one injured in crash near Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS – Icy roads may be to blame for a two-vehicle head-on crash this morning south of Granite Falls that killed one individual and...
February 18, 2013 - 1:07pm
Fatal vehicle head-on crash reported this morning near Granite Falls
The Minnesota State Patrol is on the scene of a fatal accident on state Highway 23 south of Granite Falls. According to early reports the accident...
February 18, 2013 - 8:21am