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AUDUBON, Minn. -- Law enforcement officers were on the scene late into the night on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the scene of a shooting at a home in the small town of Audubon in northwest Minnesota in the afternoon. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was with the Becker County Sheriff’s Department investigating the scene where one person was reportedly shot and another was arrested and taken into custody.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police here have released the name of a pedestrian struck and killed by a train last week in downtown Moorhead. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Officer has identified the victim as Becky Lynn Bachmeier, 47, of Moorhead, police said. Based on information gathered, police said the death does not appear to have been an accident and no foul play is suspected. The incident occurred Nov. 5 near the 14th Street and Main Avenue crossing.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A driver was killed in a rollover crash on U.S. Highway 59 over the weekend, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, south of Wheeler Lake Road and north of Detroit Lakes in Becker County.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Brainerd International Raceway owner Jed Copham died Sunday, Nov. 11, as a result of a swimming accident off the west coast of Florida. He was 46. Copham was swimming from his parents’ boat Sunday afternoon near Punta Rassa, just south of Fort Myers, when he went missing. Search and rescue teams temporarily suspended their efforts to find Copham Sunday night after he went overboard, and found his body Monday morning.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A shoplifting suspect who was being chased by police reportedly jumped into the Red River to escape but was arrested a short time later. Moorhead police said Julian Dominic Pickett, 26, was in the Clay County Jail Monday evening, Nov. 12, facing a variety of possible charges ranging from theft to fleeing police. Police said officers chased Pickett near a Moorhead mall after reportedly stealing from a nearby business. However, once in the water, Pickett quickly turned around and went back to shore where officers took him into custody, Krone said.
ST.CLOUD, Minn. -- Two teenagers were critically injured, and four others were also hurt, in an apparent underage alcohol-related crash near this east-central Minnesota town late Saturday night, Nov. 10. The accident occurred about 11:20 p.m. when a pickup driven by Zachary Klaphake, 17, of Avon, went off a rural road near St Anthony and hit a large tree head-on with five other teenagers inside, according to Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson.
FLOODWOOD, Minn. -- A 17-year-old Proctor girl died Saturday in a head-on collision near Floodwood in northeastern Minnesota. Just after 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Emma Faith Abernathy was a passenger in a Ford Focus heading west on U.S. Highway 2 east of Floodwood when the car crossed over the centerline, striking an eastbound Toyota Prius head-on, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The patrol said road conditions were snowy and icy at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not a factor.
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. -- A 16-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to the foot while loading hunting gear into a vehicle Tuesday, Nov. 6, in rural Pequot Lakes.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask for the public’s assistance in the investigation of Terrence “Terry” Brisk’s death on Nov. 7, 2016. The sheriff’s office joined with the statewide nonprofit Crime Stoppers of Minnesota to invite the public to come forward easily and anonymously with any information about the case, a news release stated.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota DFL party chairman Ken Martin, after a successful 2018 campaign, announced Thursday, Nov. 8, that he will seek re-election to the post. His party won the governorship, two U.S. Senate seats, six of eight seats in the U.S. House, all state constitutional offices and took back the state House.