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EDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Only about 5,500 of the 40,000 mink that were let loose from a mink farm in central Minnesota have been recovered as of late Tuesday afternoon; however, 90 percent of those are dead, officials said. Stearns County Chief Deputy Jon Lentz said experienced mink handlers are using fishing nets to try to catch the minks that seemed to scatter "everywhere" from the Lang Farms LLC about 2½ miles northwest of Eden Valley, next to a grassy wildlife management area.
FRIDLEY, Minn. -- Fridley police are investigating the suspicious death of a teenager found alongside a road early Monday morning. Officers were called to a report of a “male not breathing” near the 7600 block of Meadowmoor Drive just after 1 a.m. When they arrived, they found a body of a teenager alongside the roadway, according to investigators. Fridley police identified the 17-year-old as Mohanned Abdul Hafiz Abukhdeir. He lived nearby.
EDEN VALLEY, Minn.—Anywhere from 30,000 to 40,000 mink are on the loose in Stearns County in central Minnesota after burglars entered a mink farm, cut a fence and opened cages to let them free. The incident happened sometime between 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, and 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 17, on Lang Farms LLC about 2.5 miles northwest of Eden Valley. That's about 30 miles southwest of St. Cloud.
LAKE TAHOE, Nev. -- Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen, after a successful 2016 season, is moving up the ranks in the “celebrity” world.
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A career criminal who turned violent and changed his name after escaping federal custody in Minnesota about 25 years ago and fleeing to Nevada has been arrested again. Robert Frederick Nelson, 64, of North Las Vegas, committed a string of robberies and burglaries with a weapon in Nevada after he escaped from the Federal Medical Center prison in Rochester, Minn., in 1992.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Garth Brooks will return to Sioux Falls for the first time in 20 years. The 2016 Country Music Association entertainer of the year will perform Sunday night, Sept, 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
RED SHIRT, S.D. -- Four children and a 66-year-old woman died when a van rolled into the ditch on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation over the weekend. The FBI said a preliminary investigation found the crash occurred when the driver lost control of a minivan about 10 miles south of Red Shirt in far southwest South Dakota on Saturday. The van then rolled into a ditch.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources reminds lakeshore property owners that it is illegal to use hydraulic jets to move sediment or excavate the bottom of a lake or to uproot aquatic plants in public waters.
ORTONVILLE, Minn. -- A 56-year-old woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle that hit a deer on Saturday afternoon and died as a result of her injuries has been identified. She is Karen Kay Oakes of Ortonville, who was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by her husband, Thomas, 56.
BRANDON, S.D. – Names have been released of those involved in a two-vehicle crash which killed two people and injured two others early Saturday morning near Brandon far eastern South Dakota. A 2002 Chevrolet pickup collided with a 1998 Subaru Forester on Interstate 90 near Brandon about 2 a.m. on Friday.