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ST. PAUL -- A two-week speed enforcement focus by more than 300 law enforcement agencies resulted in 13,215 speeding citations across Minnesota. That number is down 3,196 from a similar focus a year ago, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said. During the campaign, 19 agencies reported speeds of 100 mph or more. The highest: a driver was clocked going 120 mph by Rosemount police.
RED WING -- A vintage soda machine, located in a Red Wing home, provided law enforcement with much more than carbonated nostalgia. According to a complaint filed with Goodhue County District Court, on July 11, seven law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at the residence of Devin Scott Hinck, 768 McSorley St. Detectives questioned Hinck, 21, as they carried out the search warrant. They reported finding multiple types of illegal substances, packaged in different quantities, in various locations throughout the home.
OGALLALA, Neb.—The truck driver involved in a Nebraska crash that killed a Twin Cities family of five has been charged in connection with their deaths last weekend. Meanwhile, officials say a sixth victim of the fiery crash is on life support awaiting the donation of his organs. RELATED CONTENT: Family of five from Minnesota killed while travelling for mission work
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, the term "hunting blind" takes on a whole new meaning. Host Bret Amundson and the crew follow Master Sgt. Eric Marts of Moorhead, Minn., as he joins National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Lonnie Bedwell, and other veterans, on a turkey hunt in Indiana. The only difference with this hunt is that the veterans are all blind. How did they do, and how did they do it? Find out in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."
ST. PAUL — The season's first Minnesota case of West Nile virus has been diagnosed in a horse. The state Board of Animal Health announced Tuesday that Friesian stallion in the Winthrop area tested positive and was sick. It had not been vaccinated against the virus. The virus regularly is found in the United States, with birds serving as the primary host. Mosquitoes carry the disease from birds to horses and people.
ALEXANDRIA -- The 45-year-old Hoffman man who died when his all-terrain vehicle was hit by a car Saturday has been identified. Patrick Anderson was killed in the crash near Kensington. The crash happened about 8 p.m. when a John Deere Gator ATV and a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am collided head-on on Highway 55 west of Kensington. Kensington is about 20 miles southwest of Alexandria.
CROOKSTON -- A Crookston woman was arrested Sunday after officers said she drove more than 120 miles with a blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit with her 5-year-old son in the back seat. Jennifer Ruth Hjelle, 29, faces charges in Polk County District Court for two counts of driving while impaired -- one second-degree charge and another third-degree charge.
A Crookston mom is behind bars, accused of driving more than 100 miles with a BAC nearly 4 times the legal limit with her 5-year-old son was in the back seat. Jennifer Hjelle, 29, is charged with driving while impaired. Officers say they found her passed out at the wheel of Cadillac Escalade, which was running, on the 1700 block of Radisson Road. RELATED:
FARGO—A car crash near Thief River Falls, Minn., late last week left seven children without a parent. Michael Buckley, 33, of Fargo, and Amber Danzeisen, 25, of West Fargo, were killed when a car Buckley was driving west on County Road 3 went through a stop sign and was struck on the passenger side by a van heading south on Highway 59, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Danzeisen left behind two children, including her 1-year-old son who was seriously injured in the crash.