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A promised holiday storm in the Minnesota and the Dakotas began Sunday afternoon, Dec. 25, with scattered freezing rain from southeast South Dakota to Minnesota's lakes country. Much of west central Minnesota north of the Minnesota River remains under a wind advisory Monday, with west winds 25 to 35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Winds will decrease to 10-15 mph Monday night.
FRAZEE — One person died and another was critically injured when a vehicle struck two pedestrians early Sunday on state Highway 29 about five miles north of Frazee, according to a report released by Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander.
RED WING — Linda Hanisch often is the among first to know when a woman in her area is pregnant. Hanisch, director at Learning Circle in Red Wing, said parents' hunt for child care openings typically starts in the early stages of pregnancy. "If you're a first-time parent, you should know that you should be out looking in that first trimester to find your care," she said.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- A Marshall County woman died after a truck hit a deer, crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with her vehicle Monday night near Thief River Falls.
About five hours after cutting his ankle bracelet off, a level-three sex offender who resides in Alexandria was found taking shelter in a shed in Grant County .
VIRGINIA, Minn. — An Aurora, Minn., man admitted Tuesday to gunning down his former girlfriend outside a bar last fall. John Joseph Plevell, 52, pleaded guilty to a charge of intentional second-degree murder in the shooting death of 49-year-old Julie Ann Hildreth of Babbitt. At a hearing in State District Court in Virginia, Plevell admitted that he fired a single shot at Hildreth, who had an order for protection against him, outside the Aurora American Legion Club on Nov. 8, 2015.
PERHAM, Minn. -- A rural Vergas man is confirmed dead and several others, including emergency response personnel, were hospitalized as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning at a home early Monday night, Dec. 19, according to Lt. Keith Van Dyke of the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. According to Van Dyke, the man was overcome by the poisonous gas and was found by his wife, who called 911.
PERHAM, Minn.—Eight people, including three Perham Area EMS employees, were taken to Perham Health at about 7 p.m. Monday night with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. The EMS workers and one other person were airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center. The other four were kept at Perham Health for observation.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- Two people were injured Monday night, Dec. 19, in Pennington County after a truck that hit a deer crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with another vehicle.
ST. PAUL -- A look ahead to the 2017 Minnesota legislative session will be missing one vital voice today: Gov. Mark Dayton. His spokesman said Dayton woke up sick this morning and canceled all events. However, the Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing will continue Monday, Dec. 19, with four legislative leaders.