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BATTLE LAKE -- A 12-year-old girl who had fallen off a tube while it was being towed was injured when she was hit by a passing boat Sunday afternoon on Clitherall Lake about 25 miles east of Fergus Falls. According to the Ottertail County Sheriff’s Department, Seth Lebrecque, 21, of Grand Forks, N.D., was pulling two girls on the tube when they fell off about 1:30 p.m.. As he was waiting for the girls to get back on the tube, one was struck by a 1976 motor boat operated by David Thorson, 62, of Fargo.
BRAINERD, Minn. — After an alligator was spotted south of Brainerd on July 9 , other possible sightings have been reported to law enforcement officials. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received two possible alligator sightings after the alligator was found on the bike path south of Brainerd.
MOORHEAD—A Moorhead woman faces 12 counts of child neglect after a Moorhead swimming pool worker called police to report that a group of children there were being cared for by a woman who appeared to be heavily intoxicated. According to a complaint filed in Clay County District Court: Police were dispatched to the Romkey Park pool about 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday. When officers arrived, a pool employee helped them find a woman identified in the complaint as Chelsea M. Gapp, 22.
RIVER FALLS, Wis.—Over the weekend River Falls had its own modern twists on the "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" fairy tale, where Baby Bear exclaims, "Someone's been sleeping in my...
More than 20 people worked to rescue Bayfield County (Wis.) sheriff's deputy David Dawson Monday night, as he clung to a tree after his vehicle was swept away in a swollen creek in the southern portion of the county during a rain so heavy it prompted a state of emergency in Northwestern Wisconsin.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Protesters shut down a major route into downtown Minneapolis at rush hour Wednesday morning, demanding that police be demilitarized.
AITKIN -- While on their way to work Tuesday morning, three electricians never expected to accidentally land a stunt fit for a Hollywood movie.
SOUTH ST. PAUL -- Sen. Jim Metzen, a Democrat who represented South St. Paul for four decades, died Monday night, a Senate spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday morning. Metzen, who had been undergoing treatment for a return of lung cancer since last year, was known around the Capitol for his easy laugh and congenial attitude.
ST. PAUL — Philando Castile is one of a growing number of black Americans killed by police. The Washington Post reports that the 32-yearold St. Paul man was the 123rd black person to be shot and killed by American police this year. He is at least the 506th person to die in police shootings in 2016.
ST. PAUL—Online voters have picked a classic northwoods scene of a canoe tied to a dock near a pine tree on a lake as Minnesota's newest license plate. The new license plate will be available from Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services this fall as part of the ongoing celebration of the 125th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and trails. The cost will start at $60, including a $50 annual donation to the state's parks and trails fund.