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DETROIT LAKES -- A Detroit Lakes area woman got quite a wildlife show as she glanced out her living room window Sunday afternoon about six miles north of Detroit Lakes near Little Floyd Lake. A black bear was wandering around her deck only feet away from Johanne Pardiac, who watched the 2-year-old male bear from the other side of the picture window.
ALEXANDRIA - The Alexandria Police Department responded to a call Sunday involving a 31-year-old male from Glenwood who was down and seizing after a fight broke out at Legion Park in Alexandria. The man had apparent head trauma and was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to the Douglas County Hospital Emergency Room, where he was later pronounced dead. Police spoke with witnesses at the scene and detained a 19-year-old male from Alexandria, who was later released.
EAST GRAND FORKS -- It may be Memorial Day Weekend, but in East Grand Forks it’s more like Halloween. That's because police are trying to figure out how human body parts ended up at an East Grand Forks campground. It's the main campfire conversation at Red River State Recreation Area “I can't figure out why they would be there,” said camper Donald Borg.
ST. PAUL — More than 800 watercraft inspectors helping to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota will be at public water accesses this summer. Counties employ and supervise the vast majority of the inspectors, all trained by the Department of Natural Resources and the largest group in the state’s history.
A possible tornado was reported by weather spotters in the Villard area of central Minnesota shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. A video of what appears to be a funnel cloud was filmed by Doug Hasz and was posted to his personal Twitter acoount. The video is available for viewing here .
ROGERS — A barn fire in Rogers that injured a man and killed three horses Monday appears to have been accidentally started by the careless use of matches, according to a preliminary investigation by state fire marshal and Rogers police and fire departments. The fire happened late Monday afternoon at Grace Farms. A man who lives on the property was injured while trying to save animals in the barn. The state fire marshal is assisting the Rogers fire and police departments with the investigation, which is still active and ongoing.
ROSEAU -- A Roseau County deputy sheriff has been accused of "shooting up" a hunting cabin and burning the gun. Joshua McGurran Olson, Roseau, was charged in district court with first-degree damage to property, a felony, and falsely reporting crime, a misdemeanor.
EAST GRAND FORKS — The Minnesota high school baseball season is winding down. When it starts up again in 2017, the games could have a different feel. The Minnesota State High School League wants to implement a pitch count limit next season based on concerns of arm overuse by young pitchers.
WADENA -- A man is charged with felony drug possession after four pounds of meth with an estimated street value of $200,000 was discovered in a package being delivered to a Wadena home.
DETROIT LAKES - A gas pump explosion at the Detroit Lakes Cenex had emergency crews scrambling early Monday evening. Just before 5 p.m. the Detroit Lakes Fire Department responded to the explosion and fire at the gas station, located on County Highway 34 on the east side of town and only one block from the elementary and middle school. Authorities say nobody was hurt, and everyone was evacuated from the premisis. “There were three (explosions). I counted,” Daniel Keck, a Cenex employee said.