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BEMIDJI, Minn. — A warrant for the arrest of the Tennessee man officials say caused a Bemidji school bus crash was quashed, shortly after it was issued. Thomas Lee Nielsen, 29, was cited for careless driving after the May 3 crash left a handful of elementary school students hurt. The Chattanooga, Tenn., man was scheduled to be arraigned May 9 but did not appear in court, prompting Judge John Melbye to issue the warrant and set bail at $1,000.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office searched Friday for a possible missing boater on Nokay Lake, east of Brainerd. Capt. Scott Goddard of the sheriff's office said the boat and water division and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were searching for a 54-year-old Brainerd man. The DNR and later the Minnesota State Patrol assisted from the air, although the man was not located by 7:30 p.m. Friday. Officials withheld the name of the missing man while attempting to contact family members. Goddard said responders would continue the search at daybreak Saturday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- PGA Tour Champions and Sanford Health announced on Thursday, June 8, a new event is coming to Sioux Falls for the 2018 season. The Sanford Health International Presented by Cambria will be the first-ever PGA Tour Champions event in South Dakota. Minnehaha Country Club will host the Sept. 17-23 event featuring a $1.8 million purse. The PGA Tour Champions features golfers 50 or older.
Forum Communications will livestream James Comey's testimony to the Senate intelligence committee beginning at 9 a.m. Fired FBI Director James Comey will publicly testify that President Trump asked him to end an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn .
RED WING, Minn. -- The Red Wing Solid Waste Campus sustained significant damage due to a fire Wednesday night, June 7, according to Red Wing Fire Department. The blaze was reported around 7:45 p.m. inside the facility. No injuries were reported. The scene remained active as of a 9:34 p.m. update Wednesday, and residents were asked to avoid the area around 1873 Bench St. to allow for proper response by fire and police.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.- A man who was injured after falling onto concrete at a home construction site Monday afternoon died Tuesday, authorities said. Lt. Rodney Hajicek of the East Grand Forks Police Department said a 58-year-old man died Tuesday morning at Altru Hospital from injuries sustained at a worksite fall Monday. His name will be released pending family notification, Hajicek said.
Authorities ID wrong-way driver who died in crash Duluth bridge DULUTH — Authorities on Saturday identified the wrong-way driver who died after causing a pair of freeway crashes in Duluth on Friday as a 77-year-old man from the Twin Cities metro area.
NEW YORK—A Grand Forks native who led Buffalo Wild Wings for more than 20 years is retiring amid a shakeup in the board's leadership and pushback from an activist hedge fund investor. Sally Smith, a University of North Dakota graduate from 1979, announced Friday she will step down as the national restaurant chains president and CEO at the end of the year or "until such time as a successor has been named."
DULUTH, Minn. — Lake Superior rose an inch more than it usually does in May, according to the monthly report released Friday, June 2, by the International Lake Superior Board of Control. The big lake rose 5 inches in May, a month it usually goes up 4 inches. Lake Superior now sits 9 inches above the long-term June 1 average and 4 inches higher than at this time in 2016.
ELY, Minn. — A search for canoeists in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota is over. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says the two canoeists were found early Friday during a search by air near Oyster Lake. Sheriff’s officials say the canoeists used a flashlight to signal to the airplane operated by the Minnesota State Patrol.