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DULUTH, Minn.—U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan endorsed fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz for governor of Minnesota on Monday.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- A Vancouver, Wash., man has been accused mailing meth to a northwest Minnesota woman who received the package at her workplace where it was opened.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An Andover, Minn. woman is dead and 14 others were injured after a van full of Twins fans leaving a spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla., was hit from behind by a man whose blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, the Sun Sentinel of Broward County reported.
BRAINERD, Minn.—A student, who reportedly was making verbal threats to commit a shooting at Brainerd High School, was taken into custody Wednesday night. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston stated police officers reacted immediately and quickly identified the 16-year-old boy. The student was found about 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, and arrested without incident.
WALKER, Minn. -- A Bemidji man found dead at the International Eelpout Festival on Feb. 25 died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office released the cause of 21-year-old Sam Schooley’s death Wednesday, March 7, more than a week after Schooley’s body was found in a fish house on Leech Lake.
SIOUX CITY, IOWA — The Valley City State University women's basketball team was bound for the NAIA Division II Women's National Basketball Championship when a slick interstate caused some trouble en route to the competition. The team took off on Interstate 29 in a charter bus Monday morning, March 5, for Sioux City, Iowa. The charter bus slid off the interstate near Watertown, S.D. "It could've been worse," said Vanessa Keeler-Johnson, first-time head coach for the Vikings. "They were shaken up, but we were able to talk our way through it."
CROOKSTON, Minn.—Crookston police have identified the person who was found dead this weekend after a house fire. The early Sunday morning fire that started at 214 Fourth Ave. N. likely caused the death of 40-year-old Immanuel LaRochelle, according to a news release. Initial reports indicate the blaze at the victim's home was accidental, the release said.
EMILY, Minn. -- A 52-year-old Crosslake man has died after he was found on his snowmobile on a trail near Emily in north-central Minnesota. The possible snowmobile crash was on a trail near Ruth Lake, north of the city of Emily, at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, according to Capt. Scott Goddard.
BEMIDJI, Minn.-- A group home employee was charged with third-degree assault Wednesday after allegedly hitting a developmentally disabled resident in the face and also fracturing his rib. Connor Michael Shea, 27, was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 27, one day after the alleged assault. He appeared in court Wednesday morning and has since been released from the Beltrami County Jail.
WILTON, Minn. -- A man was injured and a horse was killed in a Wednesday, Feb. 28, car crash in Wilton in northwest Minnesota.