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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — An Oregon man has been charged with felony drug possession after a traffic stop on Interstate 94 found 200 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. A Minnesota State Patrol trooper pulled over a van on I-94 Friday, Jan. 26. The vehicle was driven by Cory Frazier, 42. Philomath, Ore., according to Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow and Otter Tail County District Court records.
MITCHELL, S.D. — A Minnesota man was sentenced to 10 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary for assaulting a Mitchell woman. Eustace Miles, 50, of Moorhead pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in 2017 for punching the victim, hitting her with an extension cord and belt. He also stabbed a pair of scissors into the victim's ear, puncturing her eardrum, in July 2016. Miles must pay $5,161.97 in fines, court costs and restitution to the victim.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed a judicial review panel's recommendation to discharge a man with Clay County ties from the state's sex offender treatment program. Kirk Alan Fugelseth, 50, was convicted of abusing children in Arizona, Oregon and Clay County in the 1990s. In 2001, he was sent to federal prison for possessing child pornography.
RED LAKE, Minn.—Two people were found dead of possible drug overdoses Friday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwest Minnesota.. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety received a report Friday morning of two possible overdose victims located at a Red Lake residence, according to a release posted to the Red Lake Police Department's Facebook page. When emergency personnel and law enforcement arrived, the victims—an adult male and an adult female—were deceased, the release said. Their names are being withheld pending notification of family members.
FARGO — The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota urges fans to use every precaution possible to ensure Super Bowl tickets they buy are legitimate. Minneapolis is hosting Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles playing at U.S. Bank Stadium. With demand high and ticket prices for the big game starting around $3,500 before fees, the stakes are raised.
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. -- A 50-year-old pilot was found dead after his single-engine experimental aircraft was discovered Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, after the plane was reported missing on Tuesday, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said. Authorities were notified about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday that the aircraft hadn’t returned to the Sauk Centre Airport, where the pilot was to practice take-offs and landings, the sheriff’s office said. The plane was last seen around 3:30 p.m.
Football fans and the merely curious will watch the Sunday, Feb. 4 Super Bowl from Minneapolis, but most will have no idea that the game is only the best known part of a 10-day festival. Using the theme "Bold North," tourism officials and the National Football League have put together a collection of activities that range from celebrating all things winter to meeting NFL players. Many of the 30-plus events were designed for the Super Bowl, but ones like St. Paul's Winter Carnival were modified to fit with the Super Bowl's schedule.
SISSETON, S.D. — A Granite Falls, Minn., woman has been identified as the victim in a one-vehicle fatal rollover that occurred early Saturday morning on Interstate 29 near the South Dakota-North Dakota border. Killed in the crash was Marrisa Mountain, 23, who was a passenger in the 2007 Ford Crew Cab that was southbound about 1:30 a.m.
DULUTH, Minn.—Andrew Carroll, a four-time Minnesota Duluth hockey letterman and multi-year team captain, died Monday at the age of 32. His family, in a statement, said Carroll died after a fall at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. A native of Shoreview, Minn., Carroll is the only individual in UMD's 74-year team history to have served as a captain or assistant captain for at least part of four seasons.
FARGO -- A crowd that appeared to number at least 700 people took part in a rally and march in Fargo Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20, as part of women’s march organized by a group called Indivisible FM. In other cities across North Dakota and Minnesota, crowds were also large with speakers giving strong messages.