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CLEARWATER, Minn. -- A motorist was killed during wintry conditions Monday when a minivan rear-ended a stopped semi truck on Interstate 94 in Stearns County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Frederick Paul Meyer, 58, of Clearwater died when his Dodge Caravan struck the back of a semi on eastbound I-94 shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday. The semi was hauling a large excavator and was stopped in traffic because of weather-related accidents.
ST. PAUL — Arthur Roger Franzen did not seem overly impressed with his ornate, and newly renovated, surroundings. Sen. Melissa Franzen of Edina held her son, born Dec. 28, in her left arm while she raised her right hand Tuesday to be sworn in to her second Minnesota Senate term.
ST. PAUL — Chronic wasting disease has been identified in a farmed deer herd north of Brainerd in Merrifield, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Friday. The herd of 33 mule deer and 100 white-tailed deer is registered with the Board of Animal Health. Two 2-year-old female deer were slaughtered on the farm and both tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The deer showed no clinical signs of illness.
WAHPETON, N.D. – The suspect in a Breckenridge shooting Thursday, Dec. 29, was arrested Friday afternoon, Dec. 30, in Wahpeton, N.D.
A promised holiday storm in the Minnesota and the Dakotas began Sunday afternoon, Dec. 25, with scattered freezing rain from southeast South Dakota to Minnesota's lakes country. Much of west central Minnesota north of the Minnesota River remains under a wind advisory Monday, with west winds 25 to 35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Winds will decrease to 10-15 mph Monday night.
FRAZEE — One person died and another was critically injured when a vehicle struck two pedestrians early Sunday on state Highway 29 about five miles north of Frazee, according to a report released by Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander.
RED WING — Linda Hanisch often is the among first to know when a woman in her area is pregnant. Hanisch, director at Learning Circle in Red Wing, said parents' hunt for child care openings typically starts in the early stages of pregnancy. "If you're a first-time parent, you should know that you should be out looking in that first trimester to find your care," she said.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- A Marshall County woman died after a truck hit a deer, crossed over into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with her vehicle Monday night near Thief River Falls.
About five hours after cutting his ankle bracelet off, a level-three sex offender who resides in Alexandria was found taking shelter in a shed in Grant County .
VIRGINIA, Minn. — An Aurora, Minn., man admitted Tuesday to gunning down his former girlfriend outside a bar last fall. John Joseph Plevell, 52, pleaded guilty to a charge of intentional second-degree murder in the shooting death of 49-year-old Julie Ann Hildreth of Babbitt. At a hearing in State District Court in Virginia, Plevell admitted that he fired a single shot at Hildreth, who had an order for protection against him, outside the Aurora American Legion Club on Nov. 8, 2015.