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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Authorities say a 14-year-old Detroit Lakes girl died Wednesday afternoon while hiking on a trail on the west shore of Lake Tahoe in California when she fell 50 feet off a trail. Chloe Conn had just finished the eighth grade at Detroit Lakes Middle School. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said she fell about 12:05 p.m. during a hike on the Vikingsholm Trail and suffered major injuries.
WARROAD, Minn. - At least one victim remains hospitalized in a Memorial Day crash involving a group of American Legion members on their way to a cemetery to honor fallen soldiers in Roseau County. Dan McKinnon, 95, an Olympic silver medalist in 1956 in Italy and member of the University of North Dakota men's hockey team from 1947-50, is hospitalized with severe injuries, according to American Legion members.
WARROAD, Minn. - Three people had to be airlifted for treatment at a Grand Forks, N.D., hospital after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Roseau County Roads 5 and 12 late Monday morning, May 29, according to Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust and the Minnesota State Patrol. Gust, contacted at home, said he did not know the extent of the injuries of those airlifted. He said that those airlifted were among eight American Legion members in a van.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Detroit Lakes police plan to analyze phone records as they investigate to a bomb threat hoax that shut down Wal-Mart on the city’s west edge on Memorial Day as vehicles were backed up along busy U.S. Highway 10. Just after 1 p.m. Monday, the store received a phone call that, according to reports, alleged a bomb threat.
DULUTH — One person was killed and four others were injured in a single-vehicle crash early Monday, May 29, in Solway Township west of Duluth. Alcohol is believed to be a factor and charges are possible against the driver, authorities said. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that deputies responded to the crash at the intersection of Canosia and West Arrowhead roads at about 3:50 a.m. A vehicle with five occupants left the roadway and overturned, authorities said.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 43-year-old Moorhead man was arrested after two teens reported being beaten a shovel and brick early Monday, May 29. Police arrested Jerome Walker, who was booked into jail on suspicion of two second-degree assault charges. Officers were dispatched for an assault report at 1:39 a.m. in south Moorhead. According to a news release, officers stopped one vehicle and the occupants — including Walker — said they had been at the location of the assault. At the scene, officers found male victims ages 18 and 16.
LINO LAKES, Minn. — An inmate who escaped with eight others after a transport van carrying prisoners was taken over early Friday was caught late in the afternoon on a Minneapolis bridge. James Douglas Mitchell, 26, was the last of the nine to be captured according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. He was found on a bridge over Interstate 35 at about 4:25 p.m.
Minnesota Department of Corrections issued the following alert Friday, May 26, 2017: An offender at the MCF-Lino Lakes has taken control of a 2011 White Ford van with Minnesota license plate #937 EPJ, with multiple offenders in the vehicle. Five offenders are at large. Situation is developing. Updates will be issued. Public should not approach the vehicle and immediately call 911.
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress representing North Dakota and Minnesota broke along partisan lines in their reactions to the report released this week forecasting the impact of a health care reform bill passed by Republicans in the U.S. House. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office report, released Wednesday, May 24, estimated that the American Health Care Act passed May 4 would leave an additional 23 million without health insurance by 2026, compared to the existing law.
BEMIDJI TOWNSHIP, Minn. -- A Bemidji woman was killed Wednesday evening after the motorcycle she was driving was hit by a van. According to a news release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, Vicki Inkel, 62, was driving a motorcycle north on Paul Bunyan Drive Southeast at about 5:09 p.m. when she was struck by a cargo van traveling east on 23rd Street Southeast. The driver of the van was identified as Thomas Kern, 54, of Bemidji. He was not hurt.