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RED LAKE, Minn. — Two Red Lake fishermen missing since Monday, Nov. 6, were not found by searchers Friday. According to a post on the Red Lake Police Department's Facebook page, officials were not able to use cadaver dogs in deeper bodies of water as planned Friday because of shifting ice and inconsistent ice thickness. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety, the Red Lake Fire Department and assisting agencies, along with volunteers and family members, continued to search wooded and shoreline areas between "first" and "third" bridge areas.
MERRIFIELD, Minn. — A deer farm in Crow Wing County in north-central Minnesota continues on quarantine for chronic wasting disease, while no further infected cases were found in the most recent batch of tests.
RED LAKE, Minn. —Rescuers braved windy conditions and below-freezing temperatures Thursday during the fourth day of searches for two fishermen who disappeared on Lower Red Lake on Monday. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday it would halt water searches, as the lake had begun to freeze. Ground and air searches continued.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A 38-year-old Shakopee, Minn., woman, formerly of Warwick, N.D., is facing a charge of being an accomplice to murder, a Class AA felony. Crystal Herman is in custody in the Stutsman County Correctional Center in Jamestown. According to court documents filed in Southeast District Court, Herman is charged with assisting her husband, Billy Herman, to kidnap Amanda Engst, 36, on or about Oct. 13, 2015.
HINES, Minn. — A Hines man died in a home explosion and fire early Thursday, Nov. 9, in Hines Township, according to a press release from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office received a call at about 3:39 a.m. and neighbors reported hearing a loud explosion and a residence engulfed in flames in the 18200 block of Lookout Tower Road in Hines Township, the release said. Hines Township is about 20 miles northeast of Bemidji, Minn.
RED LAKE, Minn. -- A third day of searches showed no sign of two Red Lake fishermen who went missing Monday after their boat capsized on Lower Red Lake in far northwest Minnesota. Searchers spent most of the day Wednesday looking for Deland Beaulieu, 29, and a 17-year-old boy, who were on the Red Lake Fisheries boat when it flipped. A post on the Red Lake Tribal Council’s Facebook page made late Wednesday afternoon said that the search had been called off for the day because of poor weather conditions. Beaulieu and the juvenile disappeared at about 3:43 p.m.
HASTINGS, Minn. — One of Hastings’ largest retailers is closing and it appears to be among a few in the region destined to shutter. The Target store in Hastings will close in February 2018, store team lead Sari Raway confirmed. Raway said the store’s closure was announced to employees Monday, Nov. 6. The store will remain open until Feb. 3.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- The body of a 33-year-old Naytahwaush man was discovered Monday, Nov. 6, in Mahnomen County after he went looking for help Sunday when his truck became stuck on a wooded trail.
RED LAKE, Minn. -- Rescuers are searching for two people who went missing after a boat capsized on Lower Red Lake on Monday afternoon. According to Red Lake staff, law enforcement discovered the commercial Red Lake Fisheries boat capsized at about 3:43 p.m. Three people were originally missing, but rescuers found one person, who was taken to the hospital at about 4:13 p.m. A search and dive team continued to look for the two other missing people as of 5:30 p.m. Police do not yet know why the boat capsized.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College students said multiple signs saying "It's OK to be white" were scattered across campus this week. Some were on light poles, and one was at the business center at the private college in Moorhead, Minn.. Social media this week exposed multiple signs across the country at Tulane University, Purdue and the University of Alberta. The sign is linked to a '4chan' online forum: boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/147370754/its-okay-to-be-white-o