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WABASHA, Minn. -- The human remains found July 14 in the Mississippi River were that of David John Sheridan, a boater who had been missing since late-April, the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office announced Friday, Sept. 7. The remains were identified by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension through a DNA match, according to the Sept. 7 news release. Sheridan, 61, of Pepin, Wis., had taken his Dragonfly sailboat for a test run on Lake Pepin and was reported missing after the boat was found unoccupied the following morning.
MOORHEAD—A 47-year-old Fargo woman was arrested after police officers were called to Buffalo Wild Wings on a report of a person with a gun Sunday night, Sept. 9. At about 7:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to the restaurant at 2201 2nd Ave. N. on a report of a woman inside the bar area making suicidal comments while armed with a handgun. According to police reports, the suspect told staff to evacuate the building. The restaurant's management attempted to evacuate all staff and customers prior to the officers' arrival.
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn.—A 48-year-old north-central Minnesota man died after the motorcycle he drove collided with a pickup truck Friday afternoon, Sept. 7. The Pequot Lakes Police Department responded to the crash at 3:44 p.m.on a county highway. According to a news release, the crash occurred when a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado traveling eastbound made a left turn in front of an oncoming 2018 Ducati motorcycle. The pickup truck, driven by a 69-year-old Pine River man, hit the motorcycle.
DULUTH — Prosecutors said there was “no evidence of a dispute” and the man they allege shot and killed Scott Pennington this weekend in downtown Duluth was “cold and calculated” in his actions. Jamal Tyshawn Jackson was formally charged with second-degree murder on Thursday, Aug 6. Jackson will remain in jail on $750,000 bail.
FARGO – There are three new places to hunt and fish in Minnesota and North Dakota. The U.S. Department of the Interior plans to open more than 251,000 acres nationally to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke made the announcement Sept. 7, saying the move was made in an effort to increase access to public lands.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—A final report from the federal agency investigating an air ambulance helicopter crash in Alexandria showed pilot error as the ultimate cause of the crash. Three crew members were injured in the crash about 2 a.m. Sept. 17, 2016. No patients were on board. The helicopter operated by North Memorial Air Care had taken off from Brainerd and was destined for Douglas County Hospital but diverted to Alexandria Municipal Airport as heavy fog developed.
GLYNDON, Minn. — A West Fargo man is suspected of burglarizing a home in the far western Minnesota town of Glyndon early Friday, Sept. 7, and sexually assaulting a minor who was living in the home, Glyndon Police Chief Mike Cline said. At about 1:10 a.m. Friday, authorities were called to a Glyndon home after the father of the victim encountered an intruder in the kitchen and the intruder fled, Cline said. A Moorhead police dog was brought in to try to track the intruder, but the effort was unsuccessful, the chief said.
WADENA, Minn.—The Wadena County Sheriff's Office has received information regarding counterfeit currency being passed in the Wadena County area as well as Cass County. The currency was recently used in Nimrod and turned into a bank in Pine River, according to Sgt./Investigator Amy Ament with the Wadena County Sheriff's Office. No Wadena County business has reported the counterfeit currency yet, Ament said. Ament is working with the U.S. Secret Service on the matter.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Police say what was reported earlier as an active shooter disturbance at Sanford Medical Center was not a shooting, as investigators found no evidence of shots having been fired Thursday morning, Sept. 6. Eyewitness accounts suggested there were up to three shots fired on the second floor of the hospital in Aberdeen, but investigators say the noises people heard were likely caused by a suspect banging on something.
DULUTH — A 25-year-old man was booked into the St. Louis County Jail on Monday, Sept. 3, on suspicion of second-degree murder related to the shooting death of Scott Allen Pennington in downtown Duluth over the weekend .