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ST. PAUL -- State officials are warning Minnesotans not to consume a plant called kratom in any form because it may be contaminated with salmonella. Minnesota’s health and agriculture departments, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as several other states, are investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to kratom consumption, a health department news release said Friday, March 16.
ROSEAU, Minn. -- Minnesota Lottery officials said Thursday someone bought the winning $22.8 million ticket drawn Wednesday at a Holiday Station store in Roseau. General Manager Angie Brodshaug of Store No. 193 said the winner hadn’t claimed the ticket yet Thursday, but the phones have been ringing off the hook since the news first came out.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota vehicle registration, title and licensing computer system will remain in limbo at least through the weekend. An attempt by Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis, for the full Senate to vote on a measure appropriating funds to continue fixing the troubled MNLARS system failed Thursday, March 15, when Republican leaders said negotiations on the issue will go through the weekend.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton delivers his final State of the State address Wednesday, March 14 , to a joint session of the Minnesota Legislature. In the speech, Dayton will outline policy items he wants lawmakers to accomplish before they adjourn on May 21 .
MOTLEY—A traffic stop resulted in the seizure of heroin and the arrest of a 34-year-old Red Lake woman Saturday in Morrison County. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office reported at 5:47 p.m. Saturday, a deputy was patrolling the city of Motley and observed a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted on a white Chevrolet Impala near the intersection of highways 210 and 64. The deputy observed drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle, according to the release. During a search of the vehicle, suspected heroin was located.
DULUTH, Minn.—U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan endorsed fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz for governor of Minnesota on Monday.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- A Vancouver, Wash., man has been accused mailing meth to a northwest Minnesota woman who received the package at her workplace where it was opened.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An Andover, Minn. woman is dead and 14 others were injured after a van full of Twins fans leaving a spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla., was hit from behind by a man whose blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, the Sun Sentinel of Broward County reported.
BRAINERD, Minn.—A student, who reportedly was making verbal threats to commit a shooting at Brainerd High School, was taken into custody Wednesday night. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston stated police officers reacted immediately and quickly identified the 16-year-old boy. The student was found about 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, and arrested without incident.
WALKER, Minn. -- A Bemidji man found dead at the International Eelpout Festival on Feb. 25 died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office released the cause of 21-year-old Sam Schooley’s death Wednesday, March 7, more than a week after Schooley’s body was found in a fish house on Leech Lake.