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BEMIDJI, Minn.—Lake Bemidji and the Greater Bemidji area will serve as the host for a major national fishing championship later this year. The 2017 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops will be held on Lake Bemidji and surrounding lakes from Thursday, Aug. 10, to Saturday, Aug. 12, officials announced this week. Visit Bemidji and Bemidji State are hosting the event, which will feature the best collegiate fishing teams from across the country, a release said.
FARGO -- A Bismarck man and former deputy U.S. marshal has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to seven years in prison for his conviction on a charge of receiving images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. Michael David Rivera, 30, will be on five years of supervised release after serving his prison sentence. According to information provided by South Dakota U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Seiler:
FARGO – Police have identified the man found dead in a north Fargo apartment Tuesday, May 16, after 911 dispatchers received a report of a suspected drug overdose. The man was identified as Marcus C. Mosley, 41, of Moorhead, the Fargo Police Department said in a news release. On Tuesday afternoon, officers were dispatched to the apartment on North Broadway to provide medical assistance, and they found Mosley unresponsive, police said.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — A woman died Monday, May 15, in a crash with a vehicle traveling the wrong way on U.S. Highway 10 near Little Falls, the driver of which was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the crash that killed 86-year-old Dolores Ann Mickow of Wabasha occurred at 4 p.m. Monday in Belle Prairie Township. Mickow died at the scene of the crash.
Just what is the best state in the good ol’ U.S.? In a topic sure to fuel debate, grandiose claims and a staunch homestate pride, one study aims to set the record straight. In its Best States ranking, U.S. News and World Report used more than 60 metrics — weighted by categories like health care, education, economy and crime — to determine the best and worst states.
Wadena, Minn. — Shoppers got quite the surprise at the Wadena Wal-Mart when they noticied a deer perusing the aisles. The picture above has been circulating all over social media, and the Wadena Police Department confirms a deer did wander through the superstore. Authorities say it happened around 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, May 16. A man was able to catch the deer and wrestle it to the ground by the dog food section. After some buzz in the store, the deer was brought back outside and set free.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The body of a man recovered Monday afternoon, May 15, from Lake Bemidji was identified Tuesday evening, May 16, as Lonnie Anthony Dubois. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office stated the 54-year-old was identified at about 4 p.m., according to a news release. Dubois was discovered face down in the water after the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office received a report of the body at 2 p.m. Monday. The cause of death is unknown and the case remains under investigation, according to the release.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Three new cases of measles were confirmed in Crow Wing County, bringing the total of confirmed cases in the north-central Minnesota county to four --although all appear to be from the same household. The Minnesota Department of Health said Friday the cases are linked to the original Crow Wing County case that was confirmed May 4. The new cases were announced in a release from Crow Wing County Community Services.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — A Worthington Police Department sergeant is facing a gross misdemeanor charge of unauthorized use of a stun gun and is now on administrative leave. A complaint filed on April 13 states that Josh McCuen invited members of his extended family to his home on Dec. 25, 2016. Some of the family members allegedly said they'd like to know what it felt like to be shocked.
HIBBING, Minn. -- A northern Minnesota man with a history of illicitly recording naked and partially unclothed women has admitted that he spied on a Hibbing woman while on probation for his earlier offenses. Kevin James Petroske, 36, pleaded guilty Thursday in State District Court in Hibbing to a felony charge of interference with privacy.