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BEMIDJI, Minn. — A 26-year-old Oakdale man was killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 71 south of Bemidji in Guthrie Township.
DULUTH -- Wind gusts of 50 mph were common across northeast Minnesota on Wednesday, Oct. 10, but there was one report of a gust as high as 86 mph on Lake Superior. The winds and snow were part of a strong fall storm that caused power outages, swamped roads with large waves and flooding along Lake Superior’s shore. Water-swollen roads in Canal Park didn’t deter the wave-watchers from making their way to the shore, where waves crashed over the large boulder wall and the water flowed through the Lighthouse parking lot and onto Canal Park Drive.
WASHINGTON -- Midwest U.S. senators are pleased with the news that President Donald Trump’s administration will initiate the process to make 15 percent ethanol-blended fuel — commonly known as E15 — available year-round. Republicans John Thune and Mike Rounds each said that the change would benefit South Dakota farmers and consumers. Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) said farmers will have an increased market for their products and consumers will have more options at the pump.
BISMARCK -- A bipartisan coalition of attorneys general are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to create new rules to allow telephone service providers to block more illegal robocalls across the country. The attorneys general from North Dakota and Minnesota have joined peers in more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia in urging the FCC to curb unwanted phone calls.
GENOLA, Minn. -- A 37-year-old Rice woman was killed Saturday, Oct. 6, when an all-terrain vehicle she was a passenger on crashed on the Soo-Line Trail in central Minnesota near Genola. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was called at 8:17 p.m. to a side-by-side ATV crash. It was reported a 45-year-old Royalton man was operating the ATV, which was traveling west on the Soo-Line Trail. After crossing the intersection of 280th Avenue near Genola, the ATV rolled. A passenger, Karla Scheel, was ejected from the ATV and trapped underneath. Scheel was pronounced dead at the scene.
MINNEAPOLIS — Jess Myers will join Forum Communications Co. next month as a college hockey reporter. Myers will primarily cover University of Minnesota hockey, but also supplement the company’s coverage of other college programs.
ST. PAUL — A badly decomposed body was found in a drainage ditch in St. Paul on Monday afternoon, Oct. 8, police say. The body was discovered near Randolph Avenue and West Seventh Street about 5 p.m. by an Xcel Energy employee who was doing maintenance work in the area, according to Steve Linders, a spokesman for the St. Paul Police Department. Investigators have not yet determined the person's age, gender or cause of death, Linders said.
ST. PAUL — Brainerd city officials committed unfair labor practices by unilaterally eliminating full-time firefighter positions in 2015, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled.
FORT RIPLEY, Minn.—The U.S. Postal Service will cease postal operations at its Fort Ripley Post Office after losing its lease. The last day of operation will be Oct. 20. Fort Ripley is a leased facility that was recently sold. The new owner is not interested in having the Postal Service as a tenant and therefore is not renewing the lease, a news release stated.
WOONSOCKET, S.D. — A Woonsocket woman has been arrested for forgery and grand theft. Jenni Greenway, 38, is charged with four counts of forgery and one count of grand theft, all of which are felonies. Sanborn County authorities said Greenway was arrested Saturday, Oct. 6. A complaint alleging the crimes was filed on Sept. 26. She is a sister to former Minnesota Vikings player Chad Greenway.