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This is the records summary for April 13. Franklin man faces injuries after crash DANUBE — A 52-year-old Franklin man was injured in an early morning crash Tuesday in Renville County. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Ringeisen fell asleep behind the wheel of his 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe while driving south on Renville County Road 1, entering the northbound ditch around 6 a.m. Tuesday.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House agriculture finance chairman wants to move nearly $2 million out of a fund set up to fight bird flu last year. Chairman Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, offered a plan under consideration so the money could be used for other agriculture disasters. “Right away, we would be able to access additional dollars if there was an agriculture disaster,” Hamilton said Tuesday.
WILLMAR — The spring road restrictions in Kandiyohi County end Friday. Kandiyohi County Public Works Director Mel Odens issued the announcement this week that the weight restrictions that had been in place to protect roads during the spring thaw will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. Friday.
SHAKOPEE -- A man and woman were found fatally beaten in their suburban Twin Cities home southwest of Minneapolis and the man’s son, who had been identified by police as a suspect in the killings, fatally shot himself in a standoff with police at his home in Waseca, Shakopee police said. Officers were called to do a welfare check Monday night and found the couple beaten to death in a small room in the basement of the home, Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate said in an interview.
A jet-black 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS was clocked at 171 mph on a stretch of Minnesota Highway 61 between Duluth and Two Harbors. Hermantown Police Department Deputy Chief Shawn Padden was on loan as part of a Minnesota State Patrol DWI saturation effort Friday night when the radar in his Dodge Charger squad car started screaming.
ST. PAUL -- The number of sexually transmitted diseases continues to rise in Minnesota as the diseases are becoming more difficult to treat. "We're going to be facing a perfect storm," said Dr. Kevin Stephan, an infectious-disease specialist at Essentia Health. "There are swelling numbers of STDs in the state and nationally ... (and) we're seeing increasing antibiotic resistance, particularly in gonorrhea."
EDEN PRAIRIE -- Sausages that spilled from a semi that hit a center median wall on Interstate 494 in Eden Prairie at 8:12 a.m. Monday caused traffic slowdowns during the rush hour. Sgt. Tiffani Nielson of the Minnesota State Patrol said the semi driver blacked out during a medical condition with the truck hitting the median and shearing off the side of the trailer allowing the meat products to spill onto the roadway.
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FREEMAN, S.D. -- Officials are estimating that 400 barrels of oil, or 16,800 gallons, were leaked out of a Keystone pipeline near Freeman in southeast South Dakota. TransCanada, which had...