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ST. PAUL - Three Minnesota State Patrol troopers followed the agency's pursuit procedures during a high-speed chase last June that resulted in two children being struck by the suspect's vehicle, a review board said Tuesday, Dec. 4. The chase through residential areas of north Minneapolis lasted 6 minutes and 45 seconds, reaching speeds of more than 80 mph. The suspect, Kabaar Powell, caught the attention of Trooper Albert Kuehne for speeding, seat belt violation and a possible registration violation, the State Patrol's Critical Incident Review Board said.
The Department of Natural Resources is ramping up efforts to kill deer in southeast Minnesota after chronic wasting disease was found in deer outside the established disease management zone — known as Permit Area 603 — in Fillmore County. In a news release, the DNR said hunts are one step it is taking to act quickly in an effort to contain CWD while it is relatively concentrated in a geographic area. Reducing deer numbers in the area helps lower densities and remove CWD-positive animals.
MCGREGOR, Minn. — The deaths of two adults whose bodies were found Nov. 27 at a residence southeast of McGregor in north-central Minnesota were ruled a murder-suicide. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner identified the individuals as Laura Shingobe-Garbow, 62, and Matthew Garbow, 40, both of McGregor. The manner and cause of death for Laura Shingobe-Garbow was determined to be homicide by blunt force trauma injuries to the head. The manner and cause of death for Matthew Garbow was determined to be suicide by multiple sharp force injuries.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Nearly a month after the election, a winner has emerged from the Otter Tail County sheriff race after a recount. Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons has been declared the winner by eight votes over Fergus Falls Police Chief Kile Bergren, t he Otter Tail County Auditor's Office says. The county canvassing board will have to officially verify the results. They plan to meet on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
GREENBUSH, Minn. -- A school janitor was charged after police say he planned to have sex with a 15-year-old girl on school grounds, according to a press release from the Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force. Anthony Harry Brazier, 34, could face up to three years in prison for each of the two felony charges. He worked at Greenbush Middle River School, about 40 miles north of Thief River Falls.
PONSFORD, Minn. - Winona LaDuke of Ponsford has applied for a seat on the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission being vacated by outgoing chair Nancy Lange. Nov. 30 was the final day for applicants to apply to fill Lange’s seat. LaDuke is co-founder and executive director of Honor the Earth, a national organization that advocates for environmental justice, including working to stop pipeline projects in Minnesota and North Dakota.
UNDERWOOD, Minn. — The Otter Tail Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 1-month-old baby that occurred over the weekend. Authorities believe the death was accidental, though an investigation is ongoing, the sheriff's office said in news release. Shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, the sheriff's office received a 911 call reporting that the baby was unconscious and not breathing at a home in the 31000 block of County Highway 1 in Underwood.
HARDING, Minn. -- Deck the horses with boughs of holly, flashing lights and bells, and they’re ready for the Horse’n Around Harding Christmas Parade. The fifth annual event Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Morrison County city of Harding -- population 125 -- featured 25 units and 52 horses rolling and and trotting through the Main Street.
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Saturday night’s game is likely one the Bemidji State men’s hockey team will want to wipe from their memories as soon as possible. Michigan Tech scored six unanswered goals to start the contest, including four in the second period, en route to a 7-2 win at MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton, Mich.
DULUTH — Nearly three-dozen fishermen were rescued from an ice floe on Superior Bay Saturday Morning, Dec. 1. According to the Duluth Fire Department, 36 fishermen and their equipment were stranded on the ice around 10:40 a.m. when strong northeast winds caused the ice to break away from Park Point.