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HOFFMAN, Minn.—A semi-truck with a tanker carrying hazardous fuel and a semi-truck with a grain trailer were involved in a fatal Monday morning crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Minnesota Highway 27 in western Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol had not released the names of the drivers involved but did confirm at least one person was killed.
DULUTH — A crew of five city staff members spent much of Monday, Oct. 30, driving the shore of Lake Superior from the Great Lakes Aquarium up to the McQuade Safe Harbor to document the damage from Friday's gale. The assessment will continue by boat Tuesday, with help from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office. "There are some areas with real steep drop-offs that we really need to access from the water," explained Jim Benning, Duluth's director of public works and utilities.
FARGO—Cash Wise will build its fourth grocery store in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area at the site of a proposed new outlet mall in south Fargo.
VALLEY CITY, N.D.—Earlier last week, Hillsboro-Central Valley cross country coach Kirk Zink said defending state champion Reagan Baesler was only in midseason form coming off a hip injury. Well, Baesler not at full strength was still better than the rest of the field here Saturday, Oct. 28, at the North Dakota Class B high school cross country meet.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Authorities on Monday, Oct. 29, identified the two brothers from the Twin Cities who were found dead Saturday after firefighters responded to a mobile home fire southeast of Clearbrook. The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office identified the two men as Scott Tracy Shobert, 57, of Blaine, and Kurt Allan Shobert, 52, of Andover.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Testing deer for chronic wasting disease will be a focus for Department of Natural Resources staff in several permit areas in north-central, central and southeast Minnesota when the firearms season opens Saturday, Nov. 4, officials say. "That's going to occupy a lot of our staff for the first few days of deer season," said John Williams, Northwest Region wildlife supervisor for the DNR in Bemidji. "Just about everybody in wildlife is going to be wearing that hat on the opener and the next couple of days (after that)."
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A Minot man is being held in the Stutsman County Correctional Center in Jamestown on charges resulting from a 2014 traffic accident in LaMoure County in south-central North Dakota. Jason Michael Tolbert, 41, is charged with manslaughter, a Class B felony, driving under the influence and driving under suspension, Class B misdemeanors.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A 26-year-old Pierz, Minn., man was killed in a crash amid snowy and icy conditions Friday morning on Highway 25 just south of Brainerd.
DULUTH, Minn. -- A semi truck slid off Interstate 35 and into the St. Louis River about 18 miles southwest of Duluth amid snowy conditions early Friday, killing the driver, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Personnel from numerous law enforcement agencies and and fire departments responded to search for the driver.
Vice President Mike Pence will speak from Minot Air Force Base today. The speech is scheduled to begin at about 2:20 p.m. Related: Vice President Pence to visit North Dakota air base We will carry live coverage of Pence's speech beginning at 2 p.m. You can find the live stream on our live video page.