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PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 29 north of Parkers Prairie in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota on Wednesday morning. The State Patrol hasn’t yet released the name of the 71-year-old victim from Henning, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt. He was the driver of a 2001 Ford four-door pickup.
DRAYTON, N.D. -- A northeast North Dakota man has been charged with sexually assaulting an infant child. Scott Dale Monson, 39, of Drayton has been charged with gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony, after authorities say he took the hand of a child and rubbed it on his genitals on Sept. 19 in Drayton. The alleged victim was born in 2016, according to court documents.
NEW LONDON, Minn. — Four young teens were injured early Wednesday, Nov. 1, when their vehicle landed upside-down in a slough south of New London. The names of those involved have not yet been released and the accident is currently under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office. The accident was reported around 4 a.m. on Kandiyohi County Road 9 near Nest Lake.
Snow accumulated on roadways overnight throughout the Red River Valley, and some slippery spots are likely during the morning commute. Road conditions may also worsen later today. In a special weather statement , the National Weather Service in Grand Forks said more snow is likely to develop over the area this afternoon, ending with 1 to 3 inches of possible accumulation.
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)."