WDAY / WDAZ Staff
MINNESOTA—Minneapolis has become the first major city in Minnesota to join the legal fight against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The full city council voted this week to file a lawsuit. It's looking for monetary damages from pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors to help respond to the opioid crisis. City Council members say the action is meant to keep opioid manufacturers accountable. This comes after Chisago County leaders voted on Wednesday to file a similar lawsuit.
HOMESTEAD TOWNSHIP, MINNESOTA-- A Chevrolet Tahoe and a Versatile Tractor were involved in a crash at just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Both vehicles were traveling southbound on County Road 67 when the Tahoe driven by 59-year-old Bert Thomas of Henning ran into the back of the tractor. The tractor was being driven by 47-year-old Scott Erickson of Perham, who was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Erickson was not hurt in the crash and Thomas was taken to Perham Hospital to be treated for non-life threating injuries.
HARWOOD, ND-- Police arrived to a home were they heard what sounded like 6 or 7 gunshots at 9211 56th Ave N in Harwood at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities did not enter the house and then heard what sounded like 3 more gunshots. There is no word on if the shots were directed at Deputies or not. No one was injured. Police are in contact with the man's wife and no one else is inside the home. A perimeter is being maintained by police that includes 12 to 13 residences in the immediate area. Residents have been sent a Code Red to stay in place.
FARGO-- Police responded to multiple reports of shots being fired at the Eaglebrook apartments at 5652 26th S near the Don't Car Wash at just before 1:15 a.m. on Monday. One person reported hearing a shot fired inside the apartment, while another person reported hearing a shot fired outside the apartment building. Police set up a perimeter and searched the area. They did did not find any bullet shells at the scene and no one was hurt.
BLOOMINGTON, MINNNESOTA-- A man is in police custody after stabbing two people at the Mall of America on Sunday. Authorities say 20-year-old Mahad Abdiaziz Abdirahaman of Minneapolis was stealing at Macy's in a dressing room when the owner confronted him. Abdirahaman then pulled out a knife and stabbed the man. Two others that were with the vicitim ran to help and one of those men was also stabbed by the suspect. Both vicitims were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated with non-life threating injuries.
UPDATE: Crews were able to replace failed equipment Friday that caused a power outage to more than 800 people in the Horace area. The result of the power outage was a failed breaker at a nearby substation and a fault in an underground power line, both of which occurred almost simultaneously shortly after 2 a.m. Friday. As many as 826 members of Cass County Electric were affected. At the time of the press release, crews remain in the field working to repair the underground fault and restore power to 39 remaining affected accounts. __________
FARGO-- A man is behind bars after driving drunk and hitting a parked car around 12:30 a.m. on Friday. 35-year-old Tommie King III of Mapleton crashed into a parked car at 1600 East Gateway Circle in Fargo. The car he hit moved quite a bit, but Police are not sure how fast King was driving when the collision took place. King's blood alcohol content registered at .24, which is 3 times the legal limit. The car was unoccupied at the time of the crash and no one was hurt. King may be charged with driving under suspension.
Edgeley, ND-- A man is dead after a crash involving a semi-truck at 3:53 p.m. Thursday northeast of Edgeley. The semi-truck was driving eastbound on Lamoure County Road 34 and was carrying a trailer full of corn. A Chevrolet Blazer was traveling southbound on 85th Ave SE and continued through an intersection where it was hit by the semi-truck.
HOFFMAN, MINNESOTA-- This morning a driver is hurt after crashing his car at just after 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. 30-year-old Joseph Hermes of Alexandria was traveling eastbound on Highway 27 just east of Hoffman when his car left the road and flipped over. According to the accident report there was snow and ice on the road at the time of the accident. Hermes was treated at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria for non-life threating injuries.
AITKIN COUNTY-- Two people were left hurt after a rollover crash in Aitkin County at 9:15 Wednesday night. 21-year-old Chaneyne Reece was traveling eastbound on Highway 18 when he lost control of his car. His car rolled and came to a stop in the ditch. Snow and ice were on the road at the time of the crash according to the accident report. Both Reece and the passenger, 19-year-old Mya Sandoz, were treated at Riverwood Hospital for non-life threating injuries.