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DEER CREEK, Minn. — A 3-year-old in Deer Creek was apparently shot by a 5-year-old Sunday morning, Nov. 19, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said. The victim is in stable condition at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, the office said without releasing any names. A dispatcher got the 911 call around 7:30 a.m. and learned about the shooting from a caller, who said it was an accident. Along with the sheriff's office, the State Patrol, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, Deer Creek Rescue and Tri County Ambulance all responded.
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.
ST. PAUL—About 100 Minnesota law enforcement agencies will accept unneeded prescription drugs Saturday, Oct. 28. "There were more opioid-related deaths last year than the year before,' state Attorney General Lori Swanson said. "Safely disposing of prescription drugs that are no longer needed keeps them from being diverted or abused, or being accidentally swallowed by children,"
FERGUS FALLS — The family of a missing vulnerable adult from Fergus Falls says their prayers have been answered. Twenty-seven-year old Shaylia Helland's father says she was found at Catholic Chairities St. Paul. Her family brought her home Tuesday night. Police say Helland left her group home last Friday and appeared to be getting rides from truckers at truck stops.
LITCHFIELD, Minn. – A Litchfield man was killed Wednesday in an industrial accident at a Watkins business. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Todd Shoutz, 51, died at the scene of the incident, which was reported at 11:36 a.m. Oct. 5 at a business in the 500 block of Fourth Street North. Shoutz, a maintenance worker at the business, was reportedly working on a machine and became pinned in a piece of equipment, according to a news release.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A St. Paul man was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana after $400,000 worth of pot was allegedly found in the vehicle he was driving in Clay County in far western Minnesota. According to a complaint filed in Clay County District Court: A Minnesota state trooper was on patrol about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, when he saw a truck with Oregon plates veer over the fog line on Interstate 94.
BISMARCK — The governors of North Dakota and Minnesota agreed to a call with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to address its concerns over the disputed Fargo-Moorhead diversion project, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's office said Tuesday, Sept. 19. The two governors discussed the project over the phone Tuesday afternoon. Burgum said the two states have a "common interest in protecting lives and property from catastrophic flooding along our shared border, and long delays will only continue to put the public at risk."
Fargo - A potentially unthinkable story began to reveal itself Thursday, Aug. 24, when the investigation into the disappearance of a pregnant 22-year-old woman resulted in police finding a healthy infant at a north Fargo apartment building where the woman was last seen. The discovery of the infant, Fargo police said, was followed by the arrest of Brooke Lynn Crews, 38, and William Henry Hoehn, 32, who both lived in the same apartment building as the missing woman, Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind.
MILLE LACS LAKE, Minn.—Catch-and-release walleye fishing and use of live bait will return to Mille Lacs Lake effective at 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, continuing through Sept. 4. "After an extended mid-season closure, we look forward to reopening the lake to catch-and-release walleye fishing," said Don Pereira, fisheries section chief for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in a news release.
FRANKLIN, Minn. – A rural Renville County man was killed over the weekend when he was run over by a vehicle on his farm southeast of Franklin. According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, the preliminary investigation indicates Randy Oletzke, 59, died as a result of being run over by a vehicle at the farm residence about four miles southeast of Franklin in south-central Minnesota.