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LUTSEN, Minn. -- A 41-year-old Eagan High School teacher died while competing in a Cook County trail race on Saturday. Jon Mathson was running in the 25-kilometer Superior Spring Trail Race when he collapsed on the trail in the vicinity of Lutsen Mountains resort just before 11 a.m., the Cook County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday.
FARGO -- A Fergus Falls, Minn., man faces a theft charge in Cass County District Court in Fargo after an agent with the area’s Metro Street Crimes Unit discovered $24,000 worth of stolen U.S. savings bonds in the man’s vehicle. According to court documents: The Street Crimes agent spotted an individual in a vehicle parked in the West Acres Shopping Center parking lot who he knew had an outstanding warrant.
FERGUS FALLS - No one was injured when a train derailed west of Fergus Falls early Sunday morning, officials said. The Otter Tail County Dispatch said that around 5 this morning, multiple rail cars hauling grain derailed about five to six miles west of Fergus Falls by the Fergus Falls airport on Highway 210. Officials say Otter Tail Valley Railroad was working to clean the area and to get all the cars back on the track.
DETROIT LAKES - A registered level three sex offender fled Detroit Lakes briefly Friday afternoon before authorities were able to recapture him shortly thereafter. Robert Thomas Baca, 41, fled Detroit Lakes at approximately 4:30 p.m. today, breaking his terms of release from prison. Officers responded immediately, finding him roughly 30 minutes later north of Detroit Lakes near Brandy Lake. Baca was then brought to the Becker County Jail's maximum security center.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- A 21-year-old St. Cloud State student last seen leaving a St. Cloud nightclub early Saturday morning, March 25, remains missing. Video footage shows Jesse Aaron Dady walking alone in the city after leaving the Red Carpet nightclub around 1:30 a.m. Friends last saw him during a scuffle at The Press Bar & Parlor, according to a Facebook post by Locate The Missing and shared by Stearns County. Dady is 6-foot, 150 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a bright orange hat, gray jacket and blue jeans, the post said.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- There are now 265,728 valid permit-holders for handguns in Minnesota, an increase of 59 percent over 2105, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension report on Wednesday, March 1, said 71,156 permits were issued statewide in 2016, the highest number of permits issued in a single year since the current firearm laws were implemented in 2003. That’s up from 44,696 in 2015.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — The January death of a Montevideo 11-day-old baby is now being investigated as a homicide, police said Thursday. Feb. 16. In a news release, Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher said the baby died Jan. 18 at the Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital. The baby had been transported there by family around 10 p.m. Rescue attempts by hospital staff were unsuccessful. An autopsy at the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Anoka followed, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was called in to assist with the investigation.
ST. PAUL -- Forum News Service will host a briefing with the governor and four legislative leaders at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, Dec. 19. View the live stream here
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