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CANBY, Minn. – A 21-month old child was killed Saturday, June 15 after being run over by a vehicle in Lac qui Parle County. The incident is being considered an accident and foul play is not suspected, according to a news release from the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office. The accident was reported at 6:10 p.m. on private property in Freeland Township, located on the western edge of Minnesota. According to a news release, a 2010 GMC Acadia ran over the child, who was transported to Sanford Canby Medical Center and then pronounced dead.
FORADA, Minn. — The two men charged in the death of Steven “Beaver” Hlinsky of Forada in 2018 are now facing much more serious charges as their trial dates approach. On May 20, Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson added second-degree murder charges against Jacob Elmo Larson, 34, and Troy Nathan Traut, 34, who are accused of beating Hlinsky so badly outside the Muddy Boot bar in Forada that he later died of his injuries. Previously, the most serious charge against each was first-degree manslaughter, which they are still facing.
MADISON, Minn. — Cheryl Klefsaas, 63, of rural Bellingham, died as a result of injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle crash at 8:26 p.m. on Saturday in Lac qui Parle County, near the South Dakota state line. She was a passenger in one of two vehicles which collided at the intersection of County Roads 59 and 24.
MADISON, Minn. – One person has died and four were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night, June 1, at the intersection of two county roads north of Madison in western Minnesota. The Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office said the crash was reported at 8:26 p.m. Saturday at County Road 59 and County Road 24. Four people were taken to the Madison hospital with injuries. A fifth person, who had to be extricated from the vehicle, was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and later died, according to the sheriff’s office.
WHITE EARTH, Minn. — Fifteen candidates will compete in a primary election Tuesday, June 4, for White Earth tribal chair. If a candidate receives more than half the votes, he or she is elected tribal chair. If no candidates receive 50 percent, the top two vote-getters will go on to compete in the general election on Aug. 6. The election is being held to fill the unexpired four-year term of former Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts, who was elected in 2016 and died on March 17 after a lengthy illness.
WATSON, Minn. – Searchers recovered the body of a 60-year-old man who apparently fell out of his boat while fishing Wednesday afternoon, May 29 on Lac qui Parle Lake in west-central Minnesota. Richard Emil Abel, of Maynard, was believed to have been fishing by himself when he fell out of his boat, possibly due to a medical condition.
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ROTHSAY, Minn. — Six young men were hurt in a rollover crash Monday, May 13, east of Rothsay in Otter Tail County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. About 4:20 a.m., a 1999 Toyota Camry was westbound on Interstate 94 when it swerved to avoid an animal, went off the road, hit a cable median barrier and rolled, the patrol said. The six occupants of the car were men ages 18 to 20 from the Twin Cities area. They all were treated at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls for injuries that were not life-threatening.
The Cultural Center in New York Mills announces four finalists from the essay contest portion of the Great American Think-Off. These four essayists each win $500 and a trip to New York Mills, in June for the live debate. During the debate, the finalists argue their side of the question, "To vote or not to vote: does it matter?" Two finalists will assert that yes, voting matters, while the other two finalists will argue that no, voting does not matter.
PAYNESVILLE, Minn. – A 42-year-old Belgrade man died when pinned by two pieces of farm implements Friday afternoon, April 19, in Lake Henry Township north of Paynesville. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, James Logan was pronounced dead at the scene after life-saving efforts proved unsuccessful. Ryan Klassen, 31, found Logan pinned and unresponsive between a backhoe bucket and a utility trailer around 3:30 p.m. Friday at a location in Lake Henry Township.