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CRYSTAL, Minn. -- Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one hospitalized Wednesday night, May 23, in this eastern Twin Cities suburb. The individual is being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a statement.
PIERRE, S.D. -- Colby Joe Carroll was released on a no-bail bond last fall less than two months after being arrested and charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in Pierre. Less than a month later, he raped another 15-year-old girl, he admitted earlier this year. On Tuesday, May 22, in state court in Pierre, Carroll was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the two crimes. But he could be released in about 11 years. Carroll turned 21 in jail in January.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota will use extra law enforcement to target speeding motorists July 6-22, the Department of Public Safety announced Thursday, May 24. Authorities say Memorial Day through Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Summit League will continue its westward expansion and move its conference offices to Sioux Falls later this year, league commissioner Tom Douple said Wednesday. The league will move from Elmhurst, Ill., in suburban Chicago to Sioux Falls officially on Aug. 1 and into a permanent headquarters at the Sanford Sports Complex in the northwest portion of the city. The conference said the move will give the league a more centralized location within its current footprint.
WILLMAR, Minn.— Willmar Police officers arrested a Nebraska woman Tuesday afternoon who was wanted for fleeing with her three sons she had lost custody of from Norfolk on Feb. 19. Juana Jose Larios, 21, was working in the city under an alias and arrested on charges of forgery and being a fugitive from justice. The three sons, all under age 5, were found to be in good health and were placed in the custody of family services.
LITCHFIELD, Minn. — A central Minnesota man faces multiple charges, including criminal vehicular homicide, in connection with a fatal crash May 4 at a highway intersection north of Grove City. Blake Lee Ahlbrecht, 60, of Grove City is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol when his van failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a semi at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 4 and Meeker County Highway 16.
BENSON, Minn. — A western Minnesota man is in a Minneapolis hospital after he was injured earlier this week in an explosion at a rural residence east of Benson. The injured man was identified as Brian Orsten, 51, of Benson. He was initially taken to the Swift County Benson Hospital and later airlifted to the Minneapolis hospital, according to Swift County Sheriff John Holtz.
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND—A southeastern Minnesota couple died in a fishing accident Sunday, May 19, while on vacation in Iceland. Janet Veit's sister confirmed their deaths on Facebook. There were conflicting accounts about what happened to the La Crescent residents.. The U.S. Embassy in Iceland told the family that Veit fell out of a boat while fishing on a lake, and her husband, Brian Schumacher, jumped in to save her.
CHICAGO — Depression is a growing condition throughout the United States, but according to a massive new study, Minnesotans and North Dakotans struggle more than most. The study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association shows the two states have a depression problem. The condition can be crippling, even life-threatening.
DULUTH -- A 33-year-old Duluth middle school teacher has been arrested for alleged child sexual abuse. The woman was booked into the St. Louis County Jail on Monday afternoon, May 21, on a preliminary charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim between the ages 13-15, according to jail records. Karla Winterfeld, a teacher at Lincoln Park Middle School teacher was arrested around 3:15 p.m. Monday as part of an ongoing investigation. Winterfeld was listed on the St. Louis County jail roster Tuesday afternoon.