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HOLLOWAY, Minn. – The Swift County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a crash with multiple injuries on Monday, March 12, about 4 p.m. between a Hancock Public School transport van and a semi at a rural intersection north of Holloway in far west-central Minnesota. Swift County Sheriff John Holtz said late Monday night that seven schoolchildren, ages 8 to 16, were injured along with the woman who was driving the van. He said all eight have been taken to hospitals.
DULUTH, Minn.—U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan endorsed fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz for governor of Minnesota on Monday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An Andover, Minn. woman is dead and 14 others were injured after a van full of Twins fans leaving a spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla., was hit from behind by a man whose blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, the Sun Sentinel of Broward County reported.
BRAINERD, Minn.—A student, who reportedly was making verbal threats to commit a shooting at Brainerd High School, was taken into custody Wednesday night. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston stated police officers reacted immediately and quickly identified the 16-year-old boy. The student was found about 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, and arrested without incident.
ST. PAUL – A federal indictment charges a former bookkeeper of the Farm Mercantile hardware store in Fairfax in south-central Minnesota with embezzling approximately $535,000. A grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday charging Theresa Ernestine Linsmeier, 58, with wire fraud and filing false tax returns.
SIOUX FALLS — Make it three in a row for the South Dakota State men’s basketball team. A big offensive performance from David Jenkins Jr. and hot outside shooting lifted the top-seeded Jackrabbits back to the NCAA tournament, as SDSU claimed the Summit League tournament championship 97-87 in front of a record 11,114 fans at the Premier Center Tuesday.
SIOUX CITY, IOWA — The Valley City State University women's basketball team was bound for the NAIA Division II Women's National Basketball Championship when a slick interstate caused some trouble en route to the competition. The team took off on Interstate 29 in a charter bus Monday morning, March 5, for Sioux City, Iowa. The charter bus slid off the interstate near Watertown, S.D. "It could've been worse," said Vanessa Keeler-Johnson, first-time head coach for the Vikings. "They were shaken up, but we were able to talk our way through it."
CROOKSTON, Minn.—Crookston police have identified the person who was found dead this weekend after a house fire. The early Sunday morning fire that started at 214 Fourth Ave. N. likely caused the death of 40-year-old Immanuel LaRochelle, according to a news release. Initial reports indicate the blaze at the victim's home was accidental, the release said.
WILTON, Minn. -- A man was injured and a horse was killed in a Wednesday, Feb. 28, car crash in Wilton in northwest Minnesota.
BRAINERD, Minn.—A 23-year-old Brainerd man was charged with attempted murder after allegedly poisoning a 4-month-old baby girl by feeding her antifreeze or de-icing fluids. Jeffrey Ryan Thomas appeared Monday in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd, where he was charged with first-degree attempted murder with premeditation, second-degree attempted murder without premeditation and first-degree assault to cause great bodily harm.