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A 31-year-old Coon Rapids, Minn., man died after a canoe capsized in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness Saturday night, June 9, in Minnesota’s Arrowhead region. The body of Joseph Bennett Fedick was recovered from the water at 3:34 p.m. Monday about 200 yards away from the Perent Lake campsite where he had been staying, according to a report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
BRAINERD, Minn.—A former Lakeville middle school principal—facing felony charges including burglary, theft, stalking and unauthorized access of a computer—landed in the Crow Wing County Jail Wednesday, June 6. Christopher Endicott, 50, was arrested by Brainerd police after law enforcement received a tip he was working at Bang Printing in Brainerd. Endicott was arrested on an outstanding warrant from North Dakota for burglary and theft of property of more than $10,000, according to court records, and was taken into custody without incident.
PLANKINTON, S.D.—Authorities say a 52-year-old Bristol, Tenn., man died in a one-vehicle rollover crash earlier this week near Plankinton. Andrew Perry, an elementary teacher, died when the 2004 Toyota Sequoia he was driving Monday crashed on Interstate 90. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety on Thursday released the names involved in the crash. Multiple news reports in Tennessee say Perry was traveling with his wife, Lyssa Perry, and four kids when the crash occurred. Perry, the 2012 Teacher of the Year for Bristol Tennessee City Schools, died at the scene.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 19-year-old man is going to court after being accused of leaking the private information of about 8,000 Minnesota State University Moorhead students. An indictment Tuesday, June 5, said Cameron Crowley, who goes by "Vigilance,” is facing five charges for hacking that caused $5,000 in damages. MSUM officials said sensitive information can not be accessed with just ID numbers. In June of 2017, Crowley is accused of posting thousands of MSUM student ID numbers, but no passwords or financial data.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. -- An Oklee, Minn., man has been ordered to spend 90 days behind bars for possessing and distributing child porn, but he could face more time if he doesn’t stay out of trouble. Robert Shawn Furnald, 48, was sentenced Wednesday, June 6, in Red Lake County District Court after he was convicted of dissemination of pornographic work and three counts of possessing pornographic work involving minors, all felonies. He faced five other child porn charges, but those were dismissed.
OACOMA, S.D. — A preliminary hearing will be held Thursday, June 7, for a man who police say tried to kill a woman by drowning her in the Missouri River over Memorial Day weekend. Jeremy John Packard, 36, of Fort Thompson, is being charged with second-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault and drug possession for an incident that occured at a campsite in the Oacoma area.
EAGAN, Minn. -- Authorities have identified a 26-year-old Rosemount woman who was killed when the vehicle she was riding in crashed into a tree Monday night, June 4. Isabelle Marie Nappi was a passenger in a Volkswagen Routan when it went off the westbound Highway 13 ramp to southbound Cedar Avenue around 10:15 p.m., the State Patrol said. The driver, Mohamedoqadar Alinoor, 30, of Savage, was wearing a seat belt and sustained injuries that were not life-threatening, the State Patrol said. Nappi was not wearing a seat belt.
GRAND LAKE, Minn. -- A 34-year-old man died after he was struck by a Canadian National train in Grand Lake Township Tuesday night, June 5. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that the man was struck on the tracks on the 7000 block of Munger Shaw Road at about 11:40 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s name wasn’t released pending notification of the family. The incident remains under investigation, authorities said.
CASS COUNTY, Minn.—A 9-year-old boy died in one of two ATV crashes in Cass County over the weekend, law enforcement officials said Monday, June 4. The boy was driving an ATV with a 15-year old passenger Sunday, June 3, when they lost control in a water hole and flipped the vehicle on top of themselves on private property near Boy River, the sheriff's office said. Authorities moved the ATV off the driver but were unable to save his life. The passenger was treated for minor injuries. Boy River is about 50 miles southeast of Bemidji.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and Attorney General Lori Swanson have sued Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, alleging it illegally markets a fentanyl painkiller. The suit filed Wednesday, May 30, claims the company allowed fentanyl, an opioid it sells, to be used for conditions not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration and in higher doses than allowed. It is only approved for pain in some cancer patients.