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WASHINGTON -- A November of 2017 Keystone Pipeline spill that leaked about 407,000 gallons of crude oil in over South Dakota farmland near the North Dakota border was likely caused by an expanding crack after the pipe was damaged during installation, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report.
LEONARD, N.D. — A FedEx driver was cited for distracted driving after he rear-ended a stopped semi Thursday morning, July 5, near Leonard on Cass County Highway 46, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Seth Sistad, 33, of Moorhead, was busy looking at a map while driving 65 mph in a FedEx van when he rear-ended the semi driven by Jeffrey Teal, 50, of Horace, N.D., the patrol said. The westbound semi hauling hazardous materials had stopped at a railroad crossing, as required by law. Sistad did not notice the semi was stopped, the patrol said.
HIBBING, Minn. -- A $25,000 reward is being offered in the investigation into a year-old homicide case in Hibbing, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said. Brian Nelson, 60, was killed sometime between July 8-10, 2017, inside his home behind The Bottle Shop liquor store, which he owned. His death happened during the annual Jubilee Community Festival in Hibbing.
BRAINERD, Minn.—Two men in separate investigations face felony charges in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd for allegedly soliciting children for sex.
ROSEAU, Minn. -- A three-wheeled motorcycle flipped after the axle broke, leaving a Strathcona, Minn., man seriously injured near here.
SLAYTON, Minn. — Residents in southwestern Minnesota are stacking sandbags and bracing for more rain after torrential downpours washed out roads and flooded basements. On Tuesday, Lyon, Redwood and Murray counties were dealing with headaches after an estimated 8 to 10 inches of rain fell overnight in some places.
FOSSTON, Minn.—A Polk County deputy located a "small herd" of 10 to 14 cows running down U.S. Highway 2 in northwest Minnesota east of Fosston Monday. Local law enforcement and the Fosston Fire Department attempted to stop the cattle as they continued to run around the east side of town for more than two hours. Most of the cattle have been caught and brought back to their owner, Mike Halland, without incident, but as of Monday evening, some of the cows were still unaccounted for.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—Zebra mussels were found in Jewett Lake in Otter Tail County and Floyd Lake in Becker County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. According to a DNR news release, watershed district staff alerted the DNR of an adult zebra mussel attached to a native clam in Floyd Lake. DNR invasive species specialists found several adult zebra mussels in three areas of the lake. Swimmers reported finding two of the invasive species on Jewett Lake. DNR specialists also found three areas with zebra mussels on that lake.
ST. PAUL -- The Fourth of July is statistically one of the worst holidays of the year for drunk driving in Minnesota, figures for the past five years show. Law enforcement has made an average of 3.9 arrests per hour for driving while intoxicated, 2013-2017 statistics from the Minnesota Department Public Safety show. Labor Day and St. Patrick’s Day follow at 3.8 per hour.
GLYNDON, Minn. – A popular swimming area at Buffalo River State Park in northwest Minnesota east of Moorhead is closed as officers investigate the drowning of a juvenile. Emergency responders were called to the swimming area around 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, on a report of a person there who was unconscious and not breathing.