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NEW LONDON, Minn. – A 49-year-old Atwater woman suffered serious injuries Saturday night, Dec. 8, in a one-vehicle crash east of New London. The accident was reported at 10:40 p.m. on Kandiyohi County Road 40 and 141st Street Northeast. According to a news release from the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, a 2006 Nissan Murano was going east on County Road 40 and drove straight off the road where it intersects with 141st Street Northeast. The vehicle hit a tree in the yard of a residence.
COLD SPRING, Minn. – A Stearns County Sheriff’s Office squad car collided with a vehicle Friday night, Dec. 7, in Cold Spring. Both drivers escaped serious injuries. The accident was reported at 9:47 p.m. on Stearns County Road 2 near the intersection of 11th Street Northeast in Cold Spring. According to a news release, Sgt. Steven Noetzel was driving a marked 2017 Ford Explorer on County Road 2 when he activated his emergency lights and attempted to make a U-turn to make a traffic stop.
GRAND FORKS -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday, Dec. 6, said its Office of Field Operations has expanded the ability for snowmobilers on remote border waters to report their arrival to CBP using the new Reporting Offsite Arrival-Mobile (ROAM) application at select locations hosting CBP tablets preloaded with the ROAM app.
A wild deer shot Nov. 17 southeast Minnesota’s Houston County has been identified as presumptive positive for chronic wasting disease, the Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday, Dec. 5. Official confirmation will come later this week. The hunter has been notified, and the DNR is making arrangements to pick up the meat and carcass. It is the first detection of the neurological disease in Houston County since testing began in 2002.
HARDING, Minn. -- Deck the horses with boughs of holly, flashing lights and bells, and they’re ready for the Horse’n Around Harding Christmas Parade. The fifth annual event Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Morrison County city of Harding -- population 125 -- featured 25 units and 52 horses rolling and and trotting through the Main Street.
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- Saturday night’s game is likely one the Bemidji State men’s hockey team will want to wipe from their memories as soon as possible. Michigan Tech scored six unanswered goals to start the contest, including four in the second period, en route to a 7-2 win at MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton, Mich.
DULUTH — Nearly three-dozen fishermen were rescued from an ice floe on Superior Bay Saturday Morning, Dec. 1. According to the Duluth Fire Department, 36 fishermen and their equipment were stranded on the ice around 10:40 a.m. when strong northeast winds caused the ice to break away from Park Point.
BEMIDJI -- One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in Bemidji. According to Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin, the shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. after a traffic stop at the intersection of 30th Street NW and Ridgeway Avenue.
BARNESVILLE, Minn. — A Minnesota woman has been ticketed for watching Netflix while she was driving on Interstate 94 in northwest Minnesota and crashing her vehicle into the median cable barrier. The woman., Taylor Thiets, 20, of the Twin Cities suburb of Maplewood was driving at about 70 mph last month down the interstate and has been charged with watching a television program before she crashed between Rothsay and Fergus Falls.
AITKIN, Minn. -- A 56-year-old man who died following a gunshot wound while deer hunting in Aitkin County in northern Minnesota on Saturday, Nov. 17, has been identified as Gregory J. Nase of Columbus. Columbus is north of the Twin Cities in far eastern Minnesota.