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ROSEVILLE, Minn. -- A $1 million winning lottery ticket was sold in Crookston, officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 1. The Minnesota Lottery said the Crookston ticket, for the game Minnesota Millionaire Raffle, was purchased at Superpumper, 1749 University Ave., and was one of two $1 million tickets sold for Tuesday’s drawing, the other was sold in Ely, Minn. The $1 million prize-winning numbers, in ascending order were: 091593 442917
ST. PAUL — The suspect in a fatal shooting in Hibbing on Christmas was apprehended by police Friday night, Dec. 28. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Jerome Spann, 29, was booked into the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center on suspicion of murder and other possible charges. Spann was sought in the shooting incident that left one person dead and another injured in Hibbing on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Spann fled the scene and was believed to have been traveling to St. Paul, where he has relatives.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- In approving a strategic vision plan looking ahead to 2030, Augustana University said Thursday night, Dec. 13, that Division I athletics will be in its future.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A wintry night celestial display is in store as the Geminid meteor shower promises one of the strongest showings of the year Thursday, Dec. 13, and Friday. And this year, mild temperatures in the 20s should provide for more pleasant viewing -- as long as the clouds give way as predicted. The National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly clear skies with a slight southern breeze.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — Leech Lake anglers will be able to keep a wider size range of walleye starting on the 2019 fishing opener, officials announced Monday, Dec. 10. “Walleye abundance in Leech Lake is currently at a point that we can provide anglers additional harvest opportunity beginning in May,” said Doug Schultz, Walker area fisheries supervisor with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in a press release. “We got here through protective fishing regulations and consistently good year classes over the past 10 years.”
LAKE LILLIAN, Minn. – Two people escaped injury Friday night, Dec. 7, when the vehicle they were in plunged through the ice on the north side of Lake Lillian. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle was pulling a fish house when it went through the ice. The vehicle and fish house were partially submerged. The driver and a passenger were able to get out of the vehicle without assistance. In a news release, the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office said the condition of ice can be variable and to proceed with caution on area lakes.
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.