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ST.CLOUD, Minn. -- Two teenagers were critically injured, and four others were also hurt, in an apparent underage alcohol-related crash near this east-central Minnesota town late Saturday night, Nov. 10. The accident occurred about 11:20 p.m. when a pickup driven by Zachary Klaphake, 17, of Avon, went off a rural road near St Anthony and hit a large tree head-on with five other teenagers inside, according to Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson.
RAYMOND, Minn. – A 31-year-old man died Friday morning, Nov. 9, at a worksite southwest of Willmar in central Minnesota. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, a call of an unresponsive male was received around 11:46 a.m. The man had been working for a construction company installing tile in a field.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota DFL party chairman Ken Martin, after a successful 2018 campaign, announced Thursday, Nov. 8, that he will seek re-election to the post. His party won the governorship, two U.S. Senate seats, six of eight seats in the U.S. House, all state constitutional offices and took back the state House.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Kandiyohi County Attorney Shane Baker said he intends to file charges Thursday morning in the homicide of David Medellin Jr. of Willmar. Two suspects are in custody and being held on suspicion of second-degree murder and second-degree murder – liability for crimes of another.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — An autopsy has been ordered for the victim of a fatal pedestrian-train incident that happened in Moorhead on Monday, Nov. 5. A person was hit by a train about 4:28 p.m. on tracks near the intersection of 14th Street and Main Avenue. The train stopped after the incident and traffic in downtown Moorhead was affected for several hours.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- A 23-year-old Mitchell man has been arrested, authorities say, for intentionally causing a vehicle crash, hitting a woman in the face, leaving the scene of another crash and then stealing a pickup and shooting a handgun toward an occupied vehicle.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Second-degree murder charges are pending against two individuals who were arrested late Monday afternoon, Nov. 5, in the homicide death of David Medellin Jr. The body of the 24-year-old Willmar man was found Wednesday in a plowed field near Willmar in central Minnesota and on Friday law enforcement said Medellin’s death was being investigated as a homicide.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A train struck and killed a person on railroad tracks in downtown Moorhead, according to Moorhead Police Capt. Deric Swenson. Swenson said the collision happened about 4:28 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. The identity of the person killed was not immediately released.
WILLMAR, Minn. - The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office is investigating as a homicide the death of a 24-year-old Willmar man whose body was found Wednesday east of the city Sheriff Dan Hartog reported late Friday afternoon, Nov. 2. The victim has been tentatively identified as David Medellin Jr. and the cause of death ruled a homicide, according to the sheriff. The manner of death was not disclosed.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Thursday, Nov. 1, that it has identified H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza in a Stearns County turkey flock in central Minnesota, making it the second case found in Minnesota this season. The low pathogenic avian influenza was detected in nearby Kandiyohi County turkey flock on Oct. 19.