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LAKEFIELD, Minn.—Forty-nine years ago, a man fell from the sky and landed in a cornfield in Lakefield. He was rushed to the hospital in Worthington, where he was treated for oxygen deprivation, but never recovered, dying four months later. It's the story of Nick Piantanida, an American amateur parachute jumper who set out to break a high-altitude jumping record and is the subject of the documentary "Angry Sky" that aired earlier this week on ESPN as part of its "30 for 30" series.
BECKER COUNTY, Minn. – A state trooper was hurt Saturday afternoon when his squad car went off the road while he was driving to a crash scene near Bad Medicine Lake that left five people injured, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The trooper's injuries and those of the other five people were not life-threatening, the patrol said. The crash near Bad Medicine Lake, which involved three motorcycles, occurred about 3:45 p.m. on Minnesota Highway 113 in Becker County. A Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Jon Berg, 59, of East Grand Forks, Minn., was traveling east.
FARGO, N.D. - A 20-month-old boy died Sunday after he was struck by an SUV in an alley behind a house in north Fargo, according to city police. Lt. Joel Vettel said the SUV was moving at a low speed when it hit the boy, who suffered severe head injuries from the impact. “It just appears to be a tragic accident,” Vettel said.
A Minnesota State Trooper caught speeding in a patrol car has pleaded guilty. Sgt.
The agenda must be dumb and dumber for the folks at the National Republican Congressional Committee if the best they can do is go after 7th District Congressman Collin Peterson,...
Grand Forks Police closed their investigation Wednesday into May’s deadly shooting at the southside Wal-Mart Supercenter , but questions still remain, including why a
MOORHEAD—An early morning traffic stop here resulted in a major drug bust by a Moorhead police officer. The officer pulled over 29-year-old Leila Tarez Maamari, of Washington, for speeding about 2:20 a.m., according to a news release from Moorhead police. http://www.inforum.com/sites/default/files/styles/full_1000/public/0B3
FARGO — How does a police department adjust when the highest court says 30 percent of its arrests last year were illegal? North Dakota State University is about to find out. More than 30 percent of arrests by NDSU police, 71 out of 231 arrests, happened entirely off campus in 2014, according to documents obtained in an open records request. The state Supreme Court ruled last week that university police don't have the authority to make those arrests.
Charges are now official against a Brainerd attorney for soliciting prostitution in a public place following a law enforcement sting operation. Richard Albert Ohlsen, 71, faces a gross misdemeanor charge after responding to a Backpage.com "escort" advertisement placed by police May 19. The charge against Ohlsen was delayed compared to the other seven men charged in the sting after all Crow Wing County judges recu
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Credible information about the whereabouts of the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz"—stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids...