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BEMIDJI—For some Line 3 opponents, Friday was their day in court and another in a string of protests against the controversial oil pipeline project. A few dozen people chanted and carried banners from the Rail River Folk School to Beltrami County court, where 22 people faced misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges they received Aug. 29 during a Line 3 protest that briefly shut down a chunk of downtown Bemidji.
WALKER—A Cass Lake man was sentenced Friday to seven and a half years in prison for the shooting of a woman during a drug deal gone bad nearly a year before. During the emotionally charged court hearing, Brandon Roy, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, first-degree aggravated robbery and felon in possession of a firearm. However, Roy was only sentenced on the manslaughter charge.
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.
FARGO — Someone playing Powerball in Fargo won $100,000 in the Wednesday, Oct. 24, drawing, according to North Dakota Lottery officials. So far, no one has claimed the money, officials said. Winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. The winning ticket was sold at the Holiday store at 2755 Brandt Drive. The ticket matched four white balls and the Powerball. The prize was $50,000, but because the player also bought the Power Play option, the ticket is worth $100,000.
BRAINERD, Minn.—A 43.5-inch pike caught by a member of the Women Anglers of Minnesota on Mille Lacs Lake set the first northern pike state record in the Department of Natural Resources' catch-and-release category. Angler Maddy Ogg caught and released the huge pike Oct. 6 during what she described as a cold and windy day of fishing, DNR officials reported. She and companions Mike Buckingham and Jenni Buckingham got an early start that morning, soon landing two fish at the same time.
RED LAKE, Minn. — The FBI is investigating the deaths of two men in Redby on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota on Sunday, Oct. 21. According to FBI representative Mike Kulstad, victims Dustin Barrett, 26, and James Rojas III, 32, were involved in the single incident. “It remains an active investigation,” Kulstad said. Kulstad could not confirm what circumstances surrounded the deaths.
OLIVIA, Minn. -- One person was killed in a head-on crash at 10:35 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 71 in Renville County in central Minnesota, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. The identity of the victim and others involved in the accident will be released Saturday morning.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota District Court Judge Gregory Anderson issued a temporary restraining order and injunction Friday, Oct. 19, against Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota on an issue of jailing immigrants, an ACLU press release states
DULUTH, Minn.—Last week's storm caused $18.4 million in damage along Lake Superior, according to Duluth city officials. Now the city is seeking emergency aid from both the Minnesota Homeland Security Emergency Management department and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Wind gusts of 50 mph swept across the northeast Minnesota on Oct. 10 as the strong fall storm brought large waves and flooding along Lake Superior's shore, battering the Lakewalk trail system in Duluth.