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WALKER, Minn. -- A Bemidji man found dead at the International Eelpout Festival on Feb. 25 died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office released the cause of 21-year-old Sam Schooley’s death Wednesday, March 7, more than a week after Schooley’s body was found in a fish house on Leech Lake.
BEMIDJI, Minn.-- A group home employee was charged with third-degree assault Wednesday after allegedly hitting a developmentally disabled resident in the face and also fracturing his rib. Connor Michael Shea, 27, was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 27, one day after the alleged assault. He appeared in court Wednesday morning and has since been released from the Beltrami County Jail.
WILTON, Minn. -- A man was injured and a horse was killed in a Wednesday, Feb. 28, car crash in Wilton in northwest Minnesota.
GRAND FORKS -- After a week of hints, it’s official -- Metallica is coming to the region. The band’s WorldWired Tour will play the Alerus Center in Grand Forks on Sept. 8, according to a news release. It’s been almost 30 years since the band played in the city. The heavy metal rock band will also have shows in Minneapolis on Sept. 4, Sioux Falls, S.D., on Sept. 11 and Winnipeg on Sept. 13.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A 47-year-old northwest Minnesota man who has been convicted of drunken driving at least six times appeared in district court Monday, Feb. 12, facing two felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian near Pine Point last Thursday. Bruce Allen Basswood, 47, of nearby Ponsford is accused of hitting and killing Joshua Charles Jones, 21, of Ponsford as he was walking on Pow Wow Highway, about a half mile east of Pine Point. Pine Point is about 25 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes in Becker County.
ST. PAUL—A Red Lake, Minn., man was sentenced Friday, Feb. 2, to 30 years in federal prison in the deaths of two people on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Jared Daniel Jones, 23, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the second degree, according to a release Monday, Feb. 5, from the office of U.S. Attorney Gregory Booker. Jones was sentenced to 360 months in prison by Senior Judge Donovan Frank in U.S. District Court in St. Paul on Friday.
RED LAKE, Minn.—Two people were found dead of possible drug overdoses Friday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwest Minnesota.. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety received a report Friday morning of two possible overdose victims located at a Red Lake residence, according to a release posted to the Red Lake Police Department's Facebook page. When emergency personnel and law enforcement arrived, the victims—an adult male and an adult female—were deceased, the release said. Their names are being withheld pending notification of family members.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Law enforcement officials are trying to piece together the circumstances that led to an unidentified woman being dropped off at the Naytahwaush Clinic in northwest Minnesota with a gunshot wound on Tuesday. The woman has only identified herself with a nickname, and investigators believe she is from outside this area, Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier said Wednesday, Jan. 10.
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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Smoking caused a mobile home fire that killed two people in Alexandria on Jan. 5, according to authorities. The Alexandria Fire Department, the Alexandria Police Department and the State Fire Marshal completed the investigation and said the fire at Viking City Mobile Home Park at 1611 6th Avenue will be classified as accidental.