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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and Attorney General Lori Swanson have sued Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, alleging it illegally markets a fentanyl painkiller. The suit filed Wednesday, May 30, claims the company allowed fentanyl, an opioid it sells, to be used for conditions not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration and in higher doses than allowed. It is only approved for pain in some cancer patients.
DULUTH — Two teenagers were rescued from Lake Superior Friday afternoon, May 25, off of Park Point after their inflatable raft drifted too far out to safely return. The call came in at about 2:24 p.m. of two women on an inflatable raft in Lake Superior that was approximately a half mile out from shore near the 2100 block of Minnesota Avenue. They appeared to be unable to swim back to shore, according to authorities. The Duluth Fire Department and U.S. Coast Guard made contact with the pair and brought them back to shore.
CANNON FALLS, Minn. -- A couple were held at gunpoint in their home in Cannon Falls Township Tuesday morning, May 22, and robbed of cash and belongings, authorities said. The suspects, described as two black males in their 20s, reportedly rang the doorbell at the William and Wanda Carlstrom residence about 8 a.m. When the man answered, the suspects
CLOQUET, Minn. -- Authorities are investigating the death of a worker at paper and pulp mill in Cloquet on Tuesday, May 15. “We are shocked and saddened to confirm the death of Mr. Ryan Martin,” Sappi corporate spokeswoman Olga Karagiannis wrote in an email Wednesday. “Sappi is investigating and working with authorities to understand the cause of death.” The company did not offer any further information on the circumstances of Martin’s death. Cloquet Police Department and Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry officials also did not immediately have further details.
Janette Bower will be taking over the administration of the Wadena City Government May 29 replacing Brad Swenson, who has held the job since 1988. Swenson, who has worked for the city more than 43 years, was a clerk and the city finance director prior to taking over the administrator's position.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli related to romaine lettuce from the Yuma region. The Minnesota Department of Health is working with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and public health agencies in other states to investigate an outbreak. Information on the national outbreak can be found on CDC's and FDA's websites.
LENGBY, Minn. -- A 19-year-old man who went missing this weekend in rural Polk County in northwest Minnesota has been found dead. The body of Benjamin Daniel Widseth was found at 2 p.m. Monday, according to a news release issued late Monday afternoon by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement did not say where he was found or how he died, though no foul play is suspected in the case.
SOUTH ROUND LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. — Two people were killed and two others were injured Friday, April 20, in an early morning single-vehicle crash near here. The Becker County Sheriff's Office said it got a report shortly before 2 a.m. Friday of a crash on county Highway 35 west of Ice Cracking Lodge. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names won't be released until family is notified, according to a news release.
PERHAM, Minn. -- A 21-year-old Pine River man is custody after two people were killed at a rural Perham home early Tuesday, April 17. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the deaths as homicides. Sheriff’s deputies responded at 5:17 a.m. to a call of an assault at the home, Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons said in a news release. When deputies arrived, they found two people dead, he said.
ALASKA TOWNSHIP, Minn. -- Officials say a Bemidji woman died Tuesday night in a rollover crash on Highway 89 while fleeing from law enforcement. According to a news release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at the 5600 block of Alps Court NW in Eckles Township. The victim identified Traci Jolynne Cloud, 24, of Bemidji, as his attacker.