Joseph C. Hensel, a 61-year-old Sebeka man, was killed Monday when the semi-truck he was driving hit another truck at the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and Minnesota Highway 27 in Grant County. He was not wearing a seat belt. The Minnesota State Patrol said the other driver, Alan Lee Powell, 63, of Mexico, Missouri, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide treatment on select state lands in the Park Rapids Forestry Administrative Area to improve reforestation efforts. Treatments will begin now through approximately Sept. 15 for site preparation. Six sites for about 150 acres will be treated along with some mechanical site preparation for spring tree planting.
Five young people were injured, two seriously, when a side-by-side ATV rolled over near Bass Lake in Shell Lake Township Monday morning.A 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Office.
On Wednesday, May 24 at approximately 5:30 p.m. the Park Rapids Police Department and the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an SUV that had crashed into the front entrance of the Hugo's Grocery Store. According to the Park Rapids Police Department, the adult male driver appeared to have accidentally hit the accelerator rather than the brake pedal. The vehicle ran into the building nearly striking several pedestrians who were leaving and entering the store. No pedestrians were struck or injuries reported.
The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office is looking for information on a suspicious female in the Park Rapids area. The female has been going to homes and asking for directions. Before leaving she typically will ask to use the bathroom. If anyone has had this woman at their residence recently, please call the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office at 732-3331. A dispatcher will take your information and an investigator will follow up with you.
The Itasca County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating Danette Marie Andrist, 56, of the Warba area. Danette was last seen on Sunday night, Oct. 16 in the Warba area. It is unusual for her to be out of contact and authorities are concerned for her welfare. She is driving a 2012 silver four door Kia Forte LX with Minnesota plate 067JGK. Danette is described as 5-foot 5-inches, 170 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Please keep an eye out for Danette or her vehicle along roadsides, trails, parking lots, parks and other areas.