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MORRIS, Minn. – A 32-year-old Morris man died after he was struck by a vehicle while fishing along the shore of Long Lake early Wednesday night, May 15, authorities said. The Stevens County Sheriff’s Department said Nicholas Hervin died from injuries he suffered when the vehicle struck him in an embankment, a release said.
FARGO — A red panda discovered missing from the Red River Zoo Thursday morning, May 16, was safely returned his indoor holding space early Friday after zoo staff found him in a tree close to the zoo's premises. Zoo staff realized Sheffield the red panda was missing during a routine inspection at around 8:15 a.m. Thursday, spurring a day-long search for the animal, which is a part of an endangered species native to forests on the steep mountain slopes of the eastern Himalayas.
A Brooklyn Park man is accused of running sex trafficking operations at hotels in Woodbury and Brooklyn Center while incarcerated in a county jail cell. Daniel David Ellington, 38, was charged in Washington County on two counts of sex trafficking and two counts of promotion of prostitution, according to a news release Thursday, May 16, from County Attorney Pete Orput. According to the news release:
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 20 U.S. representatives, including North Dakota Republican Kelly Armstrong, reintroduced a bill to the House Tuesday, May 14, that aims to combat the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women. The bill, known as Savanna’s Act , is named after 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a Fargo woman who was murdered in 2017 when her baby was cut from her womb.
MENAHGA, Minn. -- A driver is dead following a fiery crash in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 12, in Wadena County. The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 2:16 a.m. regarding a vehicle on fire upside down in a ditch in Shell River Township. Law enforcement and fire department personnel arrived on scene to find the vehicle engulfed in flames. As the fire department worked to extinguish the fire, a victim was located inside. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire and the victim was removed.
EMILY, Minn. -- A 42-year-old Fifty Lakes man was in serious condition Monday, May 13, at St. Cloud Hospital after blowing his hand off with homemade explosives at an Emily residence.
WASHINGTON -- Two Minot, N.D., brothers killed during the attack of the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor in 1941 have been accounted for, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said on Monday, May 13. Seaman 2nd Class Calvin H. Palmer, 23, and Navy Seaman 2nd Class Wilferd D. Palmer, 21, were among 429 crew members who died during the Japanese raid.
PINE CITY, Minn. - The Minnesota conservation officer who drowned in a Pine County Lake on April 19 was not wearing a life jacket when his DNR-issued boat made an abrupt turn, throwing him and a county deputy into Cross Lake, a sheriff's report said. The Pine County sheriff’s report on Thursday said Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn, 43, and Deputy Scott Grice were responding to a report of something suspicious in the water, possibly a person, in the lake where chunks of winter ice were still floating.
ST. PAUL - With Minnesota's new hands-free cellphone law going into effect in less than three months, state officials are still saying far too many drivers are using their devices behind the wheel. Law enforcement cited 1,927 motorists for texting and driving during a three-week enforcement period that ended April 30, compared with 1,576 during last year's two-week campaign, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said.
MERRIFIELD, Minn. — Seven deer originating from a deer farm in Merrifield tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health reported Wednesday, May 8.