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UNDERWOOD, Minn. — The Otter Tail Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 1-month-old baby that occurred over the weekend. Authorities believe the death was accidental, though an investigation is ongoing, the sheriff's office said in news release. Shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, the sheriff's office received a 911 call reporting that the baby was unconscious and not breathing at a home in the 31000 block of County Highway 1 in Underwood.
DULUTH — Nearly three-dozen fishermen were rescued from an ice floe on Superior Bay Saturday Morning, Dec. 1. According to the Duluth Fire Department, 36 fishermen and their equipment were stranded on the ice around 10:40 a.m. when strong northeast winds caused the ice to break away from Park Point.
BENA, Minn. -- Police say a woman in this north-central Minnesota town died after suffering multiple stab wounds they believe were inflicted by her adult son. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Joy Marie Matthews, 54, was found unresponsive early Wednesday, Nov. 28, at a residence in Bena, which is located 35 miles east of Bemidji on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.
BEMIDJI -- One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in Bemidji. According to Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin, the shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. after a traffic stop at the intersection of 30th Street NW and Ridgeway Avenue.
VIRGINIA, Minn. — A Virginia police officer shot and killed a person Tuesday evening, Nov. 27, after responding to a report of suspicious activity.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — At a meeting last week, the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners were introduced to a proposed ordinance to raise the legal tobacco buying age to 21. The county’s Public Health Division Director, Cynthia Borgen, said 17 Minnesota cities and counties have raised the tobacco purchasing age to 21.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- A man was killed in a Thief River Falls construction accident earlier this month. An employee was pinned between an I-beam and lift while installing bolts at the Digi-Key construction site at 601 Barzen Ave. S. on Nov. 6, said James Honerman, communications director for Minnesota OSHA. The man was severely injured and brought to the hospital, Thief River Falls Police Chief Dick Wittenberg said. The man died sometime last week, according to Wittenberg.
HAGER CITY, Wis. - Authorities on Monday identified the Red Wing, Minn., man killed in a two-vehicle crash in rural Hager City. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said 42-year-old Matthew Parker died in the crash, reported at 12:13 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. He was pronounced dead on the scene by the Pierce County medical examiner.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - A drive-by shooting, with no injuries, was reported shortly before midnight Friday, Nov. 23, in Hudson Township southeast of Alexandria. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, a caller reported hearing several gunshots and a vehicle leaving an area near County Road 17 and County Road 31, northeast of Forada and southwest of Nelson, at a high rate of speed.
PIERZ, Minn. — A 64-year-old Waverly woman died Tuesday, Nov. 20, after the car she drove struck a semitrailer and an SUV, sending five people, including two young children, to the hospital.