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ST. PAUL -- Round Lake in Otter Tail County is the latest body of water in Minnesota to have zebra mussels. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said zebra mussels were found on equipment being removed for the season on Round Lake’s eastern shore. The DNR said no additional zebra mussels were discovered during a follow-up search on several other areas of the lake. Nearby, but not connected, Rush Lake had a confirmed case of zebra mussels last year. Both lakes are about eight miles south of Perham.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- An 18-year-old man died early Sunday morning, Sept. 29, after an apparent fall at a Bemidji State University dorm. Bemidji Police were called to Tamarack Hall at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, where they found a bleeding 18-year old male who “appeared to have been the victim of a fall from a high elevation,” according to police department staff. Life-saving efforts by officers and university public safety personnel were unsuccessful.
WASHINGTON — Watch live as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before senators on allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—A 25-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested Tuesday night, Sept. 25, after a high-speed chase through Bemidji resulted in his vehicle crashing into a tree and another vehicle. The driver, Donald Negron, was arrested for feeling a peace officer, criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm and third-degree DWI, Bemidji police said in a news release. According to Bemidji police, an officer tried to pull over the vehicle at 11:52 p.m. The vehicle was not using headlights or taillights.
Getting outdoors to hunt squirrels, rabbits and other small game is the focus of Minnesota's Take a Kid Hunting Weekend this Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23. During the weekend, adult Minnesota residents accompanied by a youth younger than age 16 can hunt small game without a license but must comply with open seasons, limits and other regulations, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has the lowest adult obesity rate among Upper Midwest states despite an increase of 0.7 percent from 2016 to 2017. Iowa has the highest percentage at 36.4 percent, followed by North Dakota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Minnesota's adult obesity rate of 28.4 percent also ranks the lowest amongst 12 Midwest states, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a news release.
FARGO — Humor writer David Sedaris will appear at the Fargo Theatre for a show next year. Sedaris, known for his humorous personal essays and short stories, most recently released "Calypso," a collection of 21 essays, in May. Promoter Jade Presents announced this week that Sedaris will be at the Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway N., for an 8 p.m. show Tuesday, April 30. Reserved-seating tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, for $45. An online-only presale will take place 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, using a password from the Jade Presents app.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- An 87-year-old Brainerd man is dead following a crash south of Brainerd between the all-terrain vehicle he was driving and a minivan Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash at 2:33 p.m. on the 11000 block of County Highway 45 in St. Mathias Township. According to a sheriff’s sergeant, the driver of the side-by-side ATV, identified as Wayne Thiesse, apparently attempted to cross the road and was struck by a southbound minivan, driven by Troy Hanson, 54, of St. Cloud.
ST. PAUL -- The arrest of one woman with a blood-alcohol content of 0.21 driving to a dentist’s office with her 3-year-old child in Alexandria was just one of 1,369 such arrests Minnesota law enforcement made during a campaign targeting drunken drivers. Extra drunken driving enforcement Aug. 17-Sept.2 yielded just one less arrest than last year’s campaign total, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said in a news release. Authorities issued 1,244 seat belt violations, a drop of 286 from the 2017 campaign.
ST. PAUL—Tobacco use among Minnesota high school students increased for the first time in 17 years and state health officials attribute the rise to the popularity of e-cigarettes. The Minnesota Department of Health has now issued a health advisory regarding the latest evidence that early nicotine use increases the risks of addiction for youth now and later in life.