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MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of firing 11 rounds from a pistol on Main Street in this northwestern Minnesota community. Mahnomen County sheriff's deputies and White Earth police officers responded to a report of shots fired at 8:19 p.m. on Sunday, May 12. The suspected shooter, Chase Gagnon of Mahnomen, was taken into custody without incident, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
FARGO — The U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota on Wednesday, Jan. 30, because of worsening weather conditions related to Polar Vortex Jayden. Postal operations are also being suspended in Iowa, western Wisconsin and western Illinois. Retail operations at local offices will be available, but may be limited. There will be no mail pickup from businesses or collection boxes. There also won't be residential or commercial package pick-up services.
FARGO — North Dakota authorities are warning drivers that black ice may be present on many roads, especially in high traffic areas. Black ice forms from the moisture tracked onto roads by vehicles and their exhaust systems. When temperatures drop rapidly, the moisture freezes into a smooth, nearly invisible surface, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a news release Tuesday, Jan.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Four people were taken to a Park Rapids hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 71 at the intersection with Jade Rose Drive about 3:14 p.m. Sunday, April 8, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Jason Michael Voxland, 18, Fosston, was driving a 2007 Ford Expedition northbound on Highway 71 when he fell asleep, the report said. The Expedition then crossed the center line and struck, nearly head on, a southbound 2006 Dodge Ram pickup pulling a boat and trailer, the Patrol reported.
CORMORANT TOWNSHIP, Minn. — The body of a Lake Park, Minn., man who was missing for nearly two weeks has been recovered. The Becker County Sheriff's Office said the body of Eric Sheldon Hambleton, 29, was found about 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, in an area of Spring Creek in Cormorant Township. Hambleton was last seen near the township March 10, and his family reported him missing March 15.
MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. — An unidentified dead man was found lying in the front yard of a Naytahwaush, Minn., home on Thursday, March 22. The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office stated in a media release that the department received a call shortly before 2 p.m. of a resident saying there was a man in her yard. The man was taken to Grand Forks, N.D., for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
OKLEE, Minn. — Two snowmobile crashes were reported Saturday, Jan. 27, during the first day of a two-day race through two northwestern Minnesota counties. The Red Lake County Sheriff's Office reported two snowmobile crashes happened between 11 a.m. and noon Saturday within 1 mile of each other. Authorities said one of the drivers was taken by ambulance to a hospital. It was unknown Saturday if the driver in the other accident was injured. No other details, including the conditions of either driver, were reported Saturday.
MOORHEAD — A woman who earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit theft in connection with thousands of dollars worth of collectables stolen from a Barnesville home, including Nazi memorabilia, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 25, in Clay County District Court to 21 days in jail, time she was given credit for already having served. Amber Hedstrom, 27, of Detroit Lakes, was also ordered to pay fines and fees totaling $1,160, though she will be allowed to satisfy $1,000 of that by doing community service work. Other charges Hedstrom had been facing were dismissed.
LEON TOWNSHIP, Minn.—One person was killed and another injured Saturday, Sept. 23, when a pickup truck rear-ended a horse-drawn buggy near here. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the accident happened at 7:38 p.m. on State Highway 92. A Ford F-350 and a horse-drawn Amish buggy were southbound on the highway when the pickup driver didn't see the other vehicle until it was too late and hit the back of the buggy. A passenger in the buggy, 23-year-old Elsie Yoder, of Clearbrook, Minn., was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo and died from her injuries.
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