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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lake property owners are urged to carefully check boats and trailers, docks and lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage. The state Department of Natural Resources said this is important as new zebra mussel infestations were initially reported by people making fall inspections of docks, boats and boat lifts. The DNR recommends these steps for lake property owners:
STURGIS, S.D. -- Official attendance for the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was released Thursday showing an estimated 480,000 people attended the 77th annual event in August, up from last year. Last year’s estimate was 448,000 visitors.
BACKUS, Minn. -- The Cass County Sheriff’s Office continues to pursue tips in an attempt to locate the suspect involved in the Sept. 16 home invasion case in which a homeowner shot at the intruder who fled the scene in rural Backus in northern Minnesota.
ST. PAUL -- A 14-year-old girl walked down the hallway of a St. Paul apartment building on her way to a relative’s unit when two men grabbed her and raped her, authorities say. One of the men, Adrian Raymaar Keys, was charged this week in connection with the sexual assault, according to a criminal complaint filed against him Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court. The 41-year-old St. Paul man faces one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
PINE RIVER, Minn. -- An 18-year-old Pine River man was killed in a rollover crash at 3:37 a.m. Friday on Cass County Road 42 in rural Pine River.
SOURIS, N.D. -- A northern North Dakota farmer’s 3-year-old son fell out of his tractor on Tuesday morning and got run over by the rear tires. Killed in the accident two miles north of Newburg was Burke Henry.
CASS LAKE, Minn. -- A $3.3 million federal grant has been awarded to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to build a veterans cemetery in Cass Lake in northern Minnesota. The grant will fund the construction of a main entrance, a combined administration and maintenance facility, roads, an assembly area, a committal shelter, 419 casketed sites, 32 cremains gravesites, 64 columbarium niches, a memorial wall, a memorial walk, landscaping, and supporting infrastructure.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is the happiest state in the U.S., according to a study by personal finance website WalletHub. The criteria used to make the joyous announcement were lowest share of adult depression, highest adequate sleep rate, highest sports participation rate, lowest suicide rate, fewest work hours, lowest long-term jobless rate, highest income growth, highest volunteer rate, lowest divorce rate and safest place to be.
ST. PAUL -- A 13-year-old girl called 911 this week to report she got out of her mother’s vehicle and was scared because the woman was driving drunk, according to St. Paul police. Officers found Kristin Rae Clouse on Wednesday about noon. Her eyes were watery, her speech slurred, and her breath smelled of alcohol, according to a complaint filed in the Ramsey County District Court.
Although the hurricanes have been a long way from North Dakota and the Upper Midwest, its effects are still being felt across the region via the way of gas prices. Since Hurricane Harvey decimated southern Texas where refineries are abundant, gas prices have climbed about 20 cents in the past few weeks. Hurricane Irma isn't expected to have much of an effect, so AAA spokesman for North Dakota Gene LaDoucer expects gas will drop back down at least 10 cents to 15 cents within the next few weeks. With winter approaching, prices are likely to stay down or drop even lower.