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WILLMAR, Minn. — A 29-year-old man was seriously injured over the weekend in a tree-cutting accident in rural Kandiyohi County in central Minnesota. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office said the man was cutting down the tree Saturday when it fell and struck him. The accident was reported shortly after 3 p.m. in the 6000 block of 150th Avenue Northwest.
SPEARFISH, S.D.— Five children died in a house fire over the weekend in a multi-family home and apartment in the Black Hills city of Spearfish. The children --ages 6 to 11—were found in the two-story home after the fire call at about 4:20 a.m. on Saturday. Several adults escaped, but they were unable to rescue the children, some of whom had just moved into the home. Officials in the town of 11,000 tucked in the western South Dakota hills called it just an unspeakable horror.
BECKER COUNTY, Minn. -- Two men riding an ATV fell through a frozen lake in this western Minnesota county Tuesday evening. The Becker County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident at 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, according to a press release from Sheriff Todd Glander. The incident happened on Height of Land lake, about a half mile from the south access.
Class 1A Minneapolis North 93, Red Lake 46 MINNEAPOLIS — An early 27-3 run by Minneapolis North turned out to be indicative of the entire Class A boys basketball quarterfinal game, as the Polars eased away from Red Lake 93-46 on Thursday, March 23. North forced 12 first-half turnovers en route to building a 62-29 lead. A running clock was used in the second half.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A woman died Wednesday, March 15, from injuries suffered in an apartment fire in south Moorhead. According to a report released by Moorhead Fire Chief Rich Duysen: Moorhead firefighters were called about 10:42 a.m. to a fire at a 12-unit apartment complex at 804 24th Ave. S. When fire crews arrived about 10:46 a.m., they found smoke coming from a garden level apartment.
STURGIS, S.D. -- The City of Sturgis and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has developed a new website. The SturgisMotorcycleRally.com website has been redesigned to offer enhanced user-friendly navigation with a new look. "When visitors, vendors, and sponsors are planning their Sturgis Motorcycle Rally experience, it’s very important that they find the information they need quickly",” said Jerry Cole, rally and events director.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Rep. Collin Peterson clawed his way to culinary excellence with his “Right to Bear Arms” bear-meat hotdish, winning the seventh-annual Minnesota congressional delegation “Hotdish Off” competition Wednesday, March 8. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., started the event as a way to bring the delegation together and celebrate a state tradition.
RUGBY, N.D. -- On the fourth attempt, an Amtrak train carrying 111 passengers that was stuck almost 13 hours in a 25-foot northern North Dakota snowbank was on its way to other eastward stops on Wednesday. Three attempts failed earlier in the day after heavy snow and two days of fierce winds plugged the tracks with a 200-foot long snowbank.
ST. PAUL—Bald eagles are migrating back to Minnesota a few weeks early because of the warm February. People could see the birds in large numbers over the next few weeks as the warmer days melted much of the snow cover with ice breaking up along rivers and lakes, said Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer, a nongame wildlife specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in the New Ulm office.
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A former doctor with Indian Health Services on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been charged with sexually abusing minors there for 12 years. Stanley Patrick Weber, 68, of Spearfish, S.D., has been indicted by a federal grand jury for aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse, and sexual abuse of a minor. He denied the charges Wednesday in an appearance in federal court.