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HALLOCK, Minn. - A party animal showed up a little early for happy hour Thursday in Hallock. An Eagles Club employee spotted a deer trying to get in the front door. The employee wanted to see if it was okay so he went in the back door. When he got to the front, the deer was trying to get through the glass. The deer wandered away after a few minutes.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — The January death of a Montevideo 11-day-old baby is now being investigated as a homicide, police said Thursday. Feb. 16. In a news release, Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher said the baby died Jan. 18 at the Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital. The baby had been transported there by family around 10 p.m. Rescue attempts by hospital staff were unsuccessful. An autopsy at the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Anoka followed, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was called in to assist with the investigation.
ST. HILAIRE, Minn. — A Thief River Falls, Minn., woman is dead after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday in Pennington County. Mary Louise Reierson, 62, died of injuries she received in a crash that happened at 4:50 p.m. about 2 miles north of St. Hilaire, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. She was driving a 2013 Chrysler Town and Country north on Minnesota Highway 32 when she met a southbound 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Julie Rose Good, 18, of Thief River Falls.
BAGLEY, Minn.—A 59-year-old Mahnomen man was killed in a snowmobile crash Sunday in Clearwater County. The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office received a call at 12:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, about an accident along McKenzie Lake Road in southern Clearwater County. When deputies arrived, they found Daniel John Stock, 59, of Mahnomen, dead at the scene, according to a release from the sheriff's office.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A driver found sleeping in his vehicle on Interstate 94 Friday morning, Feb. 10, led officers on a chase that topped 110 mph through Douglas and Pope counties. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office did not identify the suspect, who was arrested after his vehicle was stopped using spike strips. The chase started after a deputy responded to a report of a vehicle parked in the right lane of Interstate 94 at 6:09 a.m.
DEER CREEK, Minn. – A 2-year-old boy is the only survivor of a head-on car crash Sunday afternoon, Feb. 5, that killed two drivers near here in Otter Tail County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The boy, Mason Mousseau of Wadena, was hospitalized after the crash, but his injuries were not life-threatening, the patrol said. The crash happened about 3:18 p.m. on state Highway 29 two miles east of Deer Creek, southwest of Wadena.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A man facing an attempted murder charge was at large Friday night after shooting at a state trooper, kidnapping a baby and crisscrossing northeast North Dakota in multiple stolen vehicles, authorities said. The North Dakota Highway Patrol and other agencies have been looking for 23-year-old Daniel Michael Two Hearts since late Thursday.
BEMIDJI — Students at Cass Lake-Bena schools went home early Thursday after school district staff heard of a bomb threat there. Superintendent Rochelle Johnson said students at the school district’s combined high school and middle school building were evacuated two miles away to the district’s Area Learning Center after she heard of the threat at about 10 a.m. Thursday. Students in all grades were released at 11:30 a.m. School continued as normal at the district’s elementary building, Johnson said, except for the early release.
BAUDETTE, Minn. — Investigators have released the name of a Baudette man who was fatally hit by a car while he was kneeling in the middle of the road this weekend near Lake of the Woods. Nicholas Marcel Hoffman, 39, died after a 2003 Buick Century driven by 36-year-old Jon Bryan Haney of Rochester, Minn., hit the pedestrian around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, according to a crash report from the Minnesota State Patrol.
WASHINGTON — Approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline easement to cross Lake Oahe is “imminent,” members of North Dakota’s Congressional delegation said Tuesday, Jan. 31. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer informed him Tuesday he has directed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the easement needed to complete the pipeline. Hoeven released the statement after meeting with Speer and Vice President Mike Pence. Hoeven spokesman Don Canton said the easement is expected within days.