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RED LAKE FALLS, Minn.—A 2-month-old baby in Red Lake Falls is on life support after a care provider found the child was not breathing, investigators said Thursday. The girl was taken Wednesday evening to Sanford Hospital in Thief River Falls before being airlifted to Sanford's Fargo division, according to the Red Lake County's Sheriff's Office. It's unclear what caused the incident, but the child's care provider called the Sheriff's Office to report the baby wasn't breathing, according to a news release.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Columnist and former Fargo TV anchor Nicole Phillips and her daughter, Jordan, appeared on The Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family” to talk about Cozys for the Cure, Jordan’s project to raise money for breast cancer research by selling hand-sewn coffee cup sleeves. The episode aired Wednesday morning, June 20, and will be rebroadcast at 11 a.m. Thursday.
MELROSE, Minn. -- A teenager suspected of setting fire to a historic church in Melrose confessed to the crime in early June, ending more than two years of investigations into the 2016 fire that destroyed the church as well as a German-made wood altar that was installed there in 1899.
REMER, Minn.—The Cass County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a 76-year-old man Monday, June 18, on Upper Menton Lake near Remer in north-central Minnesota. The sheriff's office received a report of a possible drowning at 6:27 p.m. When deputies and responders arrived they were able to recover the body of the man. Deputies learned the man was swimming when he went under the water for an extended period of time.
ADRIAN, Minn. — An Adrian police officer has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly threatening to kill an individual during a family argument involving alcohol. Richard D. Bruns, 43, of Adrian, in the southwestern corner of state, has been put on paid administrative leave indefinitely while the matter is being looked into, Adrian Police Chief Shawn Langseth confirmed Tuesday morning, June 19.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.. — An arrest warrant has been issued for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from a community work assignment in Becker County. The Becker County Sheriff's Office said Ricardo Daniel Gomez, 41, of Willmar was reported absent from his assignment around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Gomez was being housed at the Becker County Minimum Security Annex in Detroit Lakes and was part of the Institution Community Work Crews.
BACKUS, Minn. -- The boater whose body was recovered from a Cass County lake Wednesday has been identified as Ronald Reinhart, 69, of Canton, Ga. The driver of the boat was also identified as James Bifulk, 67, of Maplewood, according to a news release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Reinhart’s body was recovered from Hay Lake, located in Ponto Lake Township northeast of Backus Wednesday afternoon, June 13, about a day after the sheriff’s office received a report of two people thrown from a boat.
ST. PAUL -- Eleven people were killed, including five on motorcycles, over the Father’s Day weekend, making it the deadliest weekend on Minnesota roads in the past 19 months, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Monday, June 18. An off-duty Blaine police officer and his wife were killed in one of the eight fatal crashes. Steve and Susie Nanney, both 51, of Ham Lake, died Friday night when their motorcycle collided with a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old in Elk River.
REMER, Minn. -- Minnesota’s first all-female Bigfoot research team will visit Remer, Minn., July 7 for the town’s annual Bigfoot Days festival. The seven women who make up the SquatchHers group, formerly known as SHE-Squatchers, will hold one of their “Squatch Chats” during the event. They will also man a booth at the festival.
WILLMAR, Minn. – The former general manager of the Little Crow Country Club near Willmar in central Minnesota was granted a stay of adjudication Friday in his criminal case for stealing almost $300,000 from the club while employed there. Samuel Dean Drodofsky, 57, of Spicer, in April agreed to plead guilty to one count of felony theft. He was ordered Friday to serve 180 days in the Kandiyohi County Jail followed by 15 years of supervised probation.