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MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said Monday that it was a coincidence that a bullet went through a window at his Mendota Heights home early Saturday. Leslie said his home near Minnesota 13 and Sylandale Road was not targeted, and that no one was injured. “This is a whole different Monday if I’m targeted and my family is in danger,” he said. “My family was still in danger a little bit, but it was a random shot up in the air and it hit my house. It could have been anyone’s house down the block.”
ST. PAUL — They were words a Muslim American certainly did not want to hear: "We deported your wife and kids." A few hours later, the message changed: "The kids are fine. ... But mom will be sent back." Still more hours later, the final message became good news: "Congratulations! Your wife and kids will be released."
BAUDETTE, Minn. — A Baudette man who was kneeling on the road was fatally hit by a car late Sunday, Jan. 29, near Lake of the Woods.
ROLLA, N.D. - Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy Colt Allery was fatally shot and three other deputies are on paid administrative leave after a vehicle chase turned deadly Wednesday. Rolette County Sheriff Gerald Medrud said Allery, 29, had been working with the department for about three months. He previously worked for the Rolla Police Department and as a tribal police officer before joining the Sheriff’s Department.
OTSEGO, Minn. -- Three students were injured when a pickup driver passed through a school bus stop sign this morning and struck them in this north Twin Cities metro community, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office said. Around 6:50 a.m., law enforcement and medical personnel responded to calls that several pedestrians were hit as they were about to load an Elk River School District bus.
BEMIDJI — A Garfield, Minn., snowmobile enthusiast was on his way to fulfilling a lifelong dream Sunday when things suddenly went very wrong north of Blackduck. According to his CaringBridge website, Brad Klinkner, his son Adam and a good friend were planning to fulfill Brad’s dream of snowmobiling from the Iowa state line to the Canada border, and then across the entire state of Minnesota. The group reached the Bemidji area in northern Minnesota on Sunday.
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VINELAND, Minn. — A 20-year-old man involved in an armed home invasion and assault late Thursday night in northern Mille Lacs County was shot and killed by a responding sheriff's deputy, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported Friday. According to the preliminary investigation, at 10:50 p.m. Thursday four men broke into a home on the 17000 block of Ookweman Loop in Vineland, on the southwest side of Mille Lacs Lake, with plans to carry out a robbery. Three of the men wore masks and one carried a sawed-off shotgun.
ST. PAUL — A Grand Rapids man pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government property Friday after prosecutors say he stole thousands of black spruce tree tops from the Chippewa National Forest. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger's office, Joseph Leon Edminster, 70, entered a plea before a U.S. district judge in St. Paul. Edminster stole more than 2,700 of the tree tops between October 2008 and October 2014, the release said.
KENNEDY, Minn.—Residents of Kennedy in Kittson County experienced a brief water outage around midnight Friday, Jan. 13, due to a freeze-up in their water tower. Kennedy Mayor Todd Truedson said the town has been able to pull water from the North Kittson Rural Water system to make up for the gap in service from the offline tower. Workers from the rural water system and the city's maintenance crew were inspecting the tower before noon Friday to determine the extent of the freeze.