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ST. PAUL -- A Minneapolis man was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday for selling heroin in the Bemidji area and two co-defendants will also serve time in a case officials described as the “largest heroin seizure in northern Minnesota.”
NEW HOPE, Minn. — Law enforcement confirmed Monday, April 10, that they've recovered the body of a missing New Hope man from the Mississippi River near Grey Cloud Island. The Washington County Sheriff's Office retrieved the remains of 22-year-old Adam Alexander Clark after a tugboat operator spotted them around 7:30 p.m. Saturday near river mile marker 827, according to a release from Sgt. Sara Halverson.
FERGUS FALLS - No one was injured when a train derailed west of Fergus Falls early Sunday morning, officials said. The Otter Tail County Dispatch said that around 5 this morning, multiple rail cars hauling grain derailed about five to six miles west of Fergus Falls by the Fergus Falls airport on Highway 210. Officials say Otter Tail Valley Railroad was working to clean the area and to get all the cars back on the track.
DETROIT LAKES - A registered level three sex offender fled Detroit Lakes briefly Friday afternoon before authorities were able to recapture him shortly thereafter. Robert Thomas Baca, 41, fled Detroit Lakes at approximately 4:30 p.m. today, breaking his terms of release from prison. Officers responded immediately, finding him roughly 30 minutes later north of Detroit Lakes near Brandy Lake. Baca was then brought to the Becker County Jail's maximum security center.
Man drowns in Carlton County lake CLOQUET, Minn. — The body of a 67-year-old man was recovered from a Carlton County lake on Thursday after he apparently fell into the water while canoeing and drowned. The Carlton County Sheriff's Office reported that it received a call at 6:19 p.m. Thursday reporting that the man — who was from Eden Prairie, Minn., but was visiting family property in the Bob Lake area of Sawyer Township — "hadn't been in contact with his family for a period of time."
ITASCA STATE PARK, Minn. -- An unidentified individual fled on foot from law enforcement following a traffic stop Wednesday evening in Itasca State Park, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office.
DULUTH, Minn.—The first oceangoing vessel to reach Duluth this shipping season was celebrated Monday with the traditional ceremony to mark the milestone. The Lake Ontario took on a load of wheat at Riverland Ag/Duluth Storage on Rice's Point on Monday, after officially passing beneath the Aerial Lift Bridge on Sunday evening. Dignitaries including Duluth Mayor Emily Larson gathered aboard the ship on Monday for the ceremony, presenting the crew with several gifts.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will have a chance to keep their vehicle after someone else is convinced of drunk driving in it. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law Monday, April 3, protects an innocent vehicle owner when someone else uses it without permission or knowledge. Existing law allowed the vehicle to be forfeited even if the owner was not the driver.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — A man is dead and an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after a shooting Thursday in Grand Rapids.