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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Unseasonably warm temperatures and steady rainfall have prompted local and state officials to urge caution when venturing onto ice this week. As of Tuesday, a pickup truck had broken through ice near the shore of Lake Bemidji and was towed off the lake by early afternoon.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A 56-year-old Detroit Lakes woman has been identified as the person who died Saturday, Feb. 18, after a train struck her. Lynn Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene. Detroit Lakes police and paramedics responded about 9 p.m. to a report of a pedestrian struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe oil train near Washington Avenue and U.S. Highway 10. Upon arrival at the scene, officers and paramedics found the victim on the railroad tracks. Traffic on the rail corridor through Detroit Lakes was stopped for several hours.
GLENWOOD — Five people were injured in a head-on crash with an ambulance Saturday afternoon on Minnesota Highway 28 just west of Glenwood. The Minnesota State Patrol said a 2005 Dodge Stratus was westbound on Highway 28 when it went into the ditch, the driver apparently overcorrected and went back onto the highway into the eastbound lane, hitting the ambulance head on.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A woman is dead after being hit by a train in Detroit Lakes. At around 9 p.m. Saturday, Detroit Lakes police and paramedics responded to a report of an accident involving a pedestrian at a crossing at Washington Avenue and U.S. Highway 10, which is within sight of the town’s train station and downtown. Upon arrival at the scene, officers and paramedics found the victim just west of Washington Avenue on the railroad tracks.
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.
WHEATON, Minn.—A Stevens County sheriff's deputy acted in self-defense when he shot and killed an Evansville man last year, a prosecutor has decided. Jay Johannes Holmgren was shot and killed Oct. 28 in Traverse County in far western Minnesota after he led officers on a 50-mile chase from Donnelly in Stevens County to Minnesota Highway 27 near Wheaton in neighboring Traverse County.
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.
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. — A 60-year-old Pequot Lakes man was killed Thursday morning, Feb. 16, when the truck he was driving hit a semitrailer head-on on Highway 371, south of Pequot Lakes.
Kittson County, Minn. -- A young woman was taken to the hospital after a truck rolled on top of her. Minnesota State Patrol says 20-year-old Tierny Knapp of Lancaster, Minn. was going south on Highway 75 just outside of Humboldt, Minn. around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night. She lost control, slid onto the shoulder and rolled. The truck ended up on its wheels with Knapp underneath. She was taken to Altru hospital, but is expected to be ok.
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.