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EAGAN, Minn. -- Authorities have identified a 26-year-old Rosemount woman who was killed when the vehicle she was riding in crashed into a tree Monday night, June 4. Isabelle Marie Nappi was a passenger in a Volkswagen Routan when it went off the westbound Highway 13 ramp to southbound Cedar Avenue around 10:15 p.m., the State Patrol said. The driver, Mohamedoqadar Alinoor, 30, of Savage, was wearing a seat belt and sustained injuries that were not life-threatening, the State Patrol said. Nappi was not wearing a seat belt.
GRAND LAKE, Minn. -- A 34-year-old man died after he was struck by a Canadian National train in Grand Lake Township Tuesday night, June 5. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that the man was struck on the tracks on the 7000 block of Munger Shaw Road at about 11:40 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s name wasn’t released pending notification of the family. The incident remains under investigation, authorities said.
BENSON, Minn. – The body of a missing fisherman, whose unoccupied boat was discovered over the weekend in a west-central Minnesota lake, has been found. According to the Swift County Sheriff’s Department, the body of Ricky Longnecker, 60, of Appleton was recovered at around 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, on the south side of Lake Oliver. The lake is located north of Appleton.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A martial arts fighter from Hawley has been sentenced to 32 months in state prison in St. Cloud for a brutal assault on another fighter while tubing on the Otter Tail River near Detroit Lakes last summer. Jamie Lee Lampi, 28, was sentenced in Becker County District Court last month for felony third-degree assault.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and Attorney General Lori Swanson have sued Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, alleging it illegally markets a fentanyl painkiller. The suit filed Wednesday, May 30, claims the company allowed fentanyl, an opioid it sells, to be used for conditions not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration and in higher doses than allowed. It is only approved for pain in some cancer patients.
PLUMMER, Minn. -- Authorities on Tuesday, May 29, released the identity of a 45-year-old man killed in an ATV crash that happened about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Plummer in far northwest Minnesota. The Red Lake County Sheriff’s Department said James Congdon was riding the ATV home from a neighbor’s house about four blocks away when his 2008 Kawasaki overturned while he was negotiating a corner. He was not wearing a helmet, said the sheriff’s department.
MILWAUKEE — Adam Thielen has never had a bobblehead made in his likeness. So two bobbleheads for the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver is worth a head nod or two. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled two officially licensed bobbleheads of the Detroit Lakes, Minn., native. One is in his Minnesota State, Mankato college uniform and the other as a Viking.
CRYSTAL, Minn. -- Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one hospitalized Wednesday night, May 23, in this eastern Twin Cities suburb. The individual is being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a statement.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota will use extra law enforcement to target speeding motorists July 6-22, the Department of Public Safety announced Thursday, May 24. Authorities say Memorial Day through Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads.
LITCHFIELD, Minn. — A central Minnesota man faces multiple charges, including criminal vehicular homicide, in connection with a fatal crash May 4 at a highway intersection north of Grove City. Blake Lee Ahlbrecht, 60, of Grove City is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol when his van failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a semi at the intersection of Minnesota Highway 4 and Meeker County Highway 16.