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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Officials in Beltrami County recovered a massive amount of stolen property July 10 after locating a vehicle in Blackduck that had been used in a residential burglary in Koochiching County, according to a press release. Authorities obtained a search warrant for the residence of David A. Pope, 53, of Funkley and found a large amount of stolen property that included lawn equipment, power tools, firearms and other household items that had been reported stolen during burglaries in Beltrami, Koochiching and Itasca counties.
DULUTH -- A motorcyclist was killed after striking a deer Wednesday morning in Duluth. The Duluth Police Department reported the motorcyclist struck the deer while traveling eastbound about 8 a.m. July 18 on Grand Avenue near Bessemer Street. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, died in the crash. Police haven’t released the motorcyclist’s name pending notification of the family.
DULUTH—Enbridge Energy is giving landowners more time to decide if they want the old Line 3 oil pipeline removed from their property after regulators approved a replacement for the aging pipeline last month. The Calgary-based company filed proposals to comply with conditions set on the certificate of need and route permit set by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, which approved the approximately 340-mile pipeline that will stretch across northern Minnesota to connect Alberta with Superior, Wis.
WARROAD, Minn. -- A Warroad man has been accused of sexually assaulting a young child inside a campground bathroom in Roseau County in far northwest Minnesota.
KIMBALL, Minn. -- A 56-year-old Lakeville woman was killed when the motorcycle she was driving collided with a pickup truck head-on west of Kimball in central Minnesota Monday afternoon, July 9. Sheri Sue Tilley was westbound on Highway 55 around 12:50 p.m. when her bike hit the left front tire area of the pickup, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Tilley, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene. The driver of the pickup, Matthew Diwi of Ramsey, 25, was hospitalized with injuries that were not life threatening. Kimball is about 20 miles southwest of St. Cloud.
HIBBING, Minn. -- A $25,000 reward is being offered in the investigation into a year-old homicide case in Hibbing, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said. Brian Nelson, 60, was killed sometime between July 8-10, 2017, inside his home behind The Bottle Shop liquor store, which he owned. His death happened during the annual Jubilee Community Festival in Hibbing.
BEMIDJI - Officials confirmed Wednesday evening that a tornado with 90 to 100 mph winds touched down in Bemidji earlier in the day. The EF1 tornado caused severe damage in certain areas of Bemidji, but reports of damage from the storm were reported around southern Beltrami County.
OLIVIA, Minn.—A 16-year-old driver was had to climb to safety after the car he was driving plunged into a crevasse after heavy rains washed out a road south-central Minnesota. The driver was wearing his seatbelt and the driver's airbag deployed as the vehicle stood nearly vertical in the gap left by the washed out culvert on a township road. The driver was able to escape on his own by crawling out of a rear door on the 2002 Buick Park Avenue, according to Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable.
ROSEAU, Minn. -- A three-wheeled motorcycle flipped after the axle broke, leaving a Strathcona, Minn., man seriously injured near here.
SLAYTON, Minn. — Residents in southwestern Minnesota are stacking sandbags and bracing for more rain after torrential downpours washed out roads and flooded basements. On Tuesday, Lyon, Redwood and Murray counties were dealing with headaches after an estimated 8 to 10 inches of rain fell overnight in some places.