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BEMIDJI -- One Bemidji Area Schools student was airlifted and five others removed by ambulance from the scene of school bus accident this morning.
FARGO — A 24-year-old who died Sunday, April 30, after crashing his motorcycle into the side of a car at 45th Street and Interstate 94 had a history of reckless driving, including being clocked at 140 mph on a motorcycle on I-94 in Fargo last year. Police on Monday identified Tanner Beighley of Fargo as the driver of the motorcycle that struck a car exiting I-94 at 45th Street at about 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Beighley was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died. The driver of the vehicle he struck wasn't seriously injured.
WILLMAR — As a measles outbreak in Minnesota widens, Kandiyohi County health and emergency preparedness officials are urging parents to make sure their children are vaccinated. As of Thursday afternoon, April 27, the Minnesota Department of Health had confirmed 28 cases in Hennepin County and one in Stearns County. All were among children under age 5, most of them unvaccinated.
Detroit Lakes, Minn. - The weather postponed nearly every event on the local sports calendar on Tuesday, April 25, save one. Tuesday was the usual league night in Frazee, Minn., for the trap shooting competition. Trap shooting is the fastest growing sport in Minnesota, with nearly 11 thousand kids from 343 high schools participating this year. Joel Sipper shows how this hidden away sport is becoming the new craze in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
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."