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March 17, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Invasive silver carp found in St. Croix River; Former Duluth teacher sentenced on child porn, gun charges
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday confirmed the first capture of an invasive silver carp on the St. Croix River east of the Twin Cities. The invasive species from Asia has been in the Mississippi River for several years but hadn't previously been confirmed...
March 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
March 15, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Three injured in shooting in Bemidji; Ottertail homeowner charged with arson
BEMIDJI, Minn. —Three individuals were injured early Sunday morning after a shooting in Bemidji. According to a news release from Bemidji Chief of Police Mike Mastin, the police department and Beltrami County Sheriff's Office received a report of two people with gunshot wounds...
March 15, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 14, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Woman sentenced for drugs found in bra; U of M Medical School's research ranking slips
GRAND FORKS—A Crookston, Minn., woman will spend more than three years behind bars after police found in her bra heroin she intended to sell. Cynthia Esquivel, 45, was sentenced Monday, March 13, in Grand Forks District Court for possessing heroin with intent to manufacture...
March 14, 2017 - 1:00pm
March 13, 2017
Minnesota roundup: ATV crash injures two in north-central Minnesota; Missing Perham girl found safe
ATV crash injures two in north-central Minnesota NELSON, Minn.—Two people from Nelson were injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash Saturday evening in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded at 5:34 p.m. Sunday to a report of an overturned ATV near Nelson,...
March 13, 2017 - 10:00am
March 10, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Law professor's rape case dropped; Deer goes through windshield, injures NW Minn. driver
MINNEAPOLIS—Hennepin County prosecutors on Thursday dismissed rape and stalking charges against a University of Minnesota law professor, saying they could not verify the accusations of his former girlfriend. Francesco Parisi, 54, was arrested in February and charged with first-degree...
March 10, 2017 - 9:40am
March 9, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Rep. Peterson roars to 'Hotdish Off' win thanks to bear meat; Deputy commerce official arrested in prostitution sting
MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Collin Peterson clawed his way to culinary excellence with his "Right to Bear Arms" bear-meat hotdish, winning the seventh-annual Minnesota congressional delegation "Hotdish Off" competition Wednesday, March 8. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., started the event as...
March 9, 2017 - 9:56am
March 8, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Minnesota man faces 20 counts of child pornography; Former company exec admits swindling more than $100,000
ST. PAUL—A man is accused of storing and sharing scores of pornographic images of children after investigators traced a flagged Skype account to his St. Paul address, charges say. Benjamin Aaron Festa, 35, was charged via warrant this month in Ramsey County District Court with...
March 8, 2017 - 11:03am
March 7, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Pair of tornadoes in Minnesota could be record; Man admits killing his wife, leaving kids to find her body
ZIMMERMAN, Minn.—A pair of tornadoes reportedly touched down in Minnesota on Monday as a band of severe weather moved through the Midwest. If confirmed, the tornadoes would be the earliest in the state's recorded history. The storm system largely missed the Twin Cities, which...
March 7, 2017 - 10:03am
March 6, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Pilot seriously injured in crash in central Minnesota; Five sent to hospital in two-car crash
PAYNESVILLE, Minn. — A pilot was seriously injured when his small, experimental plane crashed Saturday afternoon in a field near the Paynesville...
March 6, 2017 - 9:18am
March 3, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Handgun permit holders increase by nearly 60 percent; shooting suspect arrested in far western Minnesota
WILLMAR, Minn.—There are now 265,728 valid permit-holders for handguns in Minnesota, an increase of 59 percent over 2105, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension report on Wednesday, March 1, said...
March 3, 2017 - 9:30am
March 2, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Police say man kidnapped estranged wife from her workplace; man dies after skid loader submerges in manure pit
WILLMAR, Minn. — Police say a 38-year-old Cosmos man hit his estranged wife with his vehicle as she left her Willmar workplace Wednesday morning, abducted her and drove away from the area. The woman was found safe, but injured. The man is now in custody at the Kandiyohi County...
March 2, 2017 - 1:00pm
Fugitive arrested by U.S. Marshals in Vermillion Township
A 29-year-old man convicted of burglary and domestic assault had violated his parole and was using an assumed name when he was arrested Feb. 13 in Vermillion Township by U.S. Marshals. Joseph Thomas Hawkinson, of Crystal, Minn., had an outstanding arrest warrant from the Minnesota...
March 2, 2017 - 5:30am
March 1, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Deputy hospitalized after squad hits cow; Dayton heads to prostate surgery
KANABEC COUNTY, Minn.—A sheriff's deputy for Kanabec County in east central Minnesota was taken to the hospital after he hit a cow with his squad car. Deputy Daniel Steven, 30, was looking for a cow reported on the road. As Steven was on patrol, the cow ran out of the ditch...
March 1, 2017 - 10:28am
February 27, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Man injured in Becker County snowmobile accident; Baby found safe after possible abduction
MANY POINT LAKE, Minn.—A man was injured here and airlifted to a Fargo hospital Sunday, Feb. 26, after being ejected from his snowmobile. The Becker County Sheriff's Office responded at 5:20 p.m. to a snowmobile crash on Many Point Lake, which is northeast of Detroit Lakes....
February 27, 2017 - 9:27am
February 25, 2017
Eureka Township man convicted of three felonies in hit and run death
After two and a half days of deliberating, a Scott County jury on Feb. 24 convicted Matthew Keely Hartley of three felonies connected to a hit...
February 25, 2017 - 8:59am