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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.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum was asked to leave the Senate floor this week for wearing jeans. The first-term governor, elected last fall, is well-known for more casual attire than most politicians, often favoring denim over a suit and tie.
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.
REEDER, N.D. -- Two men accused of using a meat cleaver and blowtorch to injure another man, as well as firing shots at him, in Hettinger County in far southwestern North Dakota made their initial appearances in Southwest District Court on Wednesday morning. Another man is being sought in the case.
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.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.—Police here are asking for the public's help tonight, in searching for a missing man. Eighty-year-old Orvin Sund went missing about 11 a.m. Tuesday Sund, who has dementia, was last seen about 4 p.m. on the outskirts of town. People have been looking throughout the day. Police tonight are asking everyone to check their property.
Forum Communications photographer from Mitchell, S.D, wins top international honor MITCHELL, S.D. -- One of the Forum News Service’s photographers who works at the Mitchell (SD) Daily Republic was recognized Monday night as the Pictures of the Year International’s Sports Photographer of the Year.
GRAND FORKS — Casey Ryan, a Grand Forks doctor and former president of Altru Health System, will fill a vacancy on the North Dakota Board of Higher Education. The appointment was announced Tuesday, Feb. 14, by Gov. Doug Burgum. A release from Burgum's office identifies Ryan as a past instructor, course director and assistant dean at the UND School of Medicine, as well as a member of its faculty academic council since 2015. Ryan's appointment fills a four-year term to a vacancy left by board member Kari Reichert, whose term ends in June.
DULUTH — The body of a Minnesota National Guard member reported missing this past weekend has been found. Joel Costa, a 32-year-old National Guard member from Fredenburg Township, did not report for duty Saturday morning. He was last seen in Superior, Wis., at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.
BAGLEY, Minn.—A 59-year-old Mahnomen man was killed in a snowmobile crash Sunday in Clearwater County. The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office received a call at 12:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, about an accident along McKenzie Lake Road in southern Clearwater County. When deputies arrived, they found Daniel John Stock, 59, of Mahnomen, dead at the scene, according to a release from the sheriff's office.