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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Authorities say a 14-year-old Detroit Lakes girl died Wednesday afternoon while hiking on a trail on the west shore of Lake Tahoe in California when she fell 50 feet off a trail. Chloe Conn had just finished the eighth grade at Detroit Lakes Middle School. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said she fell about 12:05 p.m. during a hike on the Vikingsholm Trail and suffered major injuries.
Daryl Lies, the president of NDFB, will join the "Jay Thomas Show" at approximately 2:35 p.m. Thursday to talk about issues that are now popping up because of the North Dakota 2013 SB2211 animal cruelty law. Daryl says these issues should be concerning for everyone that owns an animal--including as a pet and on the farm. Daryl will take your phone calls at 293-9000 or 1-888-970-9329 or you can email the show at email@example.com . Click here to listen live.
GRAND FORKS — A red 1977 farm truck hauling hay avoided rear ending another vehicle on an Interstate 29 exit ramp by hitting the ditch and ultimately losing its load on Wednesday, May 31. The truck driver has not yet been identified as the crash remains under investigation, but according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at 5:53 p.m. when the truck and vehicle ahead of it were on a southbound I-29 exit.
FARGO – A 23-year-old Texas man who spent 10 months in jail was acquitted of rape charges Tuesday, May 30, by a Cass County District Court jury. Jonel Sanchez of Harker Heights, Texas, was charged with Class A felony gross sexual imposition in August, accused of raping a woman in a south Fargo hotel July 31.
WARROAD, Minn. - At least one victim remains hospitalized in a Memorial Day crash involving a group of American Legion members on their way to a cemetery to honor fallen soldiers in Roseau County. Dan McKinnon, 95, an Olympic silver medalist in 1956 in Italy and member of the University of North Dakota men's hockey team from 1947-50, is hospitalized with severe injuries, according to American Legion members.
STREETER, N.D. — The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in a car Saturday morning, May 27, after a fire burned the vehicle at a rural residence near Streeter. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said there is an ongoing investigation into the body and the cause of the fire, which probably happened sometime early Saturday morning. The residence where the car and body were found is located 6 miles northwest of Streeter on 50th Avenue Southeast.
WARROAD, Minn. - Three people had to be airlifted for treatment at a Grand Forks, N.D., hospital after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Roseau County Roads 5 and 12 late Monday morning, May 29, according to Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust and the Minnesota State Patrol. Gust, contacted at home, said he did not know the extent of the injuries of those airlifted. He said that those airlifted were among eight American Legion members in a van.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Detroit Lakes police plan to analyze phone records as they investigate to a bomb threat hoax that shut down Wal-Mart on the city’s west edge on Memorial Day as vehicles were backed up along busy U.S. Highway 10. Just after 1 p.m. Monday, the store received a phone call that, according to reports, alleged a bomb threat.
DULUTH — One person was killed and four others were injured in a single-vehicle crash early Monday, May 29, in Solway Township west of Duluth. Alcohol is believed to be a factor and charges are possible against the driver, authorities said. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that deputies responded to the crash at the intersection of Canosia and West Arrowhead roads at about 3:50 a.m. A vehicle with five occupants left the roadway and overturned, authorities said.
HARWOOD, N.D.—Southbound travelers on Interstate 29 were delayed Friday evening after a semi trailer caught fire near Fargo. Several agencies responded around 6:30 p.m. to the blaze about a half mile south of Harwood. A 2014 Peterbilt semi driven by 53-year-old John Nelson was southbound on the interstate when the semi trailer's wheels started on fire, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Thick smoke reduced visibility and law enforcement closed down the southbound lanes of I-29 to prevent other vehicles from being set ablaze.