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WABASHA, Minn. -- The human remains found July 14 in the Mississippi River were that of David John Sheridan, a boater who had been missing since late-April, the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office announced Friday, Sept. 7. The remains were identified by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension through a DNA match, according to the Sept. 7 news release. Sheridan, 61, of Pepin, Wis., had taken his Dragonfly sailboat for a test run on Lake Pepin and was reported missing after the boat was found unoccupied the following morning.
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PEQUOT LAKES, Minn.—A 48-year-old north-central Minnesota man died after the motorcycle he drove collided with a pickup truck Friday afternoon, Sept. 7. The Pequot Lakes Police Department responded to the crash at 3:44 p.m.on a county highway. According to a news release, the crash occurred when a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado traveling eastbound made a left turn in front of an oncoming 2018 Ducati motorcycle. The pickup truck, driven by a 69-year-old Pine River man, hit the motorcycle.
DULUTH — Prosecutors said there was “no evidence of a dispute” and the man they allege shot and killed Scott Pennington this weekend in downtown Duluth was “cold and calculated” in his actions. Jamal Tyshawn Jackson was formally charged with second-degree murder on Thursday, Aug 6. Jackson will remain in jail on $750,000 bail.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—A final report from the federal agency investigating an air ambulance helicopter crash in Alexandria showed pilot error as the ultimate cause of the crash. Three crew members were injured in the crash about 2 a.m. Sept. 17, 2016. No patients were on board. The helicopter operated by North Memorial Air Care had taken off from Brainerd and was destined for Douglas County Hospital but diverted to Alexandria Municipal Airport as heavy fog developed.
GRAND FORKS -- A man allegedly shot himself in the head and called 911 from a picnic area of a Grand Forks park Friday afternoon, Sept. 7. Officers were called to Riverside Park for a self-inflicted shooting shortly after 1:30 p.m. Grand Forks Police Sgt. Travis Benson said the man, whose name has not been released, called 911 himself. The man was still alive when police arrived and was transported to the hospital. Benson said to his knowledge no one else was around the park when the shooting occurred.
WADENA, Minn.—The Wadena County Sheriff's Office has received information regarding counterfeit currency being passed in the Wadena County area as well as Cass County. The currency was recently used in Nimrod and turned into a bank in Pine River, according to Sgt./Investigator Amy Ament with the Wadena County Sheriff's Office. No Wadena County business has reported the counterfeit currency yet, Ament said. Ament is working with the U.S. Secret Service on the matter.
LINTON, N.D. — The superintendent of the Linton school district issued a written apology to Saturday’s football opponent after students there burned an effigy with an opposing team player’s number on it before the homecoming game against Oakes. A video shows an effigy, with the number Oakes football player, Dalton Nelson, hanging from a basketball hoop. The students then lit it on fire.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A man suspected in an armed robbery of a Jamestown gas station is in custody, Jamestown police said. Police Chief Scott Edinger said Travis James Allcock, 34, Valley City, was taken arrested in Minnesota’s Clay County Friday morning, Sept. 7. The Jamestown Superpumper was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash at knifepoint early Wednesday.
BISMARCK -- A Burleigh County resident initially thought to have measles has now tested negative for the disease, the North Dakota Department of Health said in a news release Thursday afternoon, Sept. 6. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ran a subsequent test on the sample, per protocol.