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DULUTH -- A 54-year-old Duluth man is facing his 11th DWI charge in St. Louis County. Todd Alan Murphy was charged in State District Court on Tuesday with two counts of first-degree driving while impaired and one count each of driving after cancellation, possession of an open container and no proof of insurance. The DWI, a felony, carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and/or a $14,000 fine.
SHAKOPEE, Minn.—The Shakopee Police Department says it received a tip on the whereabouts of missing Cass Lake teen Jeremy Jourdain. On a post to its Facebook page, the department said they received a tip on Tuesday that Jourdain was "seen in the 'projects' from someone claiming to be from Shakopee." Jourdain was 17-years-old at the time of his disappearance. He was last seen the night of Oct. 31, Halloween, in the Nymore neighborhood of Bemidji.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Howard Lake, Minn., woman was killed after the motorcycle she was a passenger on crashed while running from police Tuesday night on Highway 89. The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened at about 6 p.m. on Highway 89 northwest of Bemidji after the driver of the motorcycle fled the scene after a traffic stop.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Supreme Court announced it will offer live streaming video of oral arguments beginning next week, when justices will hear a case the state Legislature filed against Gov. Mark Dayton after a veto of funding. In a press release, the Supreme Court said offering live video of arguments is "an effort to increase public access to the work of the state's highest court." The court will continue to post recorded video of oral arguments. Both live and recorded video can be found online by visiting www.mncourts.gov/SupremeCourt .
BISMARCK—Cheri Giesen, the executive director of Job Service North Dakota, will resign next month to "pursue other opportunities," Gov. Doug Burgum announced Tuesday, Aug. 22. Giesen was first appointed to her position in June 2014 by then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple before Burgum reappointed her last December. The state's workforce agency has about 160 employees and nine regional offices. Giesen's last day on the job will be Sept. 5, according to a news release. State Labor Commissioner Michelle Kommer will also lead Job Service North Dakota during an interim period.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party has hired Scott McNeil as its executive director, the party announced Tuesday, Aug. 22. McNeil previously worked in fundraising for a Washington, D.C., firm and in field operations in southern Illinois for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He has also helped run multiple statewide campaigns in Massachusetts, according to a news release. McNeil succeeds outgoing executive director Robert Haider.
Authorities were called to a campsite inside Brainerd International Raceway early Saturday morning after a man was found dead. Deputies were dispatched about 2:30 a.m. Saturday to BIR to investigate the death, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported. Upon arrival, deputies located an unresponsive male. Resuscitation was attempted, but was unsuccessful. It was determined the man died by suicide. The man's body was transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office. The raceway hosted the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals over the weekend.
MERRIFIELD, Minn.—A 32-year-old Lindstrom man was arrested Friday after crashing his vehicle while transporting his severely burned 10-year-old son to the hospital in north-central Minnesota.. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported the incident occurred at 10:04 p.m. Friday on the 11000 block of Sorenson Lake Road, south of Merrifield. The boy was burned after falling into a fire, the sheriff's office reported. While driving his son, the man lost control of the vehicle and struck a power pole, ending up in a swampy area.
SEOUL — A U.S. Navy investigation is now underway into how the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker three times its size off the Strait of Malacca early Monday morning, Aug. 21, as the search for 10 missing sailors continues. The guided-missile destroyer is now at the Changi Naval Base in Singapore, and photos show it has a large hole in its side at the waterline.
LAKE METIGOSHE STATE PARK -- A motorcyclist is dead after fatally crashing their bike near Lake Metigoshe on Saturday, August 19th. 28-year-old Derek Thompson of Rolette was driving west on Highway 43 when he failed to account for a curve on the road and went into the north ditch. Thompson then struck a sign support post and flew off the motorcycle. Thompson wasn't wearing a helmet and died from the injuries.