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BRAINERD, Minn. -- Minnesota officials have revoked the license of a home day care in Brainerd after a 3-year-old wandered away and was not reported missing for an hour. The Minnesota Department of Human Services revoked the license of Susan Caird after finding her responsible for child neglect in the incident. Caird is the owner of Krafty Kids Kare, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill written to drop electrical cooperatives and municipal utilities from Minnesota Public Utilities Commission oversight. The governor said the bill, written by Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, would eliminate protections Minnesotans enjoy when the PUC regulates their electric operations. "I have heard from many Minnesotans in opposition to this bill," Dayton wrote in his veto letter. The governor told of a farmer who could not settle a dispute with his cooperative, but once the PUC got involved it was resolved.
LAKE ANDES, S.D. — An accidental shooting killed a 11-year-old Wagner boy Sunday, officials say. Officials with the Charles Mix County Sheriff’s office confirmed they responded to an incident of a shooting involving a juvenile between Lake Andes and Marty. Officials ruled it accidental. According to an obituary from Crosby Jaeger Funeral Home, 11-year-old Landon Martin died of an accident on March 19. No other information was available.
WARROAD, Minn.—A Canadian woman who was detained at a Minnesota port of entry Sunday, March 19, had a half-ounce of marijuana stashed inside her, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said. CBP officials say a 26-year-old woman from Big Island, Ont., was crossing into the U.S. at the Warroad with two other Canadian citizens when the car was selected for a secondary inspection. The woman's name was not released by CBP.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D.—State Highway 1806 will reopen to regular traffic at noon Tuesday, March 21, officials announced. The highway, which closed in late October following Dakota Access Pipeline protests, has been reopening in phases. At noon Tuesday, all pilot cars and traffic barriers will be removed between Fort Rice to the Cannonball Bridge. The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Morton County Sheriff's Department will continue increased patrols in the area. Motorists are reminded to obey all traffic regulations posted in the area.
MANKATO, Minn. -- A 4-year-old boy has died after his clothing caught on a hook at a Mankato thrift store on Saturday, Mankato police said. Around 5:40 p.m., March 18, police and medical responders were called to the Again Thrift & More store after the boy was found unresponsive in a dressing room. While a relative was using a dressing room, the 4-year-old crawled underneath another dressing room door and once inside, had his clothing get caught on a hook, police Cmdr. Daniel Schisel said.
ST. CLOUD — Two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured when a semi rear-ended a taxi in the city limits of St. Cloud. The crash happened on southbound Highway 10 at the intersection of Saint Germain Street around 7:20 a.m. on Saturday, March 18. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Dodge Caravan operating as a taxi was stopped at a red light when a Freightliner semi came up from behind and rear ended the van.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Two people -- one of whom is a juvenile -- were arrested Friday, a day after allegedly escaping the scene of a standoff near Cass Lake. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office initially said they were searching for two juveniles following the hours-long Thursday-morning incident. The release, sent Friday, March 17, said a 16-year-old juvenile and a 22-year-old male were arrested.
MINOT—Seven finalists have been selected for the annual North Dakota Mr. Basketball award. KyJuan Johnson of Minot, Tronis McKay from Four Winds-Minnewaukan, Jacob Mertens of Devils Lake, Dickinson's Aanen Moody, Logan Nelson from Northern Cass, Jake Paper from Fargo Davies and Fargo North's Siman Sem are up for the senior award, presented by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. The winner will be announced after the Class B boys state championship game in Minot on Saturday night.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – The board of Amnesty International USA says it has “serious human rights concerns” about the treatment of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents on or near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The organization’s board of directors recently wrote a letter to North Dakota’s governor and attorney general calling on state officials to investigate the use of water hoses and chemical irritants used against protesters and arrests the organization said involved excessive force.