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BRAINERD, Minn. -- A 26-year-old Pierz, Minn., man was killed in a crash amid snowy and icy conditions Friday morning on Highway 25 just south of Brainerd.
Vice President Mike Pence will speak from Minot Air Force Base today. The speech is scheduled to begin at about 2:20 p.m. Related: Vice President Pence to visit North Dakota air base We will carry live coverage of Pence's speech beginning at 2 p.m. You can find the live stream on our live video page.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota was selected as the second most bicycle friendly state in the nation this week. According to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the League of American Bicyclists released the ranking, putting the North Star State in second and Washington in first. States coming behind Minnesota were California, Oregon and Massachusetts. The ranking was based on multiple indicators including: Infrastructure and funding that provide safe places to bike. Education and encouragement programs that promote cycling.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Highway Patrol is urging motorists to travel with care Thursday and Friday. High winds are expected across the state, while winter storm conditions are possible in eastern North Dakota. During inclement weather, high-profile, long-load type, and permitted over-dimensional vehicles have restricted travel, the patrol said in a news release Oct. 26. State law restricts movement for these vehicles when wind or other conditions may cause the vehicle or attachment to swerve, whip, sway, or fail to follow in the path of the towing vehicle.
BISMARCK — North Dakota's governor and senior senator will join Vice President Mike Pence when he visits Minot Air Force Base Friday, Oct. 27. Pence, a Republican, will meet with base leadership and address the airmen. The base is home to both B-52 bombers and intercontinental ballistic missile silos. "It's important for the administration to be familiar with the good work of our airmen and understand the importance of maintaining a credible and modern nuclear force to counter threats like North Korea and Iran," Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said in a statement.
MITCHELL, S.D. — The names of the people involved in a fatal crash Saturday, Oct. 21, near Mitchell have officially been released. Along with Tracy Morehead, who died from injuries sustained in the crash, 37-year-old Mitchell resident Brent Klinger sustained minor injuries and 33-year-old Ashley Klinger, also of Mitchell, sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
ST. PAUL—About 100 Minnesota law enforcement agencies will accept unneeded prescription drugs Saturday, Oct. 28. "There were more opioid-related deaths last year than the year before,' state Attorney General Lori Swanson said. "Safely disposing of prescription drugs that are no longer needed keeps them from being diverted or abused, or being accidentally swallowed by children,"
PROCTOR, Minn. — A man’s body was recovered Tuesday, Oct. 24, from a swampy area near Proctor, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported. The body was found shortly after 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Ugstad and Stark roads in Midway Township, just west of the Canadian National railyard in Proctor.
PINE RIVER, Minn. -- A 40-year-old Nisswa man was apprehended Sunday, Oct. 22, after leading Minnesota authorities on a pursuit that began in Morrison County and ended in Cass County with speeds reaching 100 mph. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the 45-minute pursuit began at 12:30 a.m. Sunday when the suspect stopped for having a tail light out fled north on State Highway 115 near Camp Ripley in Morrison County. The suspect led authorities through Crow Wing and Cass counties, before the pursuit ended north of Pine River.
BELCOURT, N.D. — The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Council voted to remove its chairman for alleged misconduct Monday, Oct. 23. The vote was unanimous, with seven of the council's nine members present for the meeting, according to a copy of the resolution posted on a tribal government Facebook page. Wayne Keplin, the ousted chairman, was not present. Keplin's ouster is effective immediately. Council Vice Chairman Roman Marcellais has been the acting chairman amid the leadership turmoil.