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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.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Lise Kruse to lead the state Department of Financial Institutions, his office said Monday, Oct. 23. Kruse will succeed Robert Entringer, who previously announced he'll retire from the Cabinet post Nov. 30. Kruse was hired as a financial institutions examiner in the department in 2004, and has been chief examiner of banks since 2011. Kruse's appointment will require state Senate confirmation.
CRYSTAL SPRINGS, N.D. - The Crystal Springs rest area on eastbound Interstate 94, approximately nine miles west of Medina, has closed temporarily closed due to maintenance issues. The rest area will remained closed until further notice, the North Dakota Department of Transportation said Saturday, Oct. 21.
FOREST RIVER, N.D. - A semi driver hauling grain escaped injury Thursday, Oct. 19, after a bridge collapsed over the Forest River in rural northeast North Dakota. Melvin Armbrust of Forest River had driven the six-axle semi across the 11-ton county bridge causing it to collapse and spill a majority of the grain into the river, said the North Dakota State Patrol in a release Friday.
DULUTH -- Police have identified a Duluth woman who was found severely burned in the city’s Fond du Lac neighborhood on Thursday. Jaclyn Arnold, 24, remained in critical condition at a Minneapolis hospital on Friday afternoon as a criminal investigation continued, said Deputy Chief Laura Marquardt.
RICE LAKE, Minn. -- Authorities say the 24-year-old Duluth woman who went missing following an early Friday incident in the city of Rice Lake has been found safe. Neighbors on the 5100 block of Howard Gnesen Road reported a woman later known to be Chassie Lee in a blanket asking for help, said a St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office news release.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The Duluth Police Department is seeking witnesses after a woman was found severely burned on State Highway 23 near Lake Superior College’s Fire Training Center.