• Deputies justified in fatal Hermantown shooting

St. Louis County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Kuhnly (left) and Timothy Russell Majchrzak prepare to shoot at each other on May 4 following a high-speed chase. Majchrzak was killed in the encounter. Prosecutors have determined that Kuhnly and Deputy Troy Fralich were justified in using deadly force. Photo / St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office
St. Louis County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Kuhnly (left) and Timothy Russell Majchrzak prepare to shoot at each other on May 4 following a high-speed chase. Majchrzak was killed in the encounter. Prosecutors have determined that Kuhnly and Deputy Troy Fralich were justified in using deadly force. Photo / St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office


St. Louis County sheriff's deputies were justified in using deadly force against a man who fled officers on a motorcycle and later exchanged gunfire with law enforcement, St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin said Wednesday.

Deputies Jason Kuhnly and Troy Fralich "were placed in a situation which necessitated the use of deadly force" against 37-year-old Timothy Russell Majchrzak of Hermantown, Rubin said in a news release.

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• Dickinson high school bond fails

Thousands of Dickinson Public Schools district residents voted on a $89M bond referendum to fund a new high school. Photo / Kayla Henson - The Dickinson Press
Thousands of Dickinson Public Schools district residents voted on a $89M bond referendum to fund a new high school. Photo / Kayla Henson - The Dickinson Press

Residents voted against a $89 million bond referendum to fund a new Dickinson High School Tuesday.

The uncanvassed vote count stands at 1,463 for and 2,470 against. To pass, a 60% supermajority is required; only 37% was achieved at polling close on Tuesday night.

The results will remain unofficial until the school board canvasses and certifies the results at a special school board meeting on Sept. 16.

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• Police prank scammer

Instead of $3,000 in Ipads ordered with stolen account information, one scammer will be receiving this collection of items thanks to Pequot Lakes Police Department. Photo / submitted photo
Instead of $3,000 in Ipads ordered with stolen account information, one scammer will be receiving this collection of items thanks to Pequot Lakes Police Department. Photo / submitted photo

The book “Snooki: A Shore Thing”, two packs of St. Patrick's Day Safe and Sober coasters, a stuffed convict, a broom head and a badge... that's what a professional scam artist will be receiving in the mail sometime soon instead of the $3,000 in Ipads they used a local victim's account information to order.

Police Chief Eric Klang said crimes like these are increasingly common. In this case, a victim likely received a message that looked like it was from his phone carrier asking him to log into his account. In reality, the login page was a fake, designed to trick the victim into typing in his account information.

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• Giant puffball mushrooms in Detroit Lakes

Bradley Refsland of Detroit Lakes found these three giant puffball mushrooms on Sept. 2 in residential woods within the Detroit Lakes city limits. Refsland said the giant puffballs are edible as long as they are creamy white inside. The largest was 13 inches across and weighed 8 pounds and 14 ounces. Photo / submitted photo
Bradley Refsland of Detroit Lakes found these three giant puffball mushrooms on Sept. 2 in residential woods within the Detroit Lakes city limits. Refsland said the giant puffballs are edible as long as they are creamy white inside. The largest was 13 inches across and weighed 8 pounds and 14 ounces. Photo / submitted photo

A homeowner cleaning out their garage in Mitchell, South Dakota, found a century-old German mortar shell. Shortly after they found it a neighbor brought over another one. It turns out neither mortar was actually live.

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