• Deputies justified in fatal Hermantown shooting
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.
• Dickinson high school bond fails
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.
• Police prank scammer
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.
• Giant puffball mushrooms in Detroit Lakes
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.