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MOORHEAD, Minn. — One man died Wednesday, March 29, after a crash between a sedan and a beet truck at the intersection north of Moorhead. Moorhead firefighters cut the roof off the car to extricate the man, who has not been identified, according to Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist. The front end of a bright blue two-door car was smashed and wedged under the front end of a tractor-trailer sugarbeet truck in the middle of the intersection roughly a mile south of Kragnes.
BRAINERD, Minn. — Human remains found Saturday night in a wooded area off Business Highway 371 south of Brainerd have been identified as those of Marc Welzant, a developmentally disabled man who went missing over two years ago, Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston stated in a news release.
GULLY, Minn.—No one was seriously injured Monday morning after an SUV broadsided a school bus carrying students in far northwest Minnesota.. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash occurred at about 7:23 a.m. when the driver of a 2006 Pontiac Torrent, which was traveling south on Polk County Road 2, did not stop at a stop sign and hit the school bus, which had been driving east on State Highway 92 and was turning onto County Road 2.
ANOKA — A jury on Thursday convicted a 28-year-old man who sped through a Blaine neighborhood last spring and fatally struck a man standing by a roadside mailbox. An Anoka County jury convicted Adam Joseph Rodman of Blaine on three felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide and a misdemeanor count of failing to stop for a collision. Prosecutors said Rodman was speeding on May 5 when he hit another vehicle, left the roadway, then hit the 39-year-old victim, Dani Morazan.
ST. PAUL—When Matt Lijewski pulled up to the Central High School Service Station in St. Paul on Sunday morning and saw the garage door was open, it crossed his mind that another staff member could be test driving a car. Instead, he found the school's auto repair shop ransacked. Thieves dumped out trash from the garbage cans and used those cans to carry out hundreds of tools worth about $30,000. They also stole Principal Mary Mackbee's 1998 Toyota Camry, which was at the shop to be repaired, plus about $2,000 of the shop's cash from a locked drawer.
BRAINERD, Minn.—Minnesota officials have revoked the license of a home daycare 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.
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.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday confirmed the first capture of an invasive silver carp on the St. Croix River east of the Twin Cities. The invasive species from Asia has been in the Mississippi River for several years but hadn't previously been confirmed in the St. Croix as the species continues its northward migration.
ST. PAUL—Stating that his case has become an "omnipresent spectacle," Jeronimo Yanez's defense attorneys are asking for his trial against manslaughter charges in Philando Castile's death to be moved out of the Twin Cities metro area. The request is rooted in what the St. Anthony police officer's team of attorneys describe as an onslaught of "slanted" media coverage that has dominated local newspapers and TV coverage since Yanez fatally shot Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights on July 6, according to a legal memo filed late Tuesday seeking a change of venue.
BEMIDJI, Minn. —Three individuals were injured early Sunday morning after a shooting in Bemidji. According to a news release from Bemidji Chief of Police Mike Mastin, the police department and Beltrami County Sheriff's Office received a report of two people with gunshot wounds at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center at about 4:16 a.m. Sunday. A 25-year-old female and a 28-year-old male, both Bemidji residents, were identified as victims. Officers later learned of a third victim, a 31-year-old male from West Fargo, N.D. None of the wounds were life-threatening.