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LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office continues to ask for the public’s assistance in the investigation of Terrence “Terry” Brisk’s death on Nov. 7, 2016. The sheriff’s office joined with the statewide nonprofit Crime Stoppers of Minnesota to invite the public to come forward easily and anonymously with any information about the case, a news release stated.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota DFL party chairman Ken Martin, after a successful 2018 campaign, announced Thursday, Nov. 8, that he will seek re-election to the post. His party won the governorship, two U.S. Senate seats, six of eight seats in the U.S. House, all state constitutional offices and took back the state House.
FARGO — Authorities have released the identity of a motorist who died after being involved in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday, Nov. 7, on Main Avenue, only blocks from downtown Fargo. Lois Koehler Fritz, 88, was taken to the hospital after police responded the crash at 2:48 p.m. Wednesday, Fargo police said in a news release.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Kandiyohi County Attorney Shane Baker said he intends to file charges Thursday morning in the homicide of David Medellin Jr. of Willmar. Two suspects are in custody and being held on suspicion of second-degree murder and second-degree murder – liability for crimes of another.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — An autopsy has been ordered for the victim of a fatal pedestrian-train incident that happened in Moorhead on Monday, Nov. 5. A person was hit by a train about 4:28 p.m. on tracks near the intersection of 14th Street and Main Avenue. The train stopped after the incident and traffic in downtown Moorhead was affected for several hours.
FARGO -- The Missouri Valley Football Conference’s agreement with ESPN is sure to cause issues for fans wanting to watch the North Dakota State at Missouri State football game on Saturday, Nov. 10. It will only be available on ESPN-plus, the premium subscription service available on ESPN.com. It will not be televised on the North Dakota NBC Network, which carries the other 10 Bison regular season games. Fargo station KVLY is part of the NBC network.
ALBERTVILLE, Minn. — The former publisher of several nationally recognized fishing publications and websites will lead Forum Communications Co.’s expansion of its outdoors coverage. Steve Hoffman began Monday, Nov. 5, as Forum Communications Co’s outdoors editor. He will be based in Albertville and work for Forum News Service, which is operated by the family-owned company. Forum Communications owns properties in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
A Jamestown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting his ex-wife as she sat in her car in Jamestown. Kevin Michael Hoff, 27, entered the plea before Judge Troy LeFevre in Southeast District Court. He is charged with Class AA murder in the death of Nicole Gututala, 25, on May 12. A presentence investigation has been ordered in the case.
MITCHELL, S.D. -- A 23-year-old Mitchell man has been arrested, authorities say, for intentionally causing a vehicle crash, hitting a woman in the face, leaving the scene of another crash and then stealing a pickup and shooting a handgun toward an occupied vehicle.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Second-degree murder charges are pending against two individuals who were arrested late Monday afternoon, Nov. 5, in the homicide death of David Medellin Jr. The body of the 24-year-old Willmar man was found Wednesday in a plowed field near Willmar in central Minnesota and on Friday law enforcement said Medellin’s death was being investigated as a homicide.