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HIBBING, Minn. -- The Hibbing Police Department responded to a call regarding a dead body Monday afternoon in the 2400 block of First Avenue in Hibbing, the police department reported. Police arrived around 4:39 p.m. to find the body of a deceased man, and called in Hibbing investigators due to the “suspicious circumstances” surrounding the death. Investigators requested additional assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Grand Forks County — Two people are injured after a crash on Highway 32 in Grand Forks County at 11:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 8. Benancio Martinez, 25 of Rio Grande City, Texas was driving southbound on ND Highway 32 when he collided with Perry Brintnell, 61 of Fordville, ND who was backing out of a field on the west side of the highway. Both vehicles then left the roadway and went into the ditch.
FARGO -- A child is hospitalized at Sanford Children’s Hospital here after being run over by a trailer in a parade in central Minnesota’s Wadena County. The accident happened about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, on Highway 87 near Juniper Avenue in Menahga, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
HEWITT, Minn. -- A Breckenridge, Minn. man was hurt when the car he was driving hit two horses that were standing on a highway in Todd County in central Minnesota. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened just west of Hewitt around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 8.
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. — An American eel — far, far away from its natural home in the North Atlantic Ocean — was found in a southwest Minnesota lake late last month. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources fisheries workers conducting a lake survey on Cottonwood Lake about 16 miles southwest of Granite Falls captured a female, 37.4 inch American eel in their trapnet late last month.
BISMARCK—The former head of the Minnesota Department of Transportation will take on the same role in North Dakota, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Friday, July 7. Thomas Sorel, the Minnesota transportation commissioner from 2008 to 2012, has been appointed director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Burgum announced. He succeeds Grant Levi, who retired in May after almost four decades in the department.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - The man who escaped a Devils Lake jail Thursday evening is back behind bars. Police were warning the area about 25-year-old Seth Suko. He's a registered sex offender and was considered a danger to the public. It's unknown where or exactly when he was found. Police say Suko broke out around 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Names of have been released in the ATV rollover accident that injured several children, including two seriously, on Sunday near Bass Lake near Detroit Lakes. According to the Becker County Sheriff’s Department, the driver, 14-year-old Cael Eysted of Morris, Minn., and passenger 13-year-old Chalee Eysted, also of Morris, were airlifted to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale near the Twin Cities.
FARGO -- A man has been severely injured after a firecracker went off in his hand outside a downtown Fargo bar. According to Fargo police, crews were called to the 600 block of NP Avenue, near the No Bull restaurant about 8:11 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, for the report of a fireworks incident. Officers said a 46-year-old man found a firework in the parking lot located to the west of the restaurant, picked it up and lit it.
ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- A Rosemount, Minn., man was arrested on suspicion of his 10th drunken-driving offense Tuesday in western Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Patrol identified the suspect as Lawrence M. LaPole, 47. According to a news release, a trooper stopped a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix for a traffic violation just after 10 p.m. on U.S. 29 in Dunn County.