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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- The attorney for a man accused of murdering his nephew over a $20,000 drug debt will get more time to prepare for the case. Michael Alan Burris, 65, appeared Tuesday in Otter Tail District Court on charges of killing Scott Burris in May 2012 before dumping his body in the Otter Tail River near Fergus Falls. The judge granted a request from Burris’ court-appointed attorney, Tracy Mitchell, for more time before offering any plea.
ELK RIVER, Minn. -- Two Twin Cities commuter trains collided with a vehicle Tuesday afternoon, the second day in a row a train had hit a car in the Elk River area. Metro Transit said on its website that no injuries had been reported. Both the northbound and southbound Northstar trains struck a vehicle north of Elk River on the northwest edge of the metro area.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The person killed in a two-vehicle accident north of Bemidji on Monday afternoon has been identified. The Minnesota State Patrol said Kelly Olson, 32, of Bemidji, was killed in the crash. Olson was driving a 1997 Chrysler Town and Country driven and entering U.S. Highway 71 when it was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet pickup driven by Jason Stubbe, 27, of Bemidji, who was traveling south on Highway 71.
HERMANTOWN, Minn. -- A 28-year-old Hermantown man died Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle.
DALTON, Minn. – A driver suffered a minor injury when his truck struck a snowplow Tuesday morning on a county road in western Minnesota.
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple will fly to Washington, D.C., on Thursday for the National Governors Association’s annual winter meeting.
MINOT, N.D. – Police here arrested more than 60 people after breaking up a party involving underage drinking on Sunday. Officers responded at 1:42 a.m. to a report of a loud party and observed people who appeared to be under 21 drinking alcohol, the Minot Police Department stated in a news release.
ARNEGARD, N.D. -- A 35-year-old Williston man was killed Sunday night after losing control of the car he was driving on icy U.S. Highway 85 near Arnegard, in McKenzie County. Franklin A. Mundo was westbound toward Arnegard when he lost control of the 1998 Ford Taurus he was driving and slid sideways into westbound traffic, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
A Spiritwood, N.D., man was injured when he lost control of his pickup on icy conditions at about 10 a.m. Monday east of Jamestown, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at mile marker 262, just east of Interstate 94 exit 262.
A semi driver struck a snowplow Tuesday morning on Otter Tail County Highway 82 near Dalton, Minn., suffering a minor injury. The semi was severely damaged and was towed.