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DULUTH, Minn. -- Scott Kendrick Lindgren, who is charged with kidnapping and assaulting a teenager near Wrenshall in northeast Minnesota and carving ‘snitch’ into his chest on May 15, was arrested on Wednesday night in Vancouver, Wash. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office reported that Lindgren was arrested by the Vancouver Police Department at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday and was being held in the Clark County Jail in Washington.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Authorities say a 14-year-old Detroit Lakes girl died Wednesday afternoon while hiking on a trail on the west shore of Lake Tahoe in California when she fell 50 feet off a trail. Chloe Conn had just finished the eighth grade at Detroit Lakes Middle School. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said she fell about 12:05 p.m. during a hike on the Vikingsholm Trail and suffered major injuries.
Warm weather is on tap for the end of the week, with temperatures tickling 90 degrees Friday. Watch for more.
GRAND FORKS — A red 1977 farm truck hauling hay avoided rear ending another vehicle on an Interstate 29 exit ramp by hitting the ditch and ultimately losing its load on Wednesday, May 31. The truck driver has not yet been identified as the crash remains under investigation, but according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at 5:53 p.m. when the truck and vehicle ahead of it were on a southbound I-29 exit.
STREETER, N.D. — The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in a car Saturday morning, May 27, after a fire burned the vehicle at a rural residence near Streeter. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said there is an ongoing investigation into the body and the cause of the fire, which probably happened sometime early Saturday morning. The residence where the car and body were found is located 6 miles northwest of Streeter on 50th Avenue Southeast.
WARROAD, Minn. - Three people had to be airlifted for treatment at a Grand Forks, N.D., hospital after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Roseau County Roads 5 and 12 late Monday morning, May 29, according to Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust and the Minnesota State Patrol. Gust, contacted at home, said he did not know the extent of the injuries of those airlifted. He said that those airlifted were among eight American Legion members in a van.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Detroit Lakes police plan to analyze phone records as they investigate to a bomb threat hoax that shut down Wal-Mart on the city’s west edge on Memorial Day as vehicles were backed up along busy U.S. Highway 10. Just after 1 p.m. Monday, the store received a phone call that, according to reports, alleged a bomb threat.
DULUTH — One person was killed and four others were injured in a single-vehicle crash early Monday, May 29, in Solway Township west of Duluth. Alcohol is believed to be a factor and charges are possible against the driver, authorities said. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that deputies responded to the crash at the intersection of Canosia and West Arrowhead roads at about 3:50 a.m. A vehicle with five occupants left the roadway and overturned, authorities said.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 43-year-old Moorhead man was arrested after two teens reported being beaten a shovel and brick early Monday, May 29. Police arrested Jerome Walker, who was booked into jail on suspicion of two second-degree assault charges. Officers were dispatched for an assault report at 1:39 a.m. in south Moorhead. According to a news release, officers stopped one vehicle and the occupants — including Walker — said they had been at the location of the assault. At the scene, officers found male victims ages 18 and 16.
WEST FARGO — West Fargo firefighters are investigating how more than a dozen garage units caught fire Friday, but early evidence doesn't indicate that the blaze was intentional. The West Fargo Fire Department at 8:41 p.m. to the fire at Eagle Run Apartments, 3435 Fifth St. W. Fire Chief Dan Fuller said there were some hectic moments where residents were trying to save their vehicles and property, but no one was injured.