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PLEASANT VALLEY, Wis. -- A Hammond woman and a horse were killed Friday morning, Oct. 12, after the animal was struck in the middle of a St. Croix County road. The St. Croix County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 53-year-old Diane G. Johnson, the driver of a 2009 Chevy Impala. According to a news release, deputies responded at 6:42 a.m. Oct. 12 to County Road T about three miles south of Hammond — for a single-vehicle crash. Preliminary investigation found the brown horse was in the middle of the road when Johnson collided with it.
DULUTH—Residents and tourists slowly made their way around pieces of the Lake Superior Lakewalk strewn around the Duluth shoreline Thursday, Oct. 11, as they gawked at the damage done by Wednesday's storm. A group of tourists stopped to read informational signs about Lake Superior as they walked on rocks pushed onto the Lakewalk by the waves. All along the way, people were making comments about how sad it was to see the damage and how powerful the storm had to be to cause it.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler has issued cease and desist orders against three companies promoting unregistered and potentially fraudulent securities in North Dakota in the form of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The orders are a result of investigations being conducted by the department's ICO Task Force, convened by the commissioner to identify ICOs and cryptocurrency related investments that pose a risk to North Dakota investors.
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — The city of Worthington has agreed to pay a Worthington man $60,000 to settle a lawsuit he filed with representation from the American Civil Liberties Union alleging he had been unlawfully treated by members of the city's police department during a 2016 traffic stop.
JAMESTOWN, N.D -- The Jamestown Police Department is continuing efforts to apprehend a man it believes to be armed and potentially dangerous and who rammed a police car with his vehicle before later fleeing on foot, according to Lt. Robert Opp. As of Thursday afternoon, Oct. 11, he was still on the run after the Wednesday night incident. “We’ve checked several residences, but haven’t found him yet,” Opp said.
ST. PAUL -- Zebra mussels have been confirmed in Walker Lake near Ottertail, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Thursday, Oct. 11. The lake is connected to Otter Tail Lake, which also was confirmed to contain zebra mussels in 2016. The DNR said a lake property owner contacted them after finding five adult zebra mussels on an irrigation intake while removing it for the season. DNR invasive species staff found more zebra mussels on other equipment in the same area of the lake and where Walker Lake outlets into Otter Tail Lake.
NEW SALEM, N.D. -- A 79-year-old New Salem man died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 on Thursday, Oct. 11, about 20 miles west of Bismarck, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The man, driving a 1997 Toyota Tacoma, was traveling eastbound when he applied his brakes and started to slow shortly before 6:30 a.m. for an unknown reason, the patrol said.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — An experienced sports writer and former editor has been selected to help lead Forum Communications Co.’s efforts to coordinate and expand its sports reporting efforts. Mick Hatten begins Nov. 6 as a sports editor tasked with leading its emphasis on high school and college hockey, expanding its network of freelance writers for sports tournament coverage and expanding offerings to audiences across Minnesota and North Dakota.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — A 26-year-old Oakdale man was killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 71 south of Bemidji in Guthrie Township.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- The Jamestown Police Department is asking the public to contact law enforcement immediately with any information regarding the location of Levi Guthmiller, a 25-year-old man who was last seen in northeast Jamestown. Police started looking for the man about 6 p.m.