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Grand Forks-- Police were called at 9:47 p.m. on Sunday with a report of a robbery at the KFC fast food restaurant in Grand Forks at 706 South Washington Street. Authorities say a man went into the restaurant, showed an employee a handgun, and demanded money. The employee handed over cash and then the man left on foot heading west. Police are not saying how much money was taken. No one was injured and the handgun was not fired.
OTTER TAIL—An expensive reminder; even with our frigid temperatures, there are dangers that come with driving on lakes. A full size truck is encased in ice on Otter Tail Lake Sunday after it went through the ice near the bridge that connects Walker Lake with Otter Tail just off Highway 1. There's moving water in that area and often thin ice and even open water. As you can see, the truck isn't submerged. That area is near shore and shallow. Sources tell us the driver escaped unharmed, by crawling out the window.
Otter Tail County, MN-- Two people are hurt after a crash on Highway 29 and County Road 52 at 11:09 p.m. on Saturday. 19-year-old Caitlyn McKnight of Bertha, MN was traveling northbound on Highway 29 when she side swiped another vehicle going southbound driven by 18 -year-old Aubreenna Seals of Wadena, MN. According to the accident report, McKnight was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Both drivers were transported to Tri County Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. - A man was hurt after a rollover crash on Interstate 94, east of Dalton at 11:06 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7. Twenty-one-year-old Hassan Fofana of Champlin, Minn. was westbound on the highway when his car left the road and rolled over in the median. Road conditions were icy at the time of the crash, according to the accident report. Fofana treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Multiple crews are on scene of a large fire in Hallock, Minnesota Wednesday night. The Kittson County Sheriff's Department says just before 6:30 p.m. a neighbor noticed flames shooting from the roof of the Hallock Electric building. They say it was fully engulfed, and witnesses say Highway 75 has now been closed off as fire crews work to get more water sources. Authorities say no injuries have been reported and they're unsure of a cause at this time.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A teenager is hurt after he crashed his truck on Interstate 94 at 11:32 p.m. on Thursday night. Nineteen-year-old Luke Bowman of Jamestown was traveling westbound on I-94 when his Ford F-150 truck left the roadway and hit the left median due to icy road conditions and excessive speed. The truck overturned and impacted the cable median barrier causing extensive damage. Bowman had to be extracted from his truck and was transported to Fergus Falls Hospital to be treated for non-life threatning injuries.
NORMAN COUNTY, Minn. - A man is hurt after a crash involving a semi on Highway 75 and 5th St. E. at 10:51 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26 in Norman County. Twenty-four-year-old Daniel Levister of Shelly, Minn. was driving westbound on 5th St. E. and failed to yield the right of way to the semi that was heading northbound on Highway 75. Levister's car then struck the back left of the semi. Road conditions were icy at the time of the crash. Levister was taken to Essentia Health in Ada to be treated for non life threatning injuries.
Otter Tail County, Minn. - A teenager is hurt after she rolled her car on Interstate 94 at 10:21 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26. The driver was heading westbound on I-94 when she entered a curve to the left and then left the road. Her car rolled three times before coming to a stop on the roof in the right ditch. She was taken to Lake Region Hospital to be treated. Her name has not been released and her condition is unknown at this time.
Fargo -- Four months after the disappearance of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, her boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, will be featured in People Magazine. Matheny, who now lives in Grand Forks, spoke with People about raising the couple's daughter, Haisley Jo, on his own. A preview of the feature can be found on People's website .
West Fargo, N.D. -- Several chickens are dead after a chicken coop caught fire in West Fargo. Crews were called to 6401 19th Avenue N. at 4:59 Monday morning. When firefighters arrived on scene, the chicken coop was fully engulfed, and the fire had spread to a nearby storage shed. Both structures are a total loss, and most of the chickens were killed. West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller says the cause of the fire was likely a heat lamp. However, the fire marshal is still investigating. No people were hurt.