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News Briefs: Man dead, another arrested in Babbitt homicide case

Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communication Company newspapers in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.


Man dead, another arrested in homicide case

BABBITT, Minn. -- A 55-year-old man is dead and another man arrested in what Babbitt Police and the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office are investigating as a homicide.

Babbitt Police Department and Babbitt Ambulance were dispatched to reports of a wounded male found lying on a street in Babbitt at 11:12 a.m. Monday

The victim, Paul John Bulen, 55, was taken to Ely Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A 24-year-old man from Mahtomedi has been arrested and is being held in the St. Louis County Jail in Virginia pending formal charges. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed by the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office in Hibbing on Tuesday. Police are withholding further information pending the results of the autopsy.

The incident is still under investigation.


Artificial heart recipient dies

SUPERIOR, Wis. -- A woman who received an an artificial heart implant at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee on Nov. 11 has died.

Mara Krysiak, 21, of Superior, was born with a genetic heart condition. She died at 7 a.m. Monday, according to a family spokesperson.

Krysiak was the second person to receive an artificial heart implant at the Milwaukee hospital. She had developed a blood infection more than a week ago.


Police seek help in finding teen

FARGO – Police here are asking the public for help to find a 14-year-old boy who hasn’t been seen since Friday.

Fargo police said Dallas Patrick Samdahl of Fargo was last seen walking away from school in north Fargo around 11 a.m.

He is believed to be with 37-year-old Joseph Aaron Marshall of Fargo, police said in a press release.

Lt. Joel Vettel said the relationship between Samdahl and Marshall is still being determined.

“They do know each other, they certainly had prior contact,” Vettel said. “At this point we don’t know if the young man is at risk, we’re more trying to establish where he’s at.”

Driver cited after truck hauling tanks hits overpass

SOUTH HEART, N.D. -- A Wyoming truck driver was cited after one of the two 400-barrel tanks he was hauling on a flatbed trailer fell off when it hit an overpass on Interstate 94 about 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Herbert Lambert Jr., of Lusk, Wyo., was hauling the tanks with a 2006 Peterbilt truck when they struck the overpass that leads to South Heart. The accident caused damage to the overpass and both tanks.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation inspected the overpass and confirmed it was safe for traffic.