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BACKUS, Minn. —The Cass County Sheriff's Office is still looking for a person who was shot at while apparently attempting a home invasion in rural Backus in northern Minnesota.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office recently arrested a driver with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.38 — more than four times the legal limit. It was part of a two-week statewide crackdown on unsafe driving from Aug. 18 to Sept. 3. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the results on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
SEBEKA, Minn. -- A predatory sex offender is being sought by the Wadena County Sheriff’s office in northwest Minnesota. The offender, Timothy George Bungert, 35, was last registered as living at Becker AvenueSouth in Sebeka. Bungert is about 6-feet tall, weighing 214 pounds, with hazel eyes, brown/gray hair and a medium build.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton has approved 11 soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Combat Aviation Brigade to support relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. The soldiers departed Friday from St. Cloud via two CH-47 chinook helicopters to conduct aviation operations in Texas.
If you’ve got junk, there’s some people coming to town that want to hear from you. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, better known as the junk-seeking enthusiasts from the History Channel hit “American Pickers,” will be visiting Minnesota to film throughout the region in October, according to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Wolfe and Fritz are looking, in particular, for large, rare collections and things they’ve never seen before.
WILLMAR, Minn. — The swimming beach at Robbins Island Park in Willmar is closed until further notice because of high fecal counts. Employees are conducting tests and maintenance of the water and beach area, according to a news release from the Willmar Public Works Department. Once the water is safe to re-enter, the city will send out another public notification.
PINEWOOD, Minn. -- A rural Pinewood man died Thursday after a fire broke out in the living room of his mobile home, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. Erich Schissel, 56, was found dead in the home about 20 miles northwest of Bemidji, after firefighters extinguished the blaze.
GRYGLA, Minn. -- A Grygla man was found dead Tuesday, Aug. 29, after a farming accident, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. Ralph S. Lee, 80, had been cleaning the box of a farm truck used for hauling small grain when he became trapped in the truck’s chute and died, according to a news release. Deputies received a 911 call reporting Lee’s death at about 10:11 a.m. Tuesday and responded to the scene at the 43000 block of Moose River Road in Northwood Township, in the far northwest portion of Beltrami County.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Investigators believe the dog found dead Aug. 1 in Point Lake with a rope tethering her to an anchor had been previously euthanized after suffering a serious illness. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog stated in a news release on Monday, Aug. 28, that the dog's owner "placed the dog in Point Lake as a burial site because that is where the owner had taken the dog many times in the past to swim and fish.''
SHAKOPEE, Minn.—The Shakopee Police Department says it received a tip on the whereabouts of missing Cass Lake teen Jeremy Jourdain. On a post to its Facebook page, the department said they received a tip on Tuesday that Jourdain was "seen in the 'projects' from someone claiming to be from Shakopee." Jourdain was 17-years-old at the time of his disappearance. He was last seen the night of Oct. 31, Halloween, in the Nymore neighborhood of Bemidji.