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ST. PAUL -- The National Collegiate Hockey Conference's Frozen Faceoff takes center stage this week as the conference holds its sixth annual conference tournament Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Rink Live, a Forum Communications' Co. website, will be bringing college hockey fans all the action off the ice with special live coverage, along with comprehensive game coverage of all games.
DEERWOOD, Minn. — A two-vehicle head-on crash killed a 70-year-old Crosby woman Wednesday, March 20, just north of Deerwood. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the woman as Barbara Jo Blood. Blood’s death comes less than a week after her husband, John A. Blood, 73, of Crosby, died in Zimmerman, according to his obituary. John Blood’s funeral service was scheduled for Saturday, but it was postponed because of Barbara’s death.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Authorities are investigating the deaths of three people in the White Earth area, although so far they are releasing very little information. Chief Deputy Shane Richard of the Becker County Sheriff’s Office says the only thing they are able to confirm as of Monday afternoon, March 18, is that they are investigating the death of three individuals. Richard says they will not confirm whether it is a homicide investigation, but the office has called in the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to assist. Any information being released will be through the BCA.
St. Cloud State 6, Miami 3 The top-ranked Huskies scored four goals in the third period to beat Miami 6-3 in Game 2 of their NCHC quarterfinals series and finish undefeated at home. Read the full story here . Minnesota Duluth 4, Omaha 1
Morris Silas Dodd Jr., 54, of rural Ogema faces one count of second-degree manslaughter and a second count of felony possession of a firearm. His attorneys asked the judge for a continuance to give the defense more time to go through the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension report, the medical examiners report, search warrant documents and DNA evidence.
PERHAM, Minn. — No one was injured when massive amounts of snow over the weekend caused a roof collapse at the Tuffy's pet food plant in Perham. As work resumed on Monday, March 11, workers shoveled off portions of the roof. A warehouse collapse on Saturday happened in a non-essential part of the Tuffy's facility, the company said in a press release, and production areas were not damaged.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The driver of a minivan died as a result of a three-vehicle crash on Minnesota Highway 210 near Fergus Falls on Monday, March 11, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Anthony Thacker, 51, of Portsmouth, Ohio, was driving a Pontiac minivan and stopped on Highway 210 to remove frost from the windshield about 6 a.m. Monday. The minivan was then hit by a westbound Infiniti sedan driven by Bryan Robinson, 30, of Golden Valley, N.D., the patrol said.