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APPLETON, Minn. — The National Transportation Safety Board has completed its investigation into the Jan. 2 crash of a Cessna Skyhawk at the Appleton Municipal Airport in which the pilot escaped injury. In a report filed July 10, the Safety Board report found that during the landing roll, the airplane encountered ice on the runway and drifted to the left. “The student pilot added power to abort the landing, but the airplane exited the left side of the runway and collided with runway lighting,” stated the report.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office created a new unit to investigate wage theft, according to a statement released Monday, July 15. Gov. Tim Walz signed a new law that invested $3.1 million in the Department of Labor and Industry to enforce wage and hour laws. The new law is designed to protect workers from exploitative employers who do not pay them for their work. The legislation adds criminal penalties for employers.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A Detroit Lakes man was stabbed several times in the torso and leg during a fight early Sunday morning, July 14, at a residence in Burlington Township, rural Detroit Lakes, according to Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander. Tristan Matthew Wimmer, 20, was treated for multiple stab wounds at Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital. Becker County deputies and Detroit Lakes police officers responded to a call from the hospital about 3 a.m., Glander said.
TWO HARBORS, Minn. — A woman was airlifted after falling off waterfalls at Gooseberry State Park along Lake Superior on Saturday, July 13, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The 20-year-old woman was airlifted to Duluth after falling around 30 feet from the lower falls at Gooseberry, the sheriff's office said. Her injuries are not known at this time. Gooseberry State Park is about 45 miles northeast of Duluth.
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. — Over 2,000 pieces of military equipment from the Minnesota National Guard is being loaded onto rail cars through July 26 for movement from Camp Ripley. Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, mostly from Minnesota, along with supporting units, are moving their equipment in preparation for an eXportable Combat Training Capability, or XCTC, exercise at Fort Hood, Texas, later this summer.
WILLMAR, Minn. — A woman was taken to the hospital on Saturday night, July 13, with injuries that weren’t life-threatening after an accidental shooting at a Super 8 motel here. According to police, a woman was injured in the leg when a handgun was accidentally discharged in a room next door. No names have been released as of yet and there has been no word about possible charges. The investigation is ongoing.
MADISON, Minn. — A 56-year old man from Lac qui Parle County was found dead early Friday morning, July 12, pinned underneath an ATV. The name of the victim has not been released, pending family notification. A location was not released by the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff's Office. According to a press release, around 3 a.m. Friday the sheriff's office was notified that a farmer who had been out spraying weeds on an ATV had not returned home. Law enforcement began coordinating a search effort when the farmer was located by a relative.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — A ticket purchased in on the northern edge of the Twin Cities is now the second Lotto America jackpot win in the state, this time for a cool $21.6 million. The ticket matched all five winning numbers plus the Star Ball. “We are thrilled to have a jackpot winner in Minnesota!” said Minnesota Lottery Executive Director Adam Prock said in a statement. “The winner should put the ticket somewhere safe, get any advice that they need and then call us to make arrangements to claim their prize.”
BRAINERD, Minn. — Fleet Farm announced Wednesday, July 10, it would be moving to new corporate headquarters in Wisconsin, affecting as many as 70 jobs in Brainerd. The Fleet Farm Group LLC agreed to purchase a 192,000-square-foot office building in Appleton, Wis., with a goal of bringing six of its locations under one roof -- while remaining in Appleton.
ST. PAUL — In honor and remembrance of Red Lake Conservation Officer Shannon Barron, Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, July 11. Barron died on duty when he suffered a medical emergency while responding to a call. He served 23 years with the Red Lake Department of Public Safety and leaves behind a wife, two children, the aunt who raised him, and many friends and family, a release from the governor’s office said.