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A 62-year-old Minnesota man has been sentenced to 35 years in an Iowa prison for kidnapping and beating a woman.
The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says a 61-year-old man died Monday afternoon when the tractor he was operating flipped over on top of him. At 5:18 p.m., deputies were called to the farming accident on the 8500 block of State Street in Clear Lake, Minn.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a Minnesota man was injured while racing a snowmobile on Clear Lake in northern Iowa. The DNR says 29-year-old Tyler Hall of Twin Lakes, Minn., had finished a run as part of the Jack Helgren Memorial Race near Clear Lake State Park on Saturday morning when he lost control of his snowmobile. Hall had completed his run while traveling 75 mph when his snowmobile veered off the route and hit a snow drift. He was thrown from the snowmobile and slid about 100 feet on the ice.
A two-vehicle crash in St. Croix County has left one man dead and another with serious injuries Thursday evening. According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s office, the fatal accident occurred at 5:24 p.m. on Highway 63, approximately one-quarter miles east of 240th Street in Cylon Township. Isrrael Romos of Clear Lake, 33, was driving a 2000 Honda Civic westbound on HWY 63, and for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line. A 1991 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by 46-year-old Daniel J. Rittman of Menomonie, Wis., struck the passenger side of the Civic.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is making her way to Iowa as the keynote speaker at a local Democratic Party gathering. Friday night’s appearance is the type that can signal interest in a national run. Iowa, after all, traditionally hosts the opening caucuses in presidential election years.
Authorities are investigating a murder-suicide that took place Friday afternoon in Sherburne County. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call about 1:30 p.m. Friday about Christopher Norrbom possibly having shot his wife, and threatening to shoot himself, too.
A Minnesota man has died after becoming trapped under the front of a concrete grinder he was operating on a northeastern North Dakota highway. The Highway Patrol did not immediately identify the 58-year-old man from Clear Lake, Minn.
A 17-year-old Clear Lake teen who was pinned in a head-on collision in St. Cloud has died of his injuries, according to police.
A 17-year-old teen from Clear Lake has potential life threatening injuries after a head-on collision Monday evening in St. Cloud. According to the St. Cloud Police Department, the car crash occurred at approximately 5:52 p.m. on the 2600 block of 3rd Street North.
Police arrested a 31-year-old Ironton woman after she led police on a chase Friday and struck three squad cars while three children – ages 2, 3 and 7 — were passengers in her truck.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating after a semi-truck slipped off a southern Minnesota highway and ended up in a Waseca lake Wednesday afternoon.
A Wisconsin man drowned Friday afternoon after his kayak capsized on the west side of Shell Lake, authorities said.
It was just before daylight on Wednesday morning when Sherburne County sheriff’s deputies and area SWAT teams swarmed a rural Clear Lake home. Armed with a judge’s search warrant they were looking for illegal drugs.
A Clear Lake area man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the smothering of his girlfriend’s 16-month-old son.