A St. Paul man is dead after a head-on crash in Olivia on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fatal accident occurred at 1 p.m. on Highway 212 near Highway 71 in Renville County. A 1999 Volkswagen Passat, driven by 55-year-old Bu Shwe, collided with a 2011 Dodge Ram, driven by Michael Traxler, age 31. Shwe was killed in the crash. Traxler, of Long Prairie, was unharmed, as was his passenger, 18-year-old Hope Nue of Granite Falls.
Prosecutors have charged a Long Prairie man with killing his ex-wife. Forty-six-year-old Craig Lamont Williams was charged Friday in Todd County with second-degree murder.
A Minnesota truck driver has been sentenced to serve about 2 1/2 months in jail for a crash in North Dakota last June that killed a motorcycle driver. Fifty-six-year-old James Toner, of Long Prairie, Minn., reached a deal with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor aggravated reckless driving charge.
Recent snowfall has increased the risk of flooding to normal on parts of the Upper Minnesota and Mississippi River basins.
Authorities say a 24-year-old vulnerable adult who had gone missing in northwestern Minnesota was found Monday morning.
A family of four was able to escape after a fire broke out at the home they were renting in the city of Long Prairie.
A rural Long Prairie woman has been attacked and killed by a young bull in central Minnesota.