Pope County

1 Dead In Douglas County After Car Tumbles Across 2 RoadsAccording to the Minnesota State Patrol, 28-year-old Rhett Peters of Hutchinson was driving on Highway 29 just over the border between Douglas and Pope Counties when his 2000 Ford Explorer car rounded a curve and toppled over.
Funeral To Be Held Monday For Teen Who Died Of Suspected Brain InfectionA funeral will be held Monday for the teenager who died from a rare infection he likely got while swimming last week.
Child Sickened By Amoeba In Western Minnesota LakeMinnesota health officials say a child has been sickened by a rare brain infection after swimming in a lake in Pope County.
Some Farmers Restocking After Bird Flu OutbreakWe're seeing a new phase in the bird flu outbreak that has led to the deaths of millions of turkeys in Minnesota. A small number of affected farmers are now restocking.
Serious Strain Of Bird Flu Found In Minnesota Turkey FlockFederal officials say a serious strain of bird flu has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the finding in Pope County, in western Minnesota, is the first appearance of the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain in the Mississippi flyway.
Lawmakers Criticize Minn. Child Protection SystemMinnesota lawmakers are outlining their proposals to change the state's child protection system. Four legislators were rolling out a plan Wednesday. They serve on a task force Gov. Mark Dayton created after media reports of bureaucratic faults in the death of a 4-year-old boy.
In Wake Of Boy's Abuse Death, Changes Come To Child Protection After a 4-year-old Pope County boy died last February as a result of child abuse, the state is taking a closer look at the child protection system.
MN Human Services Commissioner Says Boy's Death Sheds Light On Need For ImprovementThe tragic death of a 4-year-old Pope County Minn. boy is prompting state officials to rethink a law that's designed to protect children. Lucinda Jesson is the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Pope Co. Woman Is State’s 1st West Nile Case Of 2014A Pope County woman has become Minnesota's first confirmed case of West Nile virus this season. She was diagnosed with the virus on Aug. 2, according to David Nietzel with the Minnesota Department of Health. He says most often people can have it and not know it.
Man Shot Dead After Alleged Domestic Assault Is ID'd Authorities have identified the man who was found dead from a gunshot wound in Gilchrist Township Wednesday evening. Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Ray Tullis, of Gilchrist Township, died as a result of a gunshot wound Wednesday evening.
Authorities Investigate Rural Pope County Shooting DeathThe Pope County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating after a man was found dead from a gunshot wound in Gilchrist Township. At 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to a 911 call about a person who had been shot inside a rural Pope County residence.
Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 CountiesGov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.