Pope County

Missing Hunter Found Dead In Central Minnesota LakeOfficials in central Minnesota say a missing hunter was found dead over the weekend.
Family, Investigators Believe Remains Found Are Missing 18-Year-OldAn autopsy is being done on human remains that were found in a farmer's field Monday afternoon. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, around 2:31 p.m. a farmer discovered what was believed to be human remains while harvesting a field in Orange Township.
Sheriff: Teen At Large After High-Speed Chase In Stolen TruckPolice are looking for a teen who led them on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning in Pope County. Starbuck police responded at about 3:30 a.m. to a report of a stolen truck, which was seen driving southbound on Highway 29 and then westbound on County Road 18.
Sheriff: 18-Year-Old Starbuck Woman MissingOfficials from Douglas and Pope counties say an 18-year-old woman has been missing since Wednesday night. According to authorities, Laura Ann Schwendemann was last seen at the Holiday Gas Station on 50th Avenue in Alexandria at about 9:30 p.m.
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.
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