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Camper killed, another injured during Minnesota storms

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – One person is dead and another hospitalized after a tree fell on a camper during severe storms in central Minnesota. Among the storm damage calls the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received late Monday night was one from Elmwood Resort on Lake Mary near Alexandria about 11:400 p.m. The caller reported cries for help coming from the camper…

Falling tree kills Twin Cities couple in northern Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS – A Twin Cities couple is dead after a tree fell on them while they were camping in northern Wisconsin. Thirty-nine-year-old Sandy Michael Langseth II and 45-year-old April Sheldahl of White Bear Lake Township were camping along the Flambeau River’s north fork on Sunday. Sheriff’s officials say the tree hit them while they were sitting at a picnic table….

Space heater suspected of causing fire that killed three

AITKIN, Minn. – Sheriff’s officials say a space heater may have been involved in a fire that killed a couple and their young grandson in Aitkin County. The fire broke out in a trailer home early last Sunday in Wealthwood Township north of Lake Mille Lacs. Authorities say deputies and firefighters arrived, and once the flames were extinguished, they located…

UPDATE: Fergus Falls woman killed in crash near Breckenridge identified

BRECEKNRIDGE, Minn. (KVRR) — The state patrol identifies the woman who died in a crash between an SUV and semi Wednesday morning as 72-year-old Judith Johnson of Fergus Falls. They say Johnson spun out in front of the semi on Highway 210 near Breckenridge and was hit. The road was snow and ice-covered at the time.   **ORIGINAL STORY BELOW**…

One dead in Minot apartment fire

MINOT, N.D. – One person has died in an apartment fire in Minot. Firefighters responded to the apartment building about 12:30 a.m. Sunday and found smoke coming from a first-floor unit. Other residents of the building were evacuated and the fire was contained to the apartment where it started. Firefighters removed the victim from the burning apartment and put out…

Couple’s family sues over fatal Empire Builder derailment

Amtrak derailment. Sept. 25, 2021HELENA, Mont. – The family of a Georgia couple who were on a trip celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary when they died in an Amtrak train derailment in Montana has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Amtrak and BSNF Railway, which owns the tracks. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Illinois, says Amtrak and…

One dead after shooting outside St. Paul funeral home

St. Paul shooting (Fox 9)ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Police in St. Paul say one person was killed and several others were injured in a shooting on the city’s west side outside a funeral home. At the scene there were numerous squad cars, yellow crime scene tape and evidence markers outside the Simple Traditions by Bradshaw Funeral Home. Mandy Fallon,…

Man killed on highway in Towner County

ROCKLAKE. N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a man was killed when he was struck by an SUV on a highway in Towner County. Sixty-five-year-old Charles Huovinen was slouched in a lane of traffic on Highway 281 near Rocklake when he was hit about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The driver of the SUV is a 41-year-old woman from Cando….