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The Jeronimo Yanez Trial: Castile’s Girlfriend Testifies He was Carrying Gun

Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, began her testimony in court

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The battle over admissible evidence in the trial of a St. Anthony police officer accused of killing Philando Castile has only just begun. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, began her testimony in court. Reynolds streamed the aftermath of the shooting LIVE on Facebook. She says she saw Castile leave the apartment that day with a gun….

Fatal ATV Crash in Polk County

Two killed in ATV crash south of Mentor, Minnesota

Two people are dead after being thrown from their ATV in northwestern Minnesota. The crash happened along on a county road south of Mentor on Saturday. Polk County authorities say a 34-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman hit an approach while driving and were both thrown from the ATV. Both were found unconscious when responders arrived and were pronounced dead…

VIDEO: Minnesota Fugitive, Bounty Hunters Killed in Shootout at Texas Dealership

Hutchinson and the bounty hunters died at the scene

GREENVILLE, Minn. — A fugitive from Hennepin County and two bounty hunters are dead after a shootout inside a Texas car dealership. “Today, our dealership was the scene of a tragic and unfortunate confrontation,” said Rick Ford, who is president and CEO of RFJ Auto Partners. “We are relieved to report that all of our employees and our customers are…

Bemidji Woman Dies After Crash on Motorcycle

Dispatch was alerted about the crash on Wednesday around 5 p.m.

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A motorcycle driver is dead after crashing with a cargo van in Bemidji Township. Dispatch was alerted about the crash on Wednesday around 5 p.m. Authorities say 62-year-old Vicki Inkel of Bemidji was driving northbound on her motorcycle when she was hit by the eastbound van. Inkel died at the scene. The driver of the van has…

Grand Forks Man Identified After Fatal Head-On Crash Near Detroit Lakes

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A Grand Forks man is dead after a head-on crash west of Detroit Lakes Wednesday afternoon. The state patrol says 32-year-old Timothy Lee crossed the center line of Highway 34, sideswiped a pickup then hit an SUV head on. Lee died at the scene. The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital with…

MnDOT Suspends Road Work for Holiday Weekend; Work Zone Fines Still in Place

The latest count for 2017 shows 115 fatalities on Minnesota roads compared with 125 this time last year

MINNESOTA — Memorial Day through Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days on Minnesota roads. Preliminary numbers show the 100 day stretch last year accounted for 120 of 392 fatalities, making up 31 percent of all the traffic deaths in 2016. The latest count for 2017 shows 115 fatalities on Minnesota roads compared with 125 this time last year. MnDOT…

Two Dead After House Fire on Lake Traverse Reservation

Two escaped the fire but after the fire was out, two others were found upstairs

SISSETON, SD — Two people have died in a house fire on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation in northeastern South Dakota. The Sisseton Fire Chief says an adult and a child escaped from the burning home Sunday. After the fire was out, two others were found upstairs. They were taken to a hospital in Sisseton where they died. He says…

Fergus Falls Man Identified in Fatal Rollover Crash

The minivan went into the ditch, struck an embankment, and rolled onto its top

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A Fergus Falls man has died after a rollover crash south of the city late Wednesday morning. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says 67-year-old Thomas Milbrandt was southbound on Highway 1, about two miles south of I-94, when he apparently lost control. The minivan went into the ditch, struck an embankment, and rolled…

More than 100 Fatalities on Minnesota Roads so Far this Year

The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota public safety officials say more than 100 people have died on state roadways so far this year. The DPS says four main factors are contributing to the deadly accidents. Alcohol, speed, distracted driving and seat belt use are the most common. They say at least 84 of the deaths involved vehicles, 12 were pedestrians and six…

Oakes Man Dies in Crash with Tractor

Castro suffered from head injuries and died at the scene

GWINNER, ND — An Oakes man died after he rear-ended a tractor pulling a disc plow over the weekend. The North Dakota Highway Patrol identified the victim as 39-year-old Oscar Castro. The crash happened on state Highway 13 east of Gwinner about 10:30 Saturday night. Castro suffered from head injuries and died at the scene. The driver of the tractor…