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Funeral Services Set as Carrington Community Comes Together in Support of Tufte Family

Toys for the kids, flowers and pictures are set up to honor their memory

CARRINGTON, N.D. — The community of Carrington is coming together to support a family after three siblings die in a house fire. Family friend Chelee Finch still can’t believe the loss of Spencer, Melody and Alex. “I just was shocked,” she said. “I couldn’t believe that it was true.” Friends and family across the valley are giving an outpouring of support to…

Three Children Killed in a Carrington Mobile Home Fire

Authorities say the Tufte family lost their three children in an early-morning fire

CARRINGTON, N.D. — Three children died in an accidental mobile home fire in Carrington according to authorities. Foster County Sheriff Ian Mattice said Dawn and Brandon Tufte lost their three children in the fire. Carrington Fire Chief Ken Wangen said three other people managed to escape the fire alive. Those three were reportedly taken to a Carrington hospital and their conditions…

Detroit Lakes Woman Hit by Train Identified

Train traffic was stopped until shortly after midnight while authorities investigated

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Police in Detroit Lakes have identified a woman struck and killed by a train Saturday night. She is 56-year-old Lynn Alexander of Detroit Lakes. Alexander was hit around 9 p.m. at the Washington Avenue crossing. When paramedics arrived, Alexander was already dead. Train traffic was stopped until shortly after midnight while authorities investigated. The BNSF…

UMD Student Identified in Fatal Shooting

Police say they have identified a possible motive but have not made an arrest

FacebookDULUTH, Minn. — A man who was fatally shot in Duluth has been identified as a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Police say the victim is 22-year-old William Grahek of Duluth. He was the son of a St. Paul police officer. Authorities were called to a house in the East Hillside neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. Grahek was taken to a…

Thief River Falls Woman Identified in Fatal Crash

Mary Reierson died after another vehicle slid into her lane and hit her vehicle

  PENNINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — A woman is dead after a crash on an icy highway in northwestern Minnesota. Mary Reierson, 62, of Thief River Falls, was driving on an icy stretch of Highway 32 five miles south of the city around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The state patrol says a pickup pulling a Skid Steer trailer slid into the lane…

Authorities Investigating Fatal Snowmobile Accident in Clearwater County

Authorities say 59-year-old Daniel Stock died on McKenzie Lake Road Sunday

  CLEARWATER COUNTY, Minn. — A Mahnomen man is dead after a snowmobile accident Sunday in Clearwater County. The sheriff’s office says 59-year-old Daniel Stock died in the accident along the McKenzie Lake Road. Deputies were called out around 12:50 yesterday afternoon and found Stock dead at the scene. The accident remains under investigation. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News, News…

Two NDSU Students Killed In Car Accident

Two NDSU students were killed when their vehicle spun out of control on I-94

NDSU is mourning the loss of two students who were killed in a car accident last night. The accident happened along I-94 just east of Moorhead. According the Minnesota State Patrol, Danie Thomssen, Carson Roney and Haley Visto were traveling together going westbound on Interstate 94 around 10 on Saturday night when their car suddenly spun out of control. There…

Minnesota Hunter Killed in Shooting Identified

A Minnesota hunter who was killed while hunting coyotes is identified

The Minnesota hunter killed in a shooting while hunting coyotes in North Dakota has been identified. Authorities say Ron Rechtzigel, 57, of Cannon Falls died after being shot near Edgeley. They say Rechtzigel was with two other hunters in poor weather conditions and would not say if the man was shot by another hunter or shot himself. The shooting is…

Fatal Crash in Otter Tail County

The state patrol says the only survivor of the crash is a two-year-old passenger

  Two women are dead after a head-on crash in Otter Tail County. It happened Sunday afternoon on Highway 29 just east of Deer Creek. The state patrol says 31-year-old Jessica Lannes of Wadena was attempting to pass another vehicle when she collided head-on with a vehicle driven by 63-year-old Lucille Rehm of Parkers Prairie. Both women were killed. A…

Health Matters: Detecting and Treating Blood Clots

Blood clots can be fatal if left untreated

Bloods clots can form for many different reasons and sometimes they can even go unnoticed. Blood clots can often be mistaken for something minor. The longer you wait to take care of it, the more dangerous they can become. Samantha Olson, who is from Wahpeton, was recovering from back surgery when something just wasn’t feeling right. “I wasn’t feeling real…