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Man Killed After Pickup Hit By Train Near Perham Identified

The pickup was hit by an eastbound train at a crossing controlled by a stop sign

UPDATE: Police say 25-year-old Derick Brehm of Vergas was killed after a freight train struck his pickup west of Perham. Authorities say it’s unclear why Brehm didn’t see or hear the train.   OTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — A 25-year-old man is dead after the pickup he was driving was hit by a freight train west of Perham. Otter Tail…

Woman Fatally Assaulted, Man Injured, 1 in Custody

Authorities say there is no threat to the public's safety.

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) _ Police say a man is in custody after a Maple Grove woman was found fatally injured and another man was severely hurt in an apparent domestic assault. The Star Tribune says officers responding to a lakeside home about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday found a man and woman with severe head trauma. Authorities began CPR on the…

Tractor Driver Dies After Landing in Pond

Family members attempted to rescue the driver, but couldn't locate him.

COOK, Minn. (AP) _ Sheriff’s officials say a man has died after the tractor he was driving fell into a pond in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office got a call Sunday night about a skid steer tractor that landed in a man-made pond. Family members attempted to rescue the driver, but couldn’t locate him. A rescue crew…

Two Moorhead People Are Killed After Driver Runs Stop Sign And Hits Their Vehicle

Police say 26-year-old Justin Helgeson from Coon Valley, Wisconsin was driving a pickup when he blew through the stop sign

WILKIN COUNTY, MN — Two people from Moorhead died in a crash in Wilkin County Saturday night. Police say 26-year-old Justin Helgeson from Coon Valley, Wisconsin was driving a pickup when he blew through the stop sign at County Road 30 and Highway 9. Helgeson hit a vehicle driven by 62-year-old Margaret O’Neill killing her and 62-year-old passenger Thomas Burton….

5 New Lawsuits Filed in Fatal School Explosion

CenterPoint says it's aware of the lawsuits and is working toward a resolution.

MINNEAPOLIS – Five new lawsuits have been filed more than two years after a natural gas explosion caused part of a Minneapolis school to collapse, killing two people and injuring nine others. The lawsuits say CenterPoint Energy and Master Mechanical knew their work at Minnehaha Academy was “hazardous and abnormally dangerous” but “failed to inspect and close shut-off valves” upstream…

Authorities Release Name of Victim In Fatal Hit-And-Run Near Ottertail

21-year-old Tyler Wohlers died at the scene early Saturday morning.

OTTERTAIL, MN — The state patrol has released the name of a Wahpeton, ND man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Hwy. 78 south of Ottertail. 21-year-old Tyler Wohlers died at the scene early Saturday morning. Wohlers was walking with two friends when he tripped into the traffic lane. The car, heading north, left the scene. The patrol…

Arrest Made In Fatal UTV Crash Last Month In Becker County

36-year-old Aaron Pelham of Waubun was arrested Monday

Aaron PelhamBECKER CO., MN — Authorities have arrested the driver involved in a fatal UTV crash last month in Becker County. 36-year-old Aaron Pelham of Waubun was arrested Monday and is in the Becker County Jail with formal charges pending. Pelham was driving a 1999 Mercury Marquis which crashed into a UTV driven by 27-year-old Michael Tibbetts of Ogema. He…

Report Of Reckless Driver Turns Into Fatal Crash Near Jamestown

The Highway Patrol Says the 66-year-old driver lost control, spun out and rolled multiple times

JAMESTOWN, ND — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a man has died in a roll-over crash on I-94 near Jamestown. They got a call about a pickup traveling recklessly around 7:30 last night. They say the 66-year-old driver lost control, spun out and rolled multiple times. He was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. His name has…

Man Dies After Rollover On I-94

Crash Shut Down Westbound Lane For About 2 Hours

STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D.– A man dies after rolling his truck on I-94 west of Jamestown. Officers responded to a call of a reckless driver going westbound on I-94 11 miles west of Jamestown shortly after 7:15 Wednesday night. While they were responding, the truck drove off the road into the median. It veered back onto the road, spun out of…

Woman On Rural Road Near Drayton Struck And Killed In Dark Of Night

The highway patrol has identified the woman as 44-year-old Kammi Leland

DRAYTON, ND — A Drayton, North Dakota woman is dead after getting hit by a vehicle while standing on a road just south of the town. The fatal crash was reported around 1 Wednesday morning. The highway patrol has identified the woman as 44-year-old Kammi Leland. They say 21-year-old Hunter Hatloy of Drayton came across a man on the road and…