SAUK RAPIDS

Man Dies Hours After Being Pulled Unresponsive From Island Lake

Island Lake is about 18 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes

BECKER CO., MN — A Sauk Rapids man has died after being pulled from the cold waters of Island Lake on Sunday morning. The Becker County Sheriff says 61-year-old Lyle Nelson passed away at Essentia in Fargo last night. He was unresponsive when he was pulled from the water after witnesses spotted a boat going in circles on the lake and…

Unresponsive Man Pulled From Island Lake, Flown To Fargo

Authorities do not know the condition of 61-year-old Lyle Nelson

BECKER CO., MN — A Sauk Rapids man pulled from the cold waters of Island Lake was flown to Essentia in Fargo. Authorities do not know the condition of 61-year-old Lyle Nelson. They say witnesses spotted a boat going in circles on the lake and someone was in the water trying to grab on. Nelson was unresponsive when he was pulled…

Sauk Rapids Student Attacks Three Other Children

Chief Perry Beise says the victims aged 8, 9 and 13 suffered ``superficial wounds'' requiring stitches in the attack before classes started Monday at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids.

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) _ Authorities say an 8-year-old student took a kitchen knife to a central Minnesota elementary school and attacked three other children. Chief Perry Beise says the victims aged 8, 9 and 13 suffered “superficial wounds” requiring stitches in the attack before classes started Monday at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids. No one else was hurt. School…

St. Cloud Priest Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Priest is Jailed In Stearns County

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A priest in the Diocese of St. Cloud has been arrested for sexual misconduct. The Rev. Anthony Oelrich is jailed in Stearns County and is scheduled for a court appearance. A statement from Bishop Donald Kettler says the investigation into the sexual misconduct involves a woman. Kettler placed Oelrich on administrative leave and suspended him pending…

Sauk Rapids Man Taken to Hospital After Breaking Through Ice in Otter Tail County

He broke through the ice while fishing

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Crews rushed to West Silent Lake in Otter Tail County in the noon hour on a report of a man in the water. They found a 69-year-old man from Sauk Rapids clinging to the side of the ice. He broke through the ice while fishing. The man was taken to the hospital in Detroit…