After chase, officers catch Perham man suspected of exposing himself to girl ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — A man suspected of burglarizing a house in Nelson and later exposing himself outside the Target store in Alexandria was arrested after a chase Tuesday night, Feb. 7. A news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as Jason Dennis Maloney, 40, of Perham.
A 60-year-old Pequot Lakes man was killed Thursday morning when the truck he was driving hit a semitrailer head-on on Highway 371, south of Pequot Lakes. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash at 6:31 a.m. in Sibley Township in Crow Wing County. The state patrol reported the Pequot Lakes man was driving a 1998 Ford truck north on Highway 371, when it hit a jersey barrier on the right and went across the highway in the southbound lane, hitting a 1998 Peterbilt semitrailer head-on. The semitrailer was a logging truck that wasn't loaded.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's office says a missing teenager has been found safe. Sixteen-year-old Lucia Garcia was last seen Jan. 27 leaving Perham High School. Authorities say she was found Feb. 15, around 10:30 p.m.
A Mahnomen man was injured early Monday, Feb. 13, when the car he was driving left the road and rolled. According to a report released by the Minnesota State Patrol: Jon Paul Weever, 42, was westbound on Highway 200 in Mahnomen County when he lost control of the vehicle and it went into the ditch and rolled.
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A Frazee man is in a Fargo hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the hip. The Becker County Sheriff's office says 27-year-old Jared Hanson of Frazee was handling a revolver when he accidentally pulled the trigger. Authorities were called to East Main Street in Frazee around 7 Monday evening. Hanson shot himself in the right hip. He was taken to a Detroit Lakes hospital and then transferred to a Fargo hospital. It was unknown early Tuesday whether he would be OK.
How much progress have you made on your 2017 taxes? More importantly, if you're not filing the return yourself, how trustworthy is your tax preparer? The IRS began accepting tax returns on Jan. 23 and is expecting more than 153 million individual tax returns will be filed. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota offers the following tips on finding a good tax preparer: • Ask around. Get referrals from friends and family on who they use and research free BBB business profiles on tax preparers and tax preparation services at bbb.org.
Because his first stint in Congress came way back in 1974, our U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, based on seniority, was "third-closest to the president" at last week's inauguration. The closer the better. Our nation moves into a great unknown today when President-elect Donald Trump raises his right hand and becomes President Trump. He takes office with little to no record of public service to consider and without having revealed much of what he might do or details about how he may choose to go about accomplishing goals and priorities that remain unclear.
One person was injured in a crash involving a semi and a sports utility vehicle with attached trailer. The State Patrol said the crash happened on Highway 10 in Bluffton just before 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. According to Sgt. Jesse Grabow, the driver of the SUV made a right turn from County Road 143 onto eastbound Highway 10 and was rear ended by the semi. Grabow said the road was wet at the time. The SUV driver, 73-year-old Daniel Eugene Hegg of New York Mills suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
An 18-year-old from Verndale was hurt in a two-car crash on Highway 10 yesterday. According to a Minnesota State Patrol report, Kaitlynn Marie Swank suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the accident. The report states that Swank was driving a 2011 Chevy Impala westbound down the highway when a semi-truck passed her and kicked up snow, reducing her visibility and causing the SUV in front of her to slow down. Swank's Impala ended up rear-ending the SUV, and her airbag deployed. The driver of the SUV, Robert Wayne Hirschey, age 83, of Cushing, Minn., was not injured.