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.
A two-vehicle crash Tuesday night on Highway 210, west of Brainerd in Sylvan Township, claimed the life of an 18-year-old Baxter male. The Minnesota State Patrol identified the male as Devin Shawn Alexander.
A woman was injured Saturday after the vehicle she was driving was struck broadside by a semitrailer. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the crash occurred at 2:37 p.m. Saturday, at the intersection of Highway 10 and 385th Street south of Motley. Alicia Marie Goltz, 20, of Motley, was traveling east on 385th Street in a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck at the time of the crash. A Peterbilt semitrailer, driven by Danny Maurice Cooks, 37, of Jacksonville, Fla., was traveling south on Highway 10. The Ford pulled onto Highway 10 and was struck broadside by the semitrailer.
Jake Dykhoff scored the game-winning goal for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines in their 2-1 Mid-State Conference overtime win against the Park Rapids Panthers Thursday. WDC's Noah Stevens stopped 40 shots by the Panthers, who have lost eight in a row. Max Phillips scored a goal in the second period. Assists were collected by Ryan Olson, Bryce Cooper and Preston Warren. Park Rapids 0 0 1 0—1 Wadena-DC 0 1 0 1-- 2 Second period: WDC-Max Phillips (Ryan Olson, Bryce Cooper) 15:38
Perham Fire Crews and emergency response teams from at least nine surrounding communities battled a blaze at OK Tire on Tuesday night that destroyed the building, located at Highways 78 and 10, next to Lakes Area Co-op’s Oasis Gas Station and Budget Host.
A man accused of trying to kidnap his wife early Sunday, Dec. 11, was arrested after outrunning officers twice, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. About 1:45 a.m., sheriff's deputies and Fergus Falls police responded to a report of a domestic dispute and an attempted kidnapping on Interstate 94. Jason Morimoto, 32, of rural Grant County was somehow able to stop his estranged wife while she was driving on I-94, the release stated. "He implied the use of a firearm and forced her into his vehicle," the release read.
Greater Minnesota Republicans flexed their muscle. They helped provide the state House and Senate a GOP majority and forced some U.S. House races into closer-than-expected contests in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general election.
Motorists traveling Highway 71 in Wadena may encounter delays while the road is closed between Highway 10 and Bryant Avenue after 8 a.m. Nov. 8. All lanes of Highway 71 will open by 7 p.m. the same day, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said in a news release. The closure is needed while crews repair the Highway 71 railroad crossing located just south of Highway 10 in Wadena. When complete, the project will improve safety and the road's ride, MnDOT said.
For the first time in more than half a century, Forum Communications Co. declines to endorse the Republican candidate for president of the United States. It does not follow, however, that the endorsement goes to the Democratic candidate. This year, we suggest none of the above is the best choice.
Three people were injured after a rollover crash in Otter Tail County. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that the crash took place Friday morning around 3:37 a.m. A vehicle being driven by Karmvir Gill, 36, of Winnipeg was traveling eastbound on I-94. The vehicle entered the median near mile post 68, vaulted over the crossover and rolled. A 4-year-old passenger, Guneet Gill, and a 32-year-old passenger, Harmandeep Gill, were injured in the crash, along with the driver.