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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A driver found sleeping in his vehicle on Interstate 94 Friday morning, Feb. 10, led officers on a chase that topped 110 mph through Douglas and Pope counties. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office did not identify the suspect, who was arrested after his vehicle was stopped using spike strips. The chase started after a deputy responded to a report of a vehicle parked in the right lane of Interstate 94 at 6:09 a.m.
WAUBUN, MInn.—It's time to moving over when you hear or see the police coming. Doug Krier, Mahnomen County sheriff, says, "It's a simple step. Just slow down." The gesture will protect officers. "That's one of the occasions when you say don't go towards the light," says Krier. For one officer with the White Earth Tribal Police Department, it could have been a lot of worse. On Monday, a driver lost control on icy roads near Waubun, hitting the officer who was wrapping up a traffic stop on Highway 59. "My first reaction is, is he OK?"
WAUBUN, Minn.—A White Earth, Minn., Police officer was injured Saturday night after a car hit his squad vehicle during a traffic stop. The male 52-year-old's squad car, a 2014 Ford Explorer, was stopped at 9:14 p.m. just north of Minnesota Highway 113 on U.S. Highway 59 in Waubun, according to a Minnesota State Patrol crash report. A 2005 Chevy Malibu, driven by Karen Jean Jones, 63, of White Earth, was southbound on Highway 59.
MAHNOMEN, Minn.—Icy roads were to blame for a Saturday night rollover about 7 miles west of Mahnomen, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
ST. PAUL—The public can now view winter road conditions from the Minnesota Department of Transportation's new "plow cams" available through the www.511mn.org website. Some of the agency's 838 snowplows are equipped with cameras that show real-time road conditions along plow routes.
OTSEGO, Minn. -- Three students were injured when a pickup driver passed through a school bus stop sign Thursday morning, Jan. 19, and struck them in this north Twin Cities metro community, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office said. Around 6:50 a.m., law enforcement and medical personnel responded to calls that several pedestrians were hit as they were about to load an Elk River School District bus.
A Crookston woman accused of keeping heroin in her bra police said she intended to sell is expected to change her plea this morning. Cynthia Esquivel, born in 1972, will have a hearing at 9 a.m. in Grand Forks District Court, where she is charged with possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver or manufacture, a Class A felony that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. It's unclear if she has reached a plea agreement or if she will be sentenced today.
We're not sure what President Barack Obama's legacy will be. But we are sure about what it should be: Presidents should not pass major, once-in-a-generation legislation without bipartisan support. When Massachusetts voters elected Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Obama faced a choice. A few weeks earlier, Senate Democrats had passed their version of Obamacare. They'd taken advantage of their 60-seat, filibuster-proof majority to pass the massive bill on a party-line vote.
GRAND FORKS - Grand Forks Police Department officers reported to a one-vehicle roll-over crash around 1:35 a.m. Thursday, Jan 12. The rollover occurred in the 2000 block of North Washington St. When officers arrived at the scene they located a red 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup on the east side of the road. The pickup was resting on its roof. The Grand Forks Fire Department and Altru Ambulance were called to assist with the medical care and extrication of a single occupant.
FARGO - A 32-year-old woman was stabbed in the leg by a man she had taken into her vehicle in the downtown area early Sunday, Jan. 8, a Fargo police spokesman said. About 1:05 a.m., the woman was driving on Broadway when she was flagged down by a man who appeared intoxicated and asked for a ride to a restaurant, Sgt. Mark Lykken said.