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The Sartell, Minn. based company, however, has faced allegations of failing to provide adequate care to inmates, including 27-year-old Hardel Sherrell, who died in 2018 in the Beltrami County jail in Bemidji after his pleas for help were ignored by jail and medical staff.
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 59-year-old Fergus Falls man who died at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds.
At one point after the West Central Drug Task Force attempted a traffic stop, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper and an Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Deputy discharged their handguns, fatally striking a white male in the vehicle.
Two new avian flu infections reported Friday by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health bring Minnesota to seven total sites. Flocks in Stearns and Morrison counties were confirmed infected Thursday.
Harold Wassather was charged by the Morrison County Attorney’s Office with second-degree murder, Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reported in a news release Tuesday.
He's in his second term as a Wadena County Commissioner and is currently the president of the Wadena County Republicans.

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The unsolved case leaves open the questions of who killed the husband and father of four and why they pulled the trigger. It was the first homicide under Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen’s leadership and the only unsolved murder under active investigation in the county. The lack of eyewitnesses is the biggest hurdle in the investigation, Larsen said, which has thus far resulted in circumstantial evidence and a list of possible suspects, some of whom have no clear alibi.
Accidents were reported early Sunday morning in Morrison County and Stearns County that resulted in the death of two pedestrians.

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