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.
A man has been found dead inside a residence in Motley in northcentral Minnesota that was lost to fire. The Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of a house fire at 6:42 a.m. Friday off Minnesota Highway 64 in rural Motley about 22 miles west of Brainerd. Responders arrived and found a trailer house fully engulfed in fire. Efforts to extinguish the fire were immediately underway. The man was found inside the residence, the sheriff's office reported. An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office.
A Henning woman was hurt in an accident involving a semi-truck just after noon on Thursday. Jenna Rae Zerr, age 20, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina on Highway 50 in Deer Creek, the Minnesota State Patrol reports, when she attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Highway 29, turning in front of a 2016 Kenworth semi-truck. The semi, driven by Heinz Kasper Strobel, age 43, of Hoffman, Minn., swerved to the left in an attempt to avoid the Lumina, but the two vehicles collided and the semi ended up in the ditch, the patrol reports. The Lumina was disabled on Highway 29.
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.