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WEBSTER, S.D. -- Two northeast South Dakota men will lose their hunting privileges for three years and pay restitution of $10,850 for shooting and killing more than 200 pelicans and double-crested cormorants in the spring of last year on small lake in Day County. The two were convicted in federal court of taking, killing and possessing migratory birds. Brant Nelson, 66 and Kirk Nelson, 63, were also sentenced to 36 months of probation.
ST. PAUL -- Crews searched by boat and by air Monday for a man who ran toward a Mississippi River bluff after St. Paul officers pulled him over, according to the police department. Later on Monday, a body was found in the river, near the Ford Dam, but officials cautioned that it was too soon to say if the body was that of the fleeing motorist.
ST. PAUL -- Two men jumped into the giraffe exhibit at St. Paul’s Como Zoo over the weekend, startling the animals and causing them to run to the other side of the enclosure, but not injuring them, according to police. Police noted that the men, who are both 23, smelled of alcohol and were leaning up against the exhibit’s rail for support when they spoke with an officer, according to Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St. Paul police spokesman.
HINCKLEY, Minn. -- Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating two 17-year-old girls who allegedly were involved in stabbing a man on Wednesday in Hinckley. The Pine County sheriff’s office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported Friday that they are trying to locate Aseil Cynthia-Salema Abuhamed and Tayah Valorios Thomas.
MINNETONKA, Minn. -- A 31-year-old Sartell man lost control of his pickup on Interstate 494 and rolled into the ditch early Friday morning in Minnetonka. He survived that crash but then died minutes later when he was hit by a car while walking across the interstate. Jeremy Larson died when he was struck about 1:15 a.m.
HALLOCK, Minn. — A former school principal appeared in court in Kittson County District Court Wednesday to face child pornography charges after police found almost 3,000 photographs and videos on his computer and in various media files, according to court documents. Warren Anderson, 55, could face 50 years in prison if convicted. He remains in the Kittson County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
MINOT, N.D. — A Minot woman and her family had a joyous reunion this week with their 17-year-old dachshund who was found deep in a city storm sewer about 13 hours after it was reported missing. Charrity Harvey's longtime pet, whom she called "my firstborne child," had disappeared from her home about 11 p.m. Monday, Apr. 3, in the northwest part of the city. She had been having seizures and would get restless at times and took off. The family looked for more than two hours that night.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- An 8-year-old Grand Rapids boy who was shot in the head last week by his father, who then shot and killed himself, remained in critical condition Monday, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department investigator assigned to the case. Wyatt Krauss initially was airlifted to a Duluth hospital following what has been described as an attempted murder-suicide last Thursday in a home on the 1300 block of Fourth Avenue Southeast in Grand Rapids.
RUGBY, N.D. -- On the fourth attempt, an Amtrak train carrying 111 passengers that was stuck almost 13 hours in a 25-foot northern North Dakota snowbank was on its way to other eastward stops on Wednesday. Three attempts failed earlier in the day after heavy snow and two days of fierce winds plugged the tracks with a 200-foot long snowbank.
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said Monday that it was a coincidence that a bullet went through a window at his Mendota Heights home early Saturday. Leslie said his home near Minnesota 13 and Sylandale Road was not targeted, and that no one was injured.