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The bald eagles featured on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' EagleCam have their first chick of 2017. An egg hatched Thursday, March 9, and a second egg has a pip (scientific term for the hole the chick makes with its egg tooth on the end of its beak) that is getting larger. Biologists were concerned that the first egg might not hatch, as it was left in the cold for quite some time immediately after hatching. The pair has proven they have this incubation thing under control.
AVON, Minn. -- A 53-year-old Avon man was killed when authorities said he jumped onto Interstate 94 and was struck by a semi truck Wednesday morning, March 1, near Avon, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The man, later identified as Lloyd Stuart Parker, walked from his parked 2015 Hyundai on County Road 9 and jumped from the overpass and into eastbound traffic shortly before 8 a.m., patrol said.
GLENWOOD — Five people were injured in a head-on crash with an ambulance Saturday afternoon on Minnesota Highway 28 just west of Glenwood. The Minnesota State Patrol said a 2005 Dodge Stratus was westbound on Highway 28 when it went into the ditch, the driver apparently overcorrected and went back onto the highway into the eastbound lane, hitting the ambulance head on.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A woman is dead after being hit by a train in Detroit Lakes. At around 9 p.m. Saturday, Detroit Lakes police and paramedics responded to a report of an accident involving a pedestrian at a crossing at Washington Avenue and U.S. Highway 10, which is within sight of the town’s train station and downtown. Upon arrival at the scene, officers and paramedics found the victim just west of Washington Avenue on the railroad tracks.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — The January death of a Montevideo 11-day-old baby is now being investigated as a homicide, police said Thursday. Feb. 16. In a news release, Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher said the baby died Jan. 18 at the Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital. The baby had been transported there by family around 10 p.m. Rescue attempts by hospital staff were unsuccessful. An autopsy at the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Anoka followed, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was called in to assist with the investigation.
Two people remain in intensive care following in a fire in a Superior apartment on Tuesday afternoon.
CASSELTON, N.D.—What a milestone for the little squirrels at Central Cass school. 100 days! Time flies. But at least one student went above and beyond to celebrate. In Heather Gleave's Central Cass kindergarten room, it was all about the 100th day of school on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Even the kids even felt like royalty. "I have your crowns ready for you," Gleave said. Some kids brought 100 skittles, others 100 rocks or even bandaids. In the halls, they were shooting for 100 acts of kindness.
Two men are in jail and a 28-year-old victim remained in a Duluth hospital Sunday after a Saturday night shooting downtown, the Duluth Police Department said in a news release. Police responded to the area of First Avenue East and First Street at 8:43 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 on a report of a shooting. They arrived to find the victim having been shot in the abdomen; his condition was unknown by police, who declined to release his name to the News Tribune.
CLOQUET, Minn. — Carlton County authorities identified Emma Loven on Sunday as the victim in a fatal two-vehicle crash last week on an icy county highway near Cloquet. The 11-year-old Esko, Minn., girl died at the scene Friday morning on Carlton County Highway 3, also known as Carlton Road, near the intersection with Minnesota Highway 45.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 4-year-old girl and a 34-year-old man were rescued from Lake Ida about 10 miles north of Alexandria after the Arctic Cat utility vehicle they were in ice went through the ice in about 7 feet of water. The Douglas County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call about noon from Matthew Hawkins who witnessed the utility vehicle go through the ice on the north end of Lake Ida, near Big Horn Bay Resort.