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HIBBING, Minn.—An Iron Range man allegedly had a 6-year-old child in the backseat of his car when he led police on a pursuit that hit speeds of up to 120 mph. Zachary Niles Harrington, 35, of rural Nashwauk, faces three charges in connection with the six-mile chase through the Hibbing area on June 14. Hibbing police said Harrington, who they suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance, fled in his Buick Park Avenue during a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation. Officers ended the pursuit when they learned the child was in the car.
DULUTH, Minn.—A 31-year-old Duluth man was reported in critical condition after an all-terrain vehicle crash late Wednesday north of Duluth. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that the crash happened at about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday about 25 miles northeast of Duluth. Authorities did not release information on the circumstances of the crash, but said alcohol and speed were contributing factors.
MORRIS, Minn. — A Morris man has been charged with five counts of criminal sexual conduct after allegedly molesting four girls over a period of approximately 25 years. Brad Tomlinson, 67, made his first appearance in Stevens County District Court on Tuesday. Bail was set at $500,000 without conditions and $25,000 with conditions.
SANDSTONE, Minn.—A 15-year-old Pine County boy drowned Wednesday in the Kettle River at Banning State Park near Sandstone. The Pine County Sheriff's Office reported that it received a call about a possible drowning at the state park at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday. Three teenagers were swimming across the Kettle River when one began to have trouble and the two other teenagers were unable to assist. They reported seeing the teenager in distress go under the water and not come back up, according to the sheriff's office.
MOORHEAD — The Fargo police officer who was arrested near Hawley last weekend had a blood-alcohol concentration nearly twice the legal limit, Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said. Wes Libner,...
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—A federal research initiative centered on integrating unmanned aircraft systems into national airspace with ties to North Dakota could see an additional three years of operation. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Wednesday the U.S. Senate and House reached an agreement to extend the Federal Aviation Administration's authorization through September 2017.
LANGDON, N.D. — Cavalier County Sheriff David Zies will resign from his position Sept. 13 to run for county commissioner. County Auditor Lisa Gellner said the commission has appointed Deputy Sheriff Greg Fetsch as Zeis' replacement. Zeis has served Cavalier County in law enforcement for 40 years and became the sheriff in 1991.
TABOR, S.D. — A Tabor man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five counts of first-degree rape of a minor and two counts of sexual contact with a child. Paul Brewer, 40, entered his seven not guilty pleas during an arraignment hearing Tuesday morning. The charges stem from a report from a 12-year-old girl, who told law enforcement on May 11 she has been raped by Brewer for the past five years. Brewer was arrested two days later.
ROSEBUD, S.D.—A 20-year-old Mission man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for sexually abusing an 11-year-old child in a Rosebud home. Graham Brody Good Shield must also complete five years of supervised release after his prison term is up, said U.S. District Court Judge Roberto Lange in the sentencing hearing Tuesday ib abusive sexual contact conviction.