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FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—The semi truck driver who struck and killed a 16-year-old Vining boy a little over a year ago was found guilty Thursday, July 19, in Otter Tail County Court. A jury found Jason Vadner, 36, of Wheaton guilty of criminal vehicular homicide and misdemeanor careless driving for a head-on crash that killed Henning/Vining sophomore Jacob Quam April 13, 2017 as the teen was on his way to school.
WEST NEWTON, Minn. -- A human leg was found by a resident on the Mississippi River in West Newton on July 14, according to a news release from the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office. The resident was cleaning out a debris pile 20 feet from the shore when the person spotted a shoe and a human leg, femur down to foot, in the pile of debris. There were no other human remains located at that time. West Newton is about 40 miles southeast of Red Wing. The incident is under investigation and more information will follow pending a report from the Medical Examiner’s office.
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced Tuesday, July 17, that taxpayers who were affected by the recent severe weather and flooding will get extra time to file Minnesota returns and pay state taxes. This applies to individuals and businesses in the counties and tribal nation below that have Minnesota tax returns or payments due from June 9-July 31, 2018. Gov. Mark Dayton recently declared a state of peacetime emergency and asked state agencies to provide assistance and support to affected communities.
HAGER CITY, Wis --- Life-saving efforts by a Hager City mother and emergency responders were too late to save a boy who drowned last week in a Pierce County swimming pool. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said 3-year-old Ryker B. Tipton died Friday, July 6, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester after he was pulled from a pool the previous night by his mother, Ashlee Peterson. Hager City is across the Mississippi River from Red Wing, Minn.
KIMBALL, Minn. -- A 56-year-old Lakeville woman was killed when the motorcycle she was driving collided with a pickup truck head-on west of Kimball in central Minnesota Monday afternoon, July 9. Sheri Sue Tilley was westbound on Highway 55 around 12:50 p.m. when her bike hit the left front tire area of the pickup, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Tilley, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene. The driver of the pickup, Matthew Diwi of Ramsey, 25, was hospitalized with injuries that were not life threatening. Kimball is about 20 miles southwest of St. Cloud.
MINNEAPOLIS—The final grants, coming from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee's legacy fund of almost $77,000, were awarded to 52 organizations. The Legacy Fund invested more than $5.5 million to communities across the state in the 52 weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII last February at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The final dividend grants, at $1,475 each, will be used to supplement previous grants to those 52 organizations by the host committee.
CROSSLAKE, Minn. -- The body of the 60-year-old swimmer who failed to resurface after swimming on Adney Lake southeast of Crosslake and near Brainerd on Sunday, July 8, has been recovered.
A Detroit Lakes man is one of two men facing felonies after being caught allegedly soliciting children for sex in an undercover sting operation.
FARGO — Longtime broadcaster Ed Schultz has died. Sources say in Fargo that Schultz died of natural causes in Washington, D.C. He was 64. Schultz, a local and national radio and television personality, got his start as a sports broadcaster for Fargo-Moorhead television stations in the early 1980s, including time as sports director at WDAY-TV. He eventually moved to talk radio, including WDAY radio, dominating the local airwaves as a conservative firebrand in the 1990s. However, he later said his views changed and he became a Democrat.
MILWAUKEE -- Today’s Minnesota Twins matinee game against the Milwaukee Brewers will only be available to watch on Facebook. The online-only game on July 3 is of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled as part of league’s partnership with Facebook, mlb.com reports. The 3:10 p.m. matchup from Miller Park in Milwaukee can be found on Facebook by searching “MLB Live” and follow that to the “ MLB Live” show page.