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ADA, Minn. — A woman was killed in a farm accident near Ada on Friday, Nov. 16. Katie Vilmo of Ada was killed when she was pinned by a hay baler. She was flown to a Fargo hospital and died the next day. She is survived by a 3-month-old daughter and husband, Mike Vilmo.
FARGO - Thanksgiving travelers in the region will see lower prices at the pump compared to a week ago, but you will still spend more than you did last year on your way to your holiday feast. The average price for a gallon of unleaded in North Dakota on Sunday was $2.65, down 7.6 cents from a week ago, according to GasBuddy's survey. In Minnesota, prices are averaging $2.49, down 9.5 cents. In the Twin Cities, the average prices was down 5.8 cents at $2.58.
AITKIN, Minn. -- A 56-year-old man died over the weekend following a gunshot wound while deer hunting in Aitkin County in north-central Minnesota.. The Aitkin County Sheriff's Office reported the man was hunting with family on family-owned land about 6 miles northeast of McGrath. The 911 calls were received by the sheriff's office at 12:59 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17..
DORAN, Minn. -- A 20-year-old Breckenridge man was killed when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the side of a train south of Doran early Thursday, Nov. 15. The Minnesota State Patrol said a southbound Suburban was traveling on Highway 9 and went off the road, striking the side of a southbound train. The man's name has not yet been released. The collision occurred at around 8:50 a.m. The crash scene was about 10 miles southeast of Wahpeton, N.D. and Breckenridge.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- A newly elected member of the Minnesota House has announced that he is going to work on the ban of conversion therapy for gay people. State Rep.-elect Hunter Cantrell said it would make Minnesota the 15th state to institute the ban. Cantrell, who will represent the Twin Cities suburbs of Savage and Burnsville, said he will be the only openly gay person in the House starting in January.
AUDUBON, Minn. -- Law enforcement officers were on the scene late into the night on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the scene of a shooting at a home in the small town of Audubon in northwest Minnesota in the afternoon. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was with the Becker County Sheriff’s Department investigating the scene where one person was reportedly shot and another was arrested and taken into custody.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police here have released the name of a pedestrian struck and killed by a train last week in downtown Moorhead. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Officer has identified the victim as Becky Lynn Bachmeier, 47, of Moorhead, police said. Based on information gathered, police said the death does not appear to have been an accident and no foul play is suspected. The incident occurred Nov. 5 near the 14th Street and Main Avenue crossing.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A driver was killed in a rollover crash on U.S. Highway 59 over the weekend, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, south of Wheeler Lake Road and north of Detroit Lakes in Becker County.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Brainerd International Raceway owner Jed Copham died Sunday, Nov. 11, as a result of a swimming accident off the west coast of Florida. He was 46. Copham was swimming from his parents’ boat Sunday afternoon near Punta Rassa, just south of Fort Myers, when he went missing. Search and rescue teams temporarily suspended their efforts to find Copham Sunday night after he went overboard, and found his body Monday morning.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A shoplifting suspect who was being chased by police reportedly jumped into the Red River to escape but was arrested a short time later. Moorhead police said Julian Dominic Pickett, 26, was in the Clay County Jail Monday evening, Nov. 12, facing a variety of possible charges ranging from theft to fleeing police. Police said officers chased Pickett near a Moorhead mall after reportedly stealing from a nearby business. However, once in the water, Pickett quickly turned around and went back to shore where officers took him into custody, Krone said.