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ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has confirmed the first cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease — known as EHD, for short — in Minnesota deer. Six of seven animals in a small herd of captive white-tailed deer in Goodhue County in southeast Minnesota died of the disease earlier this month. The remaining buck appears healthy at this time and is showing no clinical signs associated with the disease.
ST. JAMES, Minn. — A 35-year-old Wisconsin man was killed after he missed a lane change in a construction zone and collided head-on with another vehicle Wednesday night, Oct. 16, the Minnesota State Patrol said. According to the report, a 2004 Jeep Cherokee driven by Derek Arthur Anderson of Marinette, Wis., was traveling eastbound on Highway 60 when it entered a construction zone. His vehicle collided with a 2015 Jeep Cherokee driven by Lisa Jennie Brown, 44, of Sioux Falls, S.D.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota attorney general filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, Oct. 16, against three major U.S. manufacturers of insulin, allegeding them of deceptively raising the list prices of insulin and making it less affordable to patients in high deductible health plans, the uninsured and senior citizens on Medicare. “Insulin is a life-or-death drug for people with diabetes. Many people can’t afford the price hikes but can’t afford to stop taking the medication either,” Attorney General Lori Swanson said in a statement.
BARRON, Wis.—A 13-year-old girl is missing and considered endangered, and two adults were found dead in a home in Barron County in northwest Wisconsin early Monday morning, Oct. 15. Authorities are searching for Jayme Closs, 13, who is described as 5 feet tall, 100 pounds, with green eyes and blond or strawberry hair. Anyone with information about her is asked to contact the Barron County Sheriff's Department at 715-537-3106.
SUPERIOR, Wis. - The man who was shot by three Superior police officers during a confrontation on Oct. 5 told the officers he had a gun and refused to remove his hands from his pockets, police said.
FARGO — A sentencing date of 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, has been slated in the case of William Hoehn, who's pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit kidnapping and one count of lying to police in the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. Hoehn was acquitted at trial in September on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of LaFontaine-Greywind.
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans can use a new online health insurance plan comparison tool offered by MNsure before its open enrollment period begins Nov. 1. The tool allows eligible residents to compare plans by premium, co-pay, deductible, out-of-pocket maximum and covered prescriptions. Also, the new tool helps Minnesotans determine if they are eligible for financial assistance, which could save thousands of dollars.
ST. PAUL—Nearly 5,000 young hunters 10 to 15 years old will take to the fields and forests this weekend during Minnesota's youth deer season, the Department of Natural Resources said. The DNR offers the annual hunting opportunity to help develop Minnesota's next generation of hunters.
RURAL PONSFORD, Minn. — A 15-year-old boy with special needs was flown to a Twin Cities area hospital to be treated for hypothermia after he went missing for several hours Monday, Oct. 15, according to the Becker County Sheriff's Office. About 12:36 a.m. Monday, the sheriff's office received a report that the boy had left his home in rural Ponsford. The temperature was 28 degrees and the wind chill was 18 at midnight in Park Rapids, a town about 20 miles from Ponsford, according to the National Weather Service.
ST. PAUL -- Bob Kurtz, the radio voice of the Minnesota Wild, will miss three games as the veteran broadcaster undergoes a procedure for an irregular heartbeat, the team’s public relations department said on its Twitter account Sunday night, Oct. 14. Kevin Falness will join color commentator Tom Reid for Monday night’s game in Nashville. The Wild said Kurtz is expected to return for Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay in St. Paul.