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MOUNTAIN LAKE, Minn. — Two Wednesday, Aug. 1, traffic stops in Cottonwood County resulted in the confiscation of nearly 60 pounds of marijuana, more than $13,000 and six arrests. According to criminal complaints, two vehicles bearing California license plates were stopped after 1 a.m.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Medicine Lake, located in Plymouth in the Twin Cities. This is the first new confirmation of starry stonewort in Minnesota in 2018. There are now 12 lakes in Minnesota where starry stonewort has been confirmed, the DNR said in a news release.
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit to overturn a recent decision by the federal government to allow the online publication of 3D-printed gun blueprints, a practice that was previously prohibited. "Easy online access to 3D-printed guns by criminals, terrorists, or others is a significant public safety risk," Attorney General Lori Swanson said in a statement. "Undetectable and untraceable 3D guns in the wrong hands should concern everyone."
ZIMMERMAN, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding a public auction of confiscated fishing, hunting and trapping equipment on Saturday, Aug. 4. The auction includes 214 firearms, 59 bows and 47 other pieces of equipment, including deer stands, fishing poles, mounts and traps. All of the equipment was confiscated following serious game and fish violations, the DNR said.
WATKINS, Minn. -- A 54-year-old rural Watkins man was killed Wednesday, Aug. 1, when a jack slipped out from under a semitruck he was working on and pinning him. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph Edward Pauly was using a hydraulic bottle jack to work on a tire when it slipped in Luxemburg Township, about three miles northwest of Watkins. Family members discovered the accident and called for help at 5:07 p.m. Watkins is about 25 miles southwest of St. Cloud.
VIRGINIA, Minn. -- A 75-year-old Iron woman told police she was in her living room watching television Sunday night, July 29, when she heard a noise from the other room. Getting up to investigate, she found a young woman she did not know standing in her bedroom. “Who are you?” the resident asked. “I am your worst (expletive) nightmare,” the invader allegedly replied before punching the woman in the face.
ST. PAUL — Taco runs and ventilating your car are no excuse for speeding, state regulators say, but law enforcement officials report those are among the reasons for blowing past speed limit signs during Minnesota’s latest speeding campaign. From July 6-22, speeders were issued 14,661 citations for unsafe speeds across the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. That figure is down from 16,580 in the 2017 speed enforcement campaign, but above the previous five-year average of 16,109.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Women’s League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced Wednesday a multi-year partnership with FloSports to stream every game hosted by Bemidji State, Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota State and St. Cloud State, as well as the WCHA Final Faceoff tournament, live and on-demand exclusively on FloHockey.tv. FloHockey subscribers will also have access to select WCHA Women’s League contests hosted by Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin, per FloSports’ distribution deal with the Big Ten Network.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A 60-year-old man has died from injuries he suffered when the motorcycle he was driving crashed over the weekend near Fergus Falls. According to a report released by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office: The crash happened about 4:45 p.m. Saturday, July 29, on County Highway 111 when the motorcycle failed to negotiate a turn.
ST. PAUL -- A 3-year-old miniature horse in Pine City in east-central Minnesota was confirmed to have West Nile Virus on July 27, which marks the first equine case in the state in 2018, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a news release Wednesday, Aug. 1.