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MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man was charged Thursday with assaulting his wife allegedly pretended to be a police officer and choked her when she answered the door. Ruben Gonzales Jr., 25, faces a felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation, a gross misdemeanor domestic assault charge and a misdemeanor charge of fleeing police. Gonzales was separated from his wife for several months, but went to her residence Wednesday to “work on their relationship,” according to the criminal complaint filed in Clay County District Court. Gonzales became intoxicated and choked his wife, threw items a
MINNEAPOLIS - A Duluth man accused of possessing more than 5,500 child pornography files was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison this week, after admitting to distributing the materials over the Internet. Mark John Branovan, 54, received a 68-month prison sentence and five years of supervised probation during an appearance Thursday in U.S.
BALDWIN, WI - Two Minnesotans have been identified as the victim and suspect in an alleged homicide in northwest Wisconsin. The victim, believed to be the suspect’s girlfriend, was Angel Linderman, 28, of Lake City, Minn. Tanner Rix, 22, also of Lake City, is being held in the St. Croix County Jail on a $250,000 bond in connection with the homicide. Rix, who appeared in St.
BALDWIN, WI - A case of a woman found shot to death Tuesday in a car on a rural road in northwest Wisconsin is being investigated as a homicide and a suspect in is in custody, the St.
DULUTH - A Duluth man who told police that getting caught robbing a Lincoln Park bank in June was the “best thing that could have happened to him” has pleaded guilty to the crime in federal court. Scott Edward Wagner, 52, entered the plea to a count of armed bank robbery in U.S. District Court on Friday, according to court records. Wagner casually tossed a bagful of money on the hood of a squad car and told an officer, “You got me,” when he was arrested three blocks from the US Bank on June 20, according to a criminal complaint.
HIBBING - Hibbing police are searching for a man who is allegedly impersonating a police officer in his attempts to lure children into his car. The initial call from witnesses came August 29, according to police, who added that there have been some subsequent calls. There have been no reports of anyone missing. Police said the man is driving an older white car that looks like a squad car with the words “Police” on its side. He is described as being between 20 and 30 years old with a white or light skin complexion.
MONTEVIDEO - Two brothers were killed in a plane crash after taking off from the Chippewa County – Montevideo Airport on Sunday afternoon, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday. Mark Orville Schultz, 52, of Sleepy Eye, and Steven John Schultz, 51, of Brooklyn Center, died when the small, two-seat aircraft they were in crashed in a soybean field about one-half mile north of the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant on the north edge of Montevideo at 3:47 p.m. The sheriff’s office reported that the plane had just taken off, and appeared to be making a left turn when its right wing
DULUTH - A new pair of 4-inch-wide, strikingly colored fish that resemble the stars of “Finding Nemo” are now swimming their way through the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth. “It’s...
CARLTON - A 25-year-old Carlton man died of an overdose in his parents’ driveway after ingesting a prescription fentanyl patch that was sold to him by a friend’s father, according to murder charges filed in Carlton County. Robert Todd Ferguson, 51, sold a patch of the highly potent painkiller to two of his daughter’s friends at his Cloquet home Jan. 15, according to the charges. The two young men ingested the drug, which is intended to be administered through a time-release patch, and left the home in a car. Within minutes, Paul Duane Mrosla began experiencing signs of an overdose.
MONTEVIDEO - A 59-year-old New London man was killed Saturday in a hayride accident, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said Monday that Robert Steven Bentz was on a hayride for a birthday party. A tractor was pulling two hayracks joined together. Bentz fell between the hayracks and was run over by the second hayrack after apparently attempting to move from the first hayrack to the second.