The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says a pedestrian lying on a roadway in Northern Township near Bemidji died after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning. Authorities say Tyler Blake Cummings, 21, of Bemidji died after being struck by a car driven by Samantha Ruth Pender, 19, also of Bemidj, at about 3 a.m.
Alcohol, no seatbelt possible factors in deadly southwest MN crash
The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Target shares plunge on profit drop, as costs grow and customers spend less
First quarter profitability declines 52% year-over-year.
Driver ejected in fatal Roseville crash identified as 30-year-old
The crash temporarily shutdown westbound Highway 36.
Endorsed candidate's campaign video used antisemitic trope at MN GOP convention
The video aired before GOP-backed secretary of state candidate Kim Crockett's speech at the state party convention.
Brooklyn Center rejects plans for MN's first ever 'car vending machine'
The proposal by Carvana was rejected in a split vote.
Ex-cop Thomas Lane pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing
The former Minneapolis police officer appeared in court on Wednesday morning.
2 dead after driver flees cop in Coon Rapids, crashes in Anoka
The double-fatal crash happened on Main Street near Ferry Street in Anoka.
Fleeing suspect charged in crash that left husband dead, wife critical
Daniel Joseph Fisher, 57, died from multiple blunt force injuries in a crash Sunday. His wife, Cathleen, is in critical condition as of Tuesday.
Threat of severe weather returns to Minnesota for 2 days
Isolated severe storms Wednesday, followed by scattered severe storms Thursday.
1 dead, 2 injured in crash at intersection in Ramsey
The crash happened at the intersection of Bunker Lake Blvd. and Sunfish Lake Blvd.
Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park
Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.
Two pedestrians killed in Anoka Co.
A 71-year-old woman and a 78-year-old man, both from San Antonio, Texas, died Saturday night after they were struck by an SUV while trying to cross Highway 10 near Sunfish Lake Boulevard in Ramsey. The Star Tribune reports drugs or alcohol are not considered a factor.
Pedestrian deaths on rise in U.S., Minnesota
A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report released this week says the percentage of pedestrians being killed in traffic accidents is on the rise, both nationally and in Minnesota. In 2011 -- the most recent period of data available -- pedestrian deaths accounted for almost 11 percent of the 368 traffic-related deaths in Minnesota.
School bus critically injures pedestrian in St. Paul
A pedestrian was sent to the hospital in critical condition after being struck by a school bus in St. Paul. The man in his 50s or 60s was struck while the bus was taking a left-hand turn from Western Ave. onto Aurora Ave. He was transported to Regions Hospital and is expected to survive.
7 people killed in deadly weekend on Minnesota roads
Authorities say seven people have been killed in car crashes over the weekend. WCCO reports the people died in five separate accidents around the state. Several other people in those incidents were injured.
Pedestrian deaths spike in Minnesota
Twenty-three pedestrians have been killed so far by vehicles in 2012, making it the deadliest year in the last five, the Star Tribune reports. Among the latest victims was Cléo Thiberge, a 19-year-old college student from France who had just arrived in the Twin Cities when she was struck by a vehicle in St. Paul.
Minnesota teen girl ejected from car, others in vehicle unaware
A 15-year-old only suffered minor injuries after being thrown from a car in Beltrami County Sunday morning. The northern Minnesota girl was sleeping in the back seat when she was ejected out a window that broke after the car went into the ditch and hit a sign. Forum Communications reports neither the 72-year-old driver or the other 18-year-old passenger realized the girl was missing until after they left the scene.
Man electrocuted in freak accident at northern Minnesota boatlift
A 22-year-old man died in northern Minnesota Tuesday after a freak accident on Lake Pokegama in Cohasset. The Itasca County Sheriff's Office says Robert Stoen of Owatonna was electrocuted after an extension cord fell into the water from a boatlift. Two other people were injured in the mishap.
Northern Minnesota county struggles with dirty diaper dumping
The Bemidji Pioneer reports adult diapers, catheters, syringes and other hazardous waste have been turning up in road ditches in Beltrami County over the past few years. The county has to hire specialists to dispose of the garbage, and it's racking up quite the bill, prompting officials to release this statement: "Please stop this behavior and do the right thing -- take your poopy diapers to the dumpsite."
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