Daily Archives: September 9, 2019

Crookston Man Shoots Himself in Hunting Accident

By: News Intern Katherine Jones POLK COUNTY- An 18-year-old Crookston man reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries after shooting himself in a hunting accident. In a media release on Sunday, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office stated deputies made contact with the victim at the RiverView Health Emergency Room on Saturday. According to deputies, he was hunting geese…

First Minnesota Death Due to Vaping

By: News Intern Katherine Jones ST.PAUL- Minnesota health officials confirmed the first vaping-related death in the state on Friday, bringing the total number of such deaths nationwide to four.  Minnesota State Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield said the patient, who was over 65 years old and died in August, was hospitalized with a severe lung injury…

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Otter Tail County Crash

By: News Intern Katherine Jones OTTER TAIL COUNTY- There was an alcohol-related crash late on Saturday night in Otter Tail County.  A Jeep Liberty driven by James Robert Loerzel was traveling eastbound on Highway 210 at a high rate of speed and lost control on the wet road and rolled into the north ditch.  Loerzel…

Highway 71 Construction

By: News Intern Katherine Jones GRAND RAPIDS- The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced on Friday that the Highway 71 project in Park Rapids final phase is tentatively scheduled to begin September 23.  Crews will be constructing a roundabout on Highway 71 at the intersection with Hubbard County Roads 15 and 53 in Park Rapids. The…

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Jacob Lavoie Found in Minnesota Slip

By: News Intern Katherine Jones DULUTH- Authorities in Duluth have confirmed that a body pulled from the Minnesota Slip in Canal Park is the missing UMD student Jacob Lavoie.   The St. Louis County Rescue Squad and Duluth police recovered Lavoie from the water around 3 PM on Friday.  The 21-year-old senior from Inver Grove Heights…

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