Mitchell Pressured To Resign; Furr Bowl For Great River Rescue Happening Sunday; Fentanyl Arrest In Norman County

>>Republican Leaders Call For Mitchell’s Resignation

(Detroit Lakes, MN)    Republican Senate leaders are asking DFL state lawmaker Nicole Mitchell to resign.  That’s after she was arrested for allegedly breaking into her stepmother’s home in Detroit Lakes to steal items belonging to her late father.  Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson issued a statement, calling Mitchell’s actions “disturbing.”  He went on to say “This behavior is unbecoming of a member of the Legislature, and she needs to resign from the Senate immediately.”

The senator made a Facebook post yesterday denying the burglary accusation.  She said she had gone to the home to check on a family member who called the police after Mitchell startled her. Mitchell says she hopes the incident can return to being “a private matter.” (24/7 News Source)

(Park Rapids)  This Saturday, the DEA is coordinating an event on National Take Back Day, to provide an opportunity for citizens to dispose of expired, unused, or unwanted pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications.  Citizens may bring these items to the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office parking lot from 10AM to 2PM on Saturday as a safe disposal site.

(Bemidji)  Great River Rescue is holding their 2024 Furr Bowl Fundraiser this Sunday from 1PM to 3PM .  Lane sponsorships are available for teams of 6, and individuals can register on a sponsored lane for $40.  This is one of the most popular fundraisers for Great River Rescue, and participants, get 2 hours of bowling, pizza, pop, and a chance at prizes. Find the registration link at

>>Deputy Okay After Impaired Driver Rear Ends Cruiser In St. Louis County

(Mountain Iron, MN)    A St. Louis County deputy will be okay after another driver crashed into his parked cruiser earlier this week.  The sheriff’s office says Deputy Wyatt Phaneuf was assisting the Minnesota State Patrol with a crash on Highway 169 in Mountain Iron on Monday morning.  The deputy was in his cruiser with emergency lights on when a Chevy Tahoe ran into the back of his vehicle.  The cruiser and the Tahoe were heavily damaged, but the deputy was not seriously injured.  Twenty-five-year-old Logan Niemi was charged with DWI and drug possession following the crash.  Authorities say the crash is a reminder that Minnesota law requires all vehicles to move over when they see stopped emergency vehicles alongside the road.(24/7 News Source)

>>Two Arrested After Selling Drugs To Undercover Officer In Norman County

(Halstad, MN)    Two men are facing charges in northwest Minnesota after allegedly selling fentanyl pills to an undercover officer.  Police arrested Charlee Fugleberg and Karl Leclair in Norman County last week.  Investigators say Leclair drove Fugleberg from Fargo to Halstad so he could sell the officer 75 fentanyl pills.  Police searched their vehicle following the arrest and reportedly found more drugs, including fentanyl and fentanyl powder, meth and heroin.(24/7 News Source)

>>Minnesota To Get $62M For Solar Projects

(St. Paul, MN)    Minnesota is getting 62-million dollars from the federal government to help fund solar energy projects.  The grant is one of 60 that were announced this week by the EPA as part of the “Solar for All” program.  The grants will look to increase rooftop solar in Minnesota, especially among low-income households.  The state wants to be using 100-percent carbon-free electricity by 2040.(24/7 News Source)

>>Northern MN Wolf Center Announced Death Of Arctic Wolf

(Ely, MN)    A northern Minnesota wolf center is mourning the death of an eight-year-old Arctic wolf.  The International Wolf Center in Ely announced the death of Axel the wolf on Facebook.  The wolf reportedly suffered a seizure last week and veterinarians determined that the cause was severe kidney failure.  Officials decided to humanely euthanize the wolf on Sunday.(24/7 News Source)

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