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ROCHESTER, Minn. — United Airlines will begin service June 8 out the Rochester International Airport. The airline will operate three daily flights to and from its hub at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. "This service will provide 150 new departing seats per day, which is a capacity increase of 35 percent for our community" said John Reed, Rochester International's executive director. The addition is being touted as a major step in the community's Destination Medical Center initiative.
MANY POINT LAKE, Minn.—A man was injured here and airlifted to a Fargo hospital Sunday, Feb. 26, after being ejected from his snowmobile. The Becker County Sheriff's Office responded at 5:20 p.m. to a snowmobile crash on Many Point Lake, which is northeast of Detroit Lakes. Authorities said Christopher Maloney, 41, of Felton, Minn., was riding his snowmobile on the lake when he lost control and was thrown from the machine.. Emergency responders brought Maloney from the lake to a helicopter, and he was flown to a Fargo hospital. His condition was unknown Sunday night.
NORTHOME, Minn.—Two people were found dead after a house fire early Wednesday in Northome, Koochiching County officials said. The town is about 40 miles northeast of Bemidji. At approximately 12:27 a.m. on Wednesday, Koochiching County Sheriff's Deputies and the Northome Fire Department responded to a house fire at 12233 Highway 71 in Northome.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—A 34-year-old man is charged in Clay County District Court with third-degree murder in connection with the methamphetamine overdose death of a man who was found dead a day after he left a state-funded drug treatment program that had abruptly discharged him. According to court documents:
ST. PAUL—Fresh off a five-year career at the Minnesota State Capitol, former Sen. Matt Schmit will take the lead of a new project with advocacy and policy research group Growth and Justice. The group aims to develop policies that stimulate economic prosperity throughout the state. Schmit will work from his hometown of Red Wing as the director of the group's new Minnesota Rural Equity Project, which will seek nonpartisan solutions to socioeconomic struggles faced throughout greater Minnesota.
ST. PAUL—The Jewish Community Center on St. Paul Avenue in Highland Park has re-opened after an evacuation Monday morning due to a bomb threat. After a search of the facility, the St. Paul police did not find bombs or dangerous devices. St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders said the center received a "robo-call"-style threat around 10 a.m. Monday and police sent multiple officers, including a bomb squad. The center runs programs for preschoolers, infants and toddlers, who were moved to a nearby fire department.
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. — One of the most horrendous crash scenes area law enforcement officers said they have ever seen in their career occurred Thursday when a semitrailer and Ford truck crashed head-on, ignited into flames, and killed a driver. A 60-year-old Pequot Lakes man was killed in the crash, which was reported at 6:31 a.m. on Highway 371, south of Pequot Lakes in Sibley Township in Crow Wing County. His name was still not released late Thursday night.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—The Fergus Falls Police Department and the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office were still looking for an inmate who left his work crew on Tuesday afternoon. He was still missing on Wednesday afternoon, the sheriff's department said.. At about 12:14 p.m. on Valentine's Day, inmate James Fitzpatrick Helps was on a Sentence to Serve crew when he slipped away unseen and was noticed missing about a minute later.
In an update posted to the Small Business Revolution's Facebook page , Red Wing has moved into first place in the voting for a $500,000 downtown revitalization package. Contest organizers said after nearly a full week of the standings remaining the same, Red Wing has narrowly moved into the lead on Feb. 15. Voting closes at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.—Six adults have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting at a Brooklyn Center hotel on Saturday night. Police were called to the Quality Inn Hotel at 1600 James Circle N. at 8:45 p.m. to find an adult female victim with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A subsequent investigation led to the arrests. This was not a random crime, police said. The investigation continues, but no additional suspects are being sought. Moorhead person relaxing in recliner hurt when pickup smashes into home