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LITTLE FALLS, Minn.—Dash-cam video released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety shows shocking video of just how dangerous a drunk driver can be to motorists. According to the agency, the driver of the semi-truck was driving along Highway 10 in Morrison County, near Little Falls, Minn. The dash-cam video shows the driver of the semi swerving off the road, nearly knocking out multiple road signs in the process. The driver of the semi was so intoxicated he fell to the ground when attempting to exit the semi.
CROOKSTON, Minn.—A Crookston man found guilty of sexually assaulting two young children in Polk County several years ago was sentenced to 37 years in prison Tuesday. A judge handed down the sentence to Brett Allen Goulet, 34, who was charged in Polk County District Court with two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He faced 30 years in prison for each charge.
MINNEAPOLIS—What began on Twitter as a joke Sunday afternoon, quickly spiraled into false news reports that U.S. Bank Stadium would open its doors to the homeless during a night of subzero temperatures in the Twin Cities. Shortly after the Vikings' loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Minneapolis gym owner David Dellanave tweeted that the team was planning to turn the stadium into a temporary homeless shelter.
ST. PAUL—With ice forming on Minnesota lakes, outdoor enthusiasts may be tempted to get out before ice is thick enough to support foot traffic. The Department of Natural Resources conservation officers have a message — stay off the ice until at least 4 inches of new, clear ice is present.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A man and a woman are charged with multiple felonies for allegedly dealing heroin out of their Detroit Lakes motel room. Jermaine Dequinte Henderson, 37, of Minneapolis and Amber Lynn Shaugabay, 24, of Detroit Lakes were allegedly caught with 59 grams of heroin in a safe on a dresser in their motel room. During the search on Nov. 29, officers with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force also found other things associated with drug sales, including $4,099 cash, two digital scales, multiple baggies and a razor blade.
ANOKA—An 18-year-old woman was struck and killed by a train in Anoka Sunday morning at Metro Transit's Northstar Commuter Rail station. A BNSF train struck a pedestrian at 10 a.m., according to spokeswoman Amy McBeth. The Anoka County sheriff's office reported that when Anoka police officers arrived at the scene, they found the woman with extreme injuries. Emergency medical personnel worked to save her, but she died at the scene. Train service was halted until about 1 p.m. so local officials could conduct their investigation, McBeth said.
ST. PAUL — Someone left the cremated remains of a man who apparently died six years ago at a St. Paul cemetery. Now, police are trying to find out where they belong. On Tuesday, a member of the Oakland Cemetery grounds crew found a plastic box holding cremains when he went to lock the front gate on Sycamore Street at Jackson Street about 4:30 p.m., said Robert Schoenrock, the cemetery's grounds superintendent.
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul man accused of crashing his truck into a police squad car and injuring two officers after drinking and driving this fall has pleaded guilty to the crime. Daniel Sanchez Mendes, 25, pleaded guilty to one-count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol in Ramsey County District Court on Tuesday. Mendes was driving a red 2004 Nissan Titan pickup when he collided with a St. Paul Police squad car at Seventh and Madison streets Oct. 10, court documents say.
MOORHEAD, Minn — Moorhead firefighters rescued a woman standing in waist-deep Red River water the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 4. A man walking his dog along the bike path near 100 Third St. N. heard the woman, described as possibly in her 60s, crying for help, said Capt. Eric Berg of the Moorhead Fire Department. Five firefighters, including one in a water suit, pulled the woman to shore, Berg said. It's believed the woman had been in the water for about 15 minutes. She had been clinging to a tree branch.
ANOKA, Minn. — An arrest has been made in the death of a 95-year-old Anoka man found slain in his home on Monday. Investigators announced Thursday morning the arrest of 27-year-old Isaiah Montrell Thomas of Anoka. He was being held in the Anoka County jail Thursday on suspicion of burglary and murder, but had not been charged. Albert John Loehlein was found dead Monday morning by a relative dropping off groceries at his home in the 1200 block of South Fifth Avenue in Anoka. He was last seen alive Thanksgiving evening when his family dropped him off at his home.