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BURNSVILLE, Minn.—The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a pedestrian was struck and killed Sunday night in Burnsville. A Dodge Ram heading west on Minnesota 13 struck and killed a man as he was running south across traffic near Washburn Avenue in Burnsville at 9:19 p.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The pedestrian was identified as Juan Morales-Castro, 45, of Burnsville. The driver of the truck was Shawn Jacob Notermann, 35, of Shakopee.
MOORHEAD—Moorhead police are trying to figure out who was the aggressor in a Saturday night stabbing that left a man injured. First responders were dispatched at 7:45 p.m. to the 1200 block of 15th Avenue North, where a 24-year-old man had multiple knife wounds in his chest and arm, according to police scanner discussions. The Moorhead Police Department in a news release described the man's injuries as "serious but non-life-threatening." The unidentified man was taken to a local hospital, the release stated.
UNDERWOOD, Minn.—A 13-month child is in critical condition after he was found unresponsive by his mother after an alleged assault to the child, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. Adam Sundby of Underwood, 30, has been arrested for first-degree assault and malicious punishment of a child. The child underwent immediate emergency surgery for a hemorrhage to his brain at Lake Region Healthcare and was then airlifted to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. He has not yet had his first appearance in Otter Tail County District Court.
Flu season has taken flight and officials are urging people to get vaccinated. Minnesota and Wisconsin health officials say it's not too late to get a flu shot. The season can last through April, so getting a flu vaccine now will provide protection for the rest of the season. Weekly flu statistics by the Minnesota Department of Health show the state's flu status has been elevated from local to regional geographic spread. This means certain areas of the state have seen more flu outbreaks or increases in flu-like illness or lab-confirmed cases of flu.
SHERBURNE COUNTY, Minn. - Minnesota State Patrol have announced the details of a one-vehicle rollover crash in Sherburne County that sent two senior citizens to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. According to patrol records, Daniel Schyma, 75, was driving a Toyota Avalon with Doris Schyma, 74, riding with him as they traveled south on Highway 25 through Clear Lake Township. At the intersection with Highway 10, Schyma missed the stop sign in the fog.
OTSEGO, Minn.—Three students were injured when a pickup driver passed through a school bus stop sign Thursday morning, Jan. 19, and struck them in this north Twin Cities metro community, the Wright County Sheriff's Office said. Around 6:50 a.m., law enforcement and medical personnel responded to calls that several pedestrians were hit as they were about to load an Elk River School District bus.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—A Garfield, Minn., snowmobile enthusiast was on his way to fulfilling a lifelong dream Sunday when things suddenly went very wrong north of Blackduck. According to his CaringBridge website, Brad Klinkner, his son Adam and a good friend were planning to fulfill Brad's dream of snowmobiling from the Iowa state line to the Canada border, and then across the entire state of Minnesota. The group reached the Bemidji area in northern Minnesota on Sunday.
CROOKSTON, Minn. — A Crookston woman will spend up to three years in jail for keeping heroin she intended to sell in her bra. Cynthia Esquivel, 45, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Grand Forks District Court to possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver or manufacture, a Class A felony that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. After agreeing to a plea deal, she was sentenced to six years imprisonment with three years suspended. She also was ordered to pay $1,000 in fines.
MINNEAPOLIS—The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Monday issued an air quality advisory for the Twin Cities metro, effective until midnight Wednesday. Fine particle pollution is expected to be at levels that may be harmful to children, the elderly and people with pre-existing cardiovascular or respiratory disease, according to an MPCA news release. Anyone planning to participate in activities that require prolonged physical exertion — both indoors and outdoors — should consider rescheduling these activities, the news release said.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—Visitors to this year's Great Minnesota Get-Together will see major grounds upgrades. That's the good news. The bad news: Ticket prices are going up $1. The Minnesota State Fair's board of managers on Sunday approved $8 million for upgrades, including $4.6 million in capital work and $3.4 million in maintenance projects, according to a news release.