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Northern Minnesota Man Charged in Death of Infant Son

A 38-year-old northern Minnesota man has been charged Friday with second-degree murder in the death of his infant son.

Emery Jenkins of Deer River is accused of abusing his son, ultimately causing his death on Oct. 16. He is being held without bail on a pending probation violation.

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1 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured in Mille Lacs County Car Collision

A 42-year-old woman died after a car crash on Highway 169 in Mille Lacs County on Thursday morning.

The collision happened around 7:15 a.m. on the highway at 180th Street.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Rolina Karsten of Pease, Minnesota, was driving a Toyota Corolla east on 80th Street and collided with a Ford Explorer after she failed to yield.

Northstar Train Vandalized in Big Lake

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Big Lake police are investigating after a Metro Transit Northstar train was vandalized last week.

Police say the vandalism happened around 2 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, when the train was parked at a service facility near Highway 10 and County Road 43 in Big Lake.

A witness reportedly saw a suspicious pickup with Texas registration. 

MnDOT Installs Temporary Pedestrian Bridge in Winona after Semi Crash

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A temporary pedestrian bridge is in place over Highway 14 in Winona after a semi hit the old one.

The bridge near St. Mary’s University of Minnesota was severely damaged last month and then removed. City officials say it was built in 1963 and wasn’t scheduled to be replaced within the next 10-year planning cycle.

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Biden Highlights Duluth's Domestic Abuse Response

Vice President Joe Biden is praising a northern Minnesota group for its globally-recognized model for responding to domestic violence.
Biden stopped in Duluth on Thursday to highlight the Duluth Model. The Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs created the Duluth Model, which focuses on the experience of the victim and changing the community as a whole.

Charges Filed in Weekend Stabbing on Fond du Lac Indian Reservation

Officials in St. Louis County have filed charges in the weekend stabbing death on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation west of Duluth.

1 Dead, 1 Arrested in Cass County Crash

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One person is dead and another person was arrested after a crash in Longville, Minnesota, on Tuesday.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was called to a two-vehicle crash on County Road 7 around 9:18 p.m. Tuesday.

When emergency crews arrived, they found two vehicles that had apparently crashed head-on.