MINNESOTA NEWS ROUND-UP: Weather causes deadly collision of semis near Barnesville
BARNESVILLE, Minn. -- State Patrol investigators are trying to figure out what led to a deadly collision involving two semis on Interstate-94 in Barnesville.
The crash happened around four this morning. State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow says one of the semis slammed into the rear of the other. One of the vehicles involved was hauling a trailer full of milk crates, creating a mess on the highway. It was snowing and the interstate was icy when the crash occurred.
A U.S. Border Patrol chopper joined 70 officers from a dozen agencies in the manhunt for a suspect wanted for shooting a Norman County deputy during a traffic stop near Perley Tuesday morning. The deputy was struck by bullets in the chest and back but was wearing a bullet-resistant vest that saved his life. Nineteen-year-old Steven Henderson fled the scene but was found about five miles away, hiding at an abandoned farm. Sheriff Jeremy Thornton says his close-knit, small department is shaken but holding up after the incident. The deputy was treated and released from a Fargo hospital. Henderson is being held in jail in Crookston and is expected to be charged with attempted first-degree murder on a peace officer.
Authorities have identified the Wrenshall man killed in a head-on collision Tuesday morning southwest of Duluth. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says a pickup driven by 25-year-old Benjamin Snyder crossed the centerline and collided with a semi crane tractor trailer. Snyder died at the scene. The Superior, Wisconsin man driving the semi was taken to a Duluth hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The crash shut down Midway Road for several hours.
A Minnesota roofing company has been ordered to pay $80,000 in penalties and is barred from doing business in Kansas for violating the state's consumer protection laws. The Kansas Attorney General's Office says Pinnacle Exteriors of Eagan was accused of engaging in deceptive practices while selling roofing services door-to-door and of trying to collect money for work never performed.
A packed house at the Fargo theater last night for a premiere party and showing of the new FX series "Fargo." Many people wore bomber hats and flannel shirts and stood in line for three-hours waiting for the doors to open. Valley City native and MSU-Moorhead graduate Tom Musgrave has a recurring role in the series. He plays Bo Munk, an insurance salesman who's the boss of one of the main characters. Musgrave attended the Fargo showing and was pleased with the crowd's reaction to the show. There are ten more episodes, that will air Tuesday nights at 9 on FX. Despite the name, most of the series is set in Bemidji and Duluth.