Minnesota News Briefs: Water main break floods hotel in DuluthMinnesota News
-- A hotel in downtown Duluth will likely remain closed throughout the weekend after a water line broke and flooded part of the basement.
DULUTH - A hotel in downtown Duluth will likely remain closed throughout the weekend after a water line broke and flooded part of the basement.
The flooding occurred at the Radisson and about 80 guests were moved to nearby hotels. Officals say the line that broke was not a city line, but a hotel service line. It appears the line was punctured by a private contractor.
A Bemidji police officer narrowly escaped injury early Friday morning when a drunken driver crashed into his patrol car. The officer was on a separate traffic stop when the suspect vehicle rear-ended the squad car and pushed it into the first vehicle. The collision caused major damage to the police car. The 22-year-old driver failed a sobriety and breath test and was jailed on suspicion of DWI. The Bemidji PD is reminding drivers of the "move over" law which requires motorists to slow down and move over when approaching an emergency vehicle.
One person was seriously hurt this morning in a hit-and-run crash in Columbia Heights. Witnesses say the 35-year-old victim, a Brooklyn Center man, was walking against a "do not walk" sign at an intersection when he was hit by a white or silver passenger car. The car did not stop and police are still looking for the driver.
A Henderson man is charged with felony assault and malicious punishment of a child for the alleged abuse of his girlfriend's 15-month-old daughter. Twenty-four-year-old Bryan Delbridge was taking care of two of her kids while she worked overnight when the crime occurred. The toddler suffered multiple injuries including bumps and bruises on her face and head. Delbridge initially told police the girl was hit by a door, but later reportedly admitted to getting frustrated because she was crying for no reason and refused to take her bottle. He could face up to five years in prison if convicted. His next court hearing is April 4th.