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A Beldenville man was hospitalized Tuesday morning after a single-vehicle crash in Pierce County. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded at 9:17 a.m. Nov. 20 to County Road J near Highway 65 in the town of Trimbelle for a crash with an injured occupant. Deputies said the driver, Andrew P. Selvig, 28, was northbound on County Road J when he lost control of a 2008 Chevy Impala and struck a bridge guardrail. Selvig was taken by Ellsworth EMS to River Falls Area Hospital with undisclosed injuries.
Prescription drugs including opioids were responsible for the most overdose deaths of any illicit drugs since 2001, according to a report the Drug Enforcement Administration released this month. How did it get to this point? The truth is, many Minnesotans who have an opioid addiction were once just a patient dealing with pain. In fact, each one of us is just a broken arm, a bad back or a slip on the ice away from being handed a prescription that, if abused, could become incredibly dangerous and possibly life-threatening. Take a look at these statistics:
Minnesota-based food business Schwan's Company will sell a majority stake to a South Korean firm, according to a news release Nov. 15. CJ CheilJedang of Seoul, South Korea will purchase 80 percent of Schwan's and its subsidiaries in the retail and grocery food sector and food services. The Schwan family will retain full ownership of Schwan's Home Service Inc., its legacy home-delivery business launched in 1952.
As temperatures fall in Minnesota, the number of people who become seriously ill from carbon monoxide poisoning goes up, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health. Illness and deaths from CO poisoning can be prevented when people take certain steps to prepare for heating season, say state health and public safety officials.
The Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division assumed responsibility for mission command and control of Task Force Spartan from Pennsylvania's 28th Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony Monday, Nov. 12, at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, according to a news release. The Minnesota National Guard division is on a nine-month deployment to lead nearly 10,000 soldiers from subordinate brigades conducting theater security operations across the Middle East.
World War I officially ended when the Allies and Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. That centennial is still eight months away. Fighting had ceased seven months earlier, however, when an armistice — a temporary cessation of hostilities — went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Namely, Nov. 11, 1918. Blessedly, that armistice held and today that's when we consider the end of what was known then as "The Great War."
A snow squall over eastern Dakota County and northwest Pierce County could dump one to two inches of snow Friday morning, Nov. 9, 2018, according to the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities and Chanhassen .
Most Wisconsin 2018 elections were too close to call during the early hours of Wednesday, Nov. 7. Wisconsin's Secretary of State race was one of the few races to be called before 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Democrat Doug La Follette won his 12th term as Wisconsin's Secretary of State on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The Wisconsin gubernatorial race has remained tight since the polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to the Journal Sentinel's website, Democrat Tony Evers held a 122-vote lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker as of 12:35 a.m. on Wednesday. With 98 percent reporting and 3,592 of the 3,676 precinct results submitted, Evers and Walker both claimed 49 percent of voters' support. The Journal Sentinel reported at 11:54 p.m. on Tuesday that Milwaukee County had more than 45,000 uncounted absentee ballots.
Dozens of area Minnesota National Guard soldiers arrived at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait on a nine-month deployment to the Middle East, according to a news release Monday, Nov. 5. They join more than 600 soldiers in the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division leading Task Force Spartan, designed to build capacity, regional self-reliance and stability in 20 countries.