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WEST FARGO—Three people were injured after striking into a median in heavy rain Sunday around 4:50 p.m. Driver Alvin Jorgensen, 71 of Hope, N.D. and passengers Josephine Jorgensen, 54 and Ruth Berger, 77 were traveling from Fargo to Valley City Sunday when they encountered heavy rain. While driving close to 75-miles-per-hour on cruise control the driver started to hydroplane and lost control resulting in a crash into the median and overhead sign support. All three occupants were transported to Sanford in Fargo for their injuries.
GRAND FORKS—A motorcycle rider is seriously hurt after crashing with a car in Grand Forks. Police say a 26-year-old Grand Forks man was heading south of South 17th Street just after 4:00 p.m. when a car attempting to turn left into the Hugo's parking lot hit him. The man tried to stop, but unable to in time. People in the area say this is a common spot for crashes.
Ransom County, N.D. -- Two people ran into a corn field after they rear-ended a truck in Ransom County. North Dakota Highway Patrol says it happened Sunday, Aug. 6 around 8 in the morning on Hwy. 46. A 71-year-old man from Sheldon was trying to turn north off of Hwy. 46 when he was hit by a Lincoln MKX SUV. The 32-year-old out of state driver of the SUV got out, looked over the damage, got back in her car and drove away. However, she stopped a few miles up ahead in a row of trees, got out and ran into a corn field.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A man is dead after he was hit by a train near here over the weekend. The Becker County Sheriff's office said it happened Sunday, August 6 around 5 p.m. one mile north of Detroit Lakes The man was reportedly walking south on the tracks when he was hit. He was pronounced dead on the scene. His name isn't being released pending family notification. Stay with your news leader as we continue to follow this story.
Urbank, Minn. --The Otter Tail County Sheriff's office is searching for a man who allegedly took a bag of cash from a ticket counter. Authorities say it happened at the baseball field in Urbank, just west of Parkers Prairie on Saturday. A man went up to the ticket counter and started talking to the volunteers before he grabbed their bag of cash and ran off. People tried to chase him, but he got away. Police describe him as a black man in his 20s with a skinny build and some stubble on his face.
CARLTON, Minn.—A kitten is down one of its 9-lives after hitchhiking 77 miles on Minnesota highways. The little guy was found on Tuesday after a security guard at Black Bear Casino in Carlton heard it meowing for help. He was hiding under the car, but once he was coaxed out, the guard says the roughly 3-month-old cat cuddled in his arms. The car owners were contacted but said they had no idea where the cat came from. Instead of taking the kitten to a rescue another security guard decided to adopt him.
MOORHEAD—The Moorhead Budweiser plant had to be evacuated and shut down during a police chase Sunday, July 23. Authorities say around 6:45 p.m. they were called to a neighborhood a few blocks away from the plant, at 2101 26th St. S, for a burglary report where a man was trying to get into a home. Officers in the area responded right away and chased the man into the Budweiser plant where he ran, scaled a fence and jumped onto a roof.
Grand Forks, N.D. --Police are searching for a woman who allegedly beat up a person in a Grand Forks park. Authorities say the call came in around 8 Tuesday night to Bringwatt Park. When officers arrived, they found a woman who says she was beat up by another woman. The suspect left before authorities arrived. The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries. Authorities don't believe there is any threat to the public.
Grafton, N.D. --A Cavalier man was cited with DUI after he crashed into the back of a truck and sent two people to the hospital. Authorities say it happened just before 1 Tuesday afternoon on Highway 81 just outside of Grafton. 43-year-old Brian Bjerkness of Cavalier was heading seath when he rammed into a truck driven by 56-year-old Michael Kubal of Langdon. 54-year-old Franna Kubal, also of Langdon, was in the truck as well. The Kubal's truck overturned and both had to be taken to Unity Hospital in Grafton for unknown injuries.
Fargo, N.D. --The 8-year-old boy from Page, N.D. involved in a crash passed away early Wednesday morning. A GoFundMe page for the family says Braden Dahl 'passed to his next journey.' Braden was with his family in a vehicle when it was T-boned by a truck in Steel County. He was airlifted to a Fargo hospital. Braden is the child in the blue shirt, sitting on his dad's lap. To help out the family, you can click on the link above.