Authorities say a 78-year-old man is dead after being accidentally buried in a drainage ditch in Carver County. Sheriff Jim Olson says his office was called to the accident in Dahlgren Township just after 2 p.m. Sunday.
Two men have pleaded guilty in separate drunken driving crashes in Minneapolis that each resulted in a death. Fifty-year-old John Iverson of Minneapolis pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide for driving his van on Feb. 3 after drinking heavily at a bar and killing a bicyclist.
An Amtrak passenger from Minneapolis has been arrested after a search of his luggage turned up 17 pounds of marijuana, 14 pounds of marijuana-infused edibles and some hashish. The Tri-Agency Safe Trails Task Force says Amtrak personnel contacted authorities last week to report a passenger who smelled of marijuana.
Minnesota officials say significant reductions in phosphorus levels are needed in St. Cloud-area lakes to meet quality standards and limit nuisance algae blooms. A Minnesota Pollution Control Agency study found phosphorus reductions of 30-54 percent are needed in the 13-lake Sauk River chain, while reductions of 74-86 percent are needed in the smaller Eden Creek lakes.
Authorities have identified a body found near a community college campus in Austin. Austin Police and Mower County Sheriff's Office say Dr. Richard Schindler died near Riverland Community College in what appears to be an accident, possibly from a medical incident.
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