>>3rd Victim Dies of Injuries from Cass County Head-on Crash

(Pine River, MN) — The Minnesota State Patrol is reporting a third person has died from injuries suffered in a head-on crash early Sunday morning in Cass County. State troopers say a pickup driven by 32-year-old Kyle Jones of Bayport collided with a car driven by 39-year-old Royal Noe from Hillman in Pine River Township. Noe and 50-year-old Heather Ceballos (suh-BALL’-ohs) of Brainerd died at the scene, and the updated report says 36-year-old Corey Peterson of Brainerd was also killed in the collision. Jones and his passenger were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Investigators believe alcohol was involved.

>>Police Searching For Missing St. Cloud Teen

(St. Cloud, MN) — Police are searching for a missing St. Cloud teen. Authorities say 13-year-old Emmarae Gervasi was last seen Friday. She reportedly was last seen wearing a black tank top and sweatpants with a Betty Boop logo on the back. The teen may have been looking for a ride to the Twin Cities. Anyone with information should call St. Cloud Police.

>>Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Celebrates 75 Years

(Center City, MN) — The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Communications director Jeremiah Gardner says it was a radical idea back then to treat people with addiction or alcoholism with compassion, dignity, and respect. Garnder says Hazelden opened its doors on May 1st, 1949, in a secluded farmhouse on a lake in Center City. In 2014, Hazelden merged with the Betty Ford Center and has grown into the largest nonprofit substance abuse and mental health care provider in the U.S.

>>Take a Mom Fishing Weekend

(St. Paul, MN) — In conjunction with “Take a Mom Fishing Weekend,” the DNR encourages you to participate in this year’s “Minnesota Moms Fishing Challenge.” Spokesman Benji Kohn(Cone) says any mom who catches a fish and posts it to the DNR’s Facebook page will be entered into a drawing for over 100 prizes. Last year, more than 2,400 Minnesota moms joined the challenge, and the DNR hopes for even more this weekend. Also, remember that Minnesota moms can fish without a license this Mother’s Day weekend.

>>Metro Transit Reports Drop In Violent Crimes

(Minneapolis, MN) — Metro Transit authorities have reported a significant drop in violent crimes on light rails and buses during the first quarter of 2024. Chief Ernest Morales III stated that violent crimes such as homicide, assault, and robbery decreased by 16 percent compared to the same period last year. Overall, crime on all transit routes decreased by seven percent. Morales attributed these improvements to increased patrols and the implementation of the Security and Safety Action Plan. He emphasized the importance of addressing societal issues beyond law enforcement to ensure safety on public transportation.


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