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Olmsted County deputy shoots suspect

  • December 26, 2012 - 9:31 PM
Olmsted County deputy shoots suspect

A Winona County man who was shot and wounded by an Olmsted County sheriff's deputy on Christmas Eve remains hospitalized.

The La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune reported that Winona County deputies responded Monday morning to a domestic disturbance complaint. The suspect fled, and authorities believed he was armed with a handgun.

Olmsted County deputies found the man hiding under a camper in Dover. He allegedly charged at officers, and a deputy fired a nonlethal round from a shotgun.

The suspect was wounded and airlifted to a Rochester hospital.

His name and condition were not immediately released. Authorities have identified him only as a Winona County resident in his mid-20s.

Trooper shoots and kills unruly horse

Authorities say a Minnesota trooper had to shoot and kill a wayward horse that couldn't be moved away from a busy Iron Range highway.

The State Patrol said the animal was reported near Hwy. 73 south of Hibbing about 10:15 a.m. Sunday. The Duluth News Tribune reported that a state trooper and several passers-by tried in vain to capture it and move it off the road.

Patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske said no one knew who owned the horse. He said the animal was in poor shape, suggesting it may have been loose for some time.

Efforts to capture it continued for more than two hours. After several close calls where vehicles nearly struck the horse, the trooper decided to put it down.

Motorcycle resurfaces after 56 years in lake

The motorcycle that Ron Miller of New Ulm is restoring is not in the greatest shape. But then again, it did sit at the bottom of a lake for 56 years.

A commercial fisherman recently netted the 1938 German motorcycle from Big Swan Lake in Dassel. Turns out it had been there since 1956, when 15-year-old Dean Allie crashed through thin ice just days after his dad gave it to him. Even scuba divers couldn't find it.

The fisherman returned it to Allie, now 71 and still living in Dassel. But Allie turned it over to Miller, an acquaintance of the fisherman who collects motorcycles.

Miller told the Mankato Free Press that Allie asked only for a picture of the restored bike. Miller says it will never be operable again, but he plans to display it.

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