BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a father and his 4-year-old son drowned in a kayaking accident on a northern Minnesota lake. Hubbard County sheriff's officials say deputies were dispatched to Hart Lake near Bemidji about 1:30 p.m. Saturday on a report of an overturned kayak and two people that failed to surface. First responders found the boy in the water and administered CPR. He was flown to the University of Minnesota hospital. Sheriff Cory Aukes says the child was removed from life support Sunday night. Searchers found the body of the boy's father, 42-year-old Jesse Anderson, of Northwood, Iowa, in the water on Sunday morning. Aukes says neither Anderson nor his son were wearing life jackets.
HUBBARD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
APRIL 23, 2018
On April 23, 2018 at 3:37 a.m. the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a house fire located on Fish Hook Drive, approximately three miles north of Park Rapids.
Upon arrival, deputies found the single story house fully engulfed in flames and the occupants of the residence were safely outside. The investigation showed that the two occupants were awaken by a noise outside of the residence. When they looked out they saw visible flames coming from outside the residence. The occupants and their dog were able to safely exit the residence. The Park Rapids Fire Department arrived and was able to extinguish the blaze. The cause of the fire is unknown. The incident remains under investigation by the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office.
PERHAM, Minn. (AP) - The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office has a suspect in custody in what authorities say is a double homicide. Officers responded to a reported assault at a rural Perham residence shortly before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, and found two people dead at the scene. No other details were immediately released. Authorities did not immediately identify the people who died or the suspect who was arrested. 21 year old William Lynn Hillman is in custody on 2 charges of 2nd degree homicide stemming from an incident in rural Perham. Investigation is still ongoing. Victim information will be released by a medical examiner after positive identification has been made.