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St. James man dies at county park

TRIMONT — A 28-year-old St. James man died Saturday at Cedar/Hansen Park after being found unresponsive.

According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office:

A deputy responded to a call at the park at 2:18 a.m. People at the scene initiated CPR and the man was transported by ambulance to the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital in Fairmont.

The man, later identified as Dustin Wolters, 28, of St. James, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Trimont First Responders, Trimont Ambulance and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Crash claims rural Fairmont man

FAIRMONT – A 23-year-old rural Fairmont is dead following a crash in rural Martin County.

According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office:

A deputy responded at 2:35 a.m. Sunday to the report of a single-vehicle rollover in the 300 block of 245th Avenue in rural Martin County.

A vehicle was located upside down in a cornfield. The driver, later identified as Joseph Weber, 23, had been ejected and was dead at the scene.

The crash is under investigation by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.

The Minnesota State Patrol, Fairmont Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Stolen ruby slippers recovered

BROOKLYN CENTER (AP) — A pair of ruby slippers used in “The Wizard of Oz” and later stolen from a Minnesota museum were recovered in a sting operation after a man approached the shoes’ insurer and said he could help get them back, the FBI said Tuesday.

The slippers were on loan to the Judy Garland Museum in the late actress’ hometown of Grand Rapids, Minn., when they were taken in 2005 by someone who climbed through a window and broke into a small display case. The shoes were insured for $1 million.

The FBI said a man approached the insurer in summer 2017 and said he could help get them back. Grand Rapids police asked for the FBI’s help and after a nearly year-long investigation, the slippers were recovered in July during a sting operation in Minneapolis.

The FBI said no one has yet been arrested or charged in the case, but they have “multiple suspects” and continue to investigate. As they unveiled the recovered slippers at a news conference Tuesday, they asked anyone with information about the theft to contact them.

“We’re not done. We have a lot of work to do,” Christopher Myers, the U.S. attorney for North Dakota, said.

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