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Spring snow won’t last long

DULUTH (AP) — Parts of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin are blanketed with a fresh covering of snow.

The National Weather Service says it’s the latest May snowfall on record of more than an inch in Duluth. That city had 2.4 inches Sunday. The deepest spot was Poplar in Wisconsin where nearly 6 inches fell.

WDIO-TV reports the snow made roads across the Northland slushy and wet, causing several accidents. There were also reports of power outages.

The snow will be gone quickly with temperatures around 60 Monday.

Pedestrian struck, killed by train

COON RAPIDS (AP) — An Amtrak train has struck and killed a pedestrian in Coon Rapids.

Police say the southbound train was heading from Seattle to Chicago when it hit a person about 6:30 a.m. Monday. No one else was hurt.

The investigation shut down the two-track rail line in both directions, as well adjacent roadways.

The train eventually continued on the St. Paul’s Union Depot where Metro Transit sent buses to the rail stations to pick up its passengers.

Judge won’t delay sentencing

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (AP) — A judge has refused to delay sentencing for a northern Iowa farmer who appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” and who was involved in a fatal crash.

Chris Soules, 37, pleaded guilty Nov. 13 to a reduced charge of leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.

Soules appeared on “The Bachelor” in 2015. He was arrested after he rear-ended a tractor on April 24, 2017, killing 66-year-old Kenny Mosher. Soules called 911, performed CPR on Mosher and waited for first responders but left before officers arrived.

Man accused of Medicare fraud

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an Omaha man defrauded Medicare and Medicaid in a scheme involving recipients in Nebraska, Iowa and other states.

A U.S. District Court complaint filed earlier this month says Nereus Sutko committed health care fraud that began in November 2010 and continued into this month. Sutko’s attorney, Adam Sipple, said Monday that Sutko will plead not guilty.

The documents say Sutko sometimes visited homeless shelters and threw pizza parties at nursing homes, promising gifts as a way to obtain Social Security and health information for his scheme. The documents say Sutko would order health care items that would never be delivered to the recipients.

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