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Officials are investigating a fire that started overnight at the Northern Metal Recycling facility in Becker, Minnesota. As officials warn residents of poor air quality, the police chief said it could take days to fully extinguish the fire. A passerby reported the fire at 2:25 a.m., according to the Becker Police Department. The fire appears to have started inside a massive pile of crushed automobiles at the facility. Police said damage appears confined to the pile of crushed cars. No one was injured and no building structures were involved.The Becker Police Department has received questions about air quality from the large amount of smoke. The department is working with Northern Metals and other agencies to identify the air quality and “anything that that would be problematic with the smoke.” As precaution, people with respiratory issues are being advised to stay indoors or in a well-ventilated area.Northern Metals has been at this new location south of Highway 10 off Energy Drive since last year, when the company permanently shut down its metal shredding operationsin north Minneapolis. The company reached a settlement with the MPCA, agreeing to move its facility and change its practices over concerns about air quality.



Police in northern Minnesota are searching for a teenage suspect following a shooting Monday night that left a man dead and another teenager in the hospital. The Bemidji Police Department says the shooting happened outside a home on 1100 block of Minnesota Avenue. Police found a 20-year-old man dead at the scene. Investigators also located a 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound at Sanford Hospital. Investigators say they are looking for 18-year-old Antonio Parkhurst, who reportedly ran from the scene of the shooting. Police say Parkhurst is to be considered violent and dangerous. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call police at 218-333-9111. Parkhurst, of Bemidji, is described a Native American man with short black hair, brown eyes and a slender build. He was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt.


Crash Victim Identified

The Minnesota State Patrol on Friday released the name of the man killed in a crash north of Kimball Wednesday night. 67 yuear old Donald Heid, was killed when a pickup truck driven by Ricky Freitag,of Rice, hit a patch of ice and struck his car. The crash happened on Minnesota Highway 15 near Stearns County Road 8. The State Patrol said alcohol was a factor in the crash. Freitag was arrested and booked into Stearns County Jail on Wednesday, according to the Stearns County Sheriff's Department. He was released Friday and could face possible charges related to the incident pending an investigation, according to the Stearns County attorney's office.



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