Valley Today Top 5 - Jan. 14, 2020
1 - Becker County Authorities looking for man that impersonated an officer
Becker County Sheriffs Office is investigating an incident where a man pulled over a woman in her vehicle and impersonated a law enforcement officer. Officials say this incident happened before 7:00 p.m. Monday night, near Lake Park, Minnesota. The woman was driving on Highway 7 when a vehicle in front of her activated white and blue lights on the rear window. The female pulled over as she believed she was being stopped by an officer. The sheriff's office said a man approached her vehicle and told her that she had broken taillight and asked for her identification, and for her to step out of the vehicle. When the woman noticed he did not appear as an officer, she asked to see his credentials, which is when the male went back to his vehicle and then left the scene. We have a description of the suspect, in the full story under the 'related links' section of this story.
2 - Police: Heroin, fentanyl found at MN drug bust
Two people are sitting in jail on drug charges after a raid where police found heroin, fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and a handgun. The Leech Lake Tribal Police say they raided the home on Jan. 9 in Cass Lake, MN. Authorities arrested 34-year-old Shawntas Turnage of Coon Rapids, MN and 31-year-old Eric Fairbanks of Cass Lake, MN.
3 - School bus bursts into flames on MN highway
No one was hurt when a school bus carrying students to a basketball game caught fire on a Twin Cities highway. The bus fire shut down eastbound Interstate 494 in Maplewood on Monday afternoon. The fire was out by late afternoon. Richfield Middle School says the bus was transporting seventh-grade students to a basketball game. The Minnesota State Patrol says no one was hurt and the fire remains under investigation.
4 - Slick roads lead to rollover along Hwy. 10
Authorities throughout the region are warning drivers to slow it down Tuesday morning. Sgt. Jesse Grabow with the Minnesota State Patrol tweeted a photo showing a jeep rolled on its side on Hwy. 10 near Lake Park. He says no one was injured in that crash. Fargo Police also posted on social media asking people to slow down as they head into school and work.
5 - LSU wins 4th national championship with 42-25 victory over Clemson
Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory against No. 3 Clemson Monday night to win the national championship. The small-town Ohio kid turned Louisiana legend delivered the Tigers their first national title since 2007 and fourth overall, breaking a few more records along the way. The five TD passes and 463 yards passing set records for a College Football Playoff title game as did his six total touchdowns. LSU scored more points against Clemson than any other team this season.