2 Minn. teens accused of stealing at least 17 calves

ST. CLOUD, Minn.

Two teenage boys from central Minnesota are accused of stealing at least 17 calves to start their own dairy farm.

Authorities this week arrested a 19-year-old from Rothsay and a 16-year-old from Barnesville.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says deputies received a tip that led them to 17 calves and eventually the teens. The calves are believed to have been stolen from three counties: Douglas, Stearns and Todd.

Investigators say the teens told them they wanted to start their own dairy farm. They say the teens planned to keep the heifers and sell the bulls, splitting the profits.

The calves have been returned to their owners. The case is being forwarded to prosecutors for possible theft and burglary charges.

250 skiing Santas dash through snow in Maine

NEWRY, Maine

Hundreds of skiing Santas were dashing through the snow at a Maine ski resort over the weekend.

Sunday River says 250 skiers and snowboarders signed up for its 11th annual Santa Sunday event, with registration filling up in 12 minutes.

For the event, skiers got a free lift ticket if they came dressed as Santa and donated $10 or more to the Bethel Rotary Club’s annual drive to provide gifts for the area’s children in need. They also got an additional lift ticket valid through Dec. 18.

Ohio teen steals dump truck, leads police on chase


Authorities say an Ohio teen stole a dump truck and led police on a 52-mile chase before a flat tire sent him crashing into a guardrail.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports the dump truck driver, a 17-year-old boy from Stow, didn’t appear to be injured.

Police chased the teen through three Northeast Ohio counties Saturday after he was seen driving a dump truck that had been reported missing.

The Beacon Journal says the teen ran into two police vehicles and tried to hit another as officers attempted to stop the truck.

It’s not clear whether the teen has been charged with any crime.

Associated Press

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