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A teen is dead after crashing his car during a police chase in St. Paul. Officers spotted a car early Wednesday that had been reported stolen. Police say the vehicle was being driven by 15 year-old John McAfee of St. Paul. The officers attempted to stop McAfee but he sped away. Police later noticed he had crashed into Captain Ken's Beans Factory and ended up on Robert Street. McAfee was taken to the hospital where he later died.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's office is warning people who live in the area to beware of thin ice over the Thanksgiving holiday. Ice is still forming on bodies of water throughout the county and will vary in thickness. The Sheriff's office says to use caution when approaching icy rivers, ponds, creeks and lakes. Around 28 vehicles have fallen through the ice over the past two years in Hennepin County. That includes ATV's and snowmobiles.
Numbers show that Minnesota hunters registered only 111,000 deer through the third and final weekend of the firearms deer season. That's down about 31,000 from the same period in 2013. So far this year during the archery, firearms and special hunts, around 127,000 deer have been harvested, down from last year's total of 160,000.