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By Stephen J. Lee / Grand Forks Herald FARGO - The last of 15 people charged in a multistate synthetic drug operation blamed for killing two teens in 2012 has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. One was from Park Rapids. John Robert Polinski of Texas was scheduled to stand trial Tuesday in federal court in Fargo but announced he was ready to plead guilty.
By John Myers / Duluth News Truibune The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is holding public hearings this week on the second phase of a proposed expansion of the Enbridge Energy Alberta Clipper Pipeline. Part of a $1.2 billion expansion project for the line, the proposed upgrades would increase the line’s capacity about 40 percent to 800,000 barrels per day, mostly by increasing capacity at several pumping stations. The Alberta Clipper expansion, whic
By Stephen J. Lee / Grand Forks Herald GRAND FORKS – One roommate pulled the other from their burning house early Sunday near the University of North Dakota campus and got his heart beating again, according to family members of Matt Heisler, who they say is “fighting for his life” in a Minneapolis hospital. A hospital spokeswoman said Heisler remained in critical condition late Monday. The fire started from food left cooking on the stove, Fire Department officials said Monday. Heisler, 21, had been home for some time in the house at 2029 1st Ave.
By Emily Welker / The Forum FARGO – A 20-year-old Fargo woman is charged with abusing and neglecting her infant son after she allegedly told police she’d been held up at gunpoint and robbed by one of her prostitution customers at her home. Jeanette Ozuna, 20, was charged Friday in Cass County District Court with felony Class C abuse or neglect of a child.
By Matt Cory / Bemidi Pioneer BEMIDJI, Minn. – A Bemidji woman was arraigned Monday in the death of a 6-year-old girl last month at a south Bemidji apartment complex. Rachel Downer, 22, was arrested Friday and appeared in court Monday to face a second-degree manslaughter charge in the hypothermia death of her cousin, 6-year-old Mercedes Mayfield. Mayfield was found lying outside on the front step by her mother, Malika Peoples, at their apartment building at 924 Carter Circle early Feb. 27.
MOORHEAD - U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, the congressman who represents Moorhead and Clay County, announced Monday morning that he plans to run for re-election. Peterson, a Democrat from Detroit Lakes, will seek his 13th term in Congress in November's election. He'll likely face state Sen.
FARGO – The day before Lt.
National Women’s History Month’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established National Women’s History Week and six years later, Congress expanded the week to a month. In honor of woman everywhere, we offer these numbers from the Census Bureau: 161 million The number of females in the U.S. as of December 2013.
By Helmut Schmidt / The Forum DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The principal of Detroit Lakes High School resigned last July after admitting he had viewed pornography on a school-issued device.
By Bryce Haugen / Wadena Pioneer Journal A van struck two Wadena-Deer Creek middle/high school boys as they attempted to cross Colfax Avenue SW just after school Friday.