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Instead of spending so much time agonizing over the consequences of legalizing marijuana, more energy and attention should be focused on an already legal drug – alcohol. Sure, we all know how bad alcohol abuse is, but it’s become such an interwoven part of our social norms, it’s easy to lose sight of the heavy cost it carries and how many lives it destroys. A new report last week found that binge drinking and other forms of excessive alcohol use in the U.S.
BECKER COUNTY, Minn.
By Malachi Peterson An influx of panhandlers, sometimes with cardboard signs pleading for help, are becoming more frequent at busy streets and intersections in Bemidji. Police Chief Mike Mastin said the department tends to receive more calls about panhandlers during the Fourth of July week because of their increased visibility with extra visitors to town.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A woman found dead in a Wyoming gravel pit in 1983 has been identified as Mary Lynn Anderson, a Frazee native who family members reported missing in 1986.
FARGO – Cass County prosecutors have filed two felony charges against a former jail nurse who allegedly sexually assaulted an inmate under her care and smuggled a cellphone and other contraband into the facility for him. The charges against Claire Francine Schwehr, 46, of Dilworth, shed more light on the investigation into the Fargo-Cass Public Health employee, who sheriff’s department officials say was a contract worker at the jail for six years. According to court documents filed Wednesday in Cass County District Court:
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By Helmut Schmidt / The Forum FARGO – Fargo businessman Leland Swanson, president of Swanson Health Products, has paid $7.64 million for a 2,009-square-foot apartment on New York City’s “Billionaire’s Row.”
By Erik Burgess / The Forum FARGO – At the time of his death on Tuesday, Darrell “Chip” Wadena owed over $731,000 to the White Earth tribe in northern Minnesota, stemming from his conviction in federal court of stealing money from the tribe for personal profit. Wadena died Tuesday at Vibra Hospital in Fargo. He was 75.
By Amy Chaffins / Alexandria Echo Press Uff-da – tough break for the big guy; Big Ole’s got a boo-boo. During last week’s barrage of thunderstorms, the big guy who keeps watch over our hamlet, lost one of his helmet wings to the weather. The 28-foot-tall Fiberglas Viking statue stands at the north end of Broadway in downtown Alexandria.
A Belfield Police officer was fired after admitting to having sex with a Belfield woman in his patrol car while on patrol, according to employee records. Former Sgt. Travis Carlson...