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Star Tribune/Forum MINNEAPOLIS – At the Edgewood Vista senior home in Hermantown, Minn., elderly residents were stunned, even incredulous, over the recent revelation that an 89-year-old fellow resident was drugged and raped in her bed last year by a young caregiver. But the rape, which prompted widespread outrage and calls for a state investigation, is just the latest incident to occur at homes operated by Edgewood Management Group, a North Dakota company that has been cited more than 50 times over the past four years for cases of abuse or neglect. The incident also opens a window ont
BEMIDJI -- An inmate in the Beltrami County Jail assaulted two corrections officers this morning. Nakayland James Yost, 20, of Laporte inflicted minor injuries on Corrections Sgt. Robert Exner and...
By Emily Welker / The Forum FARGO – A Fargo man faces luring and sexual assault charges after the mother of a 15-year-old girl allegedly found nude photos of him and the girl on her daughter’s Hangout cellphone app. Benjamin Carter Sharff, 36, was charged Wednesday in Cass County District Court with two counts of luring a minor by computer and one count of sexual assault, all Class C felonies. According to court documents filed with the charges, a Fargo woman contacted police Feb.
By Renee Richardson Three young men who thought they were taking a walk along the banks of the Mississippi River found themselves trapped on a floating ice chunk late Wednesday afternoon. Brainerd firefighters scaled a steep river bank off Bluff Street in north Brainerd to reach them, sending out an inflatable banana boat to the men on the ice float. Brain
By Stephen J.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - The home of a Devils Lake man killed in a traffic accident Sunday night near Buxton, N.D., may have been burglarized over the weekend. The family of Monte Allen Armentrout discovered possible signs of forced entry on Monday when they went to the house, according to the Devils Lake Police Department. “The residence was believed to have been burglarized Sunday night,” Devils Lake Police Detective Sue Schwab said. “There are signs of possible forced entry.
By April Baumgarten / The Forum STANTON, N.D. - A 60-year-old man shot in his western North Dakota home returned fire and then drove about 17 miles despite having gunshot wounds, authorities said. Jeffrey Gegelman was at home Sunday in Golden Valley when three young men “began to beat on the door, and entered his residence and started shooting,” Mercer County Sheriff’s Department Detective James Wenning said in an affidavit released Wednesday. Brett Knudson, 20, of Golden Valley, was charged Tuesday with attempted murder and criminal trespassing.
WILLMAR — Brok Junkermeier pleaded guilty this afternoon to first-degree premeditated murder for killing an elderly woman last summer. Action in Junkermeier’s jury trial was delayed as the 19-year-old met with attorneys and Judge Donald Spilseth in chambers at the Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar.
This editorial originally appeared in The Forum on March 27. At a time when more pipeline capacity is being touted as one answer to the glut of oil on the rails, an uprising against more pipelines is simmering.