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By Pippi Mayfield/ DLNewspapers Though it may look like something out of the bayou, it’s something much more useful for Minnesotans. Through a federal water grant, the Becker County Sheriff’s Office was able to purchase a rescue boat, which is like the airboats used in the southern part of the United States in swamps. Up here, though, the boats are used for rescues on lakes without accesses or on frozen lakes.
There’s a new captain in town, and he’s a man of many colors. Captain Brian Cheney took the reins of the Minnesota State Patrol District 2900 in Detroit Lakes earlier this month, bringing with him 18 years of experience as a city police officer, a sheriff’s deputy and a highway patrol trooper. “I’ve worn blu
FARGO – A Fargo woman has been sentenced to five days in jail after pleading guilty to resisting arrest after her alleged assault on two flight attendants Wednesday night on a plane bound for Hector International Airport.
By Mike O'Rourke/Forum News Service U.S. Rep.
– Piglets were falling out of a truck and onto Interstate 29 for several miles near here Wednesday until the driver eventually noticed, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. There were “dead pigs all over the road,” Sgt. Greg Smith said. The truck driver was apparently unaware that piglets he was transporting from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Iowa were tumbling out of the vehicle about 11 a.m.
Environmentalist group Honor the Earth will hold a canoe rally Friday in Bemidji against the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline. The protest and media event is set to begin at 5 p.m. at the Lake Bemidji waterfront near the Paul and Babe statues, a release from the group said. "The public is encouraged to attend with their canoes and paddles," the release said.
By Helmut Schmidt / The Forum FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – Three motorcyclists were cited for reckless driving after being clocked at 151 mph in a 55 mph zone near here Wednesday, the Highway Patrol reported. A state trooper pulled the men over about 8:30 p.m. on Highway 57, about three miles west of Fort Totten, Patrol spokesman Sgt. Robert Kennedy said. “They’re keepers!” Kennedy said Thursday.
By Emily Welker / The Forum Cass County prosecutors filed criminal charges Thursday against the mother of a 4-day-old West Fargo infant who died last month.
By John Myers / Duluth News Tribune Fewer Minnesota deer hunters will get the chance to shoot antlerless deer this fall, under conservative deer hunting regulations announced Wednesday by the Department of Natural Resources. Faced with fewer deer in many areas of the state following two severe winters and high hunter harvest rates for the past decade, the DNR has dramatically scaled back antlerless permits. After years of allowing many hunters to sho