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By Crystal Dey / Bemidji Pioneer RED LAKE, Minn.
By Emily Welker / The Forum FARGO – A second woman has come forward to tell authorities she was a kidnapping and rape victim of the accused “vampire trucker” authorities arrested in November at Moorhead truck stop. Timothy Jay Vafeades, 54, appeared Wednesday in U.S.
By Emily Welker / The Forum WEST FARGO, N.D. -- An arrest warrant has been issued for a West Fargo man accused of deliberately crashing a carload of passengers into a parked vehicle here.
RED LAKE, Minn. - The FBI is investigating the weekend death of a member of the Red Lake Tribal Council. "The FBI received reports of a suspicious death on the Red Lake Indian Reservation," Kyle Loven, chief division counsel for the FBI in Minneapolis, said in a phone interview.
By Archie Ingersoll / The Forum FARGO – The gunshot suicide of Lt. Jeff Skuza on Tuesday morning left Fargo police grieving the loss of a veteran officer remembered as a consummate professional. “Today was a bad day for the Fargo Police Department,” Chief Keith Ternes said, as tears welled in his eyes. “Tomorrow won’t be easier.
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Motorists in Walker may encounter lane closures and brief delays along Highway 371 (Minnesota Avenue)tomorrow as crews remove trees along the highway right of way. The trees identified for removal are located between Second Street and Walker Bay Boulevard.
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on March 10, 2014 at approximately 6:39PM the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house fire in the 2700 block of 36th The Pine River Fire Department was dispatched and arrived to find the home fully engulfed in fire. No injuries were reported. The fire remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office, Pine River Fire Department and the State Fire Marshall’s Office. The Backus Fire Department and the Pequot Lakes Fire Department assisted at the scene.
By Amy Chaffins / Alexandria Echo Press ALEXANDRIA, Minn.
By Vicki Gerdes / DL Newspapers Lake Park Mayor Aaron Wittnebel entered an Alford plea on the felony charge of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult in Becker County District Court Monday. At a contested omnibus hearing held late Monday afternoon, Wittnebel answered “yes” to a question from Judge Jay Carlson, in which he asked whether Wittnebel believed the state had sufficient evidence for a jury to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. But an Alford plea, as laid o
By Bryce Haugen At a special meeting Monday, Sebeka City Council members unanimously accepted the retirement of the town’s police chief, who was recently cited for driving while intoxicated, and appointed a part-time officer as interim chief. Eric Swenson, 48, had been a Sebeka police officer for 28 years and the chief since 2007. In a one-sentence letter to the council dated March 9, he ended that tenure.