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HILLSBORO, N.D. - Two women were killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover near Hillsboro. A Fargo woman, 23, was driving a 1995 Ford Explorer SUV north on Interstate 29, two miles north of Hillsboro, at about 3:15 p.m. when the SUV entered the median and rolled several times.
Duluth News Tribune The former fire chief of Babbitt, who is awaiting sentencing for setting a series of fires in the Superior National Forest, has been diagnosed as a pyromaniac, according to a prosecutor quoted in a document filed Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis Ryan G. Scharber, 30, who resigned as chief of the St. Louis County community’s volunteer fire department in December 2012, should be given a five-year sentence, based on federal sentencing guidelines, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Dunne argued in the memorandum.
By Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press Todd County was within its rights to fire a former sheriff’s deputy, according to a state arbitrator. Mark Grinstead, who now serves as a part-time police officer for the city of Osakis, filed a grievance with the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services about his termination, claiming the county’s actions were without just cause. In defending the termination, Todd County’s labor attorney, Kristi Hastings, said Grinstead had a history of vehicle accidents, mostly due to excessive speed, driving unreasonably in light of conditions and distracted dri
FARGO – The dangers of synthetic drugs weighed heavily on the mind of Debbie Bjerk on Tuesday, the day after a Fargo man was sentenced for concocting the drugs that killed her 18-year-old son in June 2012. Bjerk’s son, Christian, was at a house party in Grand Forks when he ate chocolate laced with synthetic hallucinogenic drugs and fatally overdosed. “He had no idea that he would be ingesting a drug that would kill him,” she sai
By Bryan Horwath / Dickinson Press DICKINSON, N.D. - Dickinson Trinity High School’s principal was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with a fire at the school Monday morning. Thomas J. Sander, 30, could face felony charges of arson and endangerment by fire after he was called in for questioning Tuesday morning.
By Emily Welker / The forum FARGO – A former drugstore employee here allegedly left his job with more than $3,200 worth of stolen prescription pills, and then tried to apologize to the store owner with a muffin basket after he was caught by Drug Enforcement Administration agents. Michael Gary Glessing, 29, of Fargo, was charged Monday in Cass County District Court with one count of misapplication of entrusted property, a Class C felony. Court documents filed with the charges state that Chad Nelson, owner of Metro Drug in downtown Fargo, reported to the DEA on Oct.
Minnesota Public Radio Is marijuana an effective treatment for pain, illness and disease? It's a question many Minnesota physicians are pondering as the Legislature prepares to debate a measure that would allow doctors to prescribe some form of the drug. Mayo Clinic psychiatrist Michael Bostwick reviewed more than 100 medical studies and reports on the possible benefits and risks of marijuana. He published his findings in February 2012 in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
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