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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.
FARGO – A Flushing, N.Y., man faces felony charges after allegedly stabbing a fellow chef with a 12-inch sushi knife while both were at work at Osaka restaurant here Sunday afternoon. According to documents filed in Cass County District Court on Monday, Fargo police were called about 1:58 p.m. to a disturbance at Osaka, 1111 38th St.
Bald eagles are migrating back to Minnesota and may be seen in large numbers across parts of the state over the next few weeks, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “Ice is breaking up along the rivers, so it’s definitely time for folks to keep their eyes out,” said Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer, DNR regional nongame wildlife specialist.
By Doug Belden / St. Paul Pioneer Press St. PAUL -- When state lawmakers rushed to approve $20 million in emergency heating aid in February, there was lots of talk about coming back to address the deeper structural issues that contributed to the severe propane shortage and consequent price spike. With two committee deadlines now come and gone, the bill that’s had the most hearings would protect consumers but would do little to avoid the shortages.
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We need to fix the federal Freedom of Information Act. Or more specifically, Congress needs to fix it. FOIA is a critical law for making sure the public has the ability to get copies of records the government might not want it to see. For more than four decades, reporters and others have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse and illegality. And the act has been used to better understand how government policies are shaped — for good or ill, according to Amy Bennett, assistant director of OpenTheGov ernment.org. These are important times in the struggle for ope