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GRAND PORTAGE, Minn. -- A convicted sex offender and drug smuggler from Canada went to extreme measures to illegally cross the Ontario-Minnesota border near Grand Portage last month, federal authorities said.
With a notarized eviction notice on his front door, Mike Marcell Jr. walked the 20 yards to his landlord’s home on the morning of Sept. 4 to tell him he needed more than 14 days to move. Marcell told Gerald Duane Skolte, 63, who owned the property near Perham where Marcell and his fiance's trailer home sat, that he was not going to leave until he had talked to the sheriff.
Cass County Sheriff's corporal who pulled over a woman for speeding was dragged for 25 feet as the woman drunkenly tried to drive away, charges filed Friday in Cass County District Court said. Nicolle Jean Koehler, 32, was charged with felony reckless endangerment and four misdemeanors: fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer, preventing arrest or discharge of other duties, DUI, and refusing to submit to chemical testing. Koehler was speeding in Mapleton when Cpl. Keenan Zundel pulled her over, according to Zundel's report of the incident.
A North Dakota man who allegedly kept his brother's body in his camper trailer for more than five months has been charged with his murder. Aaron Ray Larson, 40, of Powers Lake was arrested Thursday in Bismarck and could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the felony offense. The body of Aaron Larson's brother, Terry Larson, was discovered Monday in a camper in Powers Lake, where Aaron Larson
GREGORY, S.D. — A former police chief was arrested Wednesday morning on one count of first-degree murder for the 2009 death of his then-fiancee because of “additional evidence.” Russell Bertram, 63, of Sioux Falls, was indicted Tuesday by a Gregory County grand jury on suspicion that he intentionally shot Leonila Stickney, of Bridgewater, then age 26, on Oct.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Two licensed insurance agents from rural Paynesville have been charged with orchestrating an investment fraud scheme over the past seven years totaling $250,000. Michaela “Kim” Kruger, 57, is charged with four counts of theft by swindle and Richard A.
KITTSON COUNTY, Minn.--Emergency crews responded to a fire at a portion of the TransCanada pipeline in Kittson County near the U.S.-Canada border around 9 p.m. Saturday night. It happened just a few miles south of the border at the St. Vincent Compressor Station. When crews arrived on scene, TransCanada workers had shut down the valve and allowed the gas to burn off.
FARGO -- Matt Winans is an insurgent of the citrus kind. The Fargo man didn't mean to start a beverage revolution. But over the course of seven years, he helped convince Coca-Cola to bring back Surge more than a decade after it was discontinued. Starting today, the "fully loaded citrus soda" will start to show up in convenience stores and supermarkets in Fargo-Moorhead, the Dakotas, Minnesota and most of the eastern United States.
NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. – A rural Eddy County man is in custody in the shooting death of one person and the wounding of another at a wedding reception here early Sunday, Sheriff Paul Lies said Sunday afternoon.
GLYNDON, Minn. - Glyndon Police Chief Mike Cline isn’t complaining about the late-night phone call from his officer, who was working a traffic safety enforcement overtime shift when he pulled over a man allegedly driving a van with 88 pounds of marijuana stuffed inside a safe in there. “This is not ditch weed; this is really good nug,” said Cline at a news conference in Glyndon, standing in front of a table piled high with the marijuana, vacuum-sealed into one to one-and-a-quarter pound packages.