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Local fire chiefs say their crews are better-prepared for a fiery train derailment since the 2013 accident near Casselton—but also said oil train fires are too intense to fight. The issue of the safety of hauling Bakken crude oil by rail resurfaced when a BNSF Railway train derailed Wednesday near Heimdal in Wells County, about 80 miles southeast of Minot.
With May here and nicer weather surely to continue, many are itching to get out boating. But there are things boaters should be thinking about now before hitting the water...
Colleagues and former students are rallying behind Aaron Knodel and asking the state attorney general's office not to retry felony charges against the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year accused of sexual contact with a student in 2009. A letter-writing campaign is circulating on social media that outlines how to ask Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem's office to not request a mistrial or pursue further charges against the West Fargo teacher.
A 49-year-old central Minnesota man has died of injuries sustained in an accident Monday evening southeast of Cosmos in Cedar Mills Township
A Ponzi scheme that promised investors high rates of return on North Dakota oilfield housing defrauded hundreds of investors worldwide out of $62 million, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said in documents filed Tuesday. The SEC filed a complaint in U.S. District Court against North Dakota Developments LLC, Robert L. Gavin and Daniel J.
The superintendent and high school principal of the Sawyer Public School System in north-central North Dakota has been charged with three felony counts for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy. According to Minot police investigators, Charles Soper, 50, who lives in Minot, began contact with
The woman accused of running over a 6-year-old boy with an ATV made her first court appearance today. Abigail Feist of Pelican Rapids is accused of hitting a person and driving off without stopping. The six-year-old sustained minor injuries from the accident. Feis
A Wisconsin man who had just been in a fight with his girlfriend armed himself with two guns, cycled to a scenic bridge and opened fire, killing a father and his daughter along with another man before taking his own life, police said on Monday. Sergio Daniel Valencia del Toro, 27, killed Jonathan Stoffel, 33, his daughter Olivia, 11, and Adam Bentdahl, 31, and critically wounded Erin Stoffel, 32, police said. The
A 20-year-old Balaton, Minn., man tied to the shooting of Daniel Scheff in July near Granite Falls, Minn., is now alleged to have murdered two people last week in their Balaton home. Derek Michael Hexum is alleged to have killed James Donald Hively, 75, and Catherine Agnes Hively, 71, after breaking into
A Fargo man is accused of assaulting a Detroit Lakes police officer. It happened in Detroit Lakes Monday around 5:40 p.m. as officers were investigating a stalking case, Chief Tim Eggebraaten said. He said an officer handcuffed a suspect and while doing a pat-down when the suspect managed to slip out of the handcuffs. The suspect then started fighting with officer Joseph Sternhagen.