Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, including the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to breaking and enterprise news, we offer a wide variety of sports, features, business, agriculture, outdoors and opinion content. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.
- Member for
- 5 years 6 months
A Cass Lake man facing eight counts of criminal vehicular homicide has amended his not guilty plea under terms of a plea agreement Cass County Court. Michael James Stangel, 28, was arrested in May after he was involved in a crash that killed two people north of Palace Casino. Stangel pleaded not guilty in September; and under a plea agreement with prosecutors, six of the charges against him were dismissed Dec. 8. Stangle remains charged with operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner under the influence of alcohol.
A Fergus Falls man who pleaded guilty to murdering his nephew was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on Friday. On the first day of testimony during a trial in Otter Tail County District Court in October, Michael Alan Burris halted proceedings by deciding to plead guilty.
By Brandi Jewett/Grand Forks Herald A black lab and her 10 puppies are safe after being abandoned in a box next to a Dumpster Wednesday night in south Grand Forks during single-digit temperatures. The temperature had reached about 6 degrees when the litter was discovered around 6 p.m. and animal control was notified.
An attorney filed motions in district court Wednesday seeking to dismiss a charge of child endangerment against Angela Brown, who has used medical cannabis to treat her son. Immediately after the hearing, Brown, 38, of Madison, and attorney Michael Hughes of Bend, Ore., gathered with reporters at the Pantry Café in downtown Madison and said they are prepared to go to trial to maintain her inno
Two female UND students who were raped at gunpoint by a stranger at their off-campus apartment in Grand Forks last year were not counted in university crime statistics. But those UND students are not the only ones missing from rape statistics, as several factors make it difficult to fully reflect the scope of rape and sexual assault on college students.
A Wahpeton School District investigation into a teacher accused of roughly handling two children will likely be completed early next week or after Christmas, Superintendent Rick Jacobson said on Wednesday. “We’re getting close,” Jacobson said. “We’re just going to have to be patient.” The investigation into Kelly McNary’s alleged actions is mostly finished, but all involved parties still need to have a meeting together, Jacobson said.
By Dave Olson / The Forum The king returns. King Leo, that is. Some in the region will recall the King Leo’s chain of restaurants that began with a burger and fries joint in 1960 at 1833 S.
A 54-year-old Brainerd man was arrested at 12:01 p.m. Sunday for driving while intoxicated (DWI) on the ice on Mille Lacs Lake near Terry's Boat Harbor, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. It was reported that the man was driving on Mille Lacs Lake on the ice and he drove into open water a short distance from shore.
By Zach Kayser / Bemidji Pioneer A state regulatory agency plans to hold a new round of public hearings on the proposed Sandpiper crude oil pipeline, including a meeting in Bemidji. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission aims to traverse Minnesota in order to hold five meetings over as many days during the second week of January so that the public can comment on the controversial project.
Today, the Minnesota Department of Education announced that 22 schools are being recognized as Celebration schools for their efforts to increase student achievement. This year, 143 schools applied for the honor. “I want to congratulate these schools for this incredible accomplishment,” said Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. “Minnesotans should be proud of the work going on in our schools.