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By Patrick Springer / The Forum FARGO – The virus behind a wave of serious respiratory illnesses among children in the Midwest has not been confirmed by public health officials in North Dakota or Minnesota.
By Crystal Gey / Bemidji Pioneer BLACKDUCK -- A PrimeWest insurance card led Beltrami County Sheriff's deputies to two men involved in a Blackduck burglary. Derick Jay Borntrager, 28, of Hines, and Billie Joe Large, 25, of Bemidji, were connected to a burglary on Beighley Road NW in Blackduck in which two ATVs, a flatbed trailer, Miller beer collectible signs and firearms were stolen.
By Sherri Richards / The Forum FARGO — Within 15 minutes Monday, all 150 tickets for the Saturday brunch at Monte’s were sold to fans eager for football and fine dining. The downtown restaurant at 220 Broadway hosted a similar event for last year’s ESPN “College GameDay” broadcast, said Christian D’Agostino, chef/owner. “I think they were waiting on it,” he said of this week’s quick ticket purchasers. “We’re right in the middle of it.
By Jerry Burnes / Williston Herald Williston's two strip clubs have been named in lawsuits filed by an attorney representing the dancers at the clubs, according to court documents.
DULUTH, Minn. - A Duluth man who told police that getting caught robbing a Lincoln Park bank in June was the “best thing that could have happened to him” has pleaded guilty to the crime in federal court.
MOORHEAD – Just a day before the Cass County administrator’s trial begins on charges of domestic assault against a 13-year-old boy, court filings are shedding light on the details of the case in which Keith Berndt allegedly punched and pushed the child, then dropped a pair of 40-pound weights on his chest at the child’s home here in February. The assault followed a Super Bowl party at the
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. - A 59-year-old New London man was killed Saturday in a hayride accident, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.
The following cases were heard Aug. 29 by Beltrami District Judge Paul T. Benshoof: Kelly William Burgoon, 48, of Becida was sentenced for second-degree DWI to one year in the Beltrami County Jail of which 335 days are stayed for four years. Burgoon must serve 30 days and may do so on sentence to serve. He has been credited with three days time served.
The head football coach at the University of Minnesota Duluth says some players have been suspended after police cited them for underage drinking. Coach Curt Wiese says some players have also lost scholarships and two have been stripped of their roles as team captains. WDIO-TV reports Wiese says the weekend underage drinking party was hosted by football players. Names and individual consequences were not released. Duluth police say officers responded to a house party late Sunday night where about 75 people had gathered.
Students at the University of Minnesota-Crookston have been making the trek to the Lincoln Park Golf Course in Grand Forks all summer, but there haven’t been any sports involved. They’ve been working with Assistant Professors Katy Nannenga and Kristie Walker to track the levels of greenhouse gasses that are given off by common fertilizers. “We’re trying not to sacrifice overall turf grass quality without hurting environment,” Walker said. For the last two