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By Justin Glawe / Bemidji Pioneer BEMIDJI — Police are looking for a Cass Lake man accused of poisoning his neighbor’s pets with antifreeze in January. A warrant was issued in late March for William Lee Croaker Jr., 39, 17158 Mission Road SE, in Ten Lakes Township.
Annette Olson imagined the horrible yelping sounds to be wolves fighting over a fresh deer kill somewhere on her wooded Canosia Township property Wednesday afternoon. When the yelping persisted, she ran outside to investigate and saw what appeared to be her 4-year-old black Labrador retriever mix, Willow, injured in the woods. Not knowing whether she had been hit by a car or injured some other way, Olson called to the dog. That was a mistake, she said.
By Amy Dalrymple / The Forum WILLISTON — When it came time for two Montana oilmen to name their horse, Frac Daddy was a natural choice. Petroleum geologist Carter Stewart, who does a lot of work in North Dakota, said the horse’s father is named Scat Daddy and naming the 3-year-old gray colt after hydraulic fracturing just popped out of his mouth. Frac Daddy, owned by Stewart and partner Ken Schlenker, both of Billings, will be horse No.
By Crystal Dey / A,exandria Echo Press Spring has finally arrived in Minnesota. Soon lake lovers will be setting their sights on scenes of summer: boating, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming – and, of course, the emergence of watercraft inspectors patrolling for zebra mussels. Residents of Douglas County have grown mindful of what goes into and comes out of area waters. But, if you really love lakes, you’re going to need scuba gear and a PVC pipe. Aquatic ecologist Dr.
With one week remaining before the Minnesota fishing opener on May 11, it still looks like there will be ice on many of the lakes in the Bemidji area when the season opens.
After a decade of inconsistent policy and budget cuts, Minnesota’s local government aid may get a long needed fix under a new compromise this year. The LGA program assists cities with low property tax wealth and/or greater needs to provide necessary services for economic growth and to help maintain reasonable property tax rates. The LGA compromise being considered by the Minnesota Legislature is a good deal for west central Minnesota cities.
By Rin Porter / Wadena Pioneer Journal `Teamsters Union Local 320, which represents a substantial portion of Wadena County’s workforce, filed a civil lawsuit against the county on April 26 in Seventh Judicial District Court in Wadena. Court file number 80-CV-13-286 has been assigned to the case. According to Mncourts.gov, the lawsuit deals with employment. The Wadena County Board of Commissioners scheduled a special closed meeting about the suit on Thursday, May 2. County Attorney Kyra Ladd will meet with commissioners at the special closed meeting.
BEMIDJI — The investigation into a Grand Rapids man’s death at a Bemidji lumber mill is ongoing, but OSHA spokesperson Jenny O’Brien said no definitive timeline could be placed on the organization’s findings. Representatives from OSHA are at the Potlatch Lumber Mill, where on Saturday, Mitchell Lee Harthan, 23, died.
BISMARCK — Government data released Tuesday show that 7.4 billion barrels of oil could be recovered from two massive shale formations spanning parts of the Dakotas and Montana, nearly double the amount previously estimated for the region. The new number from the U.S. Geological Survey is based on data largely from oil company and state drilling records.
By Kevin Bonham / Grand Forks Herald - MINTO, N.D.