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DILWORTH – A shop fire here that sent a volunteer firefighter to the hospital with a heart attack has led to criminal charges against the man accused of starting it by not following fire code regulations for welding. Bradley Harold Littlefield, 59, of Moorhead, is charged in Clay County District Court with two counts of negligently causing fires resulting in great bodily harm. One count is a felony, the other a misdemeanor. A conviction on the felony charge could lead to up to five years in prison.
Bu Stephen J. Lee / Grand Forks Herald Once facing a possible sentence of life in prison for pimping a 17-year-old girl, Amanda Stewart Wednesday was sentenced to serve 70 hours of community service and two years of supervised probation on a lesser charge.
By Wendy Reuer / The Forum MOORHEAD – Provocative clothing is welcome at Friday’s Minnesota State University Moorhead Stop Rape SlutWalk here. Participants need not wear revealing or suggestive clothing, but some will don their “sluttiest” attire at a march meant to rail against blaming victims of sexual assault and abuse. Or as the organizers of a SlutWalk in the Twin Cities describe in their mission statement as the motto of the event: It’s not “Don’t get raped,” it’s “Don’t rape.”
NEW YORK - A fired Bismarck anchorman finished up his tour of New York talk shows with David Letterman trying to get him to consider going back to his old job in North Dakota. A.J. Clemente joked along with the late-night comedian, saying he's hoping ESPN would call first.
MOORHEAD – The WDAY TV family has lost one of the pioneers in broadcast news here in the Red River Valley. Former anchor Marv Bossart passed away Tuesday at the age of 79. Bossart had been battling Parkinson's disease for several years, a disease he spoke about and shared with our viewers. Bossart spent 42 years at WDAY as the familiar face on the 6 and 10 p.m. news.
The Bismarck anchorman fired after opening his first-ever broadcast with a pair of obscenities will appear on “The Late Show” with David Letterman tonight. “The Late Show” announced via its Twitter account Tuesday night that it would feature fired reporter A.J. Clemente on its Wednesday night show.
By Bryan Horwath / Dickinson Press - DICKINSON, N.D. — In real estate, there is a common saying based on the importance of “location, location, location” when assessing market value. Apparently, the location people are talking about is Dickinson. The city on Friday sent out letters outlining new yearly assessment numbers for owners of homes and business properties, sending some into near-panic mode. Overall, homes in Dickinson have been assessed on average 26 percent higher than a year ago while commercial real estate went up a whopping 42 percent.
While most people in our area might see the recent late-winter weather as an irritating inconvenience, for a select group of workers, it means a major disruption of their livelihood. The farmers in and around Wadena County now have to contend with problems like delayed planting for corn, less hay to use as feed and newborn calves that have to spend the first hours of their lives in harsher conditions.
BEMIDJI – The opening day of the walleye and northern pike fishing seasons on Minnesota inland lakes is less than three weeks away. In a normal year, Bemidji area anglers have already tested their boats, motors and trailers on the open water and have made all of the necessary preparations to guarantee a trouble-free day on the water. But this is not a normal year.
Sheriff Kelly Shannon said 30-year-old Scott Allan Sellers and 20-year-old Arlan Ray Bergstrom escaped from the jail by removing a metal plate from the handicap shower, then breaking out a 9-inch-wide window before lowering themselves to the ground. Sellers’ arm was cut severely by broken glass in the escape.