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According to law enforcement scanner traffic this morning, a plane just crashed on northwest Lake Latoka in Alexandria. Ice has cracked but the plane has not gone through. No injuries have been reported. Watch EchoPress.com for continued updates.
FARGO – It’s a rematch between International Falls, Minn., and Fargo for the title of the Weather Channel’s “Toughest Weather City.” The two cities were in the running for the title in 2011, when Fargo’s wind, cold and floods helped the city claim the crown. This year, Fargo handily beat out Dodge City, Kan., in the sweet 16 round, and knocked out Detroit and then Marquette to enter the championship.
By Bethany Wesley / Bemidji Pioneer - BEMIDJI — Was the process flawed? A Grand Forks-based development group is questioning the city’s process and decision-making in its recent agreement with Bemidji-based B&B Enterprises for a housing development on the south shore of Lake Bemidji. “None of the answers that were given are very satisfactory to us,” said Monty Lund, one of three men who make up Blue Star Investments in Grand Forks. “We’ve all been in business long enough where if a deal’s better, a deal’s better. Is this the best deal? We’re of the opinion, no.”
By Helmut Schmidt / The Forum - FARGO – When North High School administrators bumped “grinding” from allowable dances at this year’s prom, lots of students thought outlawing the up-close-and-personal style of dancing would make attendance thin. But thanks to an impromptu dance academy, there’s a good chance at least some Spartans will cut footloose.
By Emily Welker /The fORUM - GLYNDON – When someone’s house catches on fire in the city, it’s important to get the fire chief on the phone right away. It’s especially important when the house happens to be owned by the fire chief. That’s what happened to Glyndon Fire Chief Bob Cuchna, who was at work at the Fargo Fire Department at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday when he heard about the fire at his house at 351 County Highway 9 in rural Clay County. Cuchna is both a captain for the full-time fire department in Fargo and chief of Glyndon’s volunteer unit.
By Emily Welker / The Forum - FARGO – A 20-year-old woman who told police she was abducted and raped on Sunday was instead acting out a rape fantasy she arranged with a man she met online, police allege in court records filed Wednesday. Mary Kate Gullickson, of Fargo, is charged in Cass County District Court with a single count of false information to law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Battle Lake couple raising their 2-year-old granddaughter who was orphaned in a murder-suicide want to restrict visitation by her maternal grandmother after an “extremely concerning” 911 call. By Kevin Wallevand / WDAY TV - Darrin and Catherine Cox have custody of the 2-year-old, Emma, who was left behind after her father – Darrin and Catherine’s 17-year-old son, Dylan – fatally shot the mother of his child on March 21, 2011, before turning the gun on himself.
By Crystal Dey / Alexandria Echo Press - ALEXANDRIA— A lot of questionable decisions were made in the 1960s. Was introducing the antibacterial agent triclosan one of them? The antimicrobial ingredient was first used decades ago in Dial soap and pesticides. It can now be found in personal care products, housewares and toys. Triclosan has also found its way into Lake Winona in Alexandria.
MINNEAPOLIS – A 27-year-old Blackduck man has been indicted in connection with the death of a Redby woman. Dustin Michael Johnson was indicted last week in federal court with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. According to the press release:
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