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The search continued Thursday for missing Becker County woman Melissa “Mitz” Eagleshield. Becker County Sheriff’s Investigator Jon Peterson and Boat and Water Officer Adam Douglas spent most of the day Thursday scouring the wooded, swampy area between Height of Land Lake and Island Lake.
There is elegant logic in Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to tax railroads to pay for railroad safety upgrades. After all, it is the ever-increasing number of oil trains passing...
By Mike Nowatzke / The Forum North Dakota’s oil tax revenues took another nearly $1 billion hit in the latest revenue forecast released Wednesday, but the picture for general fund revenues was nearly $131 million rosier than in January, leaving some lawmakers scratching their heads as they pointed to slumping oil prices and a drop in drilling activity.
Norman County judge sentenced a 20-year-old man to the maximum 20 years in prison Wednesday for shooting a Norman County deputy last April. Norman County District Court Judge Jeffrey Remick called for greater maximum sentences for crimes like that of Steven Anthony Henderson, who pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer in the April 15 shooting of Deputy Nathan Warner, who was
FARGO – A Fargo police officer who told someone to “do us all a favor and hang urself” during a Facebook debate about a police shooting has been ordered to teach other officers about the pitfalls of social media.
A 43-year-old Tracy, Minn., man who allegedly led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase through southern Jamestown early Tuesday morning and was shot by two officers has been charged with three felony offenses and a misdemeanor.
The initial reaction to Rep. Paul Marquart’s, DFL-Dilworth, oil train safety proposal is Republican anti-tax boilerplate. While giving lip service to the need to improve rail safety as it applies to oil trains rumbling through Minnesota communities, Republican leaders in the House apparently are not willing to pay for a core function of government: public safety. Assistant House Minority Leader Marquart comes from a city steeped in railroad history. A railroad town from its beginnings, Dilworth celebrates its heritage with annual Loco Daze. Marquart is a former mayor of Dilworth.
By Nadya Faulx / Forum News Service It’s been referred to as the most significant drug threat facing the state, the dark side of the oil boom, an unwanted side effect of the sudden arrival of people to the Bakken, and with them, money. After several years of intense crackdowns from both a state and federal level, methamphetamine is on the rise in western North Dakota, and law enforcement and local treatment resources have struggled to keep up with the drug’s steady proliferation through Oil Patch communities. Meth-related arrests in Dickinson are up almost tenfold from ju
HOUSTON - A southeast Minnesota couple has died from an accident last weekend when a large round bale of hay rolled off a semi truck on a county road and hit their pickup, knocking it into the ditch and causing it to start on fire. Killed due to the Saturday morning accident were the driver of the GMC Sierra pickup, Dale Erickson, 59, and his wife, Teresa, 52, of Houston, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report that was updated m
Oympic gold medalist Billy Mills announced the first class of American Indian youth to receive $10,000 Dreamstarter grants for projects that help them bring their dreams to life. One of...