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By Nadya Faulx BOWMAN, N.D. -- Southwest North Dakota is a place known more for its oil industry than its health care, but one doctor is putting the region on the map with a new cutting-edge medical procedure that's attracting patients from across the state. Dr. Forrest Lanchbury and a team of nurses now provide stem cell therapy to patients at Bowman's Southwest Healthcare Services, making it the only facility in North Dakota to offer the procedure, in which a patient's own stem cells are injected to a specific site in order to encourage healing.
FARGO – A former Fargo school paraprofessional has pleaded guilty in connection with a case in which she was accused of showing a student nude selfies. Sara Joy Wurgler, of Fargo, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of misdemeanor deprivation of a minor. Wurgler was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation.
PERHAM, Minn. – For the first time in as long as anyone can remember, Perham has lost an active-duty firefighter whose passing is being investigated as a possible line of duty death.
VIRGINIA, Minn. - Authorities say a Gilbert man earned the distinction as the drunkest driver caught on Minnesota roadways on Super Bowl Sunday. David Keith Besemann, 37, allegedly registered a 0.33 percent blood-alcohol content — more than four times the legal limit — when he was arrested just after noon Sunday in Virginia. Across Minnesota the number of DWI arrests dropped dramatically on Super Bowl Sunday to 65.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - East Grand Forks police said Wednesday there is "nothing similar" between the cases of a missing 18-year-old woman and a man who died after working as an informant for authorities.
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Police investigating a string of burglaries at UND ended up uncovering a drug pipeline that sent methamphetamine from the Twin Cities to North Dakota. Charges are expected against two men suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics from UND, exchanging them for meth in Minneapolis and transporting them back to North Dakota, said Sgt.
The parents of a North Dakota State University student killed last fall say they knew their son, Tom Bearson, was drinking at college, but he talked about doing better in a visit home the weekend before his death. Just a few days later, Greg and Debbie Bearson drove to Fargo to begin a three-day search for their son, who went missing on Sept.
WEST FARGO – A man who ran for mayor and city commissioner here has been ordered to serve six years in prison for possessing child pornography. Peter Karl, 52, of West Fargo was sentenced in Fargo’s federal court Monday on a charge of receipt of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors. Karl must also spend a lifetime on supervised release after finishing his time in prison.
By Al Edenlof / Alexandria Echo Press A 61-year-old Garfield man was killed Monday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 94 near Jamestown, North Dakota, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The name of the man who died has not been released pending notification of family. The patrol said the crash occurred at 8:26 a.m.