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Authorities continue to search for a woman who went missing near here Sunday, a Becker County Sheriff’s Office news release said. Melissa Dawn Eagleshield, 42, was last seen at 40277 County Road 126 near Island Lake and was reported missing at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
By Carolyn Lange / West Central Tribune There will be no backyard chickens allowed in Atwater and there will be no discipline of the Atwater police chief after he killed a little boy’s pet chicken that was being kept in town against the current city ordinance.Th After listening to public comments and taking a straw poll of the nearly 30 residents at the meeting Wednesday, the Atwater City Council agreed not to pursue a proposed ordinance that would have allowed people to keep up to five chickens in their backyard. Citing concerns about smell, disease and attracting rats t
Devils Lake High School dress code policy that inflamed some parents and students this week was only intended to reiterate appropriate clothing for school, said Superintendent Scott Privratsky. The district’s dress code requiring yoga pants, leggings or tights to be “appropriately covered by other clothing” is the subject of some online talk after TV news segments aired Monday night and news and gossip blog Gawker picked up on the item. According to the broadcasts, an assistant principal had girls watch clips from the movie “Pretty Woman,” in which the main character i
By Mike Nowatzki / The Forum Officials say a $5 million injection of federal funds announced Tuesday will provide training for hundreds of first-responders in how to deal with dangerous incidents on the nation’s railroads, including oil-by-rail mishaps like the fiery derailment that shook Casselton in December. The funds will support Transportation Technology Center Inc.
By John Myers / Duluth News Tribune Enbridge Energy Inc.
A West Fargo man with multiple DUI convictions was arrested while driving a lawnmower Sunday. According to court documents, Earl Lee Jahner had a blood-alcohol level over 0.27 and was giving rides to children at 304 9 1/2 St. E.
By Brandi Jewett / Grand Forks Herald The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department apprehended its first set of suspects using an unmanned aircraft at night after a traffic stop and foot chase Sunday. The flight marks the first nighttime mission the agency has flown, and officials say it could even be the first of its kind in the country, according to a news release.
PERHAM, Minn. – The driver of a Ford pickup truck died Monday when the horse trailer he was pulling had a mechanical failure, causing his truck to roll, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Dennis Pedersen, 51, of Fergus Falls was eastbound on Highway 10 west of Perham when a mechanical problem with his horse trailer caused the truck and trailer to roll over at about 5 p.m. Pedersen was ejected from the truck and died at the scene.
By Emily Welker / The Forum The mother of a Barnesville 9-year-old who turned her parents in to police for an alleged marijuana grow operation in the family home has been charged with selling drugs. Jodi Anne Miller, 38, was charged Friday in Clay County District Court with one count of fifth-degree possession and one count of fifth-degree sale of marijuana, both felonies.
By Jake Laxen / St. Cloud Times SARTELL, Minn. – While authorities investigate the death of 18-year-old North Dakota State University student Thomas Bearson, about 1,250 people gathered for a funeral service Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.