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By Patrick Springer / Forum FARGO – Alfonso Rodriguez once boasted of reading hundreds of books, but dropped out of school at the age of 18 without graduating. The man convicted of the 2003 kidnapping and murder of Dru Sjodin is mentally retarded, according to his lawyers, and therefore should be spared the death penalty. But prosecutors argue that Rodriguez is not mentally disabled, and therefore should be executed, as allowed u
BEMIDJI -- Area fire crews are battling a brush fire south of Cass Lake. The fire was reported at about 1:30 p.m., witnesses told the Pioneer, and officials are using aerial and ground efforts to combat the fire. The staging area for firefighters is at the Pike Bay Town Hall, officials said.
A 2-year-old boy fell from a third-story apartment window at a UND apartment complex Tuesday, according to University Police. Chief Eric Plummer said officers arrived on the scene at Carleton Court to find the boy inside with his family after falling from their apartment window with a screen in place.
LAKE PARK, Minn. – A WDAY-TV news reporter was arrested near here Monday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow said Kiersten “Kay” Cooley, 25, was arrested about 5:30 p.m. headed westbound on U.S.
By Amy Dalrymple/ The Forum WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- Stella Schlosser and her family of five didn’t have a plan for seeking shelter from a tornado in their RV near Watford City.
By Dustin Monke / Dickinson Press WATFORD CITY, N.D.
WARREN, Minn. – Fred and Julie Nicholls woke up early Monday morning to a loud booming sound and the feeling of their house shaking. “We’d just woken up when all of a sudden it just hit,” said Fred Nicholls, 73. “I’d never heard nothin’ like it in my life.
By Ted Fiskevold PERHAM — Talk about changing times: David Pratt has been Arvig’s director of video since Arvig Enterprises first ventured into cable television under the name TekStar33 years...
FARGO – A review team has found no scheduling problems or irregularities at Fargo’s Veterans Affairs Hospital. President Obama has ordered investigations of all VA hospitals in the wake of allegations that veterans may have died while awaiting care. “The team gave us a positive report, however it’s not the final report,” said Peggy Wheelden, Fargo VA public affairs officer. “It went well. They revealed no significant issues at that time,” she said. Sen.
BEMIDJI, Minn. – Kelly Stone, formerly the news director for a cluster of radio stations here and a one-time morning anchor for WDAY-TV in Fargo, died Thursday. Stone was 52...