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By Bryan Horwath / Dickinson Tribune MOTT, N.D. – With a sucker in his shirt pocket and a small stuffed cow nestled under his arm, Kristen Wehri said her final goodbyes to her son before his casket was closed Friday. “I’ll love you forever, Michael,” Kristen said.
Anthony James Swanson, 35, of Deer Creek, appeared in Otter Tail County District Court on June 4, charged with leaving the scene of an accident and criminally-related vehicular use resulting in injuries to others. Court records state that at 6:14 p.m. on May 30, a Dodge pickup driven by Swanson collided with a horse-drawn buggy on Highway 73, east of Deer Creek. Three occupants of the buggy were injured and transported by ambulance to an area hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries. Swanson reportedly left the scene of the accident.
BISMARCK - The sports editor for The Dickinson Press was one of two men arrested Wednesday in Burleigh County on human trafficking charges. Bobby Abplanalp was charged Thursday with the Class A felony of attempted human trafficking. The charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. The criminal complaint alleges Abplanalp attempted to obtain another person for sex, knowing that person was under 18 and would be subject to human trafficking. Another man, Aaron S.
FARGO – The Cass County State’s Attorney said this afternoon that prosecutors are dropping the felony assault charge filed earlier this week against a star linebacker for North Dakota State University’s football team. Birch Burdick said in a news conference that based on a review of surveillance videos and interviews with witnesses, prosecutors are dismissing the Class C felony aggravated assault charge against Travis Beck. The 21-year-old was charged in Cass County District Court on Monday, accused of punching a man in the head multiple times in what began as a verba
By Dave Olson / The Forum MOORHEAD – Andrew Sandstrom dropped his wife off at work Tuesday afternoon and shortly after returned to the family’s apartment in Moorhead.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
MOORHEAD – Tuesday’s tragic death of a toddler in a car here was at least the third such incident in the surrounding area in the last decade. In August 2005, a 15-month-old girl was discovered dead after her father left her in a car in Browns Valley, Minn. Browns Valley is about 90 minutes south of Fargo. Five-month-old Kate Boe, of Grand Forks, died in June 2006 after her mother accidentally left the child in her minivan.
The mayor of Halstad, Minn., is taking a leave of absence after being accused of rape. Steve Sortland, 44, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault. According to the criminal complaint, Sortland pushed a female victim to do sexual acts after she said no. The victim said Sortland told her that he didn’t know if he should kill her or take off so no one could find him.
A man was arrested and several squad cars were damaged in a high speed chase that stretched from Detroit Lakes to Mahnomen County. The incident started at 11:24 a.m.