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FERGUS FALLS - A Texas woman died early Friday in a rollover crash in Otter Tail County, and the vehicle’s driver was arrested, authorities said. According to the Otter Tail...
BEMIDJI - A Bemidji man accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl pleaded not guilty this week in Beltrami County Court. Matthew August Loos, 28, faces a felony charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for an alleged incident in May 2013. According to court documents, Loos had sex with the girl while she was sleeping. Loos denied the allegation in a statement to law enforcement. If convicted, Loos could face up to 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine. He is scheduled for a pretrial hearing Nov. 13 in Beltrami County Court.
BEMIDJI - A Bemidji man accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl in April 2013 has pleaded guilty in Beltrami County Court. Jeremy Bruce Cournoyer, 33, was charged with felony...
FARGO - Hard Charge, the Fargo-based company that sponsored obstacle races across the nation, has ceased all business operations. A message posted to its website said the company was filing...
OWATONNA - A fiery three-vehicle crash shut down part of Interstate 35 south of the Twin Cities on Thursday, but no one involved -- including a 7-year-old child -- was injured, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. A Saturn driven by Lani Manion, 32, of Mankato, and a tractor-trailer driven by Kelly McCulloch, 43, of Brainerd, were stopped in traffic when another semi rear-ended the Saturn, setting off a chain reaction, a State Patrol report said.
LUVERNE - A 71-year-old Luverne man is dead after being struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday in downtown Luverne. Marv Cleppe was in a motorized wheelchair in the eastbound lane of Main Street, stopped at a red light in the crosswalk on Cedar Street, the Rock County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. When the traffic light turned to green, Cleppe entered the crosswalk, where he was struck by a truck making a right-hand turn.
DICKINSON, N.D. - Last weekend Muslims around the world, and in North Dakota, started to observe the beginning of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and reflection. Every day through July, from sunup to sundown, they will abstain from eating and drinking. The fast is a way for Muslims to attain piety, strengthen their relationship with Allah – the Arabic word for God – and feel empathy for those less fortunate than them, explained Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed, a pediatrician who serves as the imam, or religious leader, for the Dickinson area’s Muslims. The U.S.
BISMARCK – Authorities have safely recovered a 3-year-old girl whose disappearance late Wednesday prompted an Amber Alert to be issued shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. Jayvani WhiteEagle was recovered by...
BISMARCK – Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a 3-year-old girl who is believed to have been abducted at about 9 p.m. Wednesday or is otherwise endangered. Jayvani WhiteEagle...
HUDSON, WI - A Minnesota man accused of sending pictures of his genitalia and lewd messages to teens over their cellphones obtained their phone numbers through his job at Verizon, authorities said. Barton G. Scott, 32, of Oakdale, Minn., faces two felony counts of exposing a child to harmful material and three misdemeanor counts of computer message-threaten/obscenity. According to the complaint, Scott gained access to the cellphone numbers of two 15-year-old Hudson girls through his job at Verizon in Hudson.