FARGO -- The family of a teen who died after being pulled unconscious from the Fargo South High School pool intends to file a wrongful death suit, according to a court filing. Frederic Ndererimana, 19, was in the pool with his high school gym class on Feb. 18, 2014, when he was rescued. He died March 8, 2014, at Essentia Health. The news of his family's plans to sue came through the filing of a probate case Wednesday in Cass County District Court.
FARGO — In response to public scrutiny, the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation issued a report Thursday critiquing last month’s chase through West Acres mall that involved plainclothes officers with guns drawn pursuing a man wanted on felony charges. The BCI officials who reviewed the June 17 chase found three ways the bureau could have better handled the situation: - Keeping local law enforcement agencies updated on the plan for making an arrest. - Possibly creating a perimeter around the mall, monitoring the suspect from outside and discussing options for having officers enter
WAHPETON — Scupper the Golden Retriever stood alert on the bow of a flat-bottom boat Tuesday afternoon on the Wild Rice River. He was trying to pick up a scent, but a stiff breeze complicated his efforts. “Today (Tuesday) is a poor day for working the dog because of the amount of wind,” said Pete Fendt, a Valley Water Rescue team member who took a turn in the bow, probing the brown waters with a long pole. It was another day of unsuccessful searching for 20-year-old Andrew Sadek, a North Dakota State College of Science student last seen about 2 a.m.
FARGO – More than 99,000 times a day, vehicles cross one of the 726 bridges in North Dakota that have at least one key structural element that’s in poor condition or worse. That’s according to a new report from a construction industry group, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, that says 16 percent of North Dakota’s 4,439 bridges are structurally compromised – the seventh-highest percentage among U.S. states.
VALLEY CITY – Crews looking for a missing Valley City State University student found his body in the Sheyenne River this morning, Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson said. The body was recovered about 10 a.m., Mayor Bob Werkhoven said. “It puts some closure on the tragic situation for the family and the city of Valley City,” Werkhoven said.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. — As the price of propane climbs to historic highs this winter, suppliers in the Midwest and elsewhere are scrambling to meet the needs of residents looking to heat their homes. On Tuesday, the executive director of the North Dakota Propane Gas Association could offer little hope for a price decline anytime soon. “I don’t know what can be done,” Mike Rud said.
CASSELTON — A fiery train crash last month near here caused tank cars to lose more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil, the country’s largest oil spill from a train in decades, according to federal authorities. A preliminary investigation report released Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board said 18 of the 20 tank cars that derailed were punctured in the Dec. 30 crash on BNSF tracks. Dave Glatt, chief of the North Dakota Department of Health’s environmental health section, estimated that 425,000 to 450,000 gallons of oil spilled from the train.