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FARGO – A longtime state representative from Fargo has decided not to pursue re-election, citing in part a pending drunken driving charge against him. “But it was not the deciding factor,” said Scot Kelsh, a five-term Democrat. Kelsh said he received a great deal of public support from both Democrats and Republicans in the wake of his Nov.
Hung-up motorist at track repair site halts rail traffic MOORHEAD, Minn. — Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail traffic was stopped briefly late Friday after a motorist drove around barricades and...
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Michael Alan Burris, who is accused of killing his nephew over a drug debt, has been returned to Otter Tail County to face murder charges. The 65-year-old was returned to Minnesota on a governor’s warrant and recently made his first court appearance in Otter Tail District Court. The body of Scott Burris was found in the Otter Tail River near Fergus Falls in May 2012.
GRAND FORKS — The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa is proposing a casino and entertainment complex in Grand Forks. A committee of the Grand Forks City Council will discuss the proposal, similar to one that failed in town in 2009, at its meeting Monday. The Turtle Mountain Band approved a tribal resolution in October to seek approval for a gaming complex on land that the tribe would acquire. A city staff recommendation says the council members should “engage in a good faith dialogue and community conversation” with the tribe on the merits of the project.
GRAND FORKS — A Fargo man died from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon in Grand Forks. Police Lt.
GRAND FORKS — Henry Howe, the Grand Forks attorney charged with conspiring with two convicted drug dealers to kill a witness in an earlier drug case, has hired David Thompson...
CASSELTON — Two people face felony drug charges after police found heroin and marijuana at a Casselton home, which is just blocks away from Central Cass School. According to court documents, undercover officers bought heroin in January from a Fargo woman who set up the transaction where she works at a Fargo hotel. On Monday, police set up another drug deal with the woman, Miranda Haley Broin. Officers asked for heroin and then followed Broin to Casselton, where she met with Zachary Ronald Kaufman, who is known in a federal investigation as a drug dealer, court documents say. On Wednesday,
SUPERIOR, Wis. — A Douglas County jury on Thursday acquitted an Eau Claire pediatrician of 14 sexual assault-related felonies, but failed to agree on two other charges. The partial verdict came after more than 21 hours of deliberation over three days. Jurors unanimously agreed to verdicts on the 14 charges, but remained hung on the final two counts, prompting Judge Michael Schumacher to declare a mistrial on those charges. Dr.
WASHINGTON — Federal railroad regulators will send a special device to inspect track around Casselton, where four trains have derailed in less than a decade. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced in a news release Wednesday that the Automated Track Inspection Program, a fleet of cars that survey tracks for flaws, would deploy to Casselton. Heitkamp pressed the Federal Railroad Administration to further study the tracks around town after The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead recently reported on the area’s track record with derailments. Three derailments, including the fiery crash Dec.
FARGO — A 27-year-old man found to have thousands of child pornography images on his computer pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Fargo. An investigation into Jared Tyler Allen of Fargo was launched after investigators found child pornography was being shared from a North Dakota computer, a release from federal prosecutors said. Homeland Security investigators and local officers seized two computers from Allen’s Fargo apartment and found more than 3,400 images and 175 videos depicting child porn, the release said. Allen pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of materials involving