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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man accused of kidnapping and raping a 5-year-old girl will now spend time in prison for four 2013 child porn convictions.
MINNEAPOLIS —Prosecutors and law officers say they have dismantled a Thai sex trafficking operation that spread across the United States by indicting 21 more people. The announcement was made Thursday, May 25, at a news conference in Minneapolis after indictments were unsealed charging the 21, whom prosecutors said were at "high levels in the sophisticated criminal enterprise" that brought women from Thailand to cities across the U.S. All but one of those charged were arrested Wednesday, May 24, at locations in California, Texas and the Chicago area.
MINOT, N.D. -- An 18-year-old has entered a not guilty plea to disorderly conduct for a lunchtime water balloon fight at a Minot high school. Xavier Mason Falcon, who just turned 18 last Tuesday, entered the plea this week after last week’s incident at the Magic City campus. Two other 17-year-old boys were also cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and their cases are being handled in juvenile court.
PIERRE, S.D. – Troopers from the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Minnesota State Patrol will join together to conduct a 23-hour traffic safety, Memorial Day weekend crackdown starting Friday morning. The two agencies along with other law enforcement departments are participating in the annual I-90 Safety Operation taking place from 5 a.m Friday, May 26, to 4 a.m. Saturday, May 27.
BISMARCK, N.D. – After investigating underground, an oil gathering line leak near Williston has been increased from 480 gallons to 16,800 gallons. The North Dakota Department of Health has been notified of the updated volume, which resulted from a leak in a 4-inch diameter steel gathering line operated by Hiland Crude LLC about 11 miles northwest of Williston. The spill occurred on May 5 and was reported the next day.
BISMARCK, N.D. – An oil and saltwater spill from an equipment failure on a well pad near Bowbells in far northern North Dakota has flowed into an adjacent slough. The North Dakota Department of Health was notified Sunday, May 21, of the 100-barrel or 4,200-gallon oil emulsion spill at the site about 70 miles northwest of Minot.
CRYSTAL, Minn. - Authorities in Crystal in the western part of the Twin Cities are investigating an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday morning. According to Crystal police: Officers were called to Bassett Creek Park shortly before 9 a.m. on a report of an armed man on the park’s disc golf course. A resident of an adjacent apartment building called 911 to report the gunman.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Five current and former executives of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe in far northeast South Dakota have entered guilty pleas in federal court to embezzlement and theft schemes. The federal cases against the tribal executives was part of an initiative branded as The Guardians Project — a multi-agency law enforcement operation designed to investigate, uncover, disrupt, and prosecute public corruption, theft and federal program fraud taking place on tribal lands in South Dakota.
ST. PAUL -- Crews searched by boat and by air Monday for a man who ran toward a Mississippi River bluff after St. Paul officers pulled him over, according to the police department. Later on Monday, a body was found in the river, near the Ford Dam, but officials cautioned that it was too soon to say if the body was that of the fleeing motorist.
BISMARCK -- A 43-year-old Seattle man is accused of bringing a woman to Bismarck to work as a prostitute, promising her heroin in exchange for her work. Harold Nunnelly is charged with sexual servitude and possession of heroin with intent to deliver.