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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The man accused of shooting to death 29-year-old Rolette County Deputy Colt Allery during a police chase last week in the county is a Belcourt man, anonymous sources tell WDAY/WDAZ news. Melvin DeLong of Belcourt has a criminal history. He's been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend, repeatedly striking her face back in 2012, according to court documents. In 2010, DeLong was arrested for breaking into car and theft of property.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 4-year-old girl and a 34-year-old man were rescued from Lake Ida about 10 miles north of Alexandria after the Arctic Cat utility vehicle they were in ice went through the ice in about 7 feet of water. The Douglas County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call about noon from Matthew Hawkins who witnessed the utility vehicle go through the ice on the north end of Lake Ida, near Big Horn Bay Resort.
BELCOURT, N.D — The funeral for a Rolette County sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24. An obituary for Colt Eugene Allery, 29, states the funeral will be at 1 p.m. at Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt. The obituary, posted on the Elick Funeral Home website, says Allery was a "true hero among us, selflessly defending his community in the line of duty."
BEMIDJI—Local law enforcement are reporting a series of thefts of Minnesota State Lottery "scratch-off" lottery tickets from area businesses. In a release, Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said that in many instances, a male suspect enters a store and requests lottery tickets, usually the higher-cost tickets, and then distracts the employee in some manner. When the employee is distracted, the male takes the tickets and other items and leaves the story without paying.
BISMARCK — Crime victims, law enforcement and prosecutors can now access information about the recently passed Marsy's Law at the North Dakota Attorney General's website, www.attorneygeneral.nd.gov . The site aims to provide a single resource for victims and criminal justice agencies that highlights new rights and responsibilities under Marsy's Law. Among the new requirements is that law enforcement must provide a Marsy's Card to victims at the time of the initial response.
FARGO—Fargo Police Chief David Todd has posted a condolence note on his department's Facebook page to the Rolette County Sheriff's Department, which is mourning the loss of a deputy who was shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday night, Jan. 18. "Our hearts, prayers and thoughts go out to the Rolette County Sheriff's Department in their incredible loss of Deputy Colt Allery," Todd wrote.
OTSEGO, Minn. -- Three students were injured when a pickup driver passed through a school bus stop sign Thursday morning, Jan. 19, and struck them in this north Twin Cities metro community, the Wright County Sheriff’s Office said. Around 6:50 a.m., law enforcement and medical personnel responded to calls that several pedestrians were hit as they were about to load an Elk River School District bus.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota House passed a bill to “harmonize” state law with the recently passed constitutional provision known as “Marsy’s Law” Thursday, Jan. 19. House Bill 1194 passed with only two dissenting votes. Rep. Lawrence Klemin, R-Bismarck, said it doesn’t change any of the provisions of the measure that voters approved in November, but rather amends inconsistent parts of state law.
ROLLA, N.D. -- Rolette County Sheriff’s Deputy Colt Allery was fatally shot and three other officers are on paid administrative leave after a vehicle chase turned deadly Wednesday, Jan. 18.