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WALKER, Minn. — A grand jury has indicted a Coon Rapids man for the murder of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl this past August. Zachary Todd Anderson, 25, was arraigned Friday, Oct. 28, in Cass County District Court in Walker for premeditated first-degree murder and numerous other charges.
FARGO - The Fargo School District's northside schools were on lockdown for a time on Friday morning, Oct. 28, after the Police Department advised school district officials to keep children inside while they attempted to stop an erratic and potentially suicidal driver, a school district spokeswoman said. It was "just for the safety of anyone in the area," Betsy Beaton said, adding that education was continuing in the schools. "They are working on getting the situation under control," Beaton said about 11:05 a.m. Check for updates on this story.
GILBERT, Minn. -- A Fargo man was arrested as a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Makinen woman Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Jeffrey L. Airhart, 57, was arrested Thursday morning, Oct. 27, by Gilbert police after they found the vehicle suspected in the crash, a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country minivan, the patrol reported. According to the patrol report:
WAHPETON, N.D.—One person died and another was injured when a car and a truck collided Thursday morning, Oct. 27, near Wahpeton. According to a report released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol:
BISMARCK — North Dakota's fourth- and eighth-graders ranked in the top five among states in a national science exam, the superintendent of public instruction announced Thursday, Oct. 27. The students scored well above the national average on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress tests, Kirsten Baesler said.
DULUTH, Minn.—Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak in Duluth Friday, Oct. 28, at an event aimed to rally northeast Minnesota residents to support U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates at the polls on Election Day. It's the second straight election that Biden has made a trip to the region to boost Nolan, who is locked in a close rematch with Republican challenger Stewart Mills.
June 25, 2014: Energy Transfer Partners announces it has enough commitments from shippers to move forward with an oil pipeline from the Bakken to Patoka, Ill. The announcement came on the heels of Gov. Jack Dalrymple's Pipeline Summit at a time when nearly two-thirds of Bakken crude was being transported by rail. Dec. 22, 2014: Dakota Access LLC submits an application to the North Dakota Public Service Commission for a pipeline route permit.
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — William Leonard Helker, a pastor at All Saints Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove, was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced Thursday that Helker, 47, was arrested Wednesday at his home in Pine City and booked at the Pine County jail. Formal criminal charges are pending, according to the BCA. A jail spokeswoman said Helker was being held without bail; a court date had not been set.
Halloween is supposed to be a spooky time, but it can be downright horrifying for our furry friends. You don't have to dig very deep online to find dogs and cats bearing the brunt of Halloween jokes.
ELY, Minn. – A 21-year-old Ely man was killed early Thursday after he left his vehicle following a crash and came into contact with a live electrical wire. Jacob Forsman...