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BISMARCK - Amnesty International USA is calling on North Dakota officials to remove a roadblock to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site and meet regularly with protesters and community leaders. In a letter to Gov. Jack Dalrymple, the Morton County Sheriff's Office and the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Amnesty International said no parking signs on Highway 1806 and reduced speed limit warnings would ensure safety at the protest site without a roadblock.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A Kerkhoven couple was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital and three others were also injured after a three-vehicle crash Monday morning on Highway 71 on the north side of Willmar. The State Patrol says 91-year-old Harold W. Freetly and 88-year-old Arlene P. Freetly were transported by ambulance to the hospital, with non-life threatening injuries.
AFTON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin man is facing five felony charges for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting two women at gunpoint. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Lauck, 36, of New Richmond, Friday morning after responding to the 3100 block of St. Croix Trail South in downtown area of Afton. He faces five felony charges, including second degree assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping.
LANGDON, N.D.—A Langdon woman running with her dog was killed when a vehicle struck her from behind at 9:15 p.m. Saturday a mile east of Langdon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. A 25-year-old Langdon man was driving home from work in a 2003 GMC Yukon, going westbound on North Dakota Highway 5 when he struck the woman, 31, who was running in the same direction. She was pronounced dead at the scene, the Highway Patrol said in a Sunday release. The driver of the Yukon was not injured.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Search and rescue officials are searching Lake Le Homme Dieu in Alexandria for a missing boater or swimmer. About 9:15 a.m. Saturday, officials were called to Rotary Beach. The search is ongoing but due to the windy conditions, officials say it could take some time.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- The body of the man missing since Thursday following a boat accident on Fish Hook Lake has been recovered. Divers recovered the body of the missing 78-year-old man about 1:30 p.m. Friday an estimated 350 yards out from the Fish Hook Lake public access off Highway 71.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have discovered two new cases of the invasive species starry stonewort in Beltrami County. The species, a grass-like form of algae, was found in Upper Red Lake and Cass Lake, according to a press release. Additionally, the DNR has confirmed starry stonewort among heavy native growth in a northeast section of Cass Lake, near the Knutson Dam on the Leech Lake Reservation.
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. -- It’s not a good idea to spread used cooking oil on a highway. Police in New Richmond issued a citation on Thursday for doing just that...
LAKE SHORE, Minn. - A runabout boat was destroyed by fire in the Gull Lake Narrows in Lake Shore Wednesday night. Nisswa Fire Chief Richard Geike said the boat owner was stopping to get gas when he noticed the fire. The man jumped off the boat and swam to shore about 100 feet away. Submitted video by Mike Luker
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A federal judge here won't issuing his ruling for more than two weeks after a hearing Wednesday, Aug. 24, in a lawsuit seeking to halt construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline to haul North Dakota oil. Judge James E. Boasberg has taken the matter under advisement and set a status conference for Sept. 14, according to online court records. Boasberg indicated after the hearing that he'll issue his ruling after Labor Day, according to multiple media reports.