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GRAND FORKS, ND -- A new chapter in a story that forever shook the community. A quarter of a century ago, Reuben Ray Larson shot a judge in a Grand Forks courtroom. On Thursday, March 16, Larson will walk out of the Missouri River Correctional Center a free man. This was the scene outside the Grand Forks County courthouse after former city councilman Reuben Larson shot judge Lawrence Jahnke during a child support hearing in 1992. Larson was sentenced to 26 years for attempted murder, but because of parole will be released after serving just under 25.
Grand Forks Police are asking for help finding a missing autistic teenager. 13-year-old Julian Romero was last seen just before 9 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of 15th Avenue South in Grand Forks.
Gordmans Stores Inc., the century-old discount department store chain, filed for bankruptcy with plans to liquidate its inventory and assets, according to Bloomberg News.
ST. JOHN, N.D.—The man accused of robbing a St. John Bank at gunpoint escaped from jail but was then caught after hours on the run. The Rolla Police Department says 58-year-old Jay Barker broke out Sunday night. He was seen heading toward the west side of Rolla. He's accused of showing a gun at Citizens Community Credit Union last Wednesday and was later arrested in a nearby casino. The Rolla Police Department's Facebook page says he was caught around 5 a.m. Monday, but did not provide further details.
HILL CITY, Minn. — A 40-year-old Hill City man died early Saturday as the result of a rollover crash about 6 miles north of Hill City. The Minnesota State Patrol received notice of the accident at 5:24 a.m. A Volkswagen Passat that was heading north on Highway 169 drifted off the right shoulder of the road, struck a driveway approach and rolled, finally coming to rest on its wheels, according to a State Patrol report.
REILE'S ACRES, N.D. — A Harwood, N.D., man has died after a Friday morning crash threw him from his vehicle in Cass County. Charles Gad, 49, succumbed to injuries from a rollover that occurred around 6:20 a.m. Friday, March 10 in the 3800 block of 57th Street North, or about a half mile west of Reile's Acres, according to a news release. The 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser he was driving entered the east ditch and overturned, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
It could be a snowy Sunday for most of North Dakota and western Minnesota as a winter storm threatens to drop 3 to 6 inches in the Red River Valley of the south. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks issued a winter weather advisory early Sunday morning for Benson, Steele, Clay, Wilkin, west Otter Tail, Grant, Eddy, Griggs, Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Sargent and Richland counties. Snow for some cities, including Fargo, could begin this morning as it moves in from northwest North Dakota, but it should to diminish by Sunday evening, meteorologists predict.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Two unidentified 15-year-old girls, one of them from West Fargo, were injured in a crash about 5:20 p.m. Friday, March 10, on Interstate 94 near Jamestown. The West Fargo teen was driving eastbound when the 2013 Ford Fiesta she was driving left the road and entered the south ditch about a half mile west of Jamestown, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. She then the overcorrected the car and it struck a support pole for an exit sign, the Patrol said.
MCGREGOR, Minn. — A 59-year-old McGregor man died after the ATV he was operating broke through ice on the Sandy River Flowage in Aitkin County. The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office reported that Kevin Lee Futhey died Friday night, March 10, at North Memorial Medical Center after he was airlifted to the Twin Cities-area hospital.
WEST FARGO, N.D. -- A Fargo mother is accused of driving drunk with children in her vehicle. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office arrested Crystal Rowe, 45, after a deputy stopped her vehicle at 8:50 p.m. Friday, March 9, on Interstate 94 outside West Fargo, according to a news release. The deputy said she was driving 95 mph with four children -- ranging ages 2 to 13 years old -- in the vehicle.