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MOTLEY — Minnesota Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported the Cass County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a missing teen boy runaway from the rural Motley area. The missing boy was identified as Dylan Joseph Vorbeck, 15, of rural Motley. Vorbeck left his home wearing a two-tone blue jacket and red shoes. Vorbeck is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and about 130 lbs with short brown hair and brown/hazel eyes.
MOTLEY—A traffic stop resulted in the seizure of heroin and the arrest of a 34-year-old Red Lake woman Saturday in Morrison County. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office reported at 5:47 p.m. Saturday, a deputy was patrolling the city of Motley and observed a traffic violation. A traffic stop was conducted on a white Chevrolet Impala near the intersection of highways 210 and 64. The deputy observed drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle, according to the release. During a search of the vehicle, suspected heroin was located.
BISMARCK - An Arkansas man who's been wanted on sex trafficking charges for about a year is now behind bars after police found him in Bismarck. Twenty-six-year-old Cory Oxford is facing charges of rape and transportation of minors for prohibited sexual conduct. Authorites in Franklin County, Arkansas put out a warrant for his arrest back in July of 2016.
HOLLOWAY, Minn. – The Swift County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a crash with multiple injuries on Monday, March 12, about 4 p.m. between a Hancock Public School transport van and a semi at a rural intersection north of Holloway in far west-central Minnesota. Swift County Sheriff John Holtz said late Monday night that seven schoolchildren, ages 8 to 16, were injured along with the woman who was driving the van. He said all eight have been taken to hospitals.
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all state agencies to fly U.S. and North Dakota flags at half-staff later this week in memory of former North Dakota Gov. George Sinner, who died Friday, March 9, at the age of 89. Burgum on Monday, March 12, announced that flags are to be flown at half-staff on Friday, March 16, as a sign of respect for Sinner, who served as governor from 1985 to 1992.
DULUTH, Minn.—U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan endorsed fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz for governor of Minnesota on Monday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An Andover, Minn. woman is dead and 14 others were injured after a van full of Twins fans leaving a spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla., was hit from behind by a man whose blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, the Sun Sentinel of Broward County reported.
BRAINERD, Minn.—A student, who reportedly was making verbal threats to commit a shooting at Brainerd High School, was taken into custody Wednesday night. Brainerd Police Chief Corky McQuiston stated police officers reacted immediately and quickly identified the 16-year-old boy. The student was found about 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, and arrested without incident.
GRAND FORKS - A man is in jail after a Mar. 7 police chase in Grand Forks. Grand Forks police responded to a call about a domestic violence situation around 10 p.m. The call led to a search for 51-year-old Dana Decoteau. When officers found Decoteau and his vehicle, he refused to stop and attempted to flee. Officers forced his vehicle to stop in the 3600 block of Gateway Drive. Decoteau was taken into custody and has been charged with fleeing police in a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under suspension.
ST. PAUL – A federal indictment charges a former bookkeeper of the Farm Mercantile hardware store in Fairfax in south-central Minnesota with embezzling approximately $535,000. A grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday charging Theresa Ernestine Linsmeier, 58, with wire fraud and filing false tax returns.