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CASSELTON, N.D. -- A 35-year-old man outside of his vehicle was struck and killed by a semi traveling westbound on Interstate 94 near Exit 234 six miles west of Casselton early Thursday morning, May 17. A 36-year-old semi driver from St. Cloud, Minn., was unable to avoid the man in the right lane of Interstate 94 at 3:13 a.m., according to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Casselton is about 25 miles west of Fargo.
LEGIONVILLE, Minn. -- A monstrous floating bog -- about the size of three football fields -- is refusing to leave without a fight from the spot it floated into on a northern Minnesota lake north of Brainerd. The bog has been lodged in North Long Lake in front of the Minnesota American Legion’s Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center since last fall.
FARGO – Frontier Airlines is now offering nonstop flights between Fargo’s Hector International Airport and Denver International Airport, with additional connections available to select cities across Frontier’s network.
ROCKVILLE, Minn. — A man was killed when his vehicle left the road and overturned into the Sauk River early Tuesday morning, May 15.
BISMARCK — A Fargo man has been sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison for threatening U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, federal officials said Tuesday, May 15. Kevin Lee Olson, 57, will also serve two years of supervised release after his prison sentence for "threatening interstate communications." Olson was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Chief Judge Brian Miller of Arkansas, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Chris Myers' office.
FORADO, Minn. — A man who was assaulted outside of a bar and grill has died from his injuries. Steven "Beaver" Hlinsky, 46, a long-time Forada firefighter, died Sunday afternoon, May 13, at his home, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, which received a 911 call from the Hlinsky residence. Hlinsky, who was unresponsive when first responders arrived, was pronounced and an autopsy has been ordered, according to the Sheriff's Office.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- An Alexandria, Minn., man was arrested Saturday, May 12, after a high-speed chase through Becker County. According to a report released by the Becker County Sheriff’s Office: About 1:48 p.m. Saturday, the sheriff’s office received a report of an erratic driver travelling west on Minnesota Highway 34 near Minnesota Highway 29.
BISMARCK — The second Recovery Reinvented, the conference focused on battling addiction hosted by Gov. Doug Burgum and first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, has been scheduled for Sept. 5 at the Fargo Civic Center.
FARMINGTON, Minn.—A 25-year-old Farmington woman has been released from custody after a search of her rental home where she ran a nonprofit animal rescue operation just outside of the southern Twin Cities suburb uncovered 60 dead cats and more than 40 other animals that were mostly alive. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced Friday, May 11, that Caycee Lynn Bregel would not be charged Friday, and that the matter remains under investigation.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Petroleum Council kicked off this week the Planting for the Future program, a project that will involve planting 58,000 trees and shrubs in the state. The program is a partnership with the Outdoor Heritage Fund, Oneok, Whiting Petroleum and private landowners to plant trees that will help with conservation, soil preservation and wildlife habitat.