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STANLEY, N.D. — A Seattle man faces several felony charges after allegedly robbing a bank in Stanley and leading law enforcement on a car chase that ended in neighboring Ward County, authorities said. Authorities received a report of an armed robbery at American Bank Center in Stanley about 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6. A deputy with the Ward County Sheriff's Department spotted the suspect vehicle about 6:15 p.m. near Makoti. The suspect then led the deputy on a high-speed chase until his vehicle stopped due to a mechanical issue.
Man drowns in Carlton County lake CLOQUET, Minn. — The body of a 67-year-old man was recovered from a Carlton County lake on Thursday after he apparently fell into the water while canoeing and drowned. The Carlton County Sheriff's Office reported that it received a call at 6:19 p.m. Thursday reporting that the man — who was from Eden Prairie, Minn., but was visiting family property in the Bob Lake area of Sawyer Township — "hadn't been in contact with his family for a period of time."
ITASCA STATE PARK, Minn. -- An unidentified individual fled on foot from law enforcement following a traffic stop Wednesday evening in Itasca State Park, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office.
Fargo - Move over April the giraffe, a camel at the Red River Zoo is getting all the attention of folks in the Red River valley. A new Bactrian female camel was born Friday, March 24. Those types of camels are critically endangered in the wild. The camel calf will be moved to Minot's Roosevelt Park Zoo this fall. Three names will be chosen by the zoo in Minot and you will be able to vote on what the baby camel should be named. Voting will start Earth Day, April 22.
BISMARCK - Gov. Doug Burgum has directed state government agencies and encouraged North Dakotans to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of astronaut and public servant John Glenn. Glenn, who died Dec. 8 at the age of 95, will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, April 6. Burgum's directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by the President Donald Trump on Wednesday and will remain in effect until sunset Thursday.
West Fargo, ND - On day one of the high school softball season we have the play of the year. With two runners on in the first, West Fargo's Stephi Dullum hit a blast to deep left center field, but Central's Taiylor Ellingson robbed Dullum of a home run crashing into the fence. The Packers would prevail in the end though, winning 8-2.
Jocelyne Lamoureux believes UND women's hockey termination is more than just a region crisis. She talked with WDAZ. Watch for more.
MITCHELL, S.D.—An owner of a Mitchell hot dog shop was sentenced to the state penitentiary after what the defense and prosecution described as a "troubling case" involving the sale of illegal drugs. Jordan Muntefering, 27, of Mitchell, was sentenced Tuesday, April 4, at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell to 15 years for distributing MDMA — also known as ecstasy or Molly — and possessing MDMA with intent to distribute in a drug-free zone.
Fargo - Women in North Dakota make 71 cents to every $1 a man earns, giving the state the fifth worst rate in the nation. That comes from a report by the National Partnership for Women and Families. The group looked at income data from The U.S. Census. That differnce in wage gap comes to more than $15,000 a year. In North Dakota, 24,000 households are headed by women, and 25 percent of those households are living in poverty. Nationally, women are paid 80 cents on every man's dollar. In Minnesota, women are paid 81 cents to every dollar.
CASSELTON, N.D. — Five people were arrested on drug charges Monday, April 3, after the Cass County Sheriff's Office simultaneously conducted early-morning searches at four different locations here. The sheriff's office said multiple meetings with Casselton city leaders, the Central Cass School District and concerned citizens preceded "a lengthy narcotics investigation" that led to the arrests.