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RICE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. -- “Daddy?” Gavin Schroeder asked an obviously exhausted Nathan Schroeder in the parking lot of Billy’s Bar. “Yes?” Nathan mustered, holding the oldest of his three young children in his arms. “Congratulations,” Gavin said quietly. Then came a chorus of “awws” among the scores of people surrounding the 2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon champion.
PERHAM, Minn. -- A fire that destroyed an R.D. Offutt Co. potato warehouse last week near Perham caused an estimated $4.5 million in damage, according to Perham Fire Chief Mark Schmidt. Investigators from the state fire marshal’s office and R.D. Offutt’s insurance company were scheduled to arrive Wednesday to begin their official inspection and determine a final damage estimate.
HERMAN, Minn. -- The driver of a truck was killed in a crash with a freight train Tuesday in Herman, according to the Grant County Sheriff's Department. Bradley Vold, 47, of Graceville, was driving a semi loaded with soybeans on Third Street in Herman. At a railroad crossing, the eastbound tractor-trailer collided with a northbound BNSF train, the sheriff’s department said.
FARGO -- A man visited four public schools in Fargo on Wednesday morning looking for lost-and-found items, and in some cases, he took clothing that he planned to sell, police said. The man went to three elementary schools and a middle school, and each time he registered in the main office, saying he needed to look in the lost-and-found, said Lt. Joel Vettel, who declined to name the schools.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Authorities arrested 22 people on drug trafficking charges in Dickinson on Wednesday as a part of Operation Pipe Cleaner. Fifteen of the 22 are from Dickinson, one is from Glen Ullin and the rest are from outside North Dakota. They range in age from 19 to 48, and face charges of possession of, delivery of or intent to deliver methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and ecstasy.
MANDAN, N.D. -- A man found dead Monday as the result of a homicide has been identified as 28-year-old Alex B. Lansdon. Mandan police reported Wednesday that Lansdon is from California but had been living in Mandan for the last two years.
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FARGO - Police are looking for two men who robbed a convenience store early Wednesday in south Fargo. The men came into the Stop-N-Go at 1401 S. University Drive and demanded money, said Lt. Joel Vettel of the Fargo Police Department. The store clerk told police one of the men was carrying a blunt object that appeared to be a hammer. The robbers, who had their faces covered, took cash from the register and fled, Vettel said. Officers were dispatched to the store about 2:15 a.m., and they searched the area without success.
Today is Tony’s birthday. He’s very (very) low-key about birthdays, so let’s just keep this between you and me. I’m still going to bake him a cake though because it’s his birthday and I love birthdays. Ever since I’ve known him, Tony has mused that he was sent to me as an angel. In our 20-year marriage there have been days that have definitely put that theory to the test, but we’re still married – to each other – so who knows?
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Cloquet man stabbed himself in the chest three times inside a Bemidji-area residence Tuesday afternoon when law enforcement arrived to serve him with a warrant, authorities said. Wendell Lee Olson, 43, was served a Carlton County warrant for third-degree criminal sexual conduct on Averi Circle, about two miles west of Bemidji.