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NEW LONDON, Minn. — A New London boy died Wednesday after being injured last month in a car crash. According to the family's CaringBridge site, Nathaniel Shumaker, 11, died at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was critically injured March 28 when a vehicle driven by his brother, Josh Shumaker, 16, collided with a semi-truck on state Highway 23 near Paynesville.
FARGO – A pregnant woman who died when the SUV she was driving rolled on Interstate 29 on Wednesday evening, April 25, has been identified by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Alicia Bernier, 28, of Fargo, died after being ejected from the vehicle as it rolled, the Patrol reported Thursday, April 26. She was seven months pregnant and the fetus died as well, the patrol reported.
FARGO – Attorney General Jeff Sessions will visit Fargo on Friday, April 27, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Sessions will make an announcement on law enforcement as well as deliver remarks on the drug crisis. The announcement will happen at 9:05 a.m. Friday at the Quentin N. Burdick United States Courthouse in downtown Fargo, the news release said.
GRAFTON N.D. — One man is in custody after a hostage situation in Grafton on Tuesday night, April 25. Law enforcement said that 31-year-old Guadalupe Rodrigo Benavidez, Jr. was holding his girlfriend and another woman hostage at the mobile home park near Schwan Food Co. Benavidez allegedly threatened to kill them and police. The Grand Forks SWAT Team and negotiators were called out, and the situation was resolved peacefully around 9:30 p.m.
ST. CLOUD — A Stearns County grand jury has indicted Gregory Allen Scheel on four counts of first-degree murder in the March 21 deaths of his grandparents. Scheel, 33, of Paynesville, is accused of murdering his grandparents Wilbert and Gloria Scheel. He was living with them at the time of their deaths. The grand jury indicted him on two counts of premeditated first-degree murder — punishable by life in prison without the possibility of release —
DICKINSON, N.D. -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol will be conducting a “Trooper on a Train” enforcement detail from Mandan to Dickinson on Wednesday, April 25, the department announced in a release Tuesday.
POLK COUNTY, MN – A North Dakota man is in custody after leading police on an early morning chase near Mentor, Minn. It began when The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man sleeping in his vehicle near Polk County Road 46 and US Highway 2.
BISMARCK — In an effort to shed light on school performance, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction has launched an online education dashboard, the department said Monday, April 23. The data includes information about test performance, school enrollment, attendance rates, graduation rates and teacher qualifications, DPI said in a news release.
SOUTH ROUND LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. — Two people were killed and two others were injured Friday, April 20, in an early morning single-vehicle crash near here. The Becker County Sheriff's Office said it got a report shortly before 2 a.m. Friday of a crash on county Highway 35 west of Ice Cracking Lodge. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names won't be released until family is notified, according to a news release.
BISMARCK—A mixup has prompted the North Dakota Department of Health to extend the application deadline for those seeking to become registered medical marijuana manufacturers. The department extended the deadline for grower applicants to 10 a.m. Monday, April 23. It had received 17 applications by the previous deadline of Thursday afternoon, April 19, but accidentally used "Central Standard Time" instead of "Central Daylight Time" in its application instructions.