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ELLSWORTH, Wis. — A 31-year-old Ellsworth man faces multiple felony charges in Pierce County Circuit Court on accusations he repeatedly sexually assaulted a girl. Pierce County investigators allege that Dustin C. Larson had repeated sexual contact with a juvenile female for roughly three years until the girl was 14 years old. According to the criminal complaint:
WALCOTT, N.D. - With the icy roads, it was better to grab the skates instead of the boots. This video was sent to Forum News Service from a WDAY viewer. Ruben Noriega laced up his skates and glided on down County Road 2 in Walcott, North Dakota. Noriega's driveway and the county road became his personal skating rink. He says he skated from his front door down to the sidewalk, over a gravel driveway, and on to the paved road.
FARGO—Most of North Dakota could have used Santa's sleigh on Sunday and Monday, and into Tuesday too. A holiday storm that started on Christmas Day shut down many roads in North Dakota and caused power outages in many communities and rural homes across the state. Snow ranged from less than a half inch in Fargo to 16.5 inches in Dickinson in far western North Dakota and 16 inches in Starkweather in far northern North Dakota just north of Devils Lake.
FARGO—A train struck a pedestrian near the 1700 block of Main Avenue in Fargo around 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25. Emergency workers could be seen tending to the person that was hit but the person's condition is unknown at this time. No other details were immediately available.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A state of civil emergency was issued Sunday, Dec. 25, in the city of Aberdeen, according to the National Weather Service. With temperatures near the freezing point, more than an inch of rain turned the roads to become icy and slick. The area is also under a flash flood warning.
FRAZEE, Minn.—One person died and another was critically injured when a vehicle struck two pedestrians early Sunday, Dec. 25, on Highway 29 about five miles north of Frazee, according to a report released by Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander. According to the report: A vehicle driven by Alexis Birky, 20, of Frazee, was driving southbound on the highway about 6 a.m. Sunday, when her vehicle collided with two people who were walking in the southbound lane of the highway.
FARGO—A promised holiday storm in the Red River Valley began Sunday afternoon, Dec. 25, with scattered freezing rain from southeast South Dakota to Minnesota's lakes country. At about 4:45 p.m., the North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol announced the closing of eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 94 from the Montana border to Jamestown beginning at 5:30 p.m., except for Dickinson and the Bismarck/Mandan metro area.
FARGO—A promised holiday storm in the Red River Valley was to begin Sunday afternoon, Dec. 25, with scattered freezing rain that was forecast to reach from southeast South Dakota to Minnesota's lakes country by 3 p.m., when the sleet was expected to turn into snow. According to a report released Sunday afternoon by the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks: Between 5-6 p.m. Sunday, heavy snow was expected to develop in a band extending from Valley City and Hillsboro in North Dakota to Bemidji in west central Minnesota.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Timothy M. Churchwell has been appointed as a judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Churchwell will replace David R. Battey, and will be chambered at Alexandria. Battey, who was appointed by Gov. Arne Carlson in 1995, is retiring on Jan. 3.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Denfeld High School graduate C.J. Ham got the call-up he’d been waiting for all season when the Minnesota Vikings added him to their active roster Friday. Ham originally joined the Vikings during rookie camp on a tryout basis and was assigned to the practice squad after final roster cuts. The Duluth native played at Duluth Denfeld High School and at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he totaled 2,662 rushing yards, 949 receiving yards and 35 overall touchdowns in 43 games.