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MOORHEAD — A 25-year-old man faces a number of charges for allegedly damaging the glass door of a Moorhead pizza business after his offer to trade marijuana for pizza was turned down. According to Clay County District Court documents: Moorhead police were called to Pizza Patrol about 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. Workers told officers two men and a woman entered the business and one of the men offered marijuana in exchange for pizza. When the deal was turned down, the man who offered the marijuana broke a glass door on his way out of the business.
BISMARCK — North Dakota's governor and senior senator will join Vice President Mike Pence when he visits Minot Air Force Base Friday, Oct. 27. Pence, a Republican, will meet with base leadership and address the airmen. The base is home to both B-52 bombers and intercontinental ballistic missile silos. "It's important for the administration to be familiar with the good work of our airmen and understand the importance of maintaining a credible and modern nuclear force to counter threats like North Korea and Iran," Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said in a statement.
MITCHELL, S.D. — The names of the people involved in a fatal crash Saturday, Oct. 21, near Mitchell have officially been released. Along with Tracy Morehead, who died from injuries sustained in the crash, 37-year-old Mitchell resident Brent Klinger sustained minor injuries and 33-year-old Ashley Klinger, also of Mitchell, sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
ST. PAUL—About 100 Minnesota law enforcement agencies will accept unneeded prescription drugs Saturday, Oct. 28. "There were more opioid-related deaths last year than the year before,' state Attorney General Lori Swanson said. "Safely disposing of prescription drugs that are no longer needed keeps them from being diverted or abused, or being accidentally swallowed by children,"
VALLEY CITY, N.D.—Two people died and a third was injured early Wednesday, Oct. 25, in a head-on crash on Interstate 94 about 12 miles west of Valley City. According to a report released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol:
CASSELTON, N.D. — A Valley City woman was injured when her SUV hit a large piece of debris and rolled on Interstate 94 at the Maple River bridge Monday afternoon, Oct. 23, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. According to the report, issued Tuesday: Margie Carlson, 39, was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox westbound in the left lane of I-94 about 4:50 p.m. Monday when she came across the debris in the road. Because of traffic, Carlson wasn't able to swerve right to avoid it.
PROCTOR, Minn. — A man’s body was recovered Tuesday, Oct. 24, from a swampy area near Proctor, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported. The body was found shortly after 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Ugstad and Stark roads in Midway Township, just west of the Canadian National railyard in Proctor.
PINE RIVER, Minn. -- A 40-year-old Nisswa man was apprehended Sunday, Oct. 22, after leading Minnesota authorities on a pursuit that began in Morrison County and ended in Cass County with speeds reaching 100 mph. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the 45-minute pursuit began at 12:30 a.m. Sunday when the suspect stopped for having a tail light out fled north on State Highway 115 near Camp Ripley in Morrison County. The suspect led authorities through Crow Wing and Cass counties, before the pursuit ended north of Pine River.
TURTLE LAKE, Minn. - A 54-year-old Bigfork man was injured Monday, Oct. 23, when his vehicle rolled near Turtle Lake. Kevin Dean Gustafson was traveling north on State Highway 38 in a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche when he headed into the west ditch. He overcorrected, causing his vehicle to rollover, which then came to a stop in the east ditch, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Road conditions were wet at the time according to the accident report.
BELCOURT, N.D. — The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Council voted to remove its chairman for alleged misconduct Monday, Oct. 23. The vote was unanimous, with seven of the council's nine members present for the meeting, according to a copy of the resolution posted on a tribal government Facebook page. Wayne Keplin, the ousted chairman, was not present. Keplin's ouster is effective immediately. Council Vice Chairman Roman Marcellais has been the acting chairman amid the leadership turmoil.