Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, including the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In addition to breaking and enterprise news, we offer a wide variety of sports, features, business, agriculture, outdoors and opinion content. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.
- Member for
- 4 years 7 months
BISMARCK — A South Dakota asphalt paving company has been banned from doing business in North Dakota. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Protective Coatings, operated by Deanna Perry of Nisland, S.D., violated the transient merchant and consumer fraud laws. Nisland is located about 60 miles northwest of Rapid City.
MANDAN, N.D. — Authorities have identified the two people arrested Saturday, Feb. 18, with more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine in Morton County. The Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday identified the driver of the car as Jocelyn Regalado, of Oregon, and her passenger, Junior Simental, after initially refusing to release their names. North Dakota law requires law enforcement agencies to release basic arrestee information.
WAHPETON, N.D. -- Authorities on Tuesday, Feb. 21, have released the name of a 21-year-old Wahpeton man who was killed late Sunday night when his car veered off the roadway and hit a tree. Ryan Rosaaen was driving northbound around 11:50 p.m. in the 600 block of Second Street South when the 2007 Pontiac Vibe he was driving crossed into a boulevard. Airbags did deploy, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Rosaaen was not wearing a seatbelt.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A 56-year-old Detroit Lakes woman has been identified as the person who died Saturday, Feb. 18, after a train struck her. Lynn Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene. Detroit Lakes police and paramedics responded about 9 p.m. to a report of a pedestrian struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe oil train near Washington Avenue and U.S. Highway 10. Upon arrival at the scene, officers and paramedics found the victim on the railroad tracks. Traffic on the rail corridor through Detroit Lakes was stopped for several hours.
GLENWOOD — Five people were injured in a head-on crash with an ambulance Saturday afternoon on Minnesota Highway 28 just west of Glenwood. The Minnesota State Patrol said a 2005 Dodge Stratus was westbound on Highway 28 when it went into the ditch, the driver apparently overcorrected and went back onto the highway into the eastbound lane, hitting the ambulance head on.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A woman is dead after being hit by a train in Detroit Lakes. At around 9 p.m. Saturday, Detroit Lakes police and paramedics responded to a report of an accident involving a pedestrian at a crossing at Washington Avenue and U.S. Highway 10, which is within sight of the town’s train station and downtown. Upon arrival at the scene, officers and paramedics found the victim just west of Washington Avenue on the railroad tracks.
FARGO -- Fargo Fire Department crews put out a dumpster fire at the Holiday Inn at 3803 13th Ave. S. Friday afternoon, Feb. 17. The fire in a large dumpster was called in just after 4:30 p.m. by members of a Des Moines, Iowa, youth hockey team and their parents who were tailgating in the Holiday Inn parking lot.
HALLOCK, Minn. - A party animal showed up a little early for happy hour Thursday in Hallock. An Eagles Club employee spotted a deer trying to get in the front door. The employee wanted to see if it was okay so he went in the back door. When he got to the front, the deer was trying to get through the glass. The deer wandered away after a few minutes.
WHEATON, Minn.—A Stevens County sheriff's deputy acted in self-defense when he shot and killed an Evansville man last year, a prosecutor has decided. Jay Johannes Holmgren was shot and killed Oct. 28 in Traverse County in far western Minnesota after he led officers on a 50-mile chase from Donnelly in Stevens County to Minnesota Highway 27 near Wheaton in neighboring Traverse County.
FARGO — Passenger boardings continued to tick down last month at nearly all of North Dakota's commercial airports. The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission's monthly boardings report, released Thursday, Feb. 16, shows seven of the state's eight commercial airports had fewer boardings last month than they did in January 2016. The biggest percentage decrease was recorded in Dickinson, which posted a 13.6 percent decline that translated to 204 fewer boardings for the month, followed by a 12.2 percent drop in Williston.