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SPICER, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson will host a bipartisan legislative forum to discuss the opioid crisis at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer. State legislators, Sen. Andrew Lang, R-Olivia, and Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, will also be at the session. “With partisanship at an all-time high, it’s more important now than ever to reach across the aisle,” said the DFL’er Peterson in a news release.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed the state's new medical marijuana law. Burgum signed Senate Bill 2344 Monday night. It comes after voters approved an initiated measure legalizing medical marijuana in November. Lawmakers said that law was unworkable and needed changes.
RED WING, Minn. — Police in Red Wing opened a homicide investigation Tuesday, April 18, after finding a man with a bullet wound dead on a city sidewalk. Officers responded to a report of an unconscious man at 12:06 a.m. to discover the body Dangelo Masterjohn, 27, of Red Wing. The Red Wing Police Department is asking the public to provide tips by calling 651-385-3155 or submitting an anonymous tip to Minnesota Crime Stoppers online at www.crimestoppersmn.org .
For two local basketball players, they are about to be put to the test on the free throw line this weekend. Torri Fee and Mitchell Leas will compete in the 8-13 age bracket at the Elks National Hoop Shoot Finals in Chicago. They have both already competed through four levels of competition to make it to the big stage.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.- A family is without a home after fire engulfed their home. Neighbors say the boy inside was lucky to make it out alive. The back of the home on Pioneer Court is where the fire really took off. A boy and the family's pets were saved just in time. Scott Kliner says the boy, who is about 10, told him his dog was inside. He rushed inside to save the family dog, but didn't get too far. "It was full of smoke. I got down and took a couple of steps and said, ‘no way.’”
RUGBY, N.D. — One man died early Monday, April 17, after driving his SUV in front of a train in Rugby. The 41-year-old Rugby man was ejected from a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox after he accelerated around the road barricade at the train intersection and a BNSF train the vehicle, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. In a release, the Highway Patrol said the man had been stopped on the south side of the tracks on Main Street before the crash, which was reported at 12:16 a.m. Monday, where barricades with flashing lights blocked the road.
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. — State officials are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting here Sunday night, April 16. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a Ramsey County Sheriff’s deputy shot an unidentified man in a recreational vehicle near Highway 61 and Interstate 694 on the north side of the Twin Cities.
DICKINSON, N.D. — A 36-year-old Bismarck motorcyclist was injured late Saturday, April 15, after another driver struck him from behind and fled the scene. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist was traveling west on Interstate 94, about 3 miles east of Dickinson, when his Harley Davidson was struck from behind at 11:07 p.m. by a 2012 Dodge Journey, driven by a 39-year-old Dickinson man.
FARGO – A disc golfer pulled an unconscious woman from the Red River near 52nd Avenue South on Friday afternoon, April 14, police say. “[We’re] lucky that the individual that was playing happened to see something in the water and went to investigate it,” said Sgt. Collin Gnoinsky at the scene on Friday.
PEKIN, N.D. -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the victim of a one-vehicle accident Thursday, April 13, near Pekin. Kevin Lemna, 23, Enderlin, N.D., was pronounced dead at the scene. Injured in the crash was Jordan Borland, 27, Michigan, N.D.