Herald Staff Report
More than 1,000 antlerless whitetail deer gun licenses remain in three southwest North Dakota units after the Game and Fish Department recently completed its second lottery drawing. Individual results are available online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov.
WARREN, Minn.—A criminal case alleging an Alvarado, Minn., man forced a woman to have sex with him earlier this year has been dropped after his accuser left the area. Marshall County Attorney Donald Aandal filed paperwork Monday to dismiss a third-degree felony of criminal sexual conduct against Justen James Lawrence Ekholm, 27. Ekholm had faced a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, but the accuser in the case appears to have left the area, according to a proposal from Aandal's office to dismiss the charge.
Grand Forks investigators have identified a 29-year-old man found dead in an apartment building. There is no indication foul play was involved in the death of Grand Forks resident Zachary Savageau, whose body was found at 6:50 a.m. Monday at 1811 22nd Ave. S., according to a news release from the Grand Forks Police Department. Paramedics and firefighters who responded to the scene attempted to perform CPR, but Savageau was pronounced dead at the apartment building, the release said.
Deer and deer management will highlight open house sessions hosted by area Department of Natural Resources wildlife managers from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Thief River Falls and Middle River, Minn. The open houses, meant to enhance local relationships and foster two-way communication, are set for the Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area office, 42280 240th Ave. NE, Middle River; and the Thief River Falls Joint Operations Conference Room, 246 125th Ave. NE.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has scheduled an open house for 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at Lake of the Woods School, 210 Third Ave. NE, Baudette, Minn., to take public input on two proposed regulation changes on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River. The proposed changes would take effect March 1, 2019. The DNR on Lake of the Woods is proposing to lower the winter walleye-sauger limit from eight, with no more than four walleyes, to six, with no more than four walleyes, same as the summer limit.
North Dakota archery deer season opens Aug. 31 North Dakota's archery deer season opens at noon Friday, Aug. 31, and continues through Jan. 6, 2019.
No foul play is suspected in the death of a man who was found unresponsive in an apartment stairwell in Grand Forks, police said Monday morning. Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of 22nd Avenue South about 6:50 a.m. Monday for a report of a man who was found unresponsive. Altru paramedics and the Grand Forks Fire Department attempted CPR but the victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
Mayville-Portland-Clifford-Galesburg scored 42 first-half points en route to a 49-28 win over Larimore on Friday night at Cushman Field in Grand Forks. Sam Satrom rushed for three scores to lead the Patriots. Satrom scored on runs of 7, 95 and 3 yards. Logan Wakefield scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns for the Polar Bears. Wakefield caught touchdown passes of 68 and 3 yards from quarterback Jacob Schempp.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for today through Sunday across northern Minnesota. As a result, the state will not issue burning permits for brush or yard waste for all areas north of Alexandria, Minn., including Mille Lacs and Pine counties. Burn restrictions may expand as smoke from the Canadian fires drifts south. Fire danger currently is listed as "Very High" across most of northwest Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources reported Friday.
North Dakota's fall turkey season is set, with 3,710 licenses available to hunters, 205 more than last year, the state Game and Fish Department announced Thursday. Fall turkey hunters, including gratis applicants, who are interested in applying for a 2018 license must submit an online application through Game and Fish website at gf.nd.gov. Paper applications are not available this year. Prospective hunters also can apply by calling the department's toll-free licensing line, (800) 406-6409. A service fee is added for license applications made over the phone.