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FARGO – A man who walked away from a Fargo halfway house after pleading guilty to a manslaughter charge was charged Wednesday, June 20, in federal court with escape from custody. Sean M. Schroeder was arrested June 15 in Fargo a day after police and the U.S. Marshals Service alerted the public that Schroeder, 29, of Dunseith, N.D., had walked away the previous day from the Centre Inc. halfway house in Fargo. Schroeder was being held at Centre Inc. after being granted a two-week furlough to obtain a psychological evaluation, court documents state.
DULUTH -- Families crossing the American border illegally will be kept together, but President Donald Trump promises to remain tough on immigration. In front of 9,000 people in Duluth, the Republican president said American businesses need immigrants.
REILE’S ACRES, N.D. – The bicyclist killed in a collision with an SUV Wednesday, June 20 , northwest of Fargo on a rural county road has been identified. The North Dakota State Patrol said Kathy M. Hettenbaugh was the victim of the fatal crash.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- A head-on crash Wednesday about 8 a.m. involving a pickup and a semi south of Dickinson took the life of a 59-year-old Dickinson man.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Columnist and former Fargo TV anchor Nicole Phillips and her daughter, Jordan, appeared on The Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family” to talk about Cozys for the Cure, Jordan’s project to raise money for breast cancer research by selling hand-sewn coffee cup sleeves. The episode aired Wednesday morning, June 20, and will be rebroadcast at 11 a.m. Thursday.
DULUTH -- Hundreds of people were in the dark in what was described as excruciating heat in a section of skywalk as they waited in line Wednesday afternoon to see President Donald Trump at Amsoil Arena. The passage has no air conditioning and some estimated the temperature inside at more than 100 degrees. The line of Trump supporters ran from Amsoil Arena across the Northwest Passage and Interstate 35 into the Duluth Transit Center and then out into the Duluth Transportation Center ramp. A power outage exacerbated the sweltering conditions
BISMARCK—First-time buyers pushed North Dakota Housing Finance Agency's homeownership program to a record breaking level this spring. According to Jolene Kline, NDHFA executive director, NDHFA's FirstHome loan reservations total in May was 185 percent higher than last year. The state agency's program provides first-time home buyers with low-cost financing and, if desired, down payment and closing cost assistance.
MELROSE, Minn. -- A teenager suspected of setting fire to a historic church in Melrose confessed to the crime in early June, ending more than two years of investigations into the 2016 fire that destroyed the church as well as a German-made wood altar that was installed there in 1899.
REMER, Minn.—The Cass County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a 76-year-old man Monday, June 18, on Upper Menton Lake near Remer in north-central Minnesota. The sheriff's office received a report of a possible drowning at 6:27 p.m. When deputies and responders arrived they were able to recover the body of the man. Deputies learned the man was swimming when he went under the water for an extended period of time.
ADRIAN, Minn. — An Adrian police officer has been placed on administrative leave after allegedly threatening to kill an individual during a family argument involving alcohol. Richard D. Bruns, 43, of Adrian, in the southwestern corner of state, has been put on paid administrative leave indefinitely while the matter is being looked into, Adrian Police Chief Shawn Langseth confirmed Tuesday morning, June 19.