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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Jamestown woman is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly beating and bloodying a man with a miniature baseball bat. The 26-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital after wandering into the law enforcement center, covered in blood, according to an affidavit of probable cause. The suspected attacker, Danielle Yvonne Hall, 44, was arrested in her home Sunday morning, Feb. 3. Hall made her initial appearance in Stutsman County Court on Monday.
BISMARCK — North Dakota House leaders expect longer floor sessions in the coming days with lawmakers set to vote on hundreds of bills ahead of a mid-session deadline. House Majority Leader Chet Pollert, R-Carrington, told legislators Monday, Feb. 4, that they will extend floor sessions to two hours for the rest of this week before moving to three-hour sessions next week. He also raised the possibility of working nights. Pollert said lawmakers are roughly matching the pace from the 2017 session, but they have introduced more bills this session.
OWATONNA, Minn. - A 67-year-old Owatonna woman was killed in a head-on crash with a semi on Highway 14 Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2. Allison Christine Anderson was a passenger in an eastbound 2008 Pontiac G6 driven by Todd Anderson, 58, of Owatonna. Todd Anderson suffered life-threatening injuries and was brought to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, the Minnesota State Patrol said. Hashim Lencha Siddiq, 29, of Blaine, the driver of a westbound 2018 Freightliner, was attempting to pass another vehicle on Highway 14 when the collision occurred.
WILLMAR, Minn. – The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office responded to two reports of vehicles going through the ice on Big Kandiyohi Lake late Saturday, Feb. 2, according to a news release from Sheriff Eric Holien. The first vehicle was a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup that went through the ice east of the island. The occupants, Debra Bonnema and Bennett Bonnema, both of Raymond, were able to get out of the truck and to a nearby fish house. Their truck was completely submerged.
Minnesota 4, Michigan 3 After hearing an earful on Saturday morning, Tommy Novak’s third period power play goal was the difference-maker, as the Gophers built a big lead, saw it slip away, then managed a 4-3 win over the Michigan Wolverines on Feb. 2, to salvage a split of their weekend series. Read more about it here. Minnesota Duluth 6, Colorado College 0
SPRINGBROOK, N.D. — A 38-year-old man is dead and his passenger injured after a rollover crash on County Road 6 about five miles east of Springbrook early Saturday, Feb. 2. The driver was identified as Philip Burkhalter, of Epping, and the passenger as John Ramsey, 25, of Texas. Road conditions were dry, but it was windy, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
No. 7 Denver 2, North Dakota 1 An ever-so-familiar storyline played out for the Fighting Hawks on Friday: UND generated dozens of Grade-A chances, couldn’t finish on enough of them and came away with a 2-1 loss to the Denver Pioneers. Denver goalie Filip Larsson stopped 45 of 46 shots for the game. He’s now stopped 77 of 79 in his two starts against the Fighting Hawks this season. Read more here.
FFA prides itself on changing with the times. Now, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to modernize the charter of the National FFA Organization. House Resolution 439 “increases FFA’s autonomy while preserving its longstanding relationship with the U.S. Department of Education,” according to a written statement by the National FFA Organization.
MOOSE LAKE, Minn. — A Minnesota Sex Offender Program client in Moose Lake allegedly slashed a counselor’s throat with a razor blade in an incident described by state Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey as “one of the most serious attacks of this sort we’ve seen in the history of this program.” George Mack Jr., 42, was charged Thursday, Jan. 31, with attempted premeditated first-degree murder and fourth-degree assault after authorities said he attacked two staff members at the state-operated treatment facility Tuesday.
DULUTH - Eight people were arrested in a two-day sting operation that targeted online solicitation of minors, officials announced Friday, Feb. 1. The initiative was led by the Duluth Police Department, St. Louis County Attorney’s Office and Human Trafficking Investigators Task Force, which is based at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.