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WASHINGTON — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will be the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast dinner Thursday, Feb. 8. North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer made the announcement in an interview on KXJB-TV. Wentz, the former North Dakota State University star, will replace Vice President Mike Pence, who will be in Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the Olympic opening ceremonies.
MITCHELL, S.D. — A Mitchell woman was arrested for allegedly stealing a vehicle when she posted about the crime on social media and left her driver's license at the scene. Natasha Gonzalez, 30, has been charged with grand theft valued between $1,000 and $2,500, a Class 6 felony punishable by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
ST. PAUL—A Red Lake, Minn., man was sentenced Friday, Feb. 2, to 30 years in federal prison in the deaths of two people on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Jared Daniel Jones, 23, of Red Lake, pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the second degree, according to a release Monday, Feb. 5, from the office of U.S. Attorney Gregory Booker. Jones was sentenced to 360 months in prison by Senior Judge Donovan Frank in U.S. District Court in St. Paul on Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Lynx re-signed forward Rebekkah Brunson, the team's all-time leader in rebounds, the team announced Thursday, Feb. 1. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
KENSINGTON, Minn. — Three barns and 22 calves were lost in a fire Wednesday night, Jan. 31, on a farm north of Kensington. The fire apparently started when a skid loader was left idling near some round hay bales, a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said. The fire then spread to nearby calf barns.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — An Oregon man has been charged with felony drug possession after a traffic stop on Interstate 94 found 200 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. A Minnesota State Patrol trooper pulled over a van on I-94 Friday, Jan. 26. The vehicle was driven by Cory Frazier, 42. Philomath, Ore., according to Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow and Otter Tail County District Court records.
MITCHELL, S.D. — A Minnesota man was sentenced to 10 years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary for assaulting a Mitchell woman. Eustace Miles, 50, of Moorhead pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in 2017 for punching the victim, hitting her with an extension cord and belt. He also stabbed a pair of scissors into the victim's ear, puncturing her eardrum, in July 2016. Miles must pay $5,161.97 in fines, court costs and restitution to the victim.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has affirmed a judicial review panel's recommendation to discharge a man with Clay County ties from the state's sex offender treatment program. Kirk Alan Fugelseth, 50, was convicted of abusing children in Arizona, Oregon and Clay County in the 1990s. In 2001, he was sent to federal prison for possessing child pornography.
RED LAKE, Minn.—Two people were found dead of possible drug overdoses Friday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwest Minnesota.. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety received a report Friday morning of two possible overdose victims located at a Red Lake residence, according to a release posted to the Red Lake Police Department's Facebook page. When emergency personnel and law enforcement arrived, the victims—an adult male and an adult female—were deceased, the release said. Their names are being withheld pending notification of family members.
FARGO — The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota urges fans to use every precaution possible to ensure Super Bowl tickets they buy are legitimate. Minneapolis is hosting Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles playing at U.S. Bank Stadium. With demand high and ticket prices for the big game starting around $3,500 before fees, the stakes are raised.