Forum staff reports
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The twin brother of a boy killed in this central Minnesota city will be returned to Washington state. Six-year-old Xavier Burland will be moved to the Spokane area to be closer to family, attorneys and prosecutors agreed Wednesday, April 25, according to the boys' mother, Misty Truitt. The boys were originally from Spokane.
FARGO — A Delta flight headed from Minneapolis to Anchorage, Alaska, made an emergency landing at Fargo's Hector International Airport on Thursday, April 12, after reports of smoke in the cockpit. The flight departed Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at 5:55 p.m. and was carrying 189 passengers, according to Shawn Dobberstein, executive director of Fargo's Municipal Airport Authority. The Delta plane was flying over the Bismarck area when it was forced to turn around and fly to Fargo, Dobberstein said.
FARGO—Sanford Health and Essentia Health have been recognized for providing comprehensive stroke treatment, although by different accreditation organizations. Sanford Health has been recognized as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, which Sanford said signifies that Sanford Fargo meets the standards to treat the most complex stroke cases.
CORMORANT TOWNSHIP, Minn. — The body of a Lake Park, Minn., man who was missing for nearly two weeks has been recovered. The Becker County Sheriff's Office said the body of Eric Sheldon Hambleton, 29, was found about 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, in an area of Spring Creek in Cormorant Township. Hambleton was last seen near the township March 10, and his family reported him missing March 15.
MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. — An unidentified dead man was found lying in the front yard of a Naytahwaush, Minn., home on Thursday, March 22. The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office stated in a media release that the department received a call shortly before 2 p.m. of a resident saying there was a man in her yard. The man was taken to Grand Forks, N.D., for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
MOORHEAD — A woman who earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit theft in connection with thousands of dollars worth of collectables stolen from a Barnesville home, including Nazi memorabilia, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 25, in Clay County District Court to 21 days in jail, time she was given credit for already having served. Amber Hedstrom, 27, of Detroit Lakes, was also ordered to pay fines and fees totaling $1,160, though she will be allowed to satisfy $1,000 of that by doing community service work. Other charges Hedstrom had been facing were dismissed.
Both Fargo and Grand Forks experienced record low maximum temperatures for the date on Saturday, Dec. 30, according to the National Weather Service. The maximum temperature at Grand Forks International Airport on Saturday was minus 17 degrees. The maximum at Fargo's Hector International Airport was minus 15. The previous low maximum at both locations on Dec. 30 was minus 13.
MOORHEAD — The trial of a man accused of beating a Moorhead woman to death and then setting ablaze the home she was house sitting has been postponed. The trial for Justin Marshall Critt, 40, had been scheduled to start Monday, Dec. 4, in Clay County District Court. But Judge Michelle Lawson granted a defense request to postpone the trial because defense attorney Stephen Ferrazzano was appointed to a judgeship and feels the transition to his new post would interfere with his ability to defend Critt.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn.—Four people were injured Saturday evening, Oct. 7, when two vehicles collided east of here. The Minnesota State Patrol reported a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Park Rapids resident Allen Duane Henderson, 77, collided on state Highway 34 with an eastbound 1957 Chevrolet Chevelle at 5:18 p.m. as the Jeep turned onto the highway from Country Road 20. Henderson and his passenger, 70-year-old Patricia Grace Henderson, also of Park Rapids, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and were taken to CHI St. Joseph's Health in Park Rapids.
MORANVILLE TOWNSHIP, Minn.—One person was injured near here Saturday night, Sept. 23, when a van carrying several young children was struck from behind. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the accident happened at 9:47 p.m. on State Highway 11 in Roseau County. According to a news release, a 2006 Honda Odyssey van was westbound when it was hit from behind by an unknown vehicle, which pushed the vehicle into the ditch.