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MOORHEAD – A woman accused of trying to shoot a Minnesota State Patrol trooper in the head near Moorhead faces felony charges of attempted murder, receiving stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a Clay County District Court filing made Thursday, March 8.
MOORHEAD – The driver of a vehicle who was wounded in an officer-involved shooting on Interstate 94 on Monday, March 5, allegedly tried to shoot a Minnesota State Patrol trooper in the head, before being shot herself in the arm, according to Clay County District Court documents filed in the case of a male passenger.
FARGO — Carson Wentz, North Dakota's favorite football son and rising-star quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, has gotten a nod to his growing fame with a bobblehead. The limited edition figure was unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 24, by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. It features a smiling, helmet-less Wentz in North Dakota State University colors, football in hands, looking ready to drop back into the pocket with his head on a swivel — and with a tip of your finger — a little wobble.
FORMAN, N.D. — A man is in the North Dakota State Hospital after being arrested on four felony and five misdemeanor charges tied to threatening people at a church and bar, vandalism, and a high-speed chase, Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper said Tuesday, Oct. 24. Michael Skroch, 39, of Lidgerwood, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 19, after a high-speed chase by law enforcement ended with him crashing a motorcycle in the Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge, and a standoff that included Skroch being tased several times to no effect, Paeper said.
FARGO — Today is Friday the 13th. Lucky us! A world of black cats crossing roads, ladders to walk under and mirrors to break awaits outside your door, unless you've already called in sick to burrow under the bedcovers to avoid any misfortune. To be sure, we're a superstitious lot. Just as anyone who wears a "rally cap" at a baseball game, picks up lucky pennies, avoids cracks on sidewalks or tacks up a horseshoe over their door. But westerners are not alone! (Knock on wood.)
FARGO — Marian Kadrie is a tiny lady with a heart as big as her home. After more than three decades of taking in foster children, the 88-year-old Fargo woman was recently honored as one of the nation's Angels in Adoption. Between working with Lutheran Social Services' program for unaccompanied refugee minors and Cass County Social Services, Kadrie and her late husband, Orviell, took in more than 300 children over the years. The stays for some children and teens are for a few days or weeks, while others stay years.
GLYNDON, Minn.—A 40 percent property tax credit for owners of agricultural land could be key to getting Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District voters to approve a school bond issue, Superintendent Bryan Thygeson said Tuesday, Sept. 26, in opening a tax forum at the high school. More than 60 percent of the district's land is agricultural, Thygeson said. "This was a piece of legislation that was absolutely critical for us," he said.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The number of drunken driving arrests was down significantly for this year's WE Fest, with no serious or fatal crashes reported in or around the event, the Minnesota State Patrol reported Monday, Aug. 7. The 35th annual country music festival featured big-name artists on its stages Thursday through Saturday, though the gates opened for campers on Tuesday, with local acts playing Tuesday and Wednesday. From Tuesday, Aug. 1, to Saturday, Aug. 5, state troopers made eight driving while intoxicated arrests, down from 13 in 2016 and 10 in 2015.
WAHPETON, N.D.—Gary Rogers loves Wahpeton. And Wahpeton loves the man people call G.R. Rogers, a longtime Red River Valley radio broadcaster and Wahpeton volunteer firefighter, was the center of attention Monday, Aug. 7, as hundreds of people lined Main Avenue at 2 p.m. to watch a parade in his honor. Rogers, 72, sat in the front seat of a bright yellow, modern pumper truck as a precession of fire trucks from Wahpeton, Breckenridge, Minn., and other area towns tooled down Main.
MOORHEAD — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says water quality in the Red River watershed is "generally poor," and recommends changes along the Red and its tributaries to trim levels of fecal coliform bacteria and sediments, reduce erosion, and improve habitat for fish and for recreational uses. Monitoring of the Red between Georgetown and Breckenridge — including Moorhead — found excessive levels of E. coli bacteria and suspended solids from field runoff and erosion, the MPCA said in a news release Wednesday, Aug. 2.