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Doctors say a Mahnomen (Minn.) County sheriff's deputy shot in the line of duty 17 months ago has two to seven days to live, his uncle Eric Dewey said Thursday evening. Chris Dewey was placed under hospice care Thursday morning after his lung collapsed and began putting pressure on his heart, Eric Dewey said. "He took a turn for the worse," Eric Dewey said. Dewey is living in an assisted living facility near wife Emily's parents in Cambridge, Minn., and has undergone extensive rehabilitation care, spending several months earlier this year in a Colorado facility. Dewey was shot once in the
Keenan Cooper was to turn 20 next week, return from Afghanistan within a month and get married this fall. The Wahpeton, N.D., native was killed by a roadside bomb Monday while serving his first tour of duty in Afghanistan. The family's pastor said Tuesday Cooper wanted to enlist in the Army even as a kid. "When Keenan thinks things through and makes a decision, that's it," said The Rev. Mike Adams, the family spokesman who met Cooper as an 8-year-old at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Wahpeton. Adams described Spc.
WADENA, Minn. - As cleanup continues in the aftermath of Thursday's tornado, officials urge the public to stay out of the most heavily hit areas of town. Access to the southwest area of this city of about 4,300 is limited today to emergency personnel because of the concerns about downed power lines, gas leaks and scattered debris, officials said this morning. "It's devastating," Mayor Wayne Wolden said.
FARGO - Fargo may have its first African-American candidate for mayor. Ahmed Haji, president of the Somali Community Development of North Dakota, filed his paperwork Monday with the city auditor's office. Sharon Odegaard, a longtime employee of the mayor's office, said she is "quite sure" Haji is the first African-American to run, but the city auditor's office could not confirm it because race is not submitted in candidacy paperwork. The 27-year-old joins the race as Mayor Dennis Walaker seeks his second term.