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KILLDEER, N.D. -- The Killdeer Police Department was called to an alleged armed encounter which involved multiple suspects and serious injuries as shots were fired in the Dunn County town in far western North Dakota on Monday night. The incident occurred just south of the Killdeer ballfield. Police believe the incident may be related to an earlier encounter outside the town, culminating with a report from witnesses at a local hotel, the release said.
The family of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was shot five times during a traffic stop in Minnesota last year by a police officer, reached a $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, according to media reports. The Minnesota city said in a statement acquired by CNN that "the parties moved expeditiously to resolve potential civil claims resulting from this tragedy in order to allow the process of healing to move forward."
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A federal regulator announced Friday, June 23, it has taken over operations of Citizens Community Credit Union, based in Devils Lake. The National Credit Union Administration placed the bank into conservatorship “because of unsafe and unsound practices at the credit union,” the agency said in an announcement on its website Friday.
FARGO – A man was hit by an Amtrak train early Thursday morning, June 22, in downtown Fargo. It happened about 2 a.m. in the 500 block of Roberts Street. Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson said the train was pulling into the Amtrak station when the man walked onto the tracks. The man was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, according to Anderson, who declined to release the victim’s name.
COGSWELL, N.D. – A 57-year-old man has died after he went underwater in a Sargent County slough Sunday night, June 18, authorities said. William VanderVoort, of rural Gwinner, was swimming in the Kraft Slough, about 10 miles northwest of Cogswell. He was with friends when he went underwater and was not found for at least 20 minutes. VanderVoort was first taken to a hospital in Oakes and later was taken to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.
DICKINSON, N.D.-- Dickinson police are investigating a potential shaken baby incident that occurred earlier this week where a 4-month-old baby was life-flighted to a Fargo hospital in critical condition. As of Thursday, no information on the child’s condition was available. Dickinson Police Department Capt. David Wilkie said police were notified about the incident by Stark County Social Services.
BISMARCK — A North Dakota sailor who died during the Pearl Harbor attack 75 years ago will be honored Saturday, June 24, when U.S. and state flags are flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. Gunners Mate 1st Class Arthur C. Neuenschwander, who joined the Navy in February 1927, will be buried next to his parents in his hometown of Fessenden. Neuenschwander was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. The Oklahoma was one of the first ships in Battleship Row to be hit by Japanese torpedoes.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A pilot is in a Fargo hospital after a plane crashed in a field near the Mahnomen Airport on Tuesday evening, June 20. The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office received a report regarding the crash about 8 p.m. Tuesday at the airport, which is about 5 miles south of Mahnomen. According to the sheriff's office: Two workers with the Minnesota Department of Transportation were first to arrive at the crash scene and pulled the pilot, Mark Habedank, 56, of Twin Valley, from the cockpit.
CLOQUET, Minn. — Charges have been filed against the owners of three dogs that allegedly escaped a kennel and killed another dog that was being walked by a Cloquet woman last week. Stephen Woollett, 59, and Amber Woollett, 22, both of Cloquet, each are charged with misdemeanor counts of dangerous animals — attack by an animal and dogs running at large. Amber Woollett faces two counts of each, while Stephen Woollett faces one of each. The charges each carry maximum penalties of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint:
BISMARCK—North Dakota's top law official is warning residents about a sweepstakes scam that has cost North Dakotans more than $366,000 in the past year. The scam involves telling residents they have won a prize and they must pay "fees" before they are awarded the money. The ploy isn't new to North Dakota, and the state Attorney General's Office has issued several warnings over the past few years, according to a news release.