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AMHERST, Wis.—A farmer in eastern Wisconsin has died after being overcome by deadly fumes from a manure holding tank on his farm.. The Portage County coroner said Wednesday that Michael Biadasz, 29, was found dead Monday along with at least 13 cows at Biadasz Farms near Amherst, which is about 140 miles northwest of Milwaukee.. WAOW-TV reported the farmer was found by other workers who arrived to haul away manure from the huge tank. Coroner Scott Rifleman said Biadasz was overcome by methane or sulfur oxide gas.
ALLEN, S.D.—An Allen, S.D., man has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter for an accident where he was allegedly driving drunk down the wrong side of a highway and hit a motorcyclist killing the rider. Jeff Sitting Bear Jr. 43, was indicted last month and entered a not guilty plea last week. Sitting Bear collided head on with a motorcycle being driven by the victim on July 2 near Kyle. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine.
RED LAKE, Minn.—A Red Lake man pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting a police officer, according to a United States Attorney's Office press release. United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger on Thursday announced the guilty plea of Nodin Makwa, 21, of Red Lake, for charging at a police officer with his car after a high-speed chase. On Jan. 5, Makwa was indicted on one count of assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers or employees. Makwa pleaded guilty Thursday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Davis.
It was around 3 a.m. Sunday when Bryan Good was alerted that his downtown Grand Forks house was on fire. "I had guys beating on the outside of the house, yelling," he said. "They woke me up ... yelled, 'You're on fire.' So I just got my family out." The fire at 217 N. 6th St. is one of several that occurred early Sunday morning considered suspicious by Grand Forks police. The others involved debris in the alleyway in the 300 block of North Sixth Street and a Dumpster in the alleyway in the 200 block of North Sixth Street.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Friday released the numbering of five measures that will be put to a statewide vote on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Measure 1, a constitutional amendment placed on the ballot by the state Legislature, would prohibit legislators from serving in the Legislature unless they live in the district in which they were elected.
RURAL MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Authorities have identified the names of a man and woman found dead Tuesday, Aug. 9, on a farmstead about 11 miles northeast of Mahnomen. The two...
BISMARCK – About 200 barrels of saltwater were spilled into a pasture in northwest North Dakota, the state Department of Health said in a news release. The spill of produced...
A rollover accident on Tuesday resulted in the death of a teenage driver in Golden Valley County, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Branden Evert, 17, Beach, N.D., died...
Gary Spencer Smith, 61, Fargo, pled guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Erickson to a federal charge of attempt to evade and defeat the payment of tax, according...