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DICKINSON, N.D. -- On Feb. 27, 1992, a North Dakota high school district basketball game made international headlines when the winning team, Hettinger, scored just four points and won the game. That's right. Hettinger beat Regent 4-2 in what a Regent player said was "patience to the extreme." Former Dickinson Press Editor Dustin Monke, a sportswriter at the paper at the time, wrote a 20-year lookback at the game in 2012.
WILLMAR, Minn. – An 8-month-old child was found safe over the weekend after law enforcement received a call about a possible child abduction. The investigation is still ongoing, and a suspect is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of kidnapping.
FARGO — Following a city of Fargo employee commenting on social media that DAPL protesters should be shot and drowned, city administrators are conducting an internal review. On Thursday, Feb. 23, the city issued a press release acknowledging an unidentified employee posted on a local news station's Facebook page regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters. The employee's profile stated he was employed with the city of Fargo, but the comments were posted when he was not on duty.
NORTHOME, Minn. -- Two people were found dead after a house fire early Wednesday in Northome, Koochiching County officials said. The town is about 40 miles northwest of Bemidji. At approximately 12:27 a.m. on Wednesday, Koochiching County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Northome Fire Department responded to a house fire at 12233 Highway 71 in Northome.
FARGO — Many Republican members of Congress have been facing packed, energized crowds as they hold town halls back in their districts during the first recess since President Donald Trump's inauguration. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., a vocal Trump supporter, could soon be one of them. Members of Indivisible FM, a local chapter of a nationwide progressive group, said Wednesday, Feb. 22, that it plans to attend a town hall meeting with Cramer on Thursday afternoon.
BISMARCK — Nearly $9 million in costs have been incurred by the North Dakota National Guard since it began providing assistance in response to protests related to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The North Dakota Joint Information Center released details Wednesday, Feb. 22, for the resources and costs for Army and Air members who were "diverted from normal operations to support state and local response to the protests" since Aug. 10.
BISMARCK — A South Dakota asphalt paving company has been banned from doing business in North Dakota. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Protective Coatings, operated by Deanna Perry of Nisland, S.D., violated the transient merchant and consumer fraud laws. Nisland is located about 60 miles northwest of Rapid City.
MANDAN, N.D. — Authorities have identified the two people arrested Saturday, Feb. 18, with more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine in Morton County. The Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday identified the driver of the car as Jocelyn Regalado, of Oregon, and her passenger, Junior Simental, after initially refusing to release their names. North Dakota law requires law enforcement agencies to release basic arrestee information.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—A 56-year-old Detroit Lakes woman has been identified as the person who died Saturday, Feb. 18, after a train struck her. Lynn Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene. Detroit Lakes police and paramedics responded about 9 p.m. to a report of a pedestrian struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe oil train near Washington Avenue and U.S. Highway 10. Upon arrival at the scene, officers and paramedics found the victim on the railroad tracks. Traffic on the rail corridor through Detroit Lakes was stopped for several hours.
GLENWOOD — Five people were injured in a head-on crash with an ambulance Saturday afternoon on Minnesota Highway 28 just west of Glenwood. The Minnesota State Patrol said a 2005 Dodge Stratus was westbound on Highway 28 when it went into the ditch, the driver apparently overcorrected and went back onto the highway into the eastbound lane, hitting the ambulance head on.