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MINOT, N.D. -- The Minot International Airport has closed due to low visibility. Ground crews have been able to clear runways but due to the extreme white out conditions no planes will be able to land or take off. The airport will reopen Tuesday at 3 a.m. Travelers are encouraged to check with the airlines for further details regarding flights
FRAZEE, Minn.—One person died and another was critically injured when a vehicle struck two pedestrians early Sunday, Dec. 25, on Highway 29 about 5 miles north of Frazee, according to a report released by Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander. According to the report: A vehicle driven by Alexis Birky, 20, of Frazee, was driving southbound on the highway about 6 a.m. Sunday, when her vehicle collided with two people who were walking in the southbound lane of the highway.
CROOKSTON — A 77-yearold Crookston man faces a felony charge after prosecutors say he choked a juvenile victim. George Hugo Kiperman, 77, has been charged with domestic assault by strangulation, a felony. If convicted, he could serve up to three years in prison. According to a criminal complaint, a 12-year-old juvenile approached a Crookston school guidance counselor about a case of domestic abuse.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- Devils Lake residents who have initiated a petition to abolish the city’s ban on pit bulls say they have more than half of the signatures needed to put it to a public vote. Daisha Azure made the announcement Wednesday on a Facebook page named after her pet grooming business, Pretty Paws. They need 444 signatures -- 15 percent of the number of people who voted in the last gubernatorial election.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) will retain her roles on five Senate committees, her office announced Wednesday, Dec. 21. Heitkamp will continue to serve on the committees on agriculture, nutrition and forestry; banking, housing and urban affairs; homeland security and governmental affairs; Indian affairs and small business and entrepreneurship. Heitkamp touted her previous work on the committees on rural issues in a news release.
MINOT, N.D — City of Minot Street crews continue to play catch up following a rash of snowstorms in three weeks that dropped 25 inches of snow on the city. "Our biggest issues are time, people and equipment" said Minot Public Works Director, Dan Jonasson. "We only have one blower and only so many operators available. Mix that with having to work at night, when traffic is light, we have an uphill battle when clearing snow."
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. —A man has been charged in a November assault that resulted in a severe head injury and partial paralysis of a 2-year-old child, according to court documents. Austin Lee Thorsteinson, 24, has been charged with abuse of a child, a Class A felony, for an assault prosecutors say took place Nov. 22. According to the criminal complaint, Thorsteinson stuck the child's head against a stereo speaker and a metal table. The complaint states Thorsteinson admitted to striking the child because he was angry.
— The Benson County Sheriff’s Department and State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating an early Monday morning house fire in rural Benson County near Devils Lake, according to a report from KZZY Radio. The fire was reported about 7 a.m. by a bus driver, and the house’s lone occupant was found lying between his house and mailbox, Sheriff Steven Rohrer told the Devils Lake-based radio station. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
MINNEWAUKAN, N.D.—Officials with the North Dakota Attorney General's Office and Benson County Sheriff's Department have released little information on a report of a fire in northeast North Dakota where emergency responders found a now-deceased man.
PERHAM, Minn. -- A rural Vergas man is confirmed dead and several others, including emergency response personnel, were hospitalized as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning early Monday night, Dec...