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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 were 68-year-old Elizabeth Thompson and 74-year-old Lynn Thompson, the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday, Aug. 10. Dispatchers received a 911 call about 7:06 a.m. Tuesday reporting a shooting at the residence, according to the sheriff’s office.
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 water, a byproduct of oil production, occurred Wednesday, Aug. 10, as a result of a damaged injection line. The incident occurred in Bottineau County, approximately 3.5 miles north of Mohall. The line is operated by Enduro Operating, LLC.
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 when he lost control of his 1997 Ford F-250 pickup and the vehicle rolled at 4:25 p.m. about 8 miles northeast of Beach on 28th Street Southwest, according to the patrol.
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 to U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers. Shea Jones, special agent in charge of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation in the St.
A Crookston, Minn., woman was sentenced to serve nine years in federal prison for two counts of bank robbery on Wednesday, according to U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers. Charlene Mae Corona, 40, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson, who also ordered that Corona pay $21,890 in restitution, serve three years supervised release, and pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.