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WORTHINGTON, Minn.—The visiting team never stood a chance. Paycheck, Worthington's racing turkey, claimed a decisive victory in the first leg of the 44th Great Gobbler Gallop on Saturday over Ruby Begonia of Cuero, Texas. Looking composed and focused right out of the gate, Paycheck kept his feet on the ground and eye on the prize amidst boisterous fanfare from the King Turkey Day crowd. Holding a consistent pace from the very start, he dashed to an impressive time of one minute, 11.5 seconds, leaving rival Ruby in the dust.
WASHINGTON - Federal agencies have scheduled a listening session and tribal consultations in six regions of the country in response to concerns raised by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's challenge of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The U.S. Departments of the Army, Interior and Justice on Friday invited representatives from all 567 federally recognized tribes to participate in formal, government-to-government consultation on how federal review of infrastructure projects can better allow for timely and meaningful tribal input.
BURNSVILLE, Minn.—An 11-year-old boy was the victim of an attempted abduction in Burnsville on Saturday afternoon, police say.The boy was walking his dog near River Hills Drive and Clark Street about 4:30 p.m. when a man in a silver, four-door SUV asked him to get into the vehicle, according to a news release issued by the Burnsville Police Department. The boy ran from the man and called his mother, who called the police.
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.—A 25-year-old Eagle Butte man will spend just over three years in prison for assaulting another man with a group of others with the victim suffering a broken arm and head injuries. Raymond Uses the Knife III was sentenced last week for the incident on the Cheyenne Sioux Indian reservation in far northwest South Dakota. He also pleaded guilty to a charge for failing to appear at an earlier court appearance.
FARGO — A Fargo South High School student was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of terrorizing in connection with a social media post referencing a school shooting. Fargo police were contacted about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday by parents of students who said the student later arrested had posted a threat on social media, Fargo Deputy Police Joe Anderson said.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A state grand jury has indicted a Fergus Falls man on first-degree premeditated murder for the death of his father in Fergus Falls earlier this year. The indictment, filed Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Otter Tail County District Court, is in addition to a second-degree murder charge against 29-year-old Dustin Michael Defiel, who is accused of fatally shooting his father Ricardo Defiel on June 1. An initial appearance on the new charge is scheduled for Friday.
LONSDALE, Minn. — A sign put outside a family restaurant in the small southern Minnesota community of Lonsdale that says “Muslims get out” has caused quite a stir. The Lonsdale News-Review said after a weekend of national news coverage of alleged attacks in New York, New Jersey and St.
BISMARCK — North Dakota will offer an affidavit to voters who don’t bring an identification to the polls, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland’s order comes roughly a month and a half after he said North Dakota couldn’t implement its voter ID laws without offering some kind of “fail-safe” mechanism.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation and North Dakota Highway Patrol will temporarily close part of North Dakota Highway 1806 to southbound traffic from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today or until the highway is deemed safe for the public.
BISMARCK – A federal judge in North Dakota has tossed a restraining order against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters but had harsh words for unlawful and violent protesters who “constitute a very small percentage of the entire entourage.” U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland on Friday dissolved a temporary restraining order against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal officials, including Chairman Dave Archambault II, and others that Dakota Access had sued in federal court.