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SUPERIOR, Wis. -- Enbridge announced late Thursday the company will withdraw its applications with Minnesota regulators for the Sandpiper Pipeline and delay the project for at least five years. The company said the pipeline should be delayed until North Dakota oil production recovers sufficiently to support the need for the pipeline.
ST. PAUL – A group of American Indians whose ancestors rescued whites during an 1862 Indian war want to collect on a federal government promise of a 12-squaremile tract in west-central Minnesota. The six people, seeking the land for about 20,000 Mdewakanton Sioux Indians, on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue. They have fought the federal government and people who settled the land since 2003, with the high court rejecting earlier requests to consider a related case.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said his third-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a "significant knee injury" during a non-contact drill during Tuesday's practice and said it's possible Bridgewater could be lost for the season. "Possible, yeah," Zimmer said during an afternoon news conference to discuss the injury. The third-year quarterback didn’t appear to be touched when he went down in the pocket and grabbed his left knee.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A Grand Forks man faces 19 felony charges of possession of child pornography after an investigation of his personal computers in connection to an earlier set of alleged drug crimes. Investigators brought the Class C felony charges against Christopher Anthony Davis, 36, after discovering more than 190 images and 21 videos classified by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation as sexually explicit child abuse material on a computer tower belonging to Davis and seized during a search of his residence March 22.
MILTONA, Minn. — “All the gear, all the time.” This is a motto that Jim and Jaque Rasmussen live by when riding their motorcycles. And it was Jim’s gear that helped save his life. It was late in the afternoon on Friday, July 29. Jim took off from their home in Miltona and headed down Minnesota Highway 29 on his motorcycle. He was heading to Glenwood, Minn.
TIOGA, N.D. — An unidentified Dakota Access Pipeline worker near Tioga was found slumped over his tractor on Thursday with serious head trauma.
LANGDON, N.D. -- A Langdon woman who was killed while running with her dog along North Dakota Highway 5 Saturday night has been identifed, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Stella Brown, 31, was running with her dog along Highway 5 when she was struck from behind by a 2003 GMC Yukon driven by Aaron Olson, 25, Langdon, N.D., about 1 mile east of Langdon. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Search and rescue officials are searching Lake Le Homme Dieu in Alexandria for a missing boater or swimmer. About 9:15 a.m. Saturday, officials were called to Rotary Beach. The search is ongoing but due to the windy conditions, officials say it could take some time.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- The body of the man missing since Thursday following a boat accident on Fish Hook Lake has been recovered. Divers recovered the body of the missing 78-year-old man about 1:30 p.m. Friday an estimated 350 yards out from the Fish Hook Lake public access off Highway 71. Family members of the victim arrived and the deceased was brought to shore and transported to a Park Rapids funeral home just after 3 p.m.
BISMARCK – Last year’s economic slowdown in North Dakota didn’t put the brakes on criminal activity, as the state posted its highest increase in the per-capita crime rate in at least five years, according to the annual crime report released Thursday. The per-capita crime rate jumped by 9.8 percent last year – more than double the 4.4 percent increase in 2014 – based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s estimated population of 756,927.