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Officers to Work Extra DWI Enforcement Shifts

Drunk-driving related crashes contributed to 84 deaths in Minnesota in 2018.

St. Paul, MN–Officers, deputies and troopers from more than 300 agencies will be working extra DWI enforcement shifts starting August 16 and running through September 2. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported a significant increase in drunk-driving related crashes that contributed to 84 deaths in Minnesota in 2018, the most since 2015. DPS also reported that nearly 27,000 drivers were…

Alexandria Woman Dies in Douglas County Collision

An SUV crossed the center line of the highway and collided with a van.

ALEXANDRIA, MN (KFGO) – An Alexandria, Minnesota woman was killed in a head-on crash on Highway 29 south of Alexandria, Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol says an SUV driven by a Colorado Man crossed the center line of the highway, several miles south of the I-94 interchange and collided with a van. Both vehicles rolled. The van’s driver was…

Man Charged in Mandan Walmart Stabbing

Twenty-four-year-old Hilario Flores is charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and terrorizing.

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) _ A man accused of using a needle nose pliers to stab a person outside a Walmart store in Mandan is facing felony charges. Twenty-four-year-old Hilario Flores is charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and terrorizing. Flores is accused of stabbing a vendor inside the store last Friday causing a puncture wound in the back of…

Conservative Lawsuit Targets Minnesota Attorney General

A conservative law center alleges that a lawyer working in his office is an improper political plant.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A conservative law center is suing Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, alleging that a lawyer working in his office on climate issues is an improper political plant. Attorney Pete Surdo is working for Ellison under a fellowship with the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center at New York University’s School of Law. Minnesota Public Radio…

Active Shooter Exercise Scheduled in Devils Lake

The exercise has been developed to create a rapid response aimed at quickly neutralizing the threat.

Devils Lake, ND – An active shooter exercise is scheduled to take place at Devils Lake High School on Monday, August 19 between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Lake Region Emergency Response Team, comprised of members from the City of Devils Lake, Ramsey County and Devils Lake Public School Board will be conducting the exercise. The exercise has been…

North Dakota Couple Dies of CO Poisoning During Sturgis Cycle Rally

Authorities discovered the bodies inside an enclosed trailer at a campground Monday.

STURGIS, S.D. – A man and a woman from North Dakota have died of carbon monoxide poisoning while camping during the Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin identifies the pair as 55-year-old Daniel Baker of Arnegard, North Dakota, and 58-year-old Donna Cuccia of Turtle Lake, North Dakota. Authorities discovered the bodies inside an enclosed trailer…

Doctor Wins Retaliation Claim Against Clinic

Dr. Robert Roswick was awarded lost wages and benefits.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A federal jury has awarded $1.2 million to a Bismarck doctor who said his employer retaliated against him for speaking out against alleged racial discrimination. Dr. Robert Roswick filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Mid Dakota Clinic in 2017 claiming he was unjustly disciplined by the clinic’s board of directors for publicly opposing the…

Children’s Theatre Says 6 Abuse Victims Settle lawsuits

Seventeen plaintiffs have filed lawsuits since 2015 alleging that sexual abuse took place at the theater.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis says it has settled lawsuits filed by six individuals who say they were sexually abused by the former artistic director and two former employees decades ago. The theatre company says terms of the settlement are private. Seventeen plaintiffs have filed lawsuits since 2015 alleging that sexual abuse took place at the theater….

Proposal for Syringe Service Program in Grand Forks to Reduce Hepatitis C

Between 2017 and 2018 there has been a 78% increase in the rate of Hepatitis C in Grand Forks County

GRAND FORKS, N.D.– Health officials host a meeting to talk about a proposal to combat an increase of Hepatitis C in Grand Forks County. Between 2017 and 2018 there has been a 78% increase in the rate of Hepatitis C in Grand Forks County. But a proposal for a syringe service program could be the intervention that brings those numbers…

Sen. Hoeven’s State of Technology Conference Stresses Agriculture and Technology Intersection

The 9th annual conference highlighted the work of more than 70 entrepreneurs

FARGO, N.D. — Tech companies from agriculture, cyber security, elderly care backgrounds and more are sharing their work at Sen. John Hoeven’s 2019 State of Technology Conference. The event stresses the importance of converging agriculture and technology. Some say that integration should start with young people. “Working together with our universities, with our community colleges, even with our high schools,…