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Douglas County Authorities Investigate Drowning of Juvenile Near Alexandria

After searching in the water and along the shore by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Dive Rescue Team, the girl was found just after 6 p.m. in about three feet of water

  DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities from Douglas County are investigating after a female juvenile drowned near Alexandria. The call for help came in just after 5:30 p.m. Friday after the girl was said to have last been seen in the water channel between Lake Cowdry and Lake Darling, lakes which are about three miles from Alexandria. After searching in…

BCI Investigating Inmate Death in Grand Forks

The man was found unresponsive in his cell before being taken to a hospital

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An investigation into the death of an inmate at Grand Forks County Correctional Center is underway. Nathan Dogskin, 45, was found unresponsive in his cell and taken to Altru where he died last Saturday. The North Dakota BCI is investigating the circumstances surround his death. Dogskin was in jail after his probation for failing to…

Accused Oil Patch Drug Dealer Reaches Plea Agreement

He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years

  BISMARCK, ND — A man accused of dealing large quantities of drugs in the oil patch has reached a plea agreement. The deal calls for 55-year-old Zachary Smith, known as “Old School”, to plead guilty to two counts, including a conspiracy charge. Authorities say Smith was part of an operation that in 2015 and 2016 moved meth and heroin…

Eight Extradited from Jamaica to North Dakota Over Lottery Scam

The eight suspects have appeared in federal court in Bismarck

  BISMARCK, ND — Eight more people have been extradited from Jamaica to North Dakota in a lottery scam. The eight suspects have appeared in federal court in Bismarck. Four pleaded not guilty. Four didn’t enter pleas because their public defenders weren’t present. All were ordered held until detention hearings. Authorities allege the scam bilked at least 90 mostly elderly…

Authorities Identify Moorhead Man who Died in Duplex Fire

His adult daughter was home at the time and was treated and released

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Authorities have finally released the name of a man killed in a duplex fire last Friday in Moorhead. Phillip Skatvold, 68, died in the fire at 2422 Country Club Parkway. His adult daughter was home at the time and was treated and released. A third person in the house at the time of the fire is…

Authorities Warn Drivers of Potential Flooded Roads Across North Dakota

Warnings are also out for Oslo, Drayton, Pembina, Alvarado, Walhalla and upstream of Warren

  NORTH DAKOTA — Flood warnings continue for rivers north of Highway 2 as warm weather allows for continued runoff. Park River at Grafton is still forecast to crest early Saturday at 14.5 feet. That would be the 7th highest crest on record. The Pembina River at Neche is expected to hit 21.4 feet on Monday, the record is 21.7…

Police: Missing St. Cloud Student May Have Fallen from Railroad Bridge

Another video shows Dady moving across the bridge until he is no longer seen about a-third of the way across and may have fallen

  ST. CLOUD, Minn. — St. Cloud police say a missing college student may have fallen off a railroad bridge over the Mississippi River. Authorities obtained additional surveillance video that shows 21-year-old St. Cloud State University student Jesse Dady walking onto the bridge. Another video shows Dady moving across the bridge until he is no longer seen about a-third of…

Former Person of Interest in Wetterling Case Suing for Damages

He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities

  STEARNS COUNTY — A Minnesota man who was wrongly named as a person of interest in the abduction of Jacob Wetterling is now suing. Dan Rassier and his mother, Rita, are seeking over $2 million in damages. He was publicly named as a person of interest in 2010 after his central Minnesota farm was searched by authorities. Rassier maintained…

Aberdeen Man Dies in Snowmobile Accident in Ramsey County

Sauvage was with a fellow snowmobiler, who saw the accident and called 911

  RAMSEY COUNTY, N.D. — A South Dakota man is dead after a snowmobile accident in Ramsey County. Lennis Sauvage, 59, of Aberdeen, died after authorities say he drove his snowmobile under a bridge and into open water on Devils Lake on Thursday. Sauvage was with a fellow snowmobiler, who saw the accident and called 911. Rescue teams were able…