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Two Produced Water Spills Release about 500 Barrels in North Dakota

The NDDEQ says it is inspecting both sites and will continue to monitor the investigation

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality reported two separate produced oil spills in northwestern North Dakota on Tuesday. A valve failure on a well pad in McKenzie County was the cause of the first spill that occurred on January 11. Landtech Enterprises, the operator of the well, estimates approximately 290 barrels of produced water spilled with about four…

Becker County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Report of Fake Officer

The man is described as being 25 to 30-years-old, 6 feet tall with a goatee beard.

CUBA TOWNSHIP, Minn.–The Becker County Sheriff’s Office is investigating claims that a woman was pulled over by a man impersonating a police officer. The woman was driving north on County Highway 7 when the vehicle in front of her activated white and blue lights in the rear window. She drove in front of the vehicle and pulled over. A man…

Grand Forks Police Release Details of Vehicle Involved in Hit-and-Run

A reward of $5,000 is being offered in the case.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks Police Department is continuing to search for the person involved in a fatal hit-and-run that happened in April. Police say the vehicle was most likely a white 2003-2015 Murano with damage to the right front corner of the vehicle and possibly to the hood. They say a 2006-2016 Nissan Rogue, 2011-2019 Nissan X-Trail and a…

Cause of Minneapolis High-Rise Fire Undetermined

The apartment building was not required to have sprinklers.

MINNEAPOLIS–Fire officials say they haven’t been able to determine the cause of a high-rise apartment fire that killed five people last week in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Fire Department says Monday that the investigation into Wednesday’s fire is completed. Officials found the blaze was accidental, but they weren’t able to pinpoint the exact cause. Its origin was a bedroom wall in…

Special Education Teacher Accused of Hitting Student Reinstated

The teacher will return to school on Friday.

FARGO, N.D.–A special education teacher at Centennial Elementary accused of hitting a student has been cleared. An investigation completed by Fargo Public Schools concluded the allegation that a teacher hit a student on the shoulder was unsubstantiated. The teacher will return to school on Friday after being put on administrative leave. No further information has been released. Categories: Local News,…

Special Education Teacher Placed on Leave for Allegedly Hitting Student

Centennial Elementary administration and the Fargo Police Department are investigating the allegation.

FARGO, N.D.–An Early Childhood Special Education teacher at Centennial Elementary has been put on administrative leave for allegedly hitting a student. An administrator at the school received a report of a negative interaction between a teacher and a student on November 12. Centennial Elementary administration and the Fargo Police Department are investigating the allegation. The teacher will remain on administrative…

West Fargo School Officials Conclude Investigation of School Shooting Threat

The student will be kept out of school until a reentry plan can be established.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–West Fargo school officials say threats made by a Cheney Middle School student pose no direct threat to students or staff. School officials and law enforcement conducted an investigation after a group of students at Cheney spoke to the school’s administration  about threats they were hearing from the student on Wednesday. The student’s family was cooperative during the…

Crookston Police Department Reports 16 Burglaries Since October 1st

It is not clear whether the burglaries are related.

CROOKSTON, Minn.–The Crookston Police Department has received 16 reports of burglaries and thefts from vehicles, sheds, garages and two homes since the beginning of October. The locations of the burglaries have occurred in the northeast part of town, the south end Campbell Road area, Woods Addition, Memorial Drive and Jerome’s Addition. In some instances, doors were locked, but unlocked in…

Police Investigate Discovery of Body in Fargo

Authorities say the body was found Thursday evening between a fence and Dike East park.

FARGO, N.D.–Police are investigating the discovery of a body near a Fargo hospital. Authorities say the body was found Thursday evening between a fence and Dike East park in a low spot filled with water. First responders used generator-powered pumps to remove water and gain access to the body near Prairie St. John’s Hospital. No other details were released. Categories:…

BCI Investigates Alleged Sexual Assault by Jail Officer

The sheriff's office says the male officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.

VALLEY CITY, N.D.–The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating an alleged sexual assault by a male correctional officer against a female officer at the Barnes County Jail in Valley City. The sheriff’s office says the male officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while the BCI conducts its investigation. No charges have been filed. The sheriff’s office…