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VALLEY CITY, N.D.—Two people died and a third was injured early today in a head-on crash on Interstate 94 about 12 miles west of Valley City. According to a report released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol: A car driven by a 35-year-old man from Fargo was going the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-94 when the car collided with a pickup driven by a 31-year-old male from Crane Lake, Minn., that was eastbound and passing another vehicle in the left-hand lane when the crash occurred.
FARGO—A St. Cloud, Minn., man police sought for failing to report the death of his girlfriend is back in the Cass County Jail. Joseph Griemann, 26, was charged in Cass County District Court in 2016 with failure to report a death and willful disturbance of a body in connection with Casey Jo Schulte, 26, found dead Aug. 19, 2015, in the back of her garage at a Fargo apartment complex. An autopsy concluded Schulte hanged herself.
FARGO — Mike West was walking with family members in Orchard Glen park in far south Fargo this past summer when they noticed something ominous. "There was, like, a ceiling of mosquitoes coming down," West recalled on Friday, Oct. 20, as he paid another visit to the park. This time, though, he wasn't there for a walk. West was on a mission to complete a project he hopes will earn him an Eagle Scout award and at the same time help reduce the park's mosquito population. The project? Erecting six bat houses atop tall poles that can accommodate up to 100 bats each.
FARGO — A man is accused of entering two homes in north Fargo late Thursday night, Oct. 19, without permission — in one case "friending" a resident on Facebook so he could use her phone to send a message. According to documents filed in Cass County District Court: Officers were sent to the 700 block of 25th Street North after a man reported to police that during the course of moving out of his residence, he encountered a stranger in his home.
FARGO – A former city employee who worked at Fargo’s solid waste facility and was fired in August after a scuffle with his supervisor is appealing his firing to the City Commission. Aaron Cockfield last month appealed his termination to the Fargo Civil Service Commission, which upheld the firing with a 3-2 vote. The firing followed a situation in which Cockfield reportedly refused to haul material to the city’s household hazardous waste facility and later became involved in an argument with his temporary supervisor over the issue.
FARGO—A local nonprofit that has helped local law enforcement agencies with everything from battling floods to controlling traffic at large events like the Fargo Marathon is pondering an uncertain future as it wrestles with declining membership and the challenge of meeting insurance costs.
WASHINGTON — Federal officials announced Tuesday, Oct. 17, that one Chinese national and eight others have been indicted in North Dakota as part of an international investigation into the trafficking of fentanyl and other potentially lethal drugs. The announcement was made during a Department of Justice news conference in Washington attended by Christopher Myers, North Dakota's U.S. attorney.
WASHINGTON – Federal officials announced Tuesday, Oct. 17, that one Chinese national and eight others have been indicted in North Dakota as part of an international investigation into the trafficking of fentanyl and other potentially lethal drugs. The announcement was made during a Department of Justice news conference in Washington attended by Christopher Myers, North Dakota’s U.S. attorney.
FARGO — A devastating bomb explosion over the weekend in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, has left members of Fargo-Moorhead's Somali community saddened and disheartened, according to the head of a local organization that focuses on African issues. "It shocked everyone," said Hukun Abdullahi, executive director of the Afro American Development Association. Abdullahi said Monday afternoon, Oct. 16, that he planned to hold a meeting Monday night at which area organizers would work on ways they can send help to the stricken capital city.
FARGO — A sentencing hearing that was set for Monday, Oct. 16, for a man found guilty of sexually assaulting a Mapleton, N.D., convenience store clerk was canceled after a translator failed to show up in court. Court officials waited in vain for the arrival of a translator for defendant Abdulrahman Ali before canceling the hearing after about an hour. Another sentencing hearing is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18.