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The body of a Fredenberg Township man reported missing over the weekend has been found, authorities said. Joel Costa, a 32-year-old member of the Minnesota National Guard, did not report for duty Saturday morning, Feb. 11. He was last seen in Superior at about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Sgt. Brandon Silgjord of the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said Costa reportedly had his bags packed for his weekend drill duty but never showed. The Sheriff's Office reported Sunday night that Costa's body was found along with his vehicle at about 7 p.m. on a rural road north of Duluth.
MOORHEAD - Police went on a high-speed chase from Moorhead to Glyndon, at times hitting 90 miles per hour. The Clay County Sheriff's office said it began around 2:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13 on Center Avenue in Moorhead. Officers tried pulling over a car with four juveniles inside, but it kept going. That started the chase. The care went eastbound on Highway 10, hitting 90 miles per hour. Stop sticks were set out, and one of the tires went flat. The car kept going with the flat tire and eventually stopped east of Glyndon.
MOORHEAD, Minn. - A Moorhead resident sitting in a recliner at home was hit when a pickup came smashing into the room. The Moorhead Fire Department said around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, a medical condition caused a driver to lose consciousness in a neighborhood south of The Meadows golf course. The pickup hit what's described as a den area of the home.
You'll catch quite a show if you keep your eyes on the sky overnight. First off, there's a lunar eclipse taking place Friday evening. That's when the moon appears darkened because it passes into Earth's shadow. The eclipse only partial but should be easily visible. It'll be most obvious about 6:45 p.m. and will be over shortly before 9 p.m. If you stick it out, you can watch a comet zip past early Saturday morning. Comet 45-P will pass within 8 million miles of our planet, traveling 14.2 miles per second.
Amtrak’s Empire Builder route was expected to re-open in Montana on Friday after storms closed the line in the Marias Pass area. A westbound train departing Chicago on Friday was expected to reach Seattle and Portland stations, Amtrak said in a news release.
MINNEAPOLIS — In response to executive orders by President Donald Trump, the City of Minneapolis will form a “sanctuary city” task force to study ways to protect undocumented immigrants, Muslims and other groups targeted by the White House. Calling Trump’s travel ban and other orders “a violation of the United States Constitution,” the Minneapolis City Council also unanimously voted Friday, Feb. 10, to condemn the president’s order as “an open act of discrimination against Muslims.”
FARGO - A kitchen went up in flames in a south Fargo home early Friday morning, Feb. 10.. Firefighters got the call around 3 a.m. to a house at 423 12th Ave. S., near the Red River, the Fire Department said in a news release.. When firefighters arrived, they found that the fire that had completely engulfed the back half of the home and was producing heavy smoke, the department reported. One person was home at the time of the fire and was able to get out of the house before firefighters arrived. The person was checked out by an emergency medical crew, but, their condition is unknown. Firefighters had the fire under control within 15 minutes. Still, the home sustained major damage to the first and second floors. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no damage estimate was available. The fire department responded with 19 personnel on five engines, one ladder truck and one command vehicle. Fargo Police officers and F-M Ambulance were also on the scene. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.
BISMARCK—North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum reappointed Kathleen Neset to the State Board of Higher Education Thursday, Feb. 9. Neset, a geologist and president of Neset Consulting, was first appointed to the board in June 2012. She applied for a second four-year term and was among three finalists chosen by a nominating committee to be interviewed, according to a news release. The state Senate must confirm her appointment. Neset is currently the board's chairwoman. A second open seat on the board is expected to be filled next week, the governor's office said.
WILLISTON, N.D. — An estimated 300 barrels, or 12,600 gallons, of produced water spilled at an oil and gas well Thursday, Feb. 9, but the contamination was contained on site, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said. Oasis Petroleum reported the spill was caused by a valve that froze at a well about 7 miles southeast of Williston. The produced water, a waste byproduct of oil development, was contained within the diking of the well site. A state inspector planned to visit the site Thursday to monitor the cleanup.
FARGO — A former University of North Dakota police officer has been ordered to serve 10 years in prison after a child pornography investigation revealed he had collected more than 50,000 images and videos. Paul Bradley Meagher, 43, Grand Forks, also must serve 10 years on supervised release following the prison term in a sentence handed down Monday, Feb. 6, by U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson.