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VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota High School Activities Association says the Class B, Region 4, 6 and 8 boys basketball tournaments have been postponed due to expected heavy snow and poor road conditions. The tournaments will start Tuesday, March 7. The Region 4 tournament begins with the quarterfinals Tuesday at the Devils Lake Sports Center. Region 6 begins at the Minot State Dome with the Friday’s third-place and championship games at the Minot Auditorium.
ALBANY, Minn. – A rural Albany man and his three young sons escaped their burning home late Saturday night. All four suffered smoke inhalation. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, the fire was reported shortly before midnight in Albany Township.
BELGRADE, Minn. – A 16-year-old Belgrade boy was killed in a one-vehicle crash Saturday morning. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, Austin Young was driving a 1997 Chevy truck south on Stearns County Road 197, about two miles south of Belgrade, when his vehicle went off the road on a curve and hit a tree.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Five suspects are in custody in connection with the Feb. 14 shooting death of University of Minnesota Duluth student William Grahek, Duluth police announced Friday afternoon. Deandre Demetrius Davenport, 21, Noah Duane Baker, 19, Noah Anthony Charles King, 18, Tara Rai Baker, 22, and Xavier Alfred Haywood, 26, are all being held in the St. Louis County Jail.
FARGO — A crew quickly demolished the home of a convicted murderer who shot and killed a Fargo police officer responding to a domestic disturbance last year. Using heavy equipment, the crew knocked down the north Fargo home Friday, March 3, once lived in by Marcus Schumacher. A standoff began Feb. 10, 2016, after Schumacher and his wife, Michelle, were arguing. He may have shot a gun in her direction, according to an official report detailing the investigation into the night's events.
GRAND FORKS -- Poison and Tesla plan to rock the northern Red River Valley this spring. The two bands, both popular in the 1980s, will play May 27 at the Alerus Center as part of the XXX tour, according to a news release. The tour will be the first time all four original members of Poison will perform together in five years.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- There are now 265,728 valid permit-holders for handguns in Minnesota, an increase of 59 percent over 2105, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension report on Wednesday, March 1, said 71,156 permits were issued statewide in 2016, the highest number of permits issued in a single year since the current firearm laws were implemented in 2003. That’s up from 44,696 in 2015.
SOUTH HEART, N.D. -- A 32-year-old Belfield man was killed when he was ejected as his vehicle rolled Wednesday night, March 1, about 12 miles southwest of South Heart. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a Suburban was eastbound about 8:25 p.m. on 45th Street Southwest when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle spun into the ditch and rolled. The driver died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Police say a 38-year-old Cosmos man hit his estranged wife with his vehicle as she left her Willmar workplace Wednesday morning, abducted her and drove away from the area. The woman was found safe, but injured. The man is now in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail in connection with the incident, facing kidnapping, second-degree assault, domestic assault and interfering with a 911 call charges.
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks man has been charged with multiple felonies after police say he tied up and beat a woman Tuesday. Shawn Allen Ellingson, 44, has been charged with aggravated domestic assault, terrorizing and felonious restraint, all Class C felonies punishable individually by five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.