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GRAND FORKS — A red 1977 farm truck hauling hay avoided rear ending another vehicle on an Interstate 29 exit ramp by hitting the ditch and ultimately losing its load on Wednesday, May 31. The truck driver has not yet been identified as the crash remains under investigation, but according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the incident occurred at 5:53 p.m. when the truck and vehicle ahead of it were on a southbound I-29 exit.
WARROAD, Minn. - At least one victim remains hospitalized in a Memorial Day crash involving a group of American Legion members on their way to a cemetery to honor fallen soldiers in Roseau County. Dan McKinnon, 95, an Olympic silver medalist in 1956 in Italy and member of the University of North Dakota men's hockey team from 1947-50, is hospitalized with severe injuries, according to American Legion members.
STREETER, N.D. — The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in a car Saturday morning, May 27, after a fire burned the vehicle at a rural residence near Streeter. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said there is an ongoing investigation into the body and the cause of the fire, which probably happened sometime early Saturday morning. The residence where the car and body were found is located 6 miles northwest of Streeter on 50th Avenue Southeast.
WARROAD, Minn. - Three people had to be airlifted for treatment at a Grand Forks, N.D., hospital after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Roseau County Roads 5 and 12 late Monday morning, May 29, according to Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust and the Minnesota State Patrol. Gust, contacted at home, said he did not know the extent of the injuries of those airlifted. He said that those airlifted were among eight American Legion members in a van.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Detroit Lakes police plan to analyze phone records as they investigate to a bomb threat hoax that shut down Wal-Mart on the city’s west edge on Memorial Day as vehicles were backed up along busy U.S. Highway 10. Just after 1 p.m. Monday, the store received a phone call that, according to reports, alleged a bomb threat.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 43-year-old Moorhead man was arrested after two teens reported being beaten a shovel and brick early Monday, May 29. Police arrested Jerome Walker, who was booked into jail on suspicion of two second-degree assault charges. Officers were dispatched for an assault report at 1:39 a.m. in south Moorhead. According to a news release, officers stopped one vehicle and the occupants — including Walker — said they had been at the location of the assault. At the scene, officers found male victims ages 18 and 16.
LINO LAKES, Minn. — An inmate who escaped with eight others after a transport van carrying prisoners was taken over early Friday was caught late in the afternoon on a Minneapolis bridge. James Douglas Mitchell, 26, was the last of the nine to be captured according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. He was found on a bridge over Interstate 35 at about 4:25 p.m.
GRAND FORKS—A longtime employee of Forum Communications Co. has been named editor of the company's regional business magazine. Tom Dennis, who has been editorial page editor of the Grand Forks Herald for 20 years, will assume duties as editor of Prairie Business in the coming days. Prairie Business Publisher Korrie Wenzel announced the move to staff Wednesday. Dennis said his years with the Herald have put him in a position to closely monitor the region's business trends.
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — A woman died Monday, May 15, in a crash with a vehicle traveling the wrong way on U.S. Highway 10 near Little Falls, the driver of which was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the crash that killed 86-year-old Dolores Ann Mickow of Wabasha occurred at 4 p.m. Monday in Belle Prairie Township. Mickow died at the scene of the crash.