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WAUBUN, MInn.—It's time to moving over when you hear or see the police coming. Doug Krier, Mahnomen County sheriff, says, "It's a simple step. Just slow down." The gesture will protect officers. "That's one of the occasions when you say don't go towards the light," says Krier. For one officer with the White Earth Tribal Police Department, it could have been a lot of worse. On Monday, a driver lost control on icy roads near Waubun, hitting the officer who was wrapping up a traffic stop on Highway 59. "My first reaction is, is he OK?"
MOORHEAD—A rural Georgetown man faces animal mistreatment charges in Clay County District Court after a miniature donkey he owned died earlier this month. According to a court complaint: On Dec. 28, a male individual found two miniature donkeys in rural Clay County that were ice-covered and shivering. The individual, who is not named in the court documents, located the owner of the donkeys, identified in the court documents as Jeffrey A. Loe, 53, of Georgetown, and tried unsuccessfully for three weeks to get Loe to retrieve the animals.
BAUDETTE, Minn. - One person is dead after a fatal car-versus-pedestrian accident in northwest Minnesota. A man was driving in a car 12 miles north of Baudette Sunday night, Jan. 29. The driver saw a person kneeling on the road and tried to swerve out of the way but hit the person, Minnesota State Patrol said in a statement. The victim's name has not been released and the driver was not hurt.
WAUBUN, Minn.—A White Earth, Minn., Police officer was injured Saturday night after a car hit his squad vehicle during a traffic stop. The male 52-year-old's squad car, a 2014 Ford Explorer, was stopped at 9:14 p.m. just north of Minnesota Highway 113 on U.S. Highway 59 in Waubun, according to a Minnesota State Patrol crash report. A 2005 Chevy Malibu, driven by Karen Jean Jones, 63, of White Earth, was southbound on Highway 59.
MAHNOMEN, Minn.—Icy roads were to blame for a Saturday night rollover about 7 miles west of Mahnomen, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—Police and medical crews responded to a stabbing on the north side of Moorhead on Saturday night, Jan. 28. First responders were dispatched to a location at 15th Avenue and 11th Street North, where a person had knife wounds in the chest and arm, according to police scanner discussions. The condition and name of the victim were not immediately available. (FF)
WATFORD CITY, N.D.—The driver of a pickup died when he lost control while traveling westbound on State Highway 23 in western North Dakota, crossed the centerline and was struck head-on by an eastbound semi. The North Dakota Highway Patrol identified the driver who died in the crash on Saturday, Jan. 28, as Isac Armando Zocarro, 30, of Watford City. The accident happened 14 miles east of Watford City in McKenzie County.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Protesters in both Minneapolis and St. Paul on Friday, Jan. 27, met on the Lake Street-Marshall Bridge to rally against President Donald Trump’s orders earlier this week to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. Around 4 p.m., the Minneapolis Police Department said in a Twitter post that Lake Street was closed, showing a photo of protesters gathered across all four lanes of the bridge. At 5 p.m. the police department tweeted the group had left the bridge and traffic resumed.
BISMARCK — GIANT Sunflower Seeds co-founder Jay Schuler will lead the North Dakota Department of Commerce, an appointment announced Friday, Jan. 27, by Gov. Doug Burgum. "Jay Schuler's impressive background of incubating and launching 15 startup companies spanning five continents and deep understanding of value-added agriculture will be highly valuable as we seek to diversify North Dakota's economy and reinvent state government," Burgum said in a statement.
A recent Forum News Service story, published Jan. 20, about the Minnesota State colleges and universities budget request did not accurately portray one of its provisions. The system's budget plan does not specifically call for a tuition decrease.