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LOWER BRULE, S.D. — One suspect was airlifted and hospitalized after a shooting incident involving law enforcement on an area Native American reservation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively investigating a shooting incident that took place Thursday, April 13, on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation, according to Jeffrey Van Nest, media coordinator for the FBI Office in Minneapolis.
FARGO—Police here are investigating a recent death at a mental health hospital, a department spokesman said Wednesday, April 12. No foul play is expected in the death reported at Prairie St. John's in Fargo, but officers are investigating, Deputy Chief Joe Anderson said. Anderson said he couldn't release any other details about the death.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A Devils Lake man brought a woman to a field, threatened her with brass knuckles and a bat and told her he had already dug her grave, according to a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County court. Ethan Jacob Longie, born in 1993, has been charged with terrorizing, a Class C felony, and theft of property, a Class A misdemeanor, based on his alleged actions on April 3.
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 19 senators, including North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp, signed a letter pushing for continued federal funding for Essential Air Service. The program, funded through the Department of Transportation, provides affordable air travel for regional airports throughout the region. The program stands to be cut in the budget proposed by President Donald Trump.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The body of a California man who was at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps was discovered along the shoreline of the Cannonball River over the weekend, the Morton County Sheriff's Department said Monday, April 10. Authorities said Damjan Nedelkovski, 35, of Glendale, Calif., was found by a local fisherman floating near the mouth of the river about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 9. An autopsy showed there was no trauma to the body to indicate foul play, the sheriff's department said.
FERGUS FALLS - No one was injured when a train derailed west of Fergus Falls early Sunday morning, officials said. The Otter Tail County Dispatch said that around 5 this morning, multiple rail cars hauling grain derailed about five to six miles west of Fergus Falls by the Fergus Falls airport on Highway 210. Officials say Otter Tail Valley Railroad was working to clean the area and to get all the cars back on the track.
CHICAGO — There was not one last magical ending left for Minnesota Duluth. The University of Denver held off a frantic third-period charge to beat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 in the NCAA Frozen Four national championship game Saturday night in Chicago's United Center. Denver sophomore forward Jarid Lukosevicius tallied a hat trick in the second period and goaltender Tanner Jaillet, who won the Mike Richter Award as college hockey's best netminder a day earlier, stopped 38 shots, including 16 in the third period alone.
BISMARCK—Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill Friday, April 7, that changes the threshold for reporting oil spills that are contained on well pads, a proposal that a landowner group urged him to veto. House Bill 1151 will no longer require oil companies to report oil and produced water spills of up to 10 barrels, or 420 gallons, if the spills are contained on the location. Burgum said in a statement the change will bring North Dakota standards in line with federal reporting requirements and continue to hold industry responsible for cleaning up all spills.
STANLEY, N.D. — A Seattle man faces several felony charges after allegedly robbing a bank in Stanley and leading law enforcement on a car chase that ended in neighboring Ward County, authorities said. Authorities received a report of an armed robbery at American Bank Center in Stanley about 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6. A deputy with the Ward County Sheriff's Department spotted the suspect vehicle about 6:15 p.m. near Makoti. The suspect then led the deputy on a high-speed chase until his vehicle stopped due to a mechanical issue.