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MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – State officials will reopen North Dakota Highway 1806 south of Mandan at noon Friday, March 17, but will require traffic to be escorted by pilot cars. The pilot cars will escort vehicles in the area of the former Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps, starting at Fort Rice and continuing about 9 miles to an area south of the Cannonball Bridge.
FARGO—Country music star Garth Brooks isn't one for broken promises. When gearing up for his Fargodome performances last year during an interview with local radio host Siri Freeh, 27, the musician made a once-in-a-lifetime offer after she admitted her wedding was the following weekend so she couldn't attend his concert.
GRAND FORKS, ND -- A new chapter in a story that forever shook the community. A quarter of a century ago, Reuben Ray Larson shot a judge in a Grand Forks courtroom. On Thursday, March 16, Larson will walk out of the Missouri River Correctional Center a free man. This was the scene outside the Grand Forks County courthouse after former city councilman Reuben Larson shot judge Lawrence Jahnke during a child support hearing in 1992. Larson was sentenced to 26 years for attempted murder, but because of parole will be released after serving just under 25.
OTTERTAIL, Minn. — Fire heavily damaged a home here Saturday night, March 11, resulting in officials calling it a complete loss, an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department deputy reported. The homeowner, 35-year-old Cody James Dahl, has been charged with first-degree arson after the Minnesota State Fire Marshall and Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office say Dahl gathered up flammable materials in the attached garage of his home and lit them on fire around 9:40 p.m. He reportedly used a lighter and accelerant.
Gordmans Stores Inc., the century-old discount department store chain, filed for bankruptcy with plans to liquidate its inventory and assets, according to Bloomberg News.
REILE'S ACRES, N.D. — A Harwood, N.D., man has died after a Friday morning crash threw him from his vehicle in Cass County. Charles Gad, 49, succumbed to injuries from a rollover that occurred around 6:20 a.m. Friday, March 10 in the 3800 block of 57th Street North, or about a half mile west of Reile's Acres, according to a news release. The 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser he was driving entered the east ditch and overturned, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
NELSON, Minn.—Two people from Nelson were injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash Saturday evening in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded at 5:34 p.m. Sunday to a report of an overturned ATV near Nelson, or about 115 miles southeast of Fargo. The driver, 28-year-old Aaron Joseph Salo, and his passenger, Diane Linda Danner, 53, were taken to hospitals.
It could be a snowy Sunday for most of North Dakota and western Minnesota as a winter storm threatens to drop 3 to 6 inches in the Red River Valley of the south. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks issued a winter weather advisory early Sunday morning for Benson, Steele, Clay, Wilkin, west Otter Tail, Grant, Eddy, Griggs, Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Sargent and Richland counties. Snow for some cities, including Fargo, could begin this morning as it moves in from northwest North Dakota, but it should to diminish by Sunday evening, meteorologists predict.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Two unidentified 15-year-old girls, one of them from West Fargo, were injured in a crash about 5:20 p.m. Friday, March 10, on Interstate 94 near Jamestown. The West Fargo teen was driving eastbound when the 2013 Ford Fiesta she was driving left the road and entered the south ditch about a half mile west of Jamestown, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. She then the overcorrected the car and it struck a support pole for an exit sign, the Patrol said.
MCGREGOR, Minn. — A 59-year-old McGregor man died after the ATV he was operating broke through ice on the Sandy River Flowage in Aitkin County. The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office reported that Kevin Lee Futhey died Friday night, March 10, at North Memorial Medical Center after he was airlifted to the Twin Cities-area hospital.