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BISMARCK — Four cases of salmonella in North Dakota are likely linked to frozen raw ground tuna, part of a national outbreak in seven states. Thirteen cases have been identified so far, the North Dakota Department of Health announced in a news release Wednesday, April 17. Two cases have resulted in hospitalizations, but no deaths have been reported. Illnesses were reported between Jan. 8 and March 20. State officials declined to disclose where the cases happened in North Dakota, citing privacy laws.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Supreme Court has allowed a Devils Lake man to withdraw a guilty plea because police arrested him using evidence found through a warrantless search of his lost cellphone. Joseph Franklin Valles was arrested in 2018 on drug charges and for allegedly violating a restraining order after police guessed the password on his phone and searched through private images and messages, according to a Supreme Court decision filed Thursday, April 11.
FARGO — The man found dead and badly burned in a Fargo home on Feb. 22 served nearly 30 years in prison for stabbing his wife to death in Grand Forks in 1982. Ronald Alvin Gant, 61, pleaded guilty in 1983 to murdering his wife Mary Louise Gant and was sentenced to 43 years in prison. He was released in 2011. On Feb. 22, Gant's body was found in the basement of a home at 1809 30th Ave. S., where a fire had occurred, according to Fargo police.
FARGO — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Cass County, N.D., and Clay County, Minn., forecasting up to 12 inches of snow and 40 mph wind gusts between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday night. A blizzard warning will come into effect at 6 a.m. Thursday and last until 9 p.m.
MOORHEAD — Narcotics officers investigating a suspected heroin distributor seized tens of thousands of dollars of the drug while executing search warrants in Fargo and Moorhead on Friday, Feb. 1. Detectives seized 110 grams of heroin — with an estimated street value of $22,000. They also seized about $5,000 in cash and 3 grams of marijuana while searching homes associated with the suspect in both cities, the Moorhead Police Department said in a news release. Police arrested the suspected dealer, 24-year-old Myrone Barry Bell of Moorhead.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Jamestown woman is charged with aggravated assault after allegedly beating and bloodying a man with a miniature baseball bat. The 26-year-old victim was taken to a local hospital after wandering into the law enforcement center, covered in blood, according to an affidavit of probable cause. The suspected attacker, Danielle Yvonne Hall, 44, was arrested in her home Sunday morning, Feb. 3. Hall made her initial appearance in Stutsman County Court on Monday.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Police are investigating a death after they found a body near the train tracks in Valley City Thursday, Jan. 17. Officers were dispatched to northeast Valley City along the Canadian Pacific Railway at 1:30 p.m., responding to a report of an "unknown medical issue," the city's police department announced in a release. When officers arrived at the scene they found a dead person.
FARGO — It has been 20 days since the government shutdown started, and Friday, Jan. 11, marks the first pay period federal workers won't get a paycheck. Here's a look at how it's affected the Fargo-Moorhead area and how people have reacted in the past week: Hector International Airport There have been reports of airport security workers not showing up to work at airports across the U.S., resulting in longer security line waits.