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MOORHEAD — The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is seeking the public's help in finding a missing 14-year-old girl from Moorhead. The girl, Tim'monique Davis, was last seen Jan. 20 in Moorhead, according to a news release from the center. She is described as 5-foot-6, 189 pounds and black, with black hair and brown eyes. She may need medication, and she may go by the nickname Monique.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. — A 4-year-old boy is in stable condition at Sanford Health in Fargo after he was hit by a train near here Thursday afternoon, March 21, according to the Barnes County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say police got a 911 call about 2:30 p.m. Thursday that a young boy was hit by a train in Eckelson, about 16 miles west of Valley City. Arriving officers found he was hit by a westbound BNSF train.
FARGO — A North Dakota State University building was evacuated Tuesday, March 12, so crews could remove an expired chemical that possibly could have combusted, according to the Fargo Fire Department. Emergency crews were called at about 10:30 a.m. to Dunbar Laboratories on NDSU's campus after a professor called 911, reporting concerns about the chemical, fire officials said. Authorities say the chemical had crystallized and could have exploded in that form. It took roughly two hours for crews to safely remove the chemical from the area.
GRAND FORKS — A winter storm predicted to hit the Red River Valley area on Wednesday and Thursday could be historic, according to a recent release from the National Weather Service. The storm is expected to start Wednesday night and last through Thursday morning . Strong wind gusts are expected, possibly reaching 55 mph.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The driver of a minivan died as a result of a three-vehicle crash on Minnesota Highway 210 near Fergus Falls on Monday, March 11, according to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol. Anthony Thacker, 51, of Portsmouth, Ohio, was driving a Pontiac minivan and stopped on the side of Highway 210 to remove frost from the windshield about 6 a.m. Monday. The minivan was then hit by a westbound Infiniti sedan driven by Bryan Robinson, 30, of Golden Valley, N.D., the patrol said.
BISMARCK — A lottery player from Mapleton, N.D., has come forward to claim the $25,000 a year for life prize from the draw on Monday night, March 4, according to the North Dakota Lottery. The winner chose to remain anonymous, and instead of $25,000 a year for life, the winner opted for a one-time cash payment of $390,000 before taxes, the lottery said.
WYNDMERE, N.D. — Two people are going to be OK after they were involved in a plane crash near Wyndmere on Thursday, March 7, according to a Richland County Commissioner. The aircraft, a state of North Dakota plane used to manage wildlife, crashed northwest of Wyndmere, and the two occupants only had minor injuries, Commissioner Dan Thompson said. One of the occupants was taken to a hospital to be treated, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Office. Wyndmere is about 60 miles southwest of Fargo.
FARGO — A Fargo man is in the hospital after he lost control of his car on Interstate 94 and slid into another vehicle about 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, according to a report by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Joseph Alameda, 24, was merging his 2007 Pontiac G6 onto I-94 from 45th Street South when he slid into a 2012 Subaru Outback driven by Maggie Stickney, the patrol said, noting that Alameda was driving too fast for the conditions.
FARGO — Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of burglary and possession of a bomb after he was caught drilling into a laundry machine on Thursday, Feb. 28, according to Fargo police. Travis Anthony Lafromboise, 23, of Fargo was caught when police were investigating a rash of laundry machine burglaries in the 1700 block of 29th Street South and checked a building that had not yet been hit, police said.
FARGO — Authorities are reminding drivers to be careful around snowplows after there were six crashes involving transportation department plows in less than two weeks in southeast North Dakota, with five of them happening on Interstate 94 and one on Interstate 29. The first crash occurred after 5 a.m. Feb. 4 and involved a snowplow clearing snow from I-94 near Valley City. The plow collided with an abandoned two-axle trailer, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Nobody was injured.