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ROOSEVELT, Minn.—A Roosevelt City Council member who allegedly threatened a reporter during a public meeting was charged with disorderly conduct Monday, Oct. 22, said Roseau County Sheriff Steve Gust. Arlyn Stewart allegedly stood over reporter Doris Knutson, from Baudette's weekly Northern Light Region newspaper, and berated her during an Oct. 1 meeting after she questioned the council for holding a meeting without public notification. He then immediately adjourned the meeting.
GRAND FORKS—Grand Forks police on Wednesday, Oct. 10, identified the body found Tuesday morning on Washington Street as 25-year-old Tyler Rodriguez of Grand Forks. A passerby called police around 10 a.m. because a man was lying outside a vacant house at 720 Washington St. A press release said Rodriguez was dead when police arrived. Police said the investigation is ongoing and they have not determined how Rodriquez died. Sgt. Travis Benson said there is no risk to the public and foul play is not suspected.
A cold winter in North Dakota? Ice? Snow? You betcha.
A Fort Totten man is in critical condition after being hit by a car 3 miles south of Devils Lake Tuesday night, a press release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
GRAND FORKS—A jury selection and trial began Tuesday, Oct. 2, for a man accused of vehicular homicide. Jordan Lee Borland of Lisbon, N.D., was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram south on state Highway 1 on April 13, 2017, when he missed a curve and rolled the car 8 miles south of Pekin in northeast North Dakota, an affidavit for his arrest said. Borland and the passenger, 23-year-old Kevin Lemna of Enderlin, N.D., were not wearing seatbelts, according to the affidavit. Lemna died at the scene and Borland was treated at the hospital for injures, court documents said.
GRAND FORKS -- A 23-year-old Grand Forks Air Force Base serviceman was killed in a crash Monday night, Oct. 1, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Shane Mclaren, 28, of Grand Forks was driving an empty sugar beet semi westbound on U.S. Highway 2 and moving onto the right shoulder when a red 2008 Ford pickup rear ended him at 8:51 p.m., according to a news release from the patrol.
A moose died after being hit by a car Sunday night, a press release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Nicola Paulson, 32, of Devils Lake was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse on Highway 2, west of Emerado at 8:45 p.m. when she crashed into a moose, the release said. The moose died but Paulson was not injured. Emerado Fire helped move the moose’s body from the lanes of traffic, the release said.
GRAND FORKS—A former Turtle Mountain Tribal Council Chairman has been charged in federal court with embezzling money. Wayne Lawrence Keplin was removed from his role as chairman of the tribal council last October after allegations he manipulated his position to have his construction company "illegitimately repaid," a news release said. Court documents in U.S. District Court for North Dakota allege he embezzled more than $26,000 and attempted to steal another $61,000.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A Lake Region Correctional Center inmate killed himself Sunday morning, Sept. 2, officials said. The Devils Lake Police Department is investigating the death of David James Grove, 57, of Devils Lake, jail Director Rob Johnson said. He confirmed Grove’s death was caused by self-inflicted injuries.
A longtime part of Grand Forks' restaurant scene died Wednesday, according to a WDAZ-TV report. John "Sky" Manske, 52, was found dead in his home on Wednesday morning, Aug. 15, sources confirm. Manske was known for opening the downtown restaurant named after him, Sky's Fine Dining Lounge. Manske spent 25 years working at the former Sanders 1907 restaurant. He purchased it from Kim Holmes in 2014 then relocated to the Edgewood building on the corner of DeMers Avenue and Fourth Street.