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NAYTAHWAUSH, Minn. — An 18-year-old man wanted in connection with a Minneapolis homicide was arrested in this northwest Minnesota county on Wednesday, April 11, on a felony warrant. The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office reported Juan Vasquez Jr., no listed address, was arrested early Wednesday morning at a house in Naytahwaush about 20 miles east of Mahnomen.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Two people have been arrested and charged with Third Degree Murder in connection with the death of a 6-year-old boy here, and his sibling has been taken into protective custody. Bobbie Christine Bishop, 40, and Walter Henry Wynhoff, 44, both of Fergus Falls, were being held Tuesday, April 10, in Otter Tail County Jail and both are charged with Third Degree Murder.
Esko needed a second-half comeback to claim a 57-46 win over Breckenridge in Friday's fifth-place game of the Minnesota Class 2A state boys basketball tournament. Esko used the free throw line to fend off the Cowboys after losing seven-footer Adam Trapp to a knee injury in the second half and guard Camden Berger, who fouled out with seven minutes remaining in the game. Esko made 19 of 24 (70 percent) shots from the stripe, 16 coming in the second half.
NOTE TO READERS: This video contains foul language and blood. FARGO – A man was shot late Wednesday night, March 21, after he allegedly brandished a large knife at police officers who responded to a domestic abuse disturbance call at a southside apartment complex, Fargo Police said in a news release. Orlando Estrada, 28, Fargo, was transported to a local hospital for his injuries, police said Thursday, March 22.
Roseau is headed back to the Minnesota state Class AA girls basketball championship game. The Rams posted a come-from-behind 78-66 win over Marantha Christian Academy on Friday night in a semifinal game at Target Center. Roseau, the defending state champion, will play Sauk Centre today at 2 p.m. in the championship game. Sauk Centre, the top seed, downed Norwood-Young America 54-45 in Friday's other semifinal. Roseau trailed in the first half and was down 38-33 at the half. But the Rams pulled away late.
FARGO — Vice President Mike Pence will be in Fargo March 27 to support Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Cramer announced Pence's visit Friday, March 16, in an email. He is challenging incumbent Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in a Senate race drawing national attention and funding. "Mike Pence epitomizes the best qualities of a public servant," Cramer's email said. "He and President Trump have been true friends to North Dakota and strong partners in advancing our state's economy and culture."
Sauk Rapids-Rice ended the Fergus Falls Otters' reign in Minnesota Class 3A, Section 8 boys basketball. Storm junior Cade Milton-Baumgardner had a big second-half scoring surge to help the Storm rally for a 64-59 victory against the Otters in the section title game. Fergus Falls (22-7) was the two-time defending section champion. The Otters had their 10-game winning streak snapped. Sauk Rapids-Rice (21-8) outscored Fergus Falls 37-31 in the second half.
Bergman’s Mainstreeters advance to AA semis
BISMARCK - An Arkansas man who's been wanted on sex trafficking charges for about a year is now behind bars after police found him in Bismarck. Twenty-six-year-old Cory Oxford is facing charges of rape and transportation of minors for prohibited sexual conduct. Authorites in Franklin County, Arkansas put out a warrant for his arrest back in July of 2016.
HOLLOWAY, Minn. – The Swift County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a crash with multiple injuries on Monday, March 12, about 4 p.m. between a Hancock Public School transport van and a semi at a rural intersection north of Holloway in far west-central Minnesota. Swift County Sheriff John Holtz said late Monday night that seven schoolchildren, ages 8 to 16, were injured along with the woman who was driving the van. He said all eight have been taken to hospitals.