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Police say a Bemidji woman fell asleep while intoxicated behind the wheel of her sport utility vehicle before she crossed the centerline and killed a passenger on a motorcycle. Victoria Blakely Whitefeather, 23, was charged in Hubbard County District Court with several counts of criminal vehicular homicide for striking a motorcycle driven by Robert Childs, of Proctor.
MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man was sentenced to almost a year in jail after pleading guilty to child endangerment and drunken driving charges after police say he drove his daughters at speeds up to 100 mph, drinking beers he had them open for him. Thomas Eugene Iverson, 48, pleaded guilty in July to one count of felony driving while intoxicated and one count of gross misdemeanor endanger-ment of a child. Iverson was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for five days served, the remainder of which he is allowed to serve under work release.
DILWORTH – City leaders will evaluate the police chief here in a closed-door meeting later this week. The Dilworth City Council has scheduled a special meeting Thursday to review the performance of Police Chief Josh Ebert. According to the city’s agenda released Monday morning, the council on Thursday will also consider taking action “related to the employment of Joshua Ebert” after the closed session is reopened to the public. Earlier this year, the City Council held closed meetings to discuss unspecified allegations against Ebert after a group of Dilworth officers publicly declared
WILLMAR, Minn. -- A 17-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony first-degree property damage charge for allegedly causing more than $2,600 worth of damage while she and friends were mudding in a pickup truck last spring. According to court records, the cost to have the Willmar Public Works Department fix the damage to the grass and field at Robbins Island park including labor, equipment use and seeding materials, was $2,614.40. Angela Marie Tadych was arrested after Willmar police officers were called to the park about 6 p.m. April 3, according to court records.
Updated-1:54pm (08/26/2013) Authorities have identified the boy who drowned while swimming in a Grand Rapids lake Saturday. Five-year-old Ayden Lee Demarre died following the incident at Crystal Lake, Grand Rapids police said Monday. The police previously reported that officers were called to the lake, on the city’s north side, about 1:30 p.m. Saturday on a report of a possible drowning.
MOORHEAD – A fire that started in some construction materials piled near Snarr Hall at Minnesota State University Moorhead caused about $15,000 to $20,000 worth of damages and an evacuation of students here early Friday, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to the call on the northwest side of Snarr Hall on 14th Street South here about 2:57 a.m., said firefighter Trent Amundsen. The fire began in some pallets stacked with Styrofoam meant for the construction of Snarr Hall’s new roof, Amundsen said. The pallets were about 40 feet from the building, which wasn’t threatene
LEITH, N.D. -- A man wanted in Canada for hate crimes has been slowly buying up property in Leith with plans to create a white nationalist community close to good-paying jobs in the Oil Patch. According to the Bismarck Tribune, Craig Paul Cobb, 61, is a known white supremacist advocating racial holy war and promoting his property in the town of 19 to others like him. Leith, located in Grant County, is southwest of Bismarck.
Rob Farnsworth, a 35-year-old special education teacher from Hibbing, announced Wednesday that he will seek office as Minnesota’s next governor. He said he intends to seek the GOP endorsement. This will be Farnsworth’s second run for political office. In 2010, he also sought his party’s endorsement to run against Congressman Jim Oberstar, but Farnsworth stepped aside when Chip Cravaack received the Republican nod instead. Farnsworth, the son of a miner, described Cravaack as a model. He said that, like Cravaack, he too would bring a strong union background to the race.
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.
Cooking salmon on a cedar plank is one of my favorite ways to prepare fish on the grill. It allows the delicate fish to be slowly cooked and smoked, even when you’re using a gas grill instead of charcoal. The fish takes on the slightly sweet aromatics of the cedar wood and stays tender and moist. It’s an impressive way to turn the amateur griller into the king or queen of the coals.