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The Grand Forks County Courthouse has been evacuated because of a suspicious package on the south side of the building. Courthouse workers have been outside the downtown building since about 9:30 a.m. A bomb-response team is on the scene and using an X-ray to scan a dark backpack left on the south steps. Nearby streets have been closed to traffic. Check back later for updates on this developing story.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple activated the North Dakota National Guard in a limited role Thursday to provide support for civilian authorities dealing with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests south of Mandan as a key court ruling loomed Friday. The Guard's adjutant general stressed that soldiers will not patrol the main protest encampment north of Cannon Ball.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he has asked the North Dakota National Guard for support in responding to law enforcement efforts at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site south of Mandan. The announcement came during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 8.
A Mahnomen man was seriously injured Thursday morning, Sept. 8, when the pickup he was driving veered off Highway 59 south of Mahnomen and struck a tree. According to a report released by the Minnesota State Patrol: The crash happened about 6:55 a.m. when a pickup driven by Gordon A. Peterson, 78, of Mahnomen, was northbound on Highway 59 about a mile south of Mahnomen. The pickup left the road and ended up striking a tree. Peterson was in critical condition when he was airlifted to Sanford Medical Center with serious injuries, the State Patrol said.
29 Years Ago (photo of kids) More and more people concerned with the educational development of children have determined that early learning experiences can shape a student's future. Exposure to the organized learning environment, even before the first day of kindergarten, can help kids develop an understanding of concepts and improve certain motor skills. That early push into learning gives many children a "head start" as they enter private and public schools in future years.
Surplus prairie chicken licenses on sale starting Sept. 12 Minnesota residents who applied in the lottery to hunt prairie chickens and did not get picked to receive a permit can purchase one of four surplus prairie chicken licenses for permit area 813 starting at noon Monday, Sept. 12. The licenses will be issued on a first come, first served basis. If these licenses remain unsold, Minnesota residents can apply for any unsold permits two days later, starting at noon Wednesday, Sept. 14.
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A Ponsford man made his first court appearance in Becker County District Court on allegations that he stole a substantial amount of guns and other big items from a house he's accused of breaking into. Delarey Allen Basswood, 21, is facing first degree burglary charges after police received the call on Aug. 28.
Resources, with details available in a new, easy-to-use webpage at www.mndnr.gov/military . "This is a great time of year for veterans and service members who hunt to explore the license benefits offered by the DNR," said Steve Michaels, licensing program director. "The DNR appreciates and supports military service, and the new webpage includes a tool that allows users to quickly find what benefits may apply."
A Stanton, N.D. man has been sentenced for fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. Jordan Allen Duke, 24, was arrested May 8 after an officer clocked him going 58 miles per hour in a 40 mile an hour road construction zone on Highway 34.