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ROSEMOUNT, Minn. - Rosemount police have identified two people found dead last week in what is believed to be a murder-suicide. Steven Lee Vasey Jr., 32, and Melissa Vasey, 31, were found dead shortly before 6 p.m. Oct. 7 in their apartment by Rosemount police, who checked on the couple at the request of a family member. Police Chief Eric Werner said he believes the two died as a result of a murder-suicide.
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil and gas production hit two milestones in August, exceeding daily production of 900,000 barrels of oil and 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas...
ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. -- A St. Paul man faces a felony manslaughter charge in the shooting death of a St. Paul Park man. Washington County prosecutors charged Bernard F. Poston Jr., 22, with second-degree manslaughter in the Aug. 10 death of Regino M. Nitti, 20, in a St. Paul Park apartment. St.
ELLSWORTH, Wis. -- A Red Wing woman will serve jail time for her involvement in a crash that killed a Minnesota man a year ago. Cassandra Smith, 21, of Red Wing, Minn., was southbound on Hwy. 63 last October when her vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a northbound motorcycle driven by Dennis R. Manning, 65, of Pine Island, Minn. He died of his injuries. Smith was initially charged in March with three vehicular homicide counts – by intoxicated use of vehicle, by use of controlled substance and by negligent operation.
My parents are both North Dakota State University alumni, and I grew up going to Bison home games with my dad and siblings, when the games were still held outdoors at Dacotah Field. Since Tony and I returned to Fargo 13 years ago, I’ve only been to a handful of games, and this was Tony’s second Bison game – ever. Recently, Tony, Gio and I had the privilege of attending the Bison home game against the University of Northern Iowa with our friends, Greg and Stacy Rick; their daughters Brenna, Caitlin and Delaney; and new friends, Steve and Leann Wright. We had planned to join them pre-ga
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
BISMARCK – North Dakota lawmakers questioned state officials Monday about the response to the worst oil spill since the state’s current energy boom began, with one state regulator describing it as a “breakdown and delay of notification.” The underground pipeline break near Tioga leaked 20,600 barrels of oil into a wheat field before the farmer, Steve Jensen, discovered the spill Sept.
TIOGA, N.D. – As crews continue cleaning up after a pipeline break spilled 20,600 barrels of oil near here, more national media outlets are finding their way to the site...
In any culture there is a segment of the population that goes about its business unnoticed — or at least underappreciated — by the rest. It consists of the workers...
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Authorities have identified the driver of a FedEx truck who was killed Friday in an accident on County Highway 81, near here. According to a release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, Jeffrey Wayne Hanson, 37, of Fargo, was ejected from the truck after it left the roadway and struck an approach at about 11:39 a.m. Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. Battle Lake Police, Fire and Rescue assisted the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.