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A wanted fugitive out of Dolton, Ill. made his initial appearance in Becker County District after taking authorities on a high speed chase out of Ogema. William Richard Liptak, 23, is charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and felony being a fugitive from justice from another state.
A federal judge has denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline while the tribe's lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proceeds. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the injunction in a ruling issued Friday, Sept. 9. The parties are scheduled to meet for a status conference on Sept. 16. While the ruling has been anxiously awaited by all parties, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II said this week the ruling should not be considered the end.
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.
Happenings is free, and submissions are run on a first-come, first-serve basis and as space allows. Happenings entries that include date, time and place, as well as a contact person’s name and telephone number, of an event can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Sunday, September 4 Knights of Columbus The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a pancake/French toast and sausage breakfast from 8 am until 12 pm in the Holy Rosary Parish Center.
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."