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Moorhead man faces charges in one-hour Bismarck standoff

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BISMARCK – A driver from Moorhead refused to follow a Highway Patrol trooper’s commands near here about 4:30 p.m. Monday, initiating a one-hour standoff before he was arrested, according to a state Highway Patrol release.

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Michael Oconnell, 39, was stopped on suspicion of driving while impaired as he was westbound on Interstate 94 just east of Bismarck.

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