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CLOQUET, Minn. — Charges have been filed against the owners of three dogs that allegedly escaped a kennel and killed another dog that was being walked by a Cloquet woman last week. Stephen Woollett, 59, and Amber Woollett, 22, both of Cloquet, each are charged with misdemeanor counts of dangerous animals — attack by an animal and dogs running at large. Amber Woollett faces two counts of each, while Stephen Woollett faces one of each. The charges each carry maximum penalties of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. According to the criminal complaint:
BISMARCK—North Dakota's top law official is warning residents about a sweepstakes scam that has cost North Dakotans more than $366,000 in the past year. The scam involves telling residents they have won a prize and they must pay "fees" before they are awarded the money. The ploy isn't new to North Dakota, and the state Attorney General's Office has issued several warnings over the past few years, according to a news release.
President Trump will address the nation after the shooting in Virginia Wednesday morning. The address is scheduled to be at 10:30 a.m.
West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern will join "The Jay Thomas Show" on AM 970 WDAY Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2:35 p.m. to address a recent Fargo Forum editorial regarding the hiring process of West Fargo's new police chief and the accusations of breaking open meeting laws in the process. Jay Thomas will take your phone calls at 293-9000 or 1-888-970-9329 or your emails at email@example.com .
Click above to watch Attorney General Jeff Sessions testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Coverage is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m.
JUD, N.D. — A 19-year-old man died after attempting to rescue a puppy that had fallen into an uncovered portion of a farm septic system in LaMoure County. Jesse Wagner, 19, died after he went head first into the 18-inch opening to retrieve the puppy, lost his grip and slid about 10 feet deeper into the septic system Saturday, June 10, according to Sheriff Robert Fernandes. Marie Fisher, Wagner's mother, was unable to extract Wagner from the septic system. The body was recovered at 7:30 p.m., Fernandes said.
CANDO, N.D. - A 18-year-old Cando man was arrested Sunday night, June 11, and is being detained on potential attempted murder charges. Towner County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Doug Howard said the man was arrested after a domestic incident about 9 p.m. Sunday in Cando. He was booked into the Lake Region Correctional Center at 10:25 p.m. Sunday, jail records show. Nobody was injured in the incident, Howard said.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — A warrant for the arrest of the Tennessee man officials say caused a Bemidji school bus crash was quashed, shortly after it was issued. Thomas Lee Nielsen, 29, was cited for careless driving after the May 3 crash left a handful of elementary school students hurt. The Chattanooga, Tenn., man was scheduled to be arraigned May 9 but did not appear in court, prompting Judge John Melbye to issue the warrant and set bail at $1,000.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office searched Friday for a possible missing boater on Nokay Lake, east of Brainerd. Capt. Scott Goddard of the sheriff's office said the boat and water division and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources were searching for a 54-year-old Brainerd man. The DNR and later the Minnesota State Patrol assisted from the air, although the man was not located by 7:30 p.m. Friday. Officials withheld the name of the missing man while attempting to contact family members. Goddard said responders would continue the search at daybreak Saturday.
BEMIDJI, Minn.-- A judge issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of the Tennessee man officials say caused a traumatic school bus crash in early May near Bemidji. Thomas Lee Nielsen, 29, was cited for careless driving May 5 -- two days after the crash -- and was schedule to appear in court Friday for an arraignment. Nielsen did not appear, prompting Judge John Melbye to issue the warrant.