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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Two people -- one of whom is a juvenile -- were arrested Friday, a day after allegedly escaping the scene of a standoff near Cass Lake. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office initially said they were searching for two juveniles following the hours-long Thursday-morning incident. The release, sent Friday, March 17, said a 16-year-old juvenile and a 22-year-old male were arrested.
MINOT—Seven finalists have been selected for the annual North Dakota Mr. Basketball award. KyJuan Johnson of Minot, Tronis McKay from Four Winds-Minnewaukan, Jacob Mertens of Devils Lake, Dickinson's Aanen Moody, Logan Nelson from Northern Cass, Jake Paper from Fargo Davies and Fargo North's Siman Sem are up for the senior award, presented by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. The winner will be announced after the Class B boys state championship game in Minot on Saturday night.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – The board of Amnesty International USA says it has “serious human rights concerns” about the treatment of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents on or near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The organization’s board of directors recently wrote a letter to North Dakota’s governor and attorney general calling on state officials to investigate the use of water hoses and chemical irritants used against protesters and arrests the organization said involved excessive force.
FRAZEE, Minn.—A Frazee man who previously hoaxed two Twin Cities TV stations and was convicted of scamming Hummer owners has been sentenced In Becker County District Court on a misdemeanor charge of failing to deliver a motor vehicle title. Blake Andrew Sundvor, also known as Blake Mastin, 34, and a former National Guard mechanic, had stiffer charges dismissed.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – State officials will reopen North Dakota Highway 1806 south of Mandan at noon Friday, March 17, but will require traffic to be escorted by pilot cars. The pilot cars will escort vehicles in the area of the former Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps, starting at Fort Rice and continuing about 9 miles to an area south of the Cannonball Bridge.
GRAND FORKS, ND -- A new chapter in a story that forever shook the community. A quarter of a century ago, Reuben Ray Larson shot a judge in a Grand Forks courtroom. On Thursday, March 16, Larson will walk out of the Missouri River Correctional Center a free man. This was the scene outside the Grand Forks County courthouse after former city councilman Reuben Larson shot judge Lawrence Jahnke during a child support hearing in 1992. Larson was sentenced to 26 years for attempted murder, but because of parole will be released after serving just under 25.
OTTERTAIL, Minn. — Fire heavily damaged a home here Saturday night, March 11, resulting in officials calling it a complete loss, an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department deputy reported. The homeowner, 35-year-old Cody James Dahl, has been charged with first-degree arson after the Minnesota State Fire Marshall and Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office say Dahl gathered up flammable materials in the attached garage of his home and lit them on fire around 9:40 p.m. He reportedly used a lighter and accelerant.
Gordmans Stores Inc., the century-old discount department store chain, filed for bankruptcy with plans to liquidate its inventory and assets, according to Bloomberg News.
REILE'S ACRES, N.D. — A Harwood, N.D., man has died after a Friday morning crash threw him from his vehicle in Cass County. Charles Gad, 49, succumbed to injuries from a rollover that occurred around 6:20 a.m. Friday, March 10 in the 3800 block of 57th Street North, or about a half mile west of Reile's Acres, according to a news release. The 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser he was driving entered the east ditch and overturned, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
NELSON, Minn.—Two people from Nelson were injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash Saturday evening in Douglas County. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded at 5:34 p.m. Sunday to a report of an overturned ATV near Nelson, or about 115 miles southeast of Fargo. The driver, 28-year-old Aaron Joseph Salo, and his passenger, Diane Linda Danner, 53, were taken to hospitals.