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VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. — State officials are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting here Sunday night, April 16. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a Ramsey County Sheriff’s deputy shot an unidentified man in a recreational vehicle near Highway 61 and Interstate 694 on the north side of the Twin Cities.
DICKINSON, N.D. — A 36-year-old Bismarck motorcyclist was injured late Saturday, April 15, after another driver struck him from behind and fled the scene. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist was traveling west on Interstate 94, about 3 miles east of Dickinson, when his Harley Davidson was struck from behind at 11:07 p.m. by a 2012 Dodge Journey, driven by a 39-year-old Dickinson man.
PEKIN, N.D. -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the victim of a one-vehicle accident Thursday, April 13, near Pekin. Kevin Lemna, 23, Enderlin, N.D., was pronounced dead at the scene. Injured in the crash was Jordan Borland, 27, Michigan, N.D.
LOWER BRULE, S.D. — One suspect was airlifted and hospitalized after a shooting incident involving law enforcement on an area Native American reservation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively investigating a shooting incident that took place Thursday, April 13, on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation, according to Jeffrey Van Nest, media coordinator for the FBI Office in Minneapolis.
FARGO—Police here are investigating a recent death at a mental health hospital, a department spokesman said Wednesday, April 12. No foul play is expected in the death reported at Prairie St. John's in Fargo, but officers are investigating, Deputy Chief Joe Anderson said. Anderson said he couldn't release any other details about the death.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A Devils Lake man brought a woman to a field, threatened her with brass knuckles and a bat and told her he had already dug her grave, according to a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County court. Ethan Jacob Longie, born in 1993, has been charged with terrorizing, a Class C felony, and theft of property, a Class A misdemeanor, based on his alleged actions on April 3.
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 19 senators, including North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp, signed a letter pushing for continued federal funding for Essential Air Service. The program, funded through the Department of Transportation, provides affordable air travel for regional airports throughout the region. The program stands to be cut in the budget proposed by President Donald Trump.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The body of a California man who was at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps was discovered along the shoreline of the Cannonball River over the weekend, the Morton County Sheriff's Department said Monday, April 10. Authorities said Damjan Nedelkovski, 35, of Glendale, Calif., was found by a local fisherman floating near the mouth of the river about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 9. An autopsy showed there was no trauma to the body to indicate foul play, the sheriff's department said.
NEW HOPE, Minn. — Law enforcement confirmed Monday, April 10, that they've recovered the body of a missing New Hope man from the Mississippi River near Grey Cloud Island. The Washington County Sheriff's Office retrieved the remains of 22-year-old Adam Alexander Clark after a tugboat operator spotted them around 7:30 p.m. Saturday near river mile marker 827, according to a release from Sgt. Sara Halverson.
GRAND FORKS -- Three men were arrested in Grand Forks this weekend on prostitution charges. Arrested in what authorities said was part of an ongoing investigation by the state Bureau of Criminal Investigations were Chad Woinarowicz, 45, of Oslo, Todd Quaintante, 52, of Grand Forks and Stephen Drewel, 44, of Grand Forks. The three were arrested on misdemeanor charges for soliciting sex from an individual.