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VINELAND, Minn. — A 20-year-old man involved in an armed home invasion and assault late Thursday night in northern Mille Lacs County was shot and killed by a responding sheriff's deputy, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported Friday.
BISMARCK — Taxable sales and purchases were down almost 20 percent in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the same time period a year before, North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger announced Thursday, Jan. 12. Taxable sales and purchases totaled $4.6 billion in July, August and September of last year. Rauschenberger cited lower oil and farm commodity prices for the decline. The $4.6 billion figure is closer to what third quarter taxable sales and purchases were six years ago, Rauschenberger said, adding that a "new normal" may emerge soon.
Willmar, Minn. - A pickup truck slammed into a Kandiyohi County squad car Thursday morning head-on as it was stopped at a crash scene, becoming the second of two crashes within minutes on the same stretch of Highway 71 south of Willmar. According to the State Patrol, the first crash happened just after 8 a.m., when a 2007 Dodge Caravan attempted to pass a 2003 Buick Rendezvous as both traveled south on Highway 71. The road was icy, and the Dodge lost control near 150th Avenue Southeast, sideswiping the buick and pushing it into the ditch.
High winds, frigid temperatures and snow combined Thursday morning to create ground blizzard conditions in the northern Red River Valley. The National Weather Service in Grand Forks has issued a blizzard warning for much of the region until 1 p.m. Gusts up to 50 mph are causing whiteout conditions in open areas and significant drifting. Wind chills are expected to plunge into a range of 25 to 40 below zero.
The Red Pepper and its grinders are no secret to Grand Forks residents, and with the help of the internet, the rest of the country is hearing about them, too. In an article published by the website The Daily Meal, the sandwich is hailed as North Dakota's Best Sandwich and described as nothing less than a "local legend." Red Pepper responded to the publicity Wednesday with a tweet thanking the blog for the recognition. Minnesota's Best Sandwich credits were given to Manny's Tortas in Minneapolis.
GRAND FORKS - Grand Forks Police Department officers reported to a one-vehicle roll-over crash around 1:35 a.m. Thursday, Jan 12. The rollover occurred in the 2000 block of North Washington St. When officers arrived at the scene they located a red 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup on the east side of the road. The pickup was resting on its roof. The Grand Forks Fire Department and Altru Ambulance were called to assist with the medical care and extrication of a single occupant.
Former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley interviewed with the Washington Redskins for the defensive coordinator position, ESPN.com reported Wednesday. Bradley was fired from the Jaguars after going 14-48 over four seasons. Previously, he was the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks. A former player for at North Dakota State, Bradley was a defensive coordinator for the Bison and a finalist for the head coaching position with Craig Bohl in 2003.
DEVILS LAKE—Two inmates of the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center did not return to the jail's Residential Reentry Center after being allowed to leave Tuesday. According to a news release from the jail, Brendon Scott Belgarde Jr., 22, left the center to go to his job at Marco's Pizza and did not return by 10:30 p.m. By midnight he was still absent and considered by the jail to have absconded.
ST. PAUL — Two more deer suspected of having chronic wasting disease have been found in Fillmore County, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday, Jan. 10. The DNR received preliminary test results Jan 6. Final results are expected later this week. The two adult female deer were killed within a mile of the first two positive deer.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. — An 18-year-old woman from Max and a student at North Dakota State University was killed in a vehicle crash Sunday, Jan. 9. Brooke Schroeder was driving her 1999 Pontiac Bonneville eastbound on Interstate 94 when at 5:17 p.m. she veered into the guardrail on the overpass over 109th Ave. SE, about 8 miles west of Valley City, according to Capt. Bryan Niewind with the North Dakota Highway Patrol.