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LANESBORO, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has issued warning about the dangers of the Conium maculatum plant, commonly known as poison hemlock. The plant has been found in southeast Minnesota, spreading quickly in the St. Charles and Lanesboro areas. All parts of the plant — leaves, stems, flowers and roots — are poisonous. Residents should wear long-sleeved shirts, pants and gloves when handling the plant and never ingest any part of it.
DICKINSON, N.D.-- Dickinson police are investigating a potential shaken baby incident that occurred earlier this week where a 4-month-old baby was life-flighted to a Fargo hospital in critical condition. As of Thursday, no information on the child’s condition was available. Dickinson Police Department Capt. David Wilkie said police were notified about the incident by Stark County Social Services.
BISMARCK — A North Dakota sailor who died during the Pearl Harbor attack 75 years ago will be honored Saturday, June 24, when U.S. and state flags are flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. Gunners Mate 1st Class Arthur C. Neuenschwander, who joined the Navy in February 1927, will be buried next to his parents in his hometown of Fessenden. Neuenschwander was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. The Oklahoma was one of the first ships in Battleship Row to be hit by Japanese torpedoes.
A man was transported to the Ely Community Hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the buttocks Thursday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that it was called to the Angleworm Lake area off the Echo Trail for a man who had accidentally shot himself while camping at about 3 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Click above to watch Attorney General Jeff Sessions testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Coverage is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m.