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ELLSWORTH, Wis. — A 31-year-old Ellsworth man faces multiple felony charges in Pierce County Circuit Court on accusations he repeatedly sexually assaulted a girl. Pierce County investigators allege that Dustin C. Larson had repeated sexual contact with a juvenile female for roughly three years until the girl was 14 years old. According to the criminal complaint:
WALCOTT, N.D. - With the icy roads, it was better to grab the skates instead of the boots. This video was sent to Forum News Service from a WDAY viewer. Ruben Noriega laced up his skates and glided on down County Road 2 in Walcott, North Dakota. Noriega's driveway and the county road became his personal skating rink. He says he skated from his front door down to the sidewalk, over a gravel driveway, and on to the paved road.
FARGO—Most of North Dakota could have used Santa's sleigh on Sunday and Monday, and into Tuesday too. A holiday storm that started on Christmas Day shut down many roads in North Dakota and caused power outages in many communities and rural homes across the state. Snow ranged from less than a half inch in Fargo to 16.5 inches in Dickinson in far western North Dakota and 16 inches in Starkweather in far northern North Dakota just north of Devils Lake.
Going without food makes Brian Johnson feel better. "I feel more limber," the 74-year-old Central Hillside resident said. "I'm more alert, and I can focus better." Johnson is no newbie to the practice of fasting — restricted or total abstinence from eating (and, in some cases, from drinking) for a specified period of time. His first experience with fasting was in 1976, Johnson said, not long before his conversion to the Muslim faith.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A state of civil emergency was issued Sunday, Dec. 25, in the city of Aberdeen, according to the National Weather Service. With temperatures near the freezing point, more than an inch of rain turned the roads to become icy and slick. The area is also under a flash flood warning.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Timothy M. Churchwell has been appointed as a judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. Churchwell will replace David R. Battey, and will be chambered at Alexandria. Battey, who was appointed by Gov. Arne Carlson in 1995, is retiring on Jan. 3.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Denfeld High School graduate C.J. Ham got the call-up he’d been waiting for all season when the Minnesota Vikings added him to their active roster Friday. Ham originally joined the Vikings during rookie camp on a tryout basis and was assigned to the practice squad after final roster cuts. The Duluth native played at Duluth Denfeld High School and at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he totaled 2,662 rushing yards, 949 receiving yards and 35 overall touchdowns in 43 games.
A Jamestown, N.D., sister and brother are accused of robbing a M&H gas station in November. Kayla R. Kluckman, 23, and Blaine A. Rosemore, 28, both of 623 3rd St. SE, appeared before Judge Jerod Tufte in Southeast District Court in Jamestown Thursday, Dec. 22, afternoon. Both are charged with criminal conspiracy to commit theft of property and theft of property, Class C felonies.
A 17-year-old Grand Forks youth was injured in a three-vehicle crash on South Washington Street at 5:50 p.m. Thursday. According to police accident report, 37-year-old Lisa Kelsey, Grand Forks, was traveling south in a 2015 Nissan Rogue when she made a left turn onto 17th Avenue South and was struck by a northbound 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by a 23-year-old Grand Forks resident. The collision pushed the Nissan into a 2013 Chrysler minivan, which stopped facing west on 17th.
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. -- Kris Koll, an ag teacher listed as a member of the New York Mills High School faculty, is in the Otter Tail County jail in Fergus Falls for alleged third-degree criminal sexual conduct, which is a felony. Because of data privacy laws and ongoing investigations by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office and the school district, New York Mills Superintendent Blaine Novak would only say that a complaint has been filed and that Koll has been placed on administrative leave.