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CROOKSTON, Minn.—Three players scored in double figures to lead Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton to a 49-48 Minnesota Class 2A, Section 8 girls basketball tournament win over Perham Saturday. Grace Steichen scored 14 points and pulled down 8 rebounds while Jena Jacobson added 13 and Natalie Steichen 11 points for D-G-F. Josie Beachy led Perham with 13 points. D-G-F, now 19-9 overall, will play a semifinal game at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 7 at Minnesota-Crookston against top-seeded and unbeaten Roseau.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Five suspects are in custody in connection with the Feb. 14 shooting death of University of Minnesota Duluth student William Grahek, Duluth police announced Friday afternoon. Deandre Demetrius Davenport, 21, Noah Duane Baker, 19, Noah Anthony Charles King, 18, Tara Rai Baker, 22, and Xavier Alfred Haywood, 26, are all being held in the St. Louis County Jail.
SOUTH HEART, N.D. -- Authorities released the identity of a 32-year-old Belfield man who was killed when he was ejected as his vehicle rolled Wednesday night, March 1, about 12 miles southwest of South Heart in western North Dakota. Justin Weigum was driving a Suburban eastbound on 45th Street Southwest when the vehicle overturned into a ditch, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. He died at the scene.
GRAND FORKS -- Poison and Tesla plan to rock the northern Red River Valley this spring. The two bands, both popular in the 1980s, will play May 27 at the Alerus Center as part of the XXX tour, according to a news release. The tour will be the first time all four original members of Poison will perform together in five years.
Forum sports writer Chris Murphy will be live blogging from the Minnesota high school state wrestling tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Friday and Saturday. Check out his live blog here.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation should delay requiring permits to mow hay along state highways, state senators decided Thursday, March 2, They voted 47-20 to force the department to wait a year to enforce its plan to make farmers obtain a permit before cutting grass in ditches. Instead, the bill requires the department to work with farmers to find a more acceptable way to regulate mowing. "Some do not understand the permits," bill sponsor Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, said about farmers.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- There are now 265,728 valid permit-holders for handguns in Minnesota, an increase of 59 percent over 2105, according to a news release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension report on Wednesday, March 1, said 71,156 permits were issued statewide in 2016, the highest number of permits issued in a single year since the current firearm laws were implemented in 2003. That’s up from 44,696 in 2015.
SOUTH HEART, N.D. -- A 32-year-old Belfield man was killed when he was ejected as his vehicle rolled Wednesday night, March 1, about 12 miles southwest of South Heart. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a Suburban was eastbound about 8:25 p.m. on 45th Street Southwest when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle spun into the ditch and rolled. The driver died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Police say a 38-year-old Cosmos man hit his estranged wife with his vehicle as she left her Willmar workplace Wednesday morning, abducted her and drove away from the area. The woman was found safe, but injured. The man is now in custody at the Kandiyohi County Jail in connection with the incident, facing kidnapping, second-degree assault, domestic assault and interfering with a 911 call charges.
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks man has been charged with multiple felonies after police say he tied up and beat a woman Tuesday. Shawn Allen Ellingson, 44, has been charged with aggravated domestic assault, terrorizing and felonious restraint, all Class C felonies punishable individually by five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.