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MADISON, S.D — A man who officials say shot a McCook County Sheriff’s deputy in the arm has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, and additional felonies. Matthew James Rumbolz, 37, of Montrose, was involved in a pursuit, gunfire exchange with law enforcement and standoff that lasted multiple hours Wednesday in neighboring southern Lake County in eastern South Dakota, according to the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office.
BEMIDJI, Minn. —The driver who law enforcement say ran a stop sign and hit a school bus Wednesday morning—injuring multiple elementary school-aged children—has been identified as well as the bus driver..
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A child from Crow Wing County in north-central Minnesota has become part of a measles outbreak, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed Wednesday. An agency spokesperson said one unvaccinated child from Crow Wing County contracted the disease after being exposed to it in a Hennepin County health care facility.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has accepted an invitation to visit North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced Wednesday, May 3. Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Hoeven, R-N.D., both said Wednesday they met with Pruitt regarding how the EPA will fix or roll back federal regulations such as the Clean Power Plan.
BEMIDJI -- One Bemidji Area Schools student was airlifted and five others removed by ambulance from the scene of school bus accident this morning.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Petroleum Council has launched a new scholarship for members of the Three Affiliated Tribes who are pursuing energy careers. The oil industry group is partnering with Missouri River Resources and Baker Consulting to create the Fort Berthold Energy Partners scholarship program. Fort Berthold accounts for 16 percent of North Dakota's oil production, yet unemployment, poverty and reliance on social services remain high on the reservation, said Dave Williams, president and CEO of Missouri River Resources.
An area school district is warning parents and the public to beware of a phishing attack that appears to be affecting educational customers across the country.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A West Fargo man is accused of hiring a teenage prostitute here, court records say. James Michael Nelson, 43, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony prostitution involving a 16- or 17-year-old. According to court records, Detroit Lakes police received a report March 30 from Becker County Human Services that Nelson had allegedly paid a teenage girl $300 to have sex with him at a Detroit Lakes motel after they met over an app on her phone.
RUGBY, N.D.-- Four North Dakota attorneys have applied to fill an open bench seat in Rugby vacated by the retirement of Judge John C. McClintock. McClintock retired April 14 after serving as a judge in North Dakota’s Northeastern Judicial District for 22 years. He primarily ruled over cases in Pierce, McHenry and Bottineau Counties.
ROLETTE COUNTY, N.D.--- A Dunseith man killed in a rollover crash in Rolette County Monday, May 1, has been identified. Errol Gooden, 56, was killed after his 2003 Buick Le Sabre rolled on 35th Avenue Northeast, about 5 miles southeast of Dunseith, at 8:02 p.m. Monday. The road had been washed out and was closed to traffic, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Gooden lost control when he hit the washed out section of the road, Troopers said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.