Welcome to your news update for Thursday, July 18.
Widespread flooding in Dazey
Today, people in Dazey, N.D., will be pumping water out of basements because of too much rain.
Our StormTRACKER team said they got four to six inches on Wednesday.
WDAY got aerial pictures of the flooding thanks to Erika Anderson. There is standing water everywhere, and we're told it's flooding basements, and the lift station can't keep up with demand.
A Red Cross team sent up bottles of water and clean up kits to help out. The city was even forced to shut off water to the town.
WDAY News took a number of calls from people in the area. They tell us port-a-potties are being sent up to town, since people can't even use their bathrooms. Dazey is northwest of Valley City.
Victims receive $5 million settlement from the Diocese of Crookston
After a five year fight, $5 million will go to 15 people who say they're survivors of clergy sexual abuse with the Diocese of Crookston.
In addition to money, the Diocese will release the names and secret files of clergy accused of abusing children in the Crookston Diocese at a later date.
With the settlement, the Crookston Diocese will avoid filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Diocese will pay more than $1.5 million of that $5 million itself. Insurance will cover the rest.
Lawyers hope that this settlement can help their clients recover from what happened over a 40-year period. The names of the victims will be released in the next few months.
Man accused of stabbing a woman in Grand Forks to face a judge next month
A man, accused of stabbing a woman who he thought was a witch, will face a judge next month.
On Wednesday, a judge granted a bond reduction for 21-year-old Akmal Azizov. He is now leaving jail to get mental health help.
Azizov will stay at the Red River Behavioral Health Center for treatment. He's accused of stalking and luring a woman outside of her apartment, then attacking her from behind with a pocket knife. The woman was hurt, but got away.
Azizov is facing attempted murder, terrorizing, criminal mischief, and stalking charges. His attorney said he suffers from schizophrenia. Azizov is scheduled to be back in court on Aug. 22.