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BISMARCK — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the state of North Dakota almost $15 million for water infrastructure projects, the agency said Tuesday, Nov. 21. The projects are also funded with a state match, repayments from prior loans and interest earnings. Among the projects targeted for the loans are the Grand Forks water treatment plant, the replacement of sewer lines and construction of stormwater control projects in Larimore and Jamestown's efforts to improve a wastewater treatment plant.
DEER CREEK, Minn. — A 3-year-old in Deer Creek was apparently shot by a 5-year-old Sunday morning, Nov. 19, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said. The victim is in stable condition at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, the office said without releasing any names. A dispatcher got the 911 call around 7:30 a.m. and learned about the shooting from a caller, who said it was an accident. Along with the sheriff's office, the State Patrol, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, Deer Creek Rescue and Tri County Ambulance all responded.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Authorities on Monday, Oct. 29, identified the two brothers from the Twin Cities who were found dead Saturday after firefighters responded to a mobile home fire southeast of Clearbrook. The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office identified the two men as Scott Tracy Shobert, 57, of Blaine, and Kurt Allan Shobert, 52, of Andover.
MOORHEAD — A 25-year-old man faces a number of charges for allegedly damaging the glass door of a Moorhead pizza business after his offer to trade marijuana for pizza was turned down. According to Clay County District Court documents: Moorhead police were called to Pizza Patrol about 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. Workers told officers two men and a woman entered the business and one of the men offered marijuana in exchange for pizza. When the deal was turned down, the man who offered the marijuana broke a glass door on his way out of the business.
PINE RIVER, Minn. -- A 40-year-old Nisswa man was apprehended Sunday, Oct. 22, after leading Minnesota authorities on a pursuit that began in Morrison County and ended in Cass County with speeds reaching 100 mph. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the 45-minute pursuit began at 12:30 a.m. Sunday when the suspect stopped for having a tail light out fled north on State Highway 115 near Camp Ripley in Morrison County. The suspect led authorities through Crow Wing and Cass counties, before the pursuit ended north of Pine River.
DULUTH, Minn. -- The Duluth Police Department is seeking witnesses after a woman was found severely burned on State Highway 23 near Lake Superior College’s Fire Training Center.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Ralphie May, the nationally known stand-up comedian who had to cancel or postpone several regional shows last year because of his derogatory jokes about Native Americans, has died. Representatives released a statement Friday, Oct. 6, saying May, 45, had been battling pneumonia and was found dead Friday morning at a private residence in Las Vegas. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.
TENNEY, Minn.—A 21-year-old construction worker died after falling 150 feet from the top of an elevator here Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5, the Wilkin County Sheriff's Office reported. The man was working at the Wheaton Dumont Co-op Elevator with two other men on a platform. They were adjusting another platform to connect to the platform that they were on when the man fell, the sheriff's office reported. The accident was reported about 2:45 p.m. Tenney is about 25 miles southeast of Wahpeton-Breckenridge.
AITKIN, Minn.—A 34-year-old Palisade man was sentenced to 17½ years in prison for killing his infant daughter last November by throwing her 12 feet into the air and across a kitchen. John Douglas Peterson was convicted Sept. 27 in Aitkin County District Court of second-degree murder without intent in the death of the 5-week-old girl. A separate charge of second-degree felony murder was dismissed. Peterson was sentenced to serve his time at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. He was given credit for 36 days already served.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A St. Paul man was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana after $400,000 worth of pot was allegedly found in the vehicle he was driving in Clay County in far western Minnesota. According to a complaint filed in Clay County District Court: A Minnesota state trooper was on patrol about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, when he saw a truck with Oregon plates veer over the fog line on Interstate 94.