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Man accused of shooting Norman County deputy faces four felony counts

Man accused of shooting Norman County deputy faces four felony counts

Ada, Minn. - A 19-year-old Fertile man faces four felony charges after he was accused in Tuesday's shooting of a Norman County deputy during a traffic stop east of Perley.

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'X-Men' director Singer accused of drugging and raping teenage boy

'X-Men' director Singer accused of drugging and raping teenage boy

Producer and director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in California and Hawaii in the late 1990s, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. court on Wednesday.

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Lincoln Drive Dog Park, lower trails reopened

The city of Grand Forks has reopened the Lincoln Drive Dog Park and lower trails in the Greenway.

10th grader suspended for having yellow squirt gun

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- A 10th-grader in Maine has been suspended for 10 days for having a bright yellow squirt gun.

Mankato players refuse to practice for reinstated coach

MANKATO, Minn. -- Players for the Minnesota State University-Mankato football team announced Wednesday that they would not practice under their newly reinstated coach.

Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) - A Russian official says top diplomats from the U.S., EU, Ukraine and Russia are trying to forge a joint position on the crisis in Ukraine.

Larimore main repaired, conserve water until tower refilled

The broken water main in the city of Larimore has been repaired, however, officials are asking residents to continue to conserve water as the tower is refilled.

Dalrymple: North Dakota to fight proposed EPA emission rules

Dalrymple: North Dakota to fight proposed EPA emission rules

BISMARCK –- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple vowed Wednesday to use “every tool available,” including potential legal action, to fight the federal government’s proposed tightening of emission standards for power plants and petroleum refineries.

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'Fargo' draws more than 4 million viewers for first episode

'Fargo' draws more than 4 million viewers for first episode

There was no icy reception for FX’s new limited-run series “Fargo.” The 10-part limited series starring Billy Bob Thorton and Colin Hanks drew a combined (original telecast and two encores) 4.15 million total viewers and 1.79 million adults 18-49 for its first installment, titled “The Crocodile’s Dilemma.”

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Charges say photo shoot was bait in Dakota County sex assault case

Charges say photo shoot was bait in Dakota County sex assault case

HASTINGS, MN -- A Burnsville man lured a woman to a photo shoot with the promise of helping her launch a modeling career and sexually assaulted her, Dakota County prosecutors say. Eric James Rutherford, 33, was charged April 10 in Dakota County District Court with third-degree sexual assault, a felony.

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UPDATE: Armed man taken into custody

UPDATE: Armed man taken into custody

A stand off shook up a Grand Forks neighborhood earlier Wednesday evening. Police had an apartment complex surrounded in the area of 26th Avenue South and South 11th street for about an hour Wednesday.

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Thief River Falls man arrested in 120 mph chase

Thief River Falls man arrested in 120 mph chase

A Thief River Falls man who led police on a car chase that exceeded 120 mph appeared in court Wednesday, according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department.

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French lab loses SARS vials

French lab loses SARS vials

A French lab has lost more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the deadly SARS virus, which killed nearly 800 people in a 2003 epidemic across four continents.

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Search resumes for hundreds missing in South Korean ferry disaster

JINDO, South Korea - South Korean coastguards and navy divers resumed their search on Thursday for nearly 280 people still missing after a ferry capsized in what could be the country's worst maritime disaster in over 20 years.

Judge strikes down N.D. fetal heartbeat abortion law

BISMARCK - A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a North Dakota law that would ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected, calling it "an invalid and unconstitutional law" that would ban nearly all abortions at the state's only clinic providing the procedure.

Dairy Queen worker at West Acres accused of dealing cocaine at mall

Dairy Queen worker at West Acres accused of dealing cocaine at mall

FARGO – A Dairy Queen employee at the West Acres mall here faces felony drug distribution charges after police allegedly found cocaine and drug-dealing paraphernalia in her purse following a report she had been dealing drugs there.

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Trucks crash on icy I-94 near Barnesville, one driver killed

BARNESVILLE, Minn. - A crash near here involving two semis left one driver dead this morning on an icy stretch of Interstate 94, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Fargo, Grand Forks set record low temperatures

FARGO –- Tuesday was a record cold day up and down the Red River Valley. In Fargo, a daily record low temperature was set in the early morning hours when the mercury dipped to 12 degrees, the lowest for the date since the 15 degree temperature recorded on April 15, 1935, said Jim Kaiser, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks.

Kevin Cramer's campaign war chest tops $500,000

Kevin Cramer's campaign war chest tops $500,000

BISMARCK –- U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has more than $500,000 in his campaign coffers to try to fend off a challenge from Democratic state Sen. George B. Sinner in November, according to disclosure reports.

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Sect leader charged with sexually abusing girls, remains at large

Sect leader charged with sexually abusing girls, remains at large

PINE CITY, MN -– A minister who led a cult-like religious sect in northern Pine County sexually abused numerous girls and young women who lived apart from their families in a “Maidens Group,” ac-cording to charges filed in State District Court.

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New York police end Muslim surveillance program

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department says it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage.

Simonson Lumber in Grafton closes

The Grafton Simonson Lumber has closed. The Simonson Family says the business will continue to serve the area but be based out the Grand Forks location, which is expanding.

Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace

Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace

Google Inc. has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as the Web search giant ramps up plans to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world.

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