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MINOT, N.D. -- With the school year almost over, Minot police investigated a possible threat at the Erik Ramstad Middle School on Tuesday, May 22. Through an investigation, Police Investigations Commander Justin Sundheim said they couldn’t substantiate any credible threat. However, the school chose to stay in lockdown for the rest of the day.
FARGO -- A 28-year-old Milwaukee, Wis., man is awaiting sentencing after being found guilty by a federal jury of distributing heroin that caused a fatal overdose death in Moorhead and two other non-fatal overdoses in Fargo. No date has been set yet for ovan Marquis Harris’ sentencing.
MINOT, N.D. -- Two Minot residents were arrested Friday afternoon, May 18, after a man was found in southeast Minot beaten with a metal bat and brass knuckles after he apparently had been kidnapped. Arrested were Taylor Laducer, 23, and T Anna Beede, 20. Both were charged with felony kidnapping and robbery. Laducer also faces charges of aggravated assault, while Beede was charged with being an accomplice to assault.
FARGO—North Dakotans can now request an e-visit with a Sanford or Essentia Health doctor. E-visits are available 24/7 for current Sanford Health patients by engaging a provider through an e-visit for a variety of acute care needs including, but not limited to, pink eye, diarrhea, rashes, bladder infections, cold/cough and sinus infection.
FARGO-- North Dakota is among the top 5 states as far as having the least amount of drug problems. A study by the personal financial website WalletHub, which delves into a variety of issues, said the state is 46th in the amount of drug abuse troubles.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Most of the northern half of Minnesota is under very high fire danger today, Tuesday, May 15. The red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service is for the following counties: Polk (west), Kittson, Roseau, Lake Of The Woods, Marshall (west), Marshall (east), Beltrami (north), Pennington, Red Lake, Polk (east), Clearwater (north), and Koochiching.
FARGO -- North Dakota is the best state to pursue a career in law enforcement, according to a study released this week. The study by the financial website WalletHub said the state earned the No. 1 ranking because it was first in the percentage of homicide cases solved and fifth in median income growth for law enforcement.
DENVER -- Mark Fox, chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in western North Dakota, has been named to the Environmental Protection Agency local government advisory committee. The agency said the 34-member board helps EPA develop partnerships with local governments to provide improvements to public health and more efficient and effective environmental protection at the community, state and federal levels.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Department of Health reported Friday, May 4, the state’s first case of E. coli infection associated with romaine lettuce originating from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. A second case in the state possibly associated with the outbreak is still under investigation.
MANDAN, N.D. -- The body of a 74-year-old Bismarck man missing since April 9 was found Wednesday morning, May 2, along the shoreline of the Heart River west of Mandan where he had been scouting hunting spots in his boat. The body of Lynn Fairfield was found about 10 a.m. when a deputy was doing a check of the riverbanks about a mile downstream from where his boat had capsized.