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A Borup man is accused of trying to fight a police dog and eat meth. Mark Crompton, 34, is charged with obstruction, fleeing, and possession of meth. Glyndon police tried to pull him over for speeding Sunday morning, but he took off. A K-9 tracked him down. As he tried to fight the dog, Crompton fell into the river, where officers arrested him. Officers say he tried to eat the baggie with nearly 3 and a half grams of meth.
FARGO—The propane tank fire that caused the evacuation of an apartment building here on Sunday was accidental, the Fire Department has ruled. Battalion Chief Craig Nelson said Tuesday there was a leak on one of the lines, and it was likely the propane warmer that caused it to ignite, but "we're not sure exactly on the source of the ignition." The apartment building wasn't damaged, and no one was injured at 2525 B
FARGO—The suspect shot by police after Thursday's armed robbery at Howard Johnson in downtown Fargo faces felony counts of robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon, Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick said Friday afternoon. The suspect, Eric Lee Webb, 30, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was shot at twice by seven-year veteran officer Matt Niemeyer, interim Police Chief David Todd said Friday. Todd said Webb approached a front-desk worker at the downtown Fargo hotel and demanded money.
WEST FARGO – Though they can't be sure without seeing autopsy results, a 6-month-old infant boy who died after being found not breathing Monday at an unlicensed day care here may have suffered a brain injury from blunt force trauma, police say. The autopsy on Owen Skodje, who died Tuesday, will be crucial in determining whether the baby's death will prompt criminal charges, Detective Tim Runcorn said in a Friday afternoon news conference. "Right now, we have a trauma to the head, and we just have to explain how it happened,"
MOORHEAD - Three people have been arrested in connection with the seizure of about 2½ pounds of methamphetamine, police here said Thursday. The meth has a street value of about $250,000, Moorhead police Lt.
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MOORHEAD — A Sabin man has been ordered to pay back more than $110,000 in restitution and serve up to 10 years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to arson. According to the terms of a plea deal at his sentencing hearing Thursday morning in Clay County District Court, Jon Leo Lague, 51, will pay back $110,251.25 following his guilty plea to a second-degree felony arson. Lague was charged with deliberately setting a fire in his home for the insurance money after a frozen pipe burst last winter, flooding the house.
FARGO - A former nurse at the Cass County jail is set to change her plea to guilty in a case in which she's accused of raping a male inmate...
MOORHEAD – Police are investigating where a Fargo man got the counterfeit $20 bills he is accused of passing at a local restaurant, according to court documents. A search warrant filed Wednesday in Clay County District Court says Moorhead police searched a desktop computer that belongs to Thang Quoc Truong, of Fargo. Truong, 19, at first denied knowing the bills were fakes, according to the search warrant. The warrant said he had the counterfeit bills in his car after using one on Monday at the Highway 10 McDonald's here.
FARGO—The U.S. Army Corps would need to favor projects that use public-private partnerships like the proposed $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, as part of the new energy and water funding bill, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said in a release today. So-called P3 projects are public works projects financed and built by private firms, which proponents say is more efficient than waiting for drawn-out federal appropriations.