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CROOKSTON, Minn.—Crookston police have identified the person who was found dead this weekend after a house fire. The early Sunday morning fire that started at 214 Fourth Ave. N. likely caused the death of 40-year-old Immanuel LaRochelle, according to a news release. Initial reports indicate the blaze at the victim's home was accidental, the release said.
FARGO - A traffic stop on Interstate 94 in led to a drug bust that turned up 32 pounds of meth and 35 pounds of marijuana and led to two arrests on Sunday, March 4, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. According to the Patrol report: A trooper stopped a vehicle in the Fargo area for a traffic violation, and in a subsequent search of the vehicle with the help of a K9 named Fia, found 30 bundles methamphetamine weighing 32 pounds and 54 bundles of marijuana weighing 35 pounds.
GRAND FORKS -- North Dakota is celebrating its gold medal Olympians in grand fashion.
FARGO -- Police here are investigating a homicide at an apartment building at the corner of Seventh Avenue North and 10th Street, Chief David Todd said. Todd said police have been at the building since 6:30 a.m. Friday, March 2. No other details were immediately available. The Fargo Police Department's critical incident command vehicle is at the scene, and the building is cordoned off with yellow crime scene tape.
GRAND FORKS -- Despite receiving normal snowfall, the risk of flooding in the spring remains low for the Red River Valley region, meteorologists said.
EMILY, Minn. -- A 52-year-old Crosslake man has died after he was found on his snowmobile on a trail near Emily in north-central Minnesota. The possible snowmobile crash was on a trail near Ruth Lake, north of the city of Emily, at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, according to Capt. Scott Goddard.
GRAND FORKS -- A thief who stole a popular white sauce from a popular Grand Forks restaurant has posted an apology online that has gone viral with 9,000 views as of Wednesday, Feb. 28. The video was the talk of the lunch rush at the restaurant. Customers said they don't blame the thief--they love the “white sauce,” too. "I'm really surprised that somebody brought it back,” said Red Pepper restaurant customer Shawn Bakken.
FERTILE, Minn. – A suspect in an early-morning high-speed chase that topped 100 mph was arrested after his vehicle went into a ditch in Norman County, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday, Feb. 27. Aaron Dean Jagol, 27, of Fertile, was arrested and faces several charges in connection with the incident, which started about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office report.
BRAINERD, Minn.—A 23-year-old Brainerd man was charged with attempted murder after allegedly poisoning a 4-month-old baby girl by feeding her antifreeze or de-icing fluids. Jeffrey Ryan Thomas appeared Monday in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd, where he was charged with first-degree attempted murder with premeditation, second-degree attempted murder without premeditation and first-degree assault to cause great bodily harm.
GRAND FORKS -- After a week of hints, it’s official -- Metallica is coming to the region. The band’s WorldWired Tour will play the Alerus Center in Grand Forks on Sept. 8, according to a news release. It’s been almost 30 years since the band played in the city. The heavy metal rock band will also have shows in Minneapolis on Sept. 4, Sioux Falls, S.D., on Sept. 11 and Winnipeg on Sept. 13.