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AITKIN, Minn. -- A 33-year-old Aitkin County man has been charged with allegedly throwing his 5-week-old daughter 12 feet in the air across the kitchen floor, killing her in November. John Douglas Peterson of Palisade, Minn., was charged on Wednesday with one count of second-degree felony murder in State District Court in Aitkin. If convicted, Peterson faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. He remained in the Aitkin County Jail Wednesday night and is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday.
Aaron Thomas Keezer, 38, of Box 114, Ogema, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor driving after his license was canceled as inimical to public safety. According to court records: On Dec. 7, a Callaway police officer attempted to pull his car over for having expired license plate tabs. Instead of stopping, Keezer allegedly sped away, taking a field approach and driving at speeds up to 44 mph on a bumpy plowed field.
FARGO - The Sports Bubble, an indoor driving range that’s a favorite among area golfers in the winter, apparently deflated in the winter winds sometime Wednesday morning, Dec. 14. The inflatable dome at 2671 12th Ave. S., shares a building with the Tot Spot Big Tots Childcare and Learning Center. A timelapse video, shared by Monty Gerdon with The Forum and posted to Facebook Wednesday, Dec. 14, shows the Sports Bubble’s roof deflating.
MANDAN, N.D. -- Two people are dead following a report of a house explosion early Wednesday morning, Dec. 14, north of Mandan. When authorities arrived shortly after midnight, the house was destroyed but there was no fire. One female was pronounced dead at the scene, the Morton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. A male and another female were transported to a Bismarck hospital where the male was pronounced dead. Mandan Rural Fire Chief Lynn Gustin responded to the blast overnight.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- The holidays are almost upon us – which means it must be time for the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. This year, the Audubon...
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A Detroit Lakes man was killed in a head-on crash between a van and SUV around midnight Wednesday, Dec. 14. Authorities say Bruce Vidden, 58, was on Highway 59 and Becker County Road 104 when one of the vehicles crossed the center line around midnight. Duane Koltes, 74, Fargo, was injured.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A man and a woman are charged with multiple felonies for allegedly dealing heroin out of their Detroit Lakes motel room. Jermaine Dequinte Henderson, 37, of Minneapolis and Amber Lynn Shaugabay, 24, of Detroit Lakes were allegedly caught with 59 grams of heroin in a safe on a dresser in their motel room. During the search on Nov. 29, officers with the West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force also found other things associated with drug sales, including $4,099 cash, two digital scales, multiple baggies and a razor blade.
PERHAM, Minn. – A tire store fire in Perham late Tuesday, Dec. 14, prompted firefighters from six communities to respond in an attempt to extinguish the blaze. Sources said a small fire started on the north side of the OK Tire building, which was quickly engulfed in flames.
A family is facing another loss days after they were displaced by an apartment building fire in Hibbing. The rear first-floor apartment at 1610 Third Ave. E. was broken into and wrapped presents underneath the Christmas tree were stolen, along with some clothing, TVs, gaming computers and gaming devices, according to Hibbing Fire Marshal Bryan Fagerstrom.
MOORHEAD—A 19-year-old Barnesville man is charged in Clay County District Court with stealing a handgun from the National Guard armory in Moorhead. According to a court complaint: Moorhead police were called to the armory on Friday, Dec. 9, for a report of a theft. A police officer was directed to a room in the armory where the officer spoke with a suspect, identified in court documents as Shawn D. Halverson, 19.