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Rodriguez should be spared of death, lawyers say: Effect of mental disability ruling is uncertain

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Alfonso Rodriguez once boasted of reading hundreds of books, but dropped out of school at the age of 18 without graduating.
The man convicted of the 2003 kidnapping and murder of Dru Sjodin is mentally retarded, according to his lawyers, a…continue reading on

Firefighters prepare for the worst

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Each day, some 600 oil-tanker cars pass through Crookston, Minn., on their way west to North Dakota’s Oil Patch, and, even though their tanks are empty, Fire Chief Tim Froeber said he isn’t any less worried about them than if their tanks were ful…continue reading on

Moose shooed out of Minnesota town

May 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CROOKSTON, Minn. A moose is no longer on the loose in town here. Continue Reading

Crookston woman protects children as she is hit by a vehicle at school

January 17, 2013 in DL-Online

A Crookston woman held her infant son in her arms and pushed her 6-year-old daughter out of the way as she was struck by a vehicle in a parking lot of a Crookston school Wednesday. Continue Reading

Crookston High mulls 8-period day

January 10, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Crookston High School students might be going to an eight-period day starting next fall, but, instead of more classes, it would mean more time for homework. The school is considering adding an extra hour each day after teachers expressed concern about homework completion. Continue Reading

In love for decades, they died within hours of one another

January 2, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

In 65 years of marriage, most of it spent in Crookston, Clifford and Eva Vevea did everything together. “Even when Dad painted the house, she was up there alongside him, painting. In the house, they moved their recliners together so they could hold hands,” said their son Kip. Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT ON ATHLETES: Rodell Johnson, Jim Warmack, Brayden Hofer, Brianna Breiland

December 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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Fargo church targets disenchanted Catholics, embraces gays

December 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

St. Odilia American National Catholic Church bills itself as a non-judgmental parish welcoming everyone, whether they are gay, divorced, disenfranchised or in recovery. The Diocese of Fargo says Catholics should not attend this schismatic parish, and anyone who does so could be excommunicated. Continue Reading

Crystal’s profits drop by 32 percent but still near record high

December 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

MOORHEAD, Minn. American Crystal Sugar saw its net proceeds slump by almost a third for its 2012 reporting year, although it posted its second-highest payments to beet growers in history. Continue Reading

Locked-out Crystal Sugar workers reject offer for 4th time

December 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers rejected the company’s contract offer for the fourth time Saturday. Fifty-five percent of union workers voted to reject the contract, down from the 63 percent that voted to reject the same offer earlier this summer.
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