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U.S. Army sergeant charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The charges against U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales could lead to the death penalty in the massacre of Afghan civilians, the U.S. military said. Continue Reading

‘People You May Know’? Not corrections officer’s other wife … until Facebook friend offer

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A corrections officer is facing bigamy charges after authorities said a Washington woman using Facebook discovered that she and a potential “friend” were married to him at the same time.
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U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks of Washington, 18-term Democrat, to retire

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rep. Norm Dicks shocked the political establishment today, announcing he’ll retire at the end of the year after 18 terms in Congress. Continue Reading

‘Absolute horror story': Washington State avalanche survivor recounts tragedy that killed 3

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The skiers were equipped with safety devices and kept track of each other as they strayed beyond the boundaries of the popular Stevens Pass Ski resort, about 90 miles northeast of Seattle. But the precautions still didn’t save some from getting trapped, highlighting the risks of backcountry activity during a season of heightened avalanche dangers in the West. Continue Reading

3 skiers killed in Washington State avalanche; 4th survived

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Well-equipped and familiar with the terrain, about a dozen expert skiers were making their way through a foot-and-a half of fresh snow when an avalanche hit them in an out-of-bounds area near a popular Washington ski resort. Continue Reading

Ban on ‘Piggyback Bandit’ antics covers 5 states

February 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The 28-year-old man’s antics stretch back to 2008 and had been mainly confined to Washington and Oregon. But since last fall, he has worked his way east to Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota, leaving a trail of befuddled athletes in his wake. Continue Reading

Santorum describes Occupy protesters as ‘radical element’

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Santorum to visit North Dakota later this weekAs Tacoma (Wash.) Occupy protesters changed and shouted during presidential contender Rick Santorum’s visit, the Republican told hundreds of supporters that what “this radical element represents …. is true intolerance.” Continue Reading

Washington State sheriff unhappy with dispatcher’s delays to send help in Powell case

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A 911 recording reveals a social worker’s urgent attempts over more than six minutes to get a dispatcher to send deputies after Josh Powell locked himself and his two sons in his home. Continue Reading

Washington state autopsies for husband, children of missing Utah woman

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Authorities have no doubt the husband of missing Utah mom Susan Powell is responsible for the explosive fire Sunday that killed their two children and himself at a home in Graham, Wash.
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North Dakotans react to Washington state Army crash that killed native

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says the tragedy of Capt. Anne Montgomery’s death “is magnified by her young age and the promise her life held.”
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