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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Jasmine Block, the teenage girl from Alexandria who was kidnapped, held captive for 29 days and then escaped her captors, will appear on "Dr. Phil" today, Tuesday, March 19. The show airs at 3 p.m. in some markets or 4 p.m. on NBC in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Check local listings for network and time.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Authorities are investigating the deaths of three people in the White Earth area, although so far they are releasing very little information. Chief Deputy Shane Richard of the Becker County Sheriff’s Office says the only thing they are able to confirm as of Monday afternoon, March 18, is that they are investigating the death of three individuals. Richard says they will not confirm whether it is a homicide investigation, but the office has called in the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to assist. Any information being released will be through the BCA.
MERRIFIELD, Minn. — A new step in the process to survey the scope of the potential spread of chronic wasting disease among Crow Wing County’s deer population began Sunday, March 17. Wildlife disease specialists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture took to the woods near the Mission Lake Wildlife Management Area, searching for deer to test for the disease.
St. Cloud State 6, Miami 3 The top-ranked Huskies scored four goals in the third period to beat Miami 6-3 in Game 2 of their NCHC quarterfinals series and finish undefeated at home. Read the full story here . Minnesota Duluth 4, Omaha 1
MILWAUKEE — Authorities said Saturday that they believe a body found along a southern Minnesota highway is that of a missing 2-year-old girl from Milwaukee. At a news conference Saturday morning, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the body believed to be that of Noelani Robinson was found in Steele County on Friday night.
BORUP, Minn. — Authorities are investigating a death near a small community in northwest Minnesota, around 25 miles northeast of Moorhead. Police were were dispatched to a spot along Highway 39 just east of Borup at about 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, according to a news release from the Norman County Sheriff's Office.
BEMIDJI — A 25-year-old Lancaster man has been charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct after allegedly traveling to Blackduck to have sex with an underage girl. Cody Bernhardt is being held at the Beltrami County Jail on one count of third degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of engaging in electronic communication relating or describing sexual conduct with a child.
WADENA, Minn. — A Verndale man is faced with 12 felony charges related to child pornography in Wadena County. Nathan J. Roth, 37, is charged with one count of felony disseminating pornographic work involving minors. This charge has a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He is also charged with 11 counts of felony possession of pornographic work involving a minor, each with a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Morris Silas Dodd Jr., 54, of rural Ogema faces one count of second-degree manslaughter and a second count of felony possession of a firearm. His attorneys asked the judge for a continuance to give the defense more time to go through the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension report, the medical examiners report, search warrant documents and DNA evidence.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 12, signed a massive package of public lands legislation made up of more than 100 individual bills that were introduced by 50 senators and several U.S. House members. Formerly known as the Natural Resources Management Act, the bipartisan bill, S. 47, was renamed the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act in honor of Dingell, a long-serving member of Congress who died last month at the age of 92.