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FARGO, N.D. – The son of Forum columnist Curtis Eriksmoen has not been heard from since Thursday when the plane he was piloting apparently crashed on the way to Greenland. Paul Eriksmoen, 34, of Shelton, Wash., was flying alone from Iceland to Greenland and reported that the plane was having engine trouble before the crash, said his father, who writes a column about North Dakota history.
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ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s wet, early summer should produce a colorful fall leaf display, but experts warn that it could come and go quicker than usual. “We’re anticipating a beautiful fall color display,” said Patricia Arndt of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division. “It will move across the state quickly, though, so we encourage everyone to get out and enjoy it while it lasts.”
FARGO – A 30-year-old man drove onto the Fargo Country Club golf course before he was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday evening, police said. No one was hurt, and there appeared to be no damage to the golf course, Fargo Police Sgt. Shawn Gamradt said. After investigating, it appeared that Adam Bennett Phelps entered the golf course from 5th Street S.
A Frazee man has been sentenced for assaulting his live-in girlfriend and her mother. Troy Jon Biegler, 30, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison, which was stayed for five years. He was instead given 105 days in the Becker County Jail, all of which has already been served.
A rural Ogema woman accused of killing her boyfriend waived her right to a speedy trial Tuesday in Becker County District Court. Jessica Marie Kilde, 33, faces felony charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter in the death of Richard Allen Baity, 41, also of rural Ogema.
MINOT, N.D. – Police here have released the name of a toddler killed in a hit-and-run Sunday and are asking for the public’s help in identifying a pickup truck considered to be a vehicle of interest in the incident. Police say 23-month-old Zofia Kristal Pepple was struck by a black pickup going east in the 200 block of 11th Ave. SE. The pickup continued to Third Street Southeast and turned south.
DULUTH, Minn. - About 25 University of Minnesota-Duluth football players were among 50 people cited for underage drinking at a party in Duluth’s East Hillside late Sunday. Police were called to a large party at a house in the University of Minnesota Duluth area shortly before midnight Sunday, said Duluth Police Sgt. Jayme Carlson. Fifty people were cited for underage drinking, and the renter was cited for hosting the party where underage drinking occurred.
An Osage man and a New York Mills man were both injured when one Chevy Silverado rear-ended another on Highway 10 Friday afternoon near Perham. Paul E. Myllykangas, 29, of Osage and Olaf C. Hetland, 21, of New York Mills, both suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Both men were eastbound on Highway 10.