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FARGO — An 18-year-old Fargo woman hit a squad car Wednesday, Dec. 6, after failing to yield on icy roads. Sgt Jim VanLith with the Fargo Police Department said the Jessica Olson was northbound on 4th Street when at 4:48 p.m. she attempted turning left on 9th Avenue North. The driver failed to yield for a southbound squad car driven by Officer Tyler Seehusen on 4th Street. She was taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life threatening, VanLith said. Olson's vehicle was heavily damaged, VanLith said, and the squad car had minor damage.
LAKE MARY TOWNSHIP, Minn.—Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in a Saturday, Dec. 2, rollover accident here that was witnessed by a property owner. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office got a report of a crash and visible sparks seen by a property owner across a field on County Road 4 near Long Lake Lane Southwest. Responding officers found an overturned vehicle in the driving lanes of County Road 4. The driver, Nicholas Bottema, 19, was treated and released at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minn.
FOSSTON, Minn.—A 16-year-old was arrested Saturday, Dec. 2, in connection to an armed robbery at a high school here. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said it received a report of an armed robbery with brandished knives at about 5 p.m. Saturday at Fosston High School. Responding deputies arrested a 16-year-old male at the scene. A news release said no injuries were reported by the four alleged victims. No additional information was released Saturday.
FARGO — Garbage and recycling pickup schedules will change during Thanksgiving week for some Fargo-Moorhead residents, according to city offices. In Fargo, garbage and recycling will shift a day during three days: Tuesday routes will be picked up Monday, Nov. 20. Wednesday routes will be picked up Tuesday, Nov. 21. Thursday routes will be picked up Wednesday, Nov. 22. Monday and Friday routes will be picked up as usual.
FARGO — A man has been arrested following a mobile home fire that started Saturday morning, Nov. 18, near Frazee, the Becker County Sheriff's Office said. Michael J. Strehlow, 26, was considered a suspect, the office said without elaborating what his crime might be. No one was injured. The Frazee Fire Department and Sheriff's Office responded to a report of fire at 30397 U.S. Highway 10 around 9:20 a.m. The fire is now under investigation by the Sheriff's Office and State Fire Marshal's office.
FARGO—Water use for oil production in the Bakken oilfields increased almost 20-fold from 2008 to 2014, with water consumption climbing from 550 million gallons to 10,200 million gallons per year, according to North Dakota State University researchers. Total annual industrial water use for Bakken oil production during the seven-year period ranged from 0.5 percent to 10 percent of the state's total water consumption, the researchers found.
EDGELEY, N.D. — The identities of a man who died and another who was injured in a crash between an SUV and a loaded semi near here last week were released Tuesday, Nov. 14, by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The crash occurred about 3:53 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, about six miles northeast of Edgeley, the Highway Patrol reported. According to the report:
FARGO—Abigail Pogatshnik of Bismarck was crowned Miss North Dakota USA 2018 and Ashlyn Erickson of Fargo was named Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2018 in pageants Sunday, Nov. 5. Both titleholders, named in a ceremony at Festival Concert Hall on the campus of North Dakota State University, now will compete next year at the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA national pageants.
FARGO—A car that was left with its engine running caught fire and was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene, the parking lot of a southend strip mall about 5:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. The car's driver had left the engine running while stopping at a store in the strip mall at 5050 13th Ave. S. When the driver returned to the car, it was on fire. The driver called 911.