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Police Identify Fargo Cell Phone Store Burglars

Police say three Minnesota men broke into three Fargo stores last spring and stole more than $100,000 worth of products.

03/27/2014

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Woman Sentenced To 4 Years In Bicyclist’s Death

A 24-year-old Brainerd woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison in connection with an incident where she hit and killed a bicyclist while under the influence, according to the Cass County Attorney.

02/26/2014

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Minn. Man Gets 40 Years In Missing Man’s Murder

A northern Minnesota man convicted of killing an acquaintance and burying the man’s body has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Cass County Attorney Christopher Strandlie says 29-year-old Dane Riley of Pine River got the maximum sentence under state law Thursday. In 2012, a jury convicted Riley of second-degree intentional murder, a firearms violation and interfering with a dead body.

02/13/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Hackensack (Day 2)

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are braving the frigid weather and getting out to Minnesota’s lovely, ice-covered lakes every Thursday and Friday until the middle of February. The second stop on this year’s winter lake trip brought the fellas to Hackensack, Minn., a town in Cass County with a population of just over 300. Hackensack is a town with lots to do, and like many of the small towns the guys have been to, you can also find plenty of great places to eat. One of them is Lucette’s Pizza.

01/24/2014

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Hackensack (Day 1)

HACKENSACK, Minn. (WCCO) — The second stop on this year’s winter lake trip brought Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer to Hackensack, Minn., a town in Cass County with a population of just over 300. The […]

01/23/2014

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3 Suspects Arrested In Beltrami Co. Burglaries

Three men have been arrested and are believed to be connected to a series of burglaries in Beltrami and Cass Counties. According to the county sheriff’s office, 29-year-old Joshua James Martin, 25-year-old Jeremy Jay Martin, and 19-year-old Jasmine Lee Bellcourt were taken into custody over the weekend.

01/06/2014

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Minn. Dog Kennel Owner Pleads Guilty To 1 Count

The owner of a northern Minnesota breeding operation where more than 100 dogs were seized this summer has pleaded guilty to one count. The Cass County prosecutor’s office says 60-year-old Deborah Rowell of Pine River pleaded guilty to failing to provide dogs with adequate shade. Rowell had been charged with nine violations, ranging from animal neglect to depriving animals of shelter, shade and water. Her trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

10/14/2013

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Patrol: Driver Had Been Drinking In Hit-&-Run That Killed Bicyclist

The Minnesota State Patrol said the driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Cass County apparently had been drinking. Authorities responded to the crash at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday near the area of Gull River Road and Gull Lake Drive in Cass County.

10/11/2013

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Minn. Dog Kennel Owner Charged With Animal Neglect

The owner of a northern Minnesota breeding operation where more than 130 dogs were seized earlier this month is charged with misdemeanor animal neglect. The Cass County prosecutor’s office said Monday it filed a nine-count criminal complaint against 60-year-old Deborah Rowell. The complaint says when officers executed a search warrant at Rowell’s kennel in Pine River on July 16, they found improper enclosures, inadequate ventilation, improper dog houses and inadequate shade and water.

07/29/2013

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Armed Home Invasion In Cass County

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion where a victim was assaulted by two armed men and robbed of his truck.

07/03/2013

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Cass Co. Deputies Keep Watch On Schools

The tragedy and terror from the Newtown massacre was felt some 1,500 miles away by Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch. “After the incident at Sandy Hook, it really brought a new light to, you know, that this could come home really easily,” Burch said.

05/18/2013

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Spring Cleaning For Eelpout Party Not Good Enough

The Eelpout Festival is known as a must-see, but two months after the three-day winter party the lake still isn’t cleaned up.

04/22/2013

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Sandbagging Begins In Fargo-Area Subdivisions

The flood fight is kicking into high gear in southeastern North Dakota, where residents are preparing for what could be the fourth major flood in five years.

04/22/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Dog Sled Racing In Cass County

In the simple beauty of the winter woods is heard a chorus of canines. Sharp barks and harmonious howls signal a kennel of sled dogs nearby and ready to run.

04/02/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Stabbing At Minn. Party

A northern Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing another man after an argument at a party last year.

02/22/2013

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