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FARGO — A Fargo family is thanking firefighters who went beyond their usual duties to help out in a simple way: mowing their lawn. On Oct. 2, 76-year-old Allan Melander was mowing his yard at his residence in the Osgood neighborhood in south Fargo when he suffered a heart attack. Firefighters responded quickly and Melander was taken by an ambulance to the hospital, where he was treated for his heart attack and later released back home. Meanwhile, however, his lawn was left partly-mowed.
FARGO — North Dakota, along with the rest of the U.S., saw a significant drop in the number of refugees resettled in the state in 2018, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota reported. According to an LSS report, 174 refugees settled in North Dakota between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 31, 2018 — a major drop compared to about 421 refugees who came to the state the year prior. Between 2007 and 2017, North Dakota has consistently taken in more than 400 refugees every year, with the majority of them settling in Fargo, the report showed.
FARGO — A not guilty verdict in the high-profile murder conspiracy trial of William Hoehn might lead some to wonder whether the charge he faced was the appropriate one. But such second-guessing does not extend to the Cass County State's Attorney's Office, which stands by its original decision. "We believe we properly charged him," said Leah Viste, one of the attorneys who prosecuted the case.
FARGO — A 20-year-old Fargo man is being charged with sexual assault against two minors, according to documents filed in Cass County District Court. Muya Osman Muya, 20, a student at West Fargo High School, is charged with two felony counts of gross sexual imposition against minors. Both of the alleged victims are under the age of 15. According to court documents: In mid-March, both victims, who were friends with each other at the time of the incident, met with a man they knew as "Sam" at the West Acres Shopping Mall.
FARGO — A little over a year has passed since William Hoehn was arrested in connection with the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Hoehn will stand trial on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder, one of several crimes Hoehn was charged with in August of 2017 along with his former girlfriend, Brooke Crews. Hoehn and Crews lived in the same north Fargo apartment building where LaFontaine-Greywind lived at the time she disappeared on Aug. 19, 2017.
FARGO — It's been more than six years since Aaron and Allison Deutscher and their 1-year-old daughter, Brielle, died in a collision with a drunk driver. Now, Aaron and Allison's families are getting national recognition for the work they've done in spreading awareness about drunken and distracted driving. Aaron's parents, Tom and Arlene Deutscher, and Allison's parents, Lynn and Donna Mickelson, received the Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award from the Governor's Highway Safety Association late last month.
FARGO — Alan J. Bear, the 22-year-old man arrested Saturday, Sept. 8 for killing another man, is expected to be released Monday, Sept. 10, after a police investigation showed he acted in self-defense during an attempted robbery, Fargo police said during a news conference held Monday morning. Two other individuals, Robert Peightal and Jordan Plouffe, will instead be charged on counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit terrorizing, according to Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Between them, North Dakota and South Dakota are home to a large number of churches, synagogues and mosques. A Hindu temple will soon join those places of worship. The Hindu Temple of Siouxland in Tea, S.D., is expected to open in the fall and is said to be the first Hindu temple to operate in the Dakotas. It will serve a growing population in the region that practices the world's third-largest religion. The temple is close to completion and is slated to open in September or October.
FARGO — Results of a recent poll show there may not be much support for the idea of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota. Just 153 out of 400 respondents, or about 38 percent, said they would vote for Measure No. 3 to legalize recreational marijuana, according to a statewide poll conducted by Odney Inc., an advertising and public relations firm. Fifty-six percent of respondents, or 224 out of 400, said they wouldn't support the measure, which will be on the November ballot, and about 6 percent said they were undecided or didn't answer the poll.
FARGO — Results of a recent poll show there may not be much support for the idea of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota .