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January 10, 2018
Circumstances around shooting of woman still unknown in Mahnomen County
MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Law enforcement officials are trying to piece together the circumstances that led to an unidentified woman being dropped...
January 10, 2018 - 7:06pm
May 31, 2017
Man arrested after burglar hits Brandon
Four burglaries and two thefts in Brandon led to the arrest of a man at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. According to a media release, on the morning of Sunday, May 28, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to Brandon after numerous residents noticed items missing. One...
May 31, 2017 - 1:07pm
November 30, 2010
Dewey's accused killer wants trial moved again
The attorney for the man accused of fatally shooting a Mahnomen County sheriff's deputy wants the trial to be moved a third time. Thomas Lee Fairbanks, 34, of Mahnomen, Minn., is charged with first-degree murder and a dozen other felonies in connection with the killing of Christopher...
November 30, 2010 - 5:02am
October 7, 2010
Surprise guilty plea entered in Mahnomen murder case
October 7, 2010 - 2:49pm
October 5, 2010
Bemidji man killed in rollover near Mahnomen
A Bemidji man was killed in a rollover accident Monday evening near Mahnomen. Gary J. Smith, 34, of Bemidji was a passenger in a 1993 Ford Escort that crashed on Highway 200 about seven miles east of Mahnomen. The condition of another passenger, Mavis L. Giard, 23, of Mahnomen,...
October 5, 2010 - 10:48am
October 4, 2010
Double-murder suspect in Mahnomen County described as generous and trusted
A man held on suspicion of murdering two elderly rural Mahnomen County, Minn., residents is being described as generous and trusted by others at a center for chemically dependent people where he lived. Timothy James Thorson, 53, is being held in the Benton County Jail, booked at...
October 4, 2010 - 9:33am
September 21, 2010
Freight train derails in Mahnomen
A southbound Canadian Pacific freight train partially derailed in the city of Mahnomen late Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported in the 13-car derailment, which blocked the Highway 200 crossing, according to the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department. Mahnomen Fire Department...
September 21, 2010 - 5:08pm
August 12, 2010
Man accused in Deputy Dewey shooting now faces murder charge
Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against the man accused of shooting Mahnomen County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Dewey. Thomas Fairbanks now faces second-degree murder instead of attempted murder for the February 2009 shooting in Mahnomen, Minn., when Dewey was responding to a drunken...
August 12, 2010 - 3:40pm
April 10, 2010
Trial for suspect accused of shooting deputy starts in May
MAHNOMEN, Minn. - Thomas Fairbanks, the man accused of shooting Mahnomen County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Dewey in 2009, will go to trial May 3 in Bemidji, Minn. Defense and prosecuting attorneys agreed the trial needed to be moved out of Mahnomen in order to get an impartial...
April 10, 2010 - 11:59am
November 29, 2009
Mahnomen deputy's recovery strains emotions
Emily Dewey measures time in terms of before and after, charts progress in short words and the flex of an arm or leg, and lives in a world of...
November 29, 2009 - 12:10pm
November 18, 2009
PLANE CRASH UPDATE: Officials ID body of missing pilot in northwest Minnesota
CLEARWATER COUNTY, Minn. -- The body of Andrew Lindberg was found this morning with his downed plane in a remote, wooded area about 24 miles east and 6 miles south of Mahnomen, Minn. Deputies from Clearwater and Mahnomen counties reached the plane this morning, said Jeanine Brand,...
November 18, 2009 - 12:43pm
Plane wreckage spotted near Mahnomen
A private pilot flying over Mahnomen County spotted what appeared to be the wreckage of a plane late Tuesday afternoon in a remote wooded area 21 miles east of the city of Mahnomen, according to Sheriff Doug Krier. The pilot saw the tail fin of a plane sticking up out of a brushy,...
November 18, 2009 - 10:08am
July 6, 2009
Shot Mahnomen deputy continues recovery; wife upset about plea deal notice
Christopher Dewey, the Mahnomen County sheriff's deputy shot in the line of duty in February was on and is now off a ventilator, according to a post made by his wife on CaringBridge.org. Emily Dewey said that her husband was able to be taken off a ventilator and is now breathing...
July 6, 2009 - 11:26am
February 19, 2009
Wounded deputy is improving; doctors hopeful about prognosis
FARGO - Signs of progress for Christopher Dewey came Thursday through the gesture of an upraised thumb and the squeeze of his wife's hand on...
February 19, 2009 - 6:37pm
Authorities process home where standoff occurred; benefit fund set up for wounded deputy
February 19, 2009 - 12:20pm