Search Over, Body Recovered
body of Dru Sjodin has been found. A full scale search was
launched over the weekend and within hours the Polk County
Sheriff announced to volunteers "Dru is home." Sjodin disappeared
November 22nd from the Columbia Mall parking lot in Grand
Forks. Convicted sex offender Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. has been
charged with her kidnapping and is jailed in Grand Forks.
It is anticipated charges will be upgraded to murder. Sjodin's
family has asked for privacy.
get more information and photos goto: www.finddru.com.
Residents Wonder About Their Neighbors
If you are concerned that a sex offender may live in your
town or neighborhood, check North Dakota's and Minnesota's
sex offender websites for more information.
ND - http://www.ndsexoffender.com/
MN - http://www.doc.state.mn.us/level3/Search.asp
Headaches in the Valley
continues to cause problems in the northestern part of North
Dakota. In Emerado as many as 50 homes have been hit by flooding.
Police Chief Tim Gillespie says some homeowners got hit hard.
Flooding has stabalized.
voluntary evacuation of the Acks Trailer Park was issued early
Monday morning. A temporary shelter was set up at the Emerado
school. Grand Forks County Emergency Manager Jim Campbell
says the shelter is expected to close this afternoon.
Dakota Powerball Opens
Dakotan's enjoyed their first crack at a Powerball jackpot
over the weekend. Grand Forks State Senator Ray Holmberg served
on a committee that helped establish the guidelines says it's
hard to evaluate what impact it will have on the state.