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Militiamen’s political spat ends with gunshot

Freddy Crisp, 48, of Pomeroy, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of a North Dakota militiaman last week. Crisp allegedly shot the man in the back of the head during a drunken political argument.
Freddy Crisp, 48, of Pomeroy, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of a North Dakota militiaman last week. Crisp allegedly shot the man in the back of the head during a drunken political argument.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 3:14 PM
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  • Volunteer to offer classes Nov. 10 to explain Medicare benefits
    Paul and Erla Whitenack didn’t know they had options.
  • Carroll County’s unemployment rate 2.4 percent
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  • Two children, ages 4 and 2, left their child care provider’s house on the west edge of Carroll and walked along a road — in search of their mother — while the sitter slept early Thursday morning.
  • A beautiful day for service
    Guenther “John” Wagner has always been an independent man, but at age 79 he’ll gladly accept a helping hand from local youngsters when it comes to raking and bagging leaves and pine needles in his front yard.
  • different is good

    At 9 years old, Ryan Kock of Manning already knows what it feels like to be called a “retard.” When a Carroll boy of about the same age had the same slur spray-painted on his garage door, Ryan and his mother, 31-year-old Mary Germer, headed to Graham Park for an anti-bullying event organized in response. Carroll resident Summer Parrott, a mother and homemaker, organized the event after hearing about the vandalism. “I find controversial issues and turn them into positives,” she said in a previous interview. She used the local controversy over a corn-crib gazebo in a Carroll backyard to run a highly successful canned-food drive about a year ago. Although Parrott didn’t have an official attendance count, she estimated that well more than 100 people attended what she described as a “community-wide playdate.”

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  • A Spooktacular day for ARC
    There was a dragon and a duck, football player and football referee, and a bee.
  • An East Sac County school bus driver failed to yield to a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 20 on Thursday and caused a crash that injured two students, according to the Sac County sheriff.
  • Inspired DMACC student starts clothing drive
    This is probably exactly what he was hoping for when former “Lost Boy of the Sudan” James Bol Chol visited Carroll High School and Des Moines Area Community College in early December.
  • Buzzed driving: A tale of man vs. fly
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  • Carroll eyes crime-free housing programs
    Carroll Police Chief Brad Burke says his officers are encountering an increasing number of problems with unruly tenants at rental-housing units.
  • Bridging the gap
    An almost-$400,000 bridge connecting a trail to the Manning hospital? A large task, Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham acknowledged during a visit to Manning last week — but when city officials told her the funds were just about secured, Durham laughed.
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