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Published October 11 2010

AROUND THE REGION: Shooting in Minot ... Plane crash hurts 2 ... Postal worker guilty ... more

One man has been arrested after a shooting at a Minot hotel that left another man wounded. Minot police said Allen Rencounter, 37, shot a 66-year-old Minot man about 3 a.m. Sunday in the lobby of the Guest Lodge.

By: Associated Press, Grand Forks Herald

Suspect arrested in hotel shooting

MINOT — One man has been arrested after a shooting at a Minot hotel that left another man wounded.

Minot police said Allen Rencounter, 37, shot a 66-year-old Minot man about 3 a.m. Sunday in the lobby of the Guest Lodge.

He was arrested after a police chase into Stanley, N.D.

The victim’s name and condition have not been released. Police said he has been hospitalized.

Rencounter faces charges of attempted murder, fleeing a law enforcement officer in a motor vehicle and reckless driving. He’s being held in the Ward County jail.

Plane crash injures 2 people

FARIBAULT, Minn. — A small plane has crashed in Rice County, injuring two people.

The Star Tribune reported it happened about 2:15 p.m. Sunday in a cornfield near Lonsdale, Minn., which is about 20 miles northwest of Faribault.

A county sheriff’s dispatcher told the newspaper two people were driven to a nearby hospital by an ambulance.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims or the extent of their injuries. The cause of the crash hasn’t been determined.

Postal worker guilty of theft

BISMARCK — A former Bismarck postal worker has pleaded guilty in federal court to theft of government property.

Authorities said Emma Sornsin took about $2,000 of postage stamp revenue from August 2007 to April 2010. She’s also accused of stealing gift cards.

Sornsin worked as a sales and service associate with the Bismarck office.

Pumpkin weighs 1,810.5 pounds

STILLWATER, Minn. — A Wisconsin man has grown a massive pumpkin that tips the scales at 1,810.5 pounds — a possible world record.

Chris Stevens, 32, New Richmond, Wis., submitted his giant gourd Saturday at the Stillwater Harvest Fest. When the official weight was announced, contractor pumped his fist and the crowd roared.

His winner was 85 pounds heavier than the official world-record pumpkin. That gourd weighed 1,725 and was grown last year in Ohio.

The Associated Press

e-mailed a festival organizer Saturday to find out whether a Guinness World Records representative was on hand to verify the pumpkin set an official record. The e-mail was not immediately returned.

Stevens said his secret is a precise mixture of sunshine, rain, cow manure, fish emulsion and seaweed.

Synagogue for sale has links to Dylan

HIBBING, Minn. — Now on the market is the Hibbing synagogue where 13-year-old Bobby Zimmerman had his bar mitzvah, the same building that’s No. 8 on the Bob Dylan Walk tour.

Bobby Zimmerman grew up to be the famous singer, and the owners of the building, Brenda Shafer-Pellinen and her husband, Eric, hope that connection helps sell it.

Shafer-Pellinen said she has reached out to Dylan fans on websites such as expectingrain.com and dylanradio.

com. The asking price is $119,000.

The building hasn’t been a synagogue since the 1980s, when the congregation disbanded and the building was turned into apartments.

Shafer-Pellinen and her husband bought it in 2001 with the intent of turning it into a bed-and-breakfast, but the Twin Cities couple haven’t been able to move north.

Hockey site named Scheels Arena

FARGO — The Urban Plains Center hockey arena in Fargo has been renamed Scheels Arena.

The Fargo-based sporting goods retailer and the Metro Sports Foundation announced the naming rights partnership this past week.

The foundation has been working to secure a naming rights sponsor since the 5,000-seat arena opened in 2008.

The arena is home to the Fargo Force, who play in the United States Hockey League, as well as Fargo high school hockey teams.

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