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Published December 29, 2009, 08:58 AM

Year in review: January, February, and March

(WDAY TV) - As we near the end of 2009, it's out with the old and in with the new. Tonight, WDAY's Chastity Walberg takes a look back at the old. Top stories we covered during January, February, and March.

By: Chastity Walberg, WDAY

(WDAY TV) - As we near the end of 2009, it's out with the old and in with the new. Tonight, WDAY's Chastity Walberg takes a look back at the old. Top stories we covered during January, February, and March.

2009 started with a bizarre crime in the F-M area when police arrested 32-year-old Harmit Bhangu for stabbing a man multiple times at the Moorhead rest area with a knife.

"We're optimistic that he should be able to survive this." On February 18th, Mahnomen County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Dewey was shot in the head and abdomen while responding to a call. The 26-year-old underwent emergency surgery and was transferred to a Colorado hospital where he's undergone several more surgeries and remains hospitalized.

"I confessed to being a U.S. spy. I thought I had to do this to be free, but my conscience got the better of me."

At the end of February, we learned that 32-year-old Fargo native Roxana Saberi had been detained in Iran, where she had spent the last 6 years working as a journalist. Saberi was convicted of spying and sentenced to 8 years in prison after her one-day trial. Iranian officials released her on May 11th.

On March 10th, we saw the first of two big snowstorms during the month. The blizzard brought 10 inches of snow and high winds made for some incredible drifting in neighborhoods like Eagle Run in Fargo.

At the end of March, The valley began to fight the rising Red River, Waters went above flood stage on march 20th. The Red River crested at a record 40.82 feet on March 28th.

Coming up tomorrow, other big stories that happened during the months of April, May June.

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