Editor's note: This article was originally published July 6, 2018. NEW TOWN, N.D. — The family of Olivia Lone Bear, a mother of five who went missing a little over eight months ago, continues to look for her as their dissatisfaction with investigators grows.
FARGO — A 4-year-old and 15-year-old, both seriously injured in a triple-fatal crash near Hankinson, N.D., are showing signs of improving health, according to updates from family friends. Reeve Avila, 4, of Fargo, who lost his mother and 5-year-old sister in the Sunday, July 15, crash, has been in a medically-induced coma at Sanford Medical Center. He suffered fractures in his skull and in both legs, family friend Elena Vazquez said.
MOORHEAD, Minn. —- The Anne Carlsen Center, a North Dakota-based nonprofit, has expanded into Minnesota and opened a new location in Moorhead, a move that will add mental health services to its current menu of services for clients. For 75 years, the nonprofit has provided services to individuals in North Dakota with developmental disability or delay. The organization also has a long-standing tradition of providing services to children in the state who have physical disabilities or are medically fragile.
FARGO — Someone recently made off with more than $30,000 worth of fireworks from a Memory Fireworks trailer south of Fargo, Cass County Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Briggeman said. Briggeman said the thief or thieves stole the fireworks after forcing entry into the trailer, which was stationed at the brand's south Fargo location, which is along Interstate 29.
FARGO — Miss America 2018 and Girl Scout alum Cara Mund got to share her story with fellow scouts Tuesday, June 19, about how her involvement with the organization impacted her life's journey. Mund delivered the keynote address at the inaugural Gold Award Leadership Luncheon at the Fargo Air Museum, speaking to Girl Scouts from around the state about her long history with the group. Growing up, Mund was a Girl Scout from the first to the third grade in Mandan.
FARGO — Cass County is considering joining a growing number of counties, cities and states that have launched legal action against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids. The county has met with two law firms that have contacted them regarding potential representation in the multidistrict litigation cases, a single suit that hundreds of opioid-related lawsuits have been consolidated into.
FARGO—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has named four North Dakota students to the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. Marissa Diggs of Oakes High School, Brianna D. Maddock of Kindred High School, Nidhi Mahale of Davies High School and Isaac Spanjer of Fargo North High School joined 157 other high school seniors from across the country for this honor. Devos recognized the students for excelling academically, in the arts and in career and technical education fields.
FARGO — North Dakota has joined a coalition of states in filing lawsuits against a drug manufacturer for its role in the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem announced at a press conference Tuesday, May 15, that he had filed a lawsuit on behalf of the state in U.S. District Court against Purdue Pharma, the nation's leading manufacturer of prescription opioids such as OxyContin. North Dakota joined Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, Nevada and Texas in filing lawsuits Tuesday.