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BISMARCK—Andy Peterson, president of the Greater North Dakota Chamber, has resigned effective immediately, the organization said Thursday, Sept. 21. "The GNDC Board of Directors appreciates the seven years of service Andy has given our organization and his work on behalf of North Dakota's business community," Chamber Chairman Steve Schmitz said in a statement. "Andy leaves GNDC having made contributions that will extend beyond his tenure."
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 21, signed free-agent running back and former North Dakota State standout John Crockett to the practice squad. Crockett will replace running back Jeremy Langford, the team said on its Twitter account. Langford was injured during a special teams drill on Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reported. Crockett went undrafted in 2015 before signing with the Green Bay Packers. He appeared in two games and spent the 2016 year on injured reserve. He signed with Oakland in July before being waived Sept. 2.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Four Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail cars and two locomotives derailed upright on industry track Wednesday, Sept. 20, about 5 miles west of Jamestown, according to a BNSF official.
LARIMORE, N.D. -- A Larimore man was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving drunk following a crash that killed a 58-year-old motorcyclist in Grand Forks County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a crash at 9:15 p.m. Monday a half-mile east of Larimore on County Road 4 where Paul Albert Lilja, 43, had been traveling east in a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
PIERRE — A Dallas, S.D., man who pleaded guilty to threatening to blow up a Veterans Affairs building was sentenced 18 months in prison.
GRAND FORKS --- The University of North Dakota has begun the search for a new dean of its College of Business and Public Administration. A university press release announced Monday, Sept. 18, the creation of an 11-member search committee assembled by UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo and chaired by Cindy Juntunen, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. The committee consists of a mix of staff, faculty and UND alumni. It also includes student Erik Hanson, who is vice president of the university's student government.
KILLEEN, Texas—A Texas woman's Facebook complaint has gone viral after she complained that a decorative item featuring cotton sold at a local Hobby Lobby was "wrong on so many levels." In the Facebook post, Daniell Rider writes: "This decor is WRONG on SO many levels, There is nothing decorative about raw cotton... A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves." "A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS "decor."
BISMARCK—Opponents of a hog farm near Buffalo, N.D., are seeking another hearing at the North Dakota Supreme Court.
BISMARCK—North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined other attorneys general in a letter to Equifax expressing concerns over the credit reporting agency's response to its massive security breach, his office said Friday, Sept. 15. The attorneys general asked the company to make its website less confusing, add customer service staff, make the hotline number available 24 hours a day and to disable links for its fee-based credit monitoring service. They said Equifax should reimburse consumers who have had to pay fees to freeze their credit.
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns signed former North Dakota State University defensive back C.J. Smith to the practice squad, the team announced Friday, Sept. 15, in a press release. Smith, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound cornerback, was originally signed by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He appeared in 10 games for the Eagles last season and spent Week 1 of the 2017 season on the Eagles’ practice squad.