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BISMARCK – North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Carol Ronning Kapsner submitted a notice of resignation on Tuesday, April 25, Gov. Doug Burgum’s office announced. The resignation is effective July 31. Kapsner was appointed to the bench in 1998 and elected to 10-year terms in 2000 and 2010.
Buchanan County, Iowa - TMZ reports former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules is in jail for allegedly running into a tractor trailer, killing the driver, then driving off. The crash happened in Iowa on Monday, April 24 at 8:20 p.m. TMZ reports 35-year-old Chris was driving a Chevy pickup and rear-ended a John Deere, sending it into the ditch. The driver of the John Deere was taken to the hospital where he later died.
REGENT, N.D. -- A 32-year-old Bismarck driver was killed and two female passengers were injured in a rollover crash Sunday afternoon in Adams County in southwestern North Dakota.
DETROIT LAKES — John and Anne Alexander were always together after 64 years of marriage, rarely doing anything without their spouse at their side. "They were just so close," said their daughter, Nancy Alexander. That's why it wasn't exactly a shock to the family that they died together at Ecumen Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, Anne at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, and John at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20. "I think he wanted her to have her own day and then he had his own day, too," said Kate Anderson, one of the couple's six surviving children.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Senate killed a bill Thursday, April 20, that would have allowed state elected officials to carry concealed weapons in publicly owned or operated buildings. Sen. Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, recommended that his colleagues defeat Senate Bill 2139 after members of a legislative conference committee couldn't reach a compromise. The bill failed in a 3-43 vote. It would have required officials carrying concealed weapons in public buildings to have firearms proficiency training.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed the state's new medical marijuana law. Burgum signed Senate Bill 2344 Monday night. It comes after voters approved an initiated measure legalizing medical marijuana in November. Lawmakers said that law was unworkable and needed changes.
RUGBY, N.D. — One man died early Monday, April 17, after driving his SUV in front of a train in Rugby. The 41-year-old Rugby man was ejected from a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox after he accelerated around the road barricade at the train intersection and a BNSF train the vehicle, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. In a release, the Highway Patrol said the man had been stopped on the south side of the tracks on Main Street before the crash, which was reported at 12:16 a.m. Monday, where barricades with flashing lights blocked the road.
DICKINSON, N.D. — A 36-year-old Bismarck motorcyclist was injured late Saturday, April 15, after another driver struck him from behind and fled the scene. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist was traveling west on Interstate 94, about 3 miles east of Dickinson, when his Harley Davidson was struck from behind at 11:07 p.m. by a 2012 Dodge Journey, driven by a 39-year-old Dickinson man.
PEKIN, N.D. -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the victim of a one-vehicle accident Thursday, April 13, near Pekin. Kevin Lemna, 23, Enderlin, N.D., was pronounced dead at the scene. Injured in the crash was Jordan Borland, 27, Michigan, N.D.
LOWER BRULE, S.D. — One suspect was airlifted and hospitalized after a shooting incident involving law enforcement on an area Native American reservation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively investigating a shooting incident that took place Thursday, April 13, on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation, according to Jeffrey Van Nest, media coordinator for the FBI Office in Minneapolis.