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FARGO — North Dakota State boasts an 11-2 record in its season-opening games since moving to the Division I level in 2004. Here's a quick look the Bison's Division 1 season openers: 2016 Bison 24, Charleston Southern 17 (OT) King Frazier scored on a 25-yard run on the first play of overtime in the Fargodome 2015 Montana 38, Bison 35 Montana scored on a 1-yard TD run with two seconds remaining in Missoula 2014 Bison 34, Iowa State 14
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minneapolis-based Jostens and the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee plan to bring the jeweler’s 33 championship rings it has created for Super Bowl winners on tour. The tour starts in Minneapolis Sept. 5 with a six-day run at the Star Tribune Atrium at Capella Tower. The rings will then be on display for the Vikings’ Sept. 11 home opener in Vikings Plaza.
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks airman will spend 15 months in prison and could be dishonorably discharged from service for possessing child pornography. Melbourne Michael Anderson, 27, was sentenced Tuesday in military court on one count of possessing child pornography, said Shaun Shenk, public affairs chief for Grand Forks Air Force Base. He was demoted from staff sergeant to airman basic, the lowest enlisted rank for the U.S. Air Force.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa man who was found Monday walking on North Washington Street on the outskirts of Grand Forks has been charged in the death of his stepson in Des Moines. Randy Dean Miles Jr., 41, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and first-degree arson in the death of Christopher Lenhart, 26, whose burned body was found near two burning vehicles Aug. 25 in Des Moines. Lenhart died Aug. 27 in an Iowa City hospital.
FARGO - Fargo police have received preliminary results of the autopsy on Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind . Police reported on the department’s Facebook page Tuesday morning, Aug. 29, that the preliminary cause of death was “homicidal violence.” The autopsy is being conducted by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner in St. Paul because the body was recovered in Clay County, Minn. Further details about LaFontaine-Greywind’s death, or the manner in which her baby was born, were not released.
BISMARCK — A North Dakota district judge based in Fargo will retire early next year, the state Supreme Court said Monday, Aug. 28. Norman Anderson, a judge in the East Central Judicial District, notified Gov. Doug Burgum last week that he would retire from his position as of Jan. 31, 2018. The judicial district covers Cass, Steele and Traill counties. "It has been a true honor and privilege to serve the people of North Dakota as a district court judge," Anderson wrote in the brief letter.
FARGO — Law enforcement updated the public Monday, Aug. 28 on Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, whose body was found Sunday in rural Clay County. Suspects William Hoehn and Brooke Lynn Crews will appear Monday afternoon to face formal charges, Cass County State's Attorney Birch Burdick said. The couple will appear at 2 p.m. today in Cass County District Court. They will face three charges each: conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and providing false information to law enforcement, Burdick said.
STARK COUNTY, N.D.-- A Dickinson man was killed Friday afternoon when he was ejected from his rolling vehicle southwest of South Heart, N.D., according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Troopers say the crash occurred at 4:46 p.m. Friday, when a 67-year-old Dickinson man was traveling northbound in his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado on 122nd Avenue Southwest about 11 miles south of South Heart.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol has planned a sobriety checkpoint in McKenzie County for Friday, Sept. 1. Troopers are partnering with the Watford City police and the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, a news release said. Troopers will saturate the roads after the checkpoint to remove impaired drivers. Approximately half of all fatal crashes each year are alcohol-related, the highway patrol said.
BISMARCK—Gov. Doug Burgum requested a presidential major disaster declaration for storm damaged sustained in western North Dakota in July, his office said Friday, Aug. 25. Burgum declared a severe summer storm disaster for Bowman, Dunn and Slope counties last week. A news release said a series of severe thunderstorms on July 20-21 produced large hail and winds of up to 73 mph, which toppled power lines and damaged buildings. Total costs from the storms are expected to exceed $1.1 million.