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One person was killed on Friday afternoon in a crash 4 miles west of Arnegard on Highway 85. Duane Lindgren, 64, of Fergus Falls, Minn., was driving a 2016 Toyota Highlander from Fergus Falls to Fairview, Mont., and Allen Parkinson, 52, of Sugar City, Idaho, was driving a 2004 GMC Envoy from Williston to Watford City, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Parkinson lost control of his vehicle as it began to rotate counter-clockwise and entered the westbound lanes. Lindgren's vehicle struck the Envoy on the passenger side, the Highway Patrol reported.
FARGO—A Jamestown man was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison on pornography charges Friday in U.S. District Court in Fargo. Alexander McManus, 56, will be on supervised release for life after his release from prison. McManus pleaded guilty in June to one count of receiving materials containing child pornography and two counts of possession of materials containing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers.
Grand Forks police are searching for a man in connection with an early Friday morning report of a robbery and assault near Denny's. Officers responded at 2:25 a.m. to 3770 32nd Ave. S. for a fight in the restaurant's parking lot, but they could not find anyone involved in the incident, according to a news release. They then were called two hours later to Altru Hospital to investigate an assault. Officers learned the victim was allegedly assaulted in the parking lot of Denny's. A watch was taken from the victim, who was treated for a broken wrist, police said.
BISMARCK — The governors for North Dakota and South Dakota are wagering $128 on the Dakota Marker rivalry game on Saturday, Nov. 4, with the loser donating to the winning school’s foundation. The game between North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University begins at 2 p.m. in Brookings, S.D., and marks the 14th annual Dakota Marker trophy game. The trophy is a replica of the monuments places along the states’ border in the 1800s.
BISMARCK—Cara Mund, the first Miss North Dakota to be crowned Miss America, can add another rare distinction to her credit: her own day. Gov. Doug Burgum declared Saturday, Nov. 4, as Cara Mund Day after she was crowned Miss America in September. Mund, a 2012 graduate of Bismarck Century High School, is visiting the Peace Garden State this week, including events Friday in Williston and Saturday in Bismarck.
MINOT, N.D. -- The Minot Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are investigating a school shooting threat made against the city’s central high school campus through social media. It was the second school shooting threat in the past 30 days.
BISMARCK—Otter Tail Power Co. has asked the North Dakota Public Service Commission for a rate increase that will raise typical residential bills by about $11.50 a month, the company said Thursday, Nov. 2. The request was partly driven by "investments in required environmental technologies" at the Big Stone coal-fired plant and improved transmission infrastructure. The rate case is expected to last nearly a year.
BISMARCK—North Dakota celebrated its 128th birthday Thursday, Oct. 2, by releasing the biennial Blue Book. The 592-page book is a compilation of all things North Dakota, including biographies of elected officials, a list of Miss Rodeo North Dakota winners dating back to 1955 and a map of state parks. The book's latest edition was introduced in a ceremony at the state Capitol Thursday. It features the state Department of Agriculture's Pride of Dakota program and a chapter on the impact of World War I on North Dakota.
BISMARCK—The North Dakota land commissioner is among three finalists for the job, Gov. Doug Burgum's office said Thursday, Nov. 2. The five-member Land Board, chaired by Gov. Doug Burgum, approved a short-term extension for Lance Gaebe's appointment earlier this year but also opened up applications for the position. A selection committee forwarded three finalists to the Land Board: • Gaebe, who has served in his role since August 2010 • Douglas Lee of Bismarck, who most recently worked as general manager of KLJ Progress Solutions
FARGO — Eleven Fargo attorneys have applied to succeed a North Dakota district judge who will retire early next year, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday, Nov. 1. The applicants for the East Central Judicial District vacancy are: • Alisha Ankers • Marquis Bradshaw • David Chapman • Constance Cleveland • Katrina Turman Lang • Jason McLean • Adele Page • Susan Solheim • Stephannie Stiel • Nicholas Thornton • Tristan Van de Streek