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JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A Fargo man now faces felony charges stemming from a July 18 crash near Jamestown that killed a Belcourt teen. Wilmer Nadeau, 54, was eastbound at 4:25 a.m. on Interstate 94, about 5 miles east of Jamestown, when the 1996 Dodge 3500 he was driving entered the median and rolled, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The Dodge was stolen from a rural home in the Spiritwood area, the patrol said.
The driver of a semi truck suffered life-threatening injuries after being ejected from the truck in a one-vehicle crash early Monday, July 24.
BISMARCK—North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp collected more than $1.2 million in campaign contributions in the second quarter of this year, federal records show. The figure is down from the $1.6 million reported in her April quarterly, according to the Federal Election Commission. But it's still well above Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer's haul of $226,274 for the second quarter. Cramer has been mentioned as a potential contender for Heitkamp in 2018. Neither has publicly announced intentions for the race.
MOORHEAD—The Moorhead Budweiser plant had to be evacuated and shut down during a police chase Sunday, July 23. Authorities say around 6:45 p.m. they were called to a neighborhood a few blocks away from the plant, at 2101 26th St. S, for a burglary report where a man was trying to get into a home. Officers in the area responded right away and chased the man into the Budweiser plant where he ran, scaled a fence and jumped onto a roof.
FARGO — A 24-year-old North Dakota man is accused of enticing a Nebraska teen to run away with him after the two met through an online gaming group. Nicollas Johnson was arrested in Fargo early Wednesday morning. On Monday, July 10, the 14-year-old Beatrice, Neb., girl was reported missing. Police initially believed she was a runaway, but later determined she had been enticed to leave with Johnson.
BISMARCK -- A presidential disaster declaration has been issued for the 10 North Dakota counties and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation affected by spring flooding, Gov. Doug Burgum’s office said Wednesday, July 12. The declaration triggers about $3.25 million of federal assistance as a “preliminary assessment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency,” a news release said. A more thorough inspection from the agency will document and reimburse actual costs.
FARGO -- North Dakota is the best state to start a business, according to new national rankings. Finance website WalletHub released a report last week that tracked 20 key indicators of the success of startups in each of the 50 states to come up with the new rankings.
STEELE COUNTY, N.D.-- Two people were injured and one was taken to the hospital by helicopter after a pickup failed to yield and crashed into a sedan Tuesday evening west of Galesburg, N.D. The Highway Patrol said a Chevrolet Silverado driven by 23-year-old Ryan Ust failed to yield the right of way at an intersection and hit the passenger side of a Chevrolet Malibu driven by 37-year-old Bekka Dahl, who had an 8-year-old boy in the car.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The founder and CEO of Facebook spent Tuesday, July 11, in North Dakota, visiting Williston to learn more about the oil industry and taking a trip to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Mark Zuckerberg wrote a lengthy message on his Facebook page about the visit, encouraging followers to “get out and learn about all perspectives on issues” even while noting that “stopping climate change is one of the most important challenges of our generation.”
BISMARCK — About 76 barrels of oil and more than 3,000 barrels of saltwater were spilled in a contained release after lightning struck a saltwater disposal well site Monday night, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Tuesday, July 11.