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FARGO — Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread issued a bulletin on Wednesday, Sept. 19 to North Dakota health insurance companies and agents outlining regulations for the marketing and sale of short-term, limited duration insurance policies. The bulletin is in response to White House administration's adoption of the final rule regarding short-term, limited duration health insurance on Aug.
WILLISTON — The driver of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle died early Wednesday, Sept. 19, after a single-vehicle crash. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a release that the driver, a 26-year-old man from Williston, drove off the road while riding towards Williston on U.S. Highway 59 about 6 miles north of town at 12:30 a.m. The 2016 motorcycle was totaled, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who has been recovering from a knee injury suffered last season, has been medically cleared and will start Sunday at home against the Indianapolis Colts. Carson Wentz has been medically cleared and will start Sunday, as Head Coach Doug Pederson will announce during his press conference. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/tT0wz5aevN
BISMARCK — The North Dakota National Guard is sending three helicopters and 15 personnel to the East Coast to assist the emergency response to Hurricane Florence if needed. The helicopters and personnel will depart Saturday morning, Sept. 15, from Bismarck to Maryland to be near the disaster area in case they are asked to assist with life-saving or life-sustaining efforts, Gov. Doug Burgum's office said.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved more than $648,000 in conservation grants for six projects across the state Friday, Sept. 14. The money came from the Outdoor Heritage Fund, which is backed by oil and gas production tax revenue. It represented the 12th round of grant funding since the program was established in 2013.
WAHPETON, N.D. — Four people were arrested Friday, Sept. 14, on suspicion of possessing $10,000 worth of narcotics that drug task force agents seized when executing a search warrant. Christopher Jerome Adolf, 37; Amy Elizabeth Adolf, 39; Elijah Cruz Hoaby, 21; and Nickolas Almond Cherry, 34, were arrested at 507 14th Ave. N. in Wahpeton, by the Southeast Multi-County Agency Drug Task Force, according to a news release.
MANDAN, N.D. -- There was a leak in Mandan on Thursday, and for now, law enforcement is stuck trying to solve the case. A sticky brown substance was found on an Exit 153 on-ramp as well as other streets just before noon Sept. 13, forcing the closure of Mandan Avenue for approximately three hours. Authorities closed the scene for safety reasons until they could identify the substance, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. It was then determined the stuff was 87 percent maple syrup, possibly used for cattle feed.
FARGO — Dallas Carlson's nomination to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the District of North Dakota was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Sept. 13. Carlson's nomination now moves to the full Senate for a vote. President Donald Trump announced the nomination in March. Carlson has served as director of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation since 2011. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven on Thursday released statements regarding the approval.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has the lowest adult obesity rate among Upper Midwest states despite an increase of 0.7 percent from 2016 to 2017. Iowa has the highest percentage at 36.4 percent, followed by North Dakota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Minnesota's adult obesity rate of 28.4 percent also ranks the lowest amongst 12 Midwest states, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a news release.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem wants the public to ignore any telephone message that threatens them with arrest, as such calls are a scam and becoming more common in the state. The scam artists are using what is known as "spoofing" technology to display on caller ID screens a phone number that is not the one they are calling from.