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COLFAX, N.D. — A man was found near here suffering from "extreme hypothermia" Tuesday morning, Jan. 16, after apparently walking about 6 miles from his vehicle that was stuck in a ditch, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a person lying on the road shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday on County Road 3 a half mile north of County Road 4, which is about 6 miles west of Colfax.
BISMARCK — First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum will attend a White House Women's Event featuring Ivanka Trump and presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway. On Tuesday, Jan. 16, Helgaas Burgum will share the stage with state and federal leaders during panel discussions on the economy, education, national security and health care — including the nation's opioid crisis, which Helgaas Burgum has made a primary focus to contribute her expertise and experience related to combating addiction.
Protesters blocked entrances to Wells Fargo in downtown Duluth on Friday, Jan. 12, including the security gate, preventing the bank from opening. Members of the Duluth Police Department, including Chief Mike Tusken, are negotiating with three protesters locked onto a door and the gate in an effort to end the protest.
BISMARCK—Coal production climbed to its highest point in nearly a decade at North Dakota's five lignite mines last year, an industry group said Wednesday, Jan. 10. The 29.1 million tons produced was the most since 2009, according to the Lignite Energy Council. The Freedom Mine north of Beulah, the largest lignite mine in the country, produced 14.7 million tons.
Pop performer Pink will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis, the NFL and NBC announced Monday, Jan. 8. It will be Pink’s first performance at a Super Bowl. Justin Timberlake, as previously announced, will headline the halftime show Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Pink’s 2018 Beautiful Trauma World tour is set to kick off on March 1 in Phoenix.
FARGO — North Dakota State's run of five straight national football championships began — and ended — against James Madison University. The Bison defeated James Madison 26-14 in the opening round in 2011 and went on to win their first Football Championship Subdivision championship. NDSU's bid for a sixth straight championship ended last year in a 27-17 semifinal loss in the Fargodome.
BISMARCK — North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases saw a modest bump in the third quarter of 2017, inching up 2.3 percent from the same three-month period the year before. The third quarter total of nearly $4.731 billion marked the second consecutive quarter the economic indicator has increased, according to State Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger's office. The tax commissioner said that's an especially positive sign considering July, August and September saw severe drought in North Dakota.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have signed coveted Canadian Football League receiver Brandon Zylstra, a former standout at Concordia, to a reserve/future contract. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Zylstra led the CFL with 1,687 receiving yards for the Edmonton Eskimos this past season. One of Zylstra’s many recent NFL workouts included a stop at Winter Park on Dec. 8.
BISMARCK—About 700 barrels of saltwater and 25 barrels of oil spilled in Dunn County Saturday, Dec. 30, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Tuesday. The spill happened at a saltwater disposal well 13 miles north of Killdeer when a load line froze. The spilled saltwater and oil were contained within the tank battery diking, and 690 barrels of saltwater and 24 barrels of oil were recovered. Hanna SWD, LLC, reported the incident Sunday. A state inspector will visit the site to monitor additional clean-up efforts, according to a news release.
FARGO — A vehicle headed north on an icy stretch of Interstate 29 shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, lost control and struck the rear of a trooper's squad car, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The trooper was investigating another crash at the time, and his squad car was parked with emergency lights flashing on the median shoulder just north of the Main Avenue exit in Fargo, patrol Capt. Bryan Niewind said in a statement. The Cass County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash. No one was hurt, Niewind said.