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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
DRAYTON, N.D. -- A northeast North Dakota man has been charged with sexually assaulting an infant child. Scott Dale Monson, 39, of Drayton has been charged with gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony, after authorities say he took the hand of a child and rubbed it on his genitals on Sept. 19 in Drayton. The alleged victim was born in 2016, according to court documents.
HORACE, N.D. — Wild Rice Bar and Grill owner Bruce Schauer said he's seen a lot of inappropriate Halloween costumes at his establishment over the past 24 years, but nothing quite like what one patron wore on Saturday, Oct. 28. An unidentified man entered the Horace bar about 10 that night wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. The man was in the bar for a total of 36 minutes, and security camera footage shows people posing for photos with him. "It just goes to show where America is at in 2017," said 56-year-old Schauer. "It says a lot about our country, doesn't it?"
FARGO—Cash Wise will build its fourth grocery store in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area at the site of a proposed new outlet mall in south Fargo.
WASHINGTON - Special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III on Monday revealed charges against three former Trump campaign officials - former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his longtime business partner Rick Gates and former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos - marking the first criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in U.S. political affairs.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A Minot man is being held in the Stutsman County Correctional Center in Jamestown on charges resulting from a 2014 traffic accident in LaMoure County in south-central North Dakota. Jason Michael Tolbert, 41, is charged with manslaughter, a Class B felony, driving under the influence and driving under suspension, Class B misdemeanors.
ADA, Minn.—A woman charged with second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of her boyfriend last summer made an initial appearance in Norman County District Court on Friday, Oct. 27. Monalisa Perez, 20, is accused in court papers of shooting Pedro Ruiz III, 22, in the chest in June during what Perez told investigators was an attempt to make a profitable YouTube video. At Friday's hearing, the court told Perez to keep the court and her attorney informed about where she is living and she was ordered to make all future court appearances.
Vice President Mike Pence will speak from Minot Air Force Base today. The speech is scheduled to begin at about 2:20 p.m. Related: Vice President Pence to visit North Dakota air base We will carry live coverage of Pence's speech beginning at 2 p.m. You can find the live stream on our live video page.