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DRAKE, N.D. -- A 31-year-old man was killed and a semi-truck driver was injured following a head-on collision Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, on Highway 52 north of Drake in north-central North Dakota. A Ford pickup was eastbound around 8 a.m. when it crossed the center line and collided with a westbound Freightliner with a triple-trailer combination, the North Dakota State Patrol said. The pickup spun into the shoulder while the semi jackknifed with the cab overturning into a ditch.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- On Feb. 27, 1992, a North Dakota high school district basketball game made international headlines when the winning team, Hettinger, scored just four points and won the game. That's right. Hettinger beat Regent 4-2 in what a Regent player said was "patience to the extreme." Former Dickinson Press Editor Dustin Monke, a sportswriter at the paper at the time, wrote a 20-year lookback at the game in 2012.
WILLMAR, Minn. – An 8-month-old child was found safe over the weekend after law enforcement received a call about a possible child abduction. The investigation is still ongoing, and a suspect is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of kidnapping.
FARGO — Following a city of Fargo employee commenting on social media that DAPL protesters should be shot and drowned, city administrators are conducting an internal review. On Thursday, Feb. 23, the city issued a press release acknowledging an unidentified employee posted on a local news station's Facebook page regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters. The employee's profile stated he was employed with the city of Fargo, but the comments were posted when he was not on duty.
NORTHOME, Minn. -- Two people were found dead after a house fire early Wednesday in Northome, Koochiching County officials said. The town is about 40 miles northwest of Bemidji. At approximately 12:27 a.m. on Wednesday, Koochiching County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Northome Fire Department responded to a house fire at 12233 Highway 71 in Northome.
FARGO — Many Republican members of Congress have been facing packed, energized crowds as they hold town halls back in their districts during the first recess since President Donald Trump's inauguration. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., a vocal Trump supporter, could soon be one of them. Members of Indivisible FM, a local chapter of a nationwide progressive group, said Wednesday, Feb. 22, that it plans to attend a town hall meeting with Cramer on Thursday afternoon.
This is an announcement that Forum Communications will be live-streaming this evening's live press conference regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline eviction notice that was announced for 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 22. The press conference is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. CST Wednesday, February 22.
BISMARCK — Nearly $9 million in costs have been incurred by the North Dakota National Guard since it began providing assistance in response to protests related to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The North Dakota Joint Information Center released details Wednesday, Feb. 22, for the resources and costs for Army and Air members who were "diverted from normal operations to support state and local response to the protests" since Aug. 10.
BISMARCK — A South Dakota asphalt paving company has been banned from doing business in North Dakota. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Protective Coatings, operated by Deanna Perry of Nisland, S.D., violated the transient merchant and consumer fraud laws. Nisland is located about 60 miles northwest of Rapid City.
MANDAN, N.D. — Authorities have identified the two people arrested Saturday, Feb. 18, with more than 4 pounds of methamphetamine in Morton County. The Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday identified the driver of the car as Jocelyn Regalado, of Oregon, and her passenger, Junior Simental, after initially refusing to release their names. North Dakota law requires law enforcement agencies to release basic arrestee information.