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JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A 38-year-old Shakopee, Minn., woman, formerly of Warwick, N.D., is facing a charge of being an accomplice to murder, a Class AA felony. Crystal Herman is in custody in the Stutsman County Correctional Center in Jamestown. According to court documents filed in Southeast District Court, Herman is charged with assisting her husband, Billy Herman, to kidnap Amanda Engst, 36, on or about Oct. 13, 2015.
FARGO - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was featured in a six-minute segment on ESPN this past weekend. The Bismarck-raised Wentz talks about his North Dakota State playing days and several former Bison teammates and head coach Chris Klieman offer insights on the 6-foot-5 quarterback.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Cheech Marin, who gained fame as part of the comedic duo “Cheech and Chong” with Tommy Chong in the ’70s and ’80s, will speak about his extensive collection of Chicano art and his advocacy of minority artists Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Hughes Fine Arts Center at the University of North Dakota. The free event is set for 5 p.m. in the Campbell Recital Hall. For the past 30 years, Marin has amassed the largest private collection of Chicano art in the United States. The term “Chicano” refers to people of Mexican-American heritage.
FARGO—Abigail Pogatshnik of Bismarck was crowned Miss North Dakota USA 2018 and Ashlyn Erickson of Fargo was named Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2018 in pageants Sunday, Nov. 5. Both titleholders, named in a ceremony at Festival Concert Hall on the campus of North Dakota State University, now will compete next year at the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA national pageants.
One person was killed on Friday afternoon in a crash 4 miles west of Arnegard on Highway 85. Duane Lindgren, 64, of Fergus Falls, Minn., was driving a 2016 Toyota Highlander from Fergus Falls to Fairview, Mont., and Allen Parkinson, 52, of Sugar City, Idaho, was driving a 2004 GMC Envoy from Williston to Watford City, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Parkinson lost control of his vehicle as it began to rotate counter-clockwise and entered the westbound lanes. Lindgren's vehicle struck the Envoy on the passenger side, the Highway Patrol reported.
FARGO—A Jamestown man was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison on pornography charges Friday in U.S. District Court in Fargo. Alexander McManus, 56, will be on supervised release for life after his release from prison. McManus pleaded guilty in June to one count of receiving materials containing child pornography and two counts of possession of materials containing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers.
Grand Forks police are searching for a man in connection with an early Friday morning report of a robbery and assault near Denny's. Officers responded at 2:25 a.m. to 3770 32nd Ave. S. for a fight in the restaurant's parking lot, but they could not find anyone involved in the incident, according to a news release. They then were called two hours later to Altru Hospital to investigate an assault. Officers learned the victim was allegedly assaulted in the parking lot of Denny's. A watch was taken from the victim, who was treated for a broken wrist, police said.
BISMARCK — The governors for North Dakota and South Dakota are wagering $128 on the Dakota Marker rivalry game on Saturday, Nov. 4, with the loser donating to the winning school’s foundation. The game between North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University begins at 2 p.m. in Brookings, S.D., and marks the 14th annual Dakota Marker trophy game. The trophy is a replica of the monuments places along the states’ border in the 1800s.
BISMARCK—Cara Mund, the first Miss North Dakota to be crowned Miss America, can add another rare distinction to her credit: her own day. Gov. Doug Burgum declared Saturday, Nov. 4, as Cara Mund Day after she was crowned Miss America in September. Mund, a 2012 graduate of Bismarck Century High School, is visiting the Peace Garden State this week, including events Friday in Williston and Saturday in Bismarck.
MINOT, N.D. -- The Minot Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are investigating a school shooting threat made against the city’s central high school campus through social media. It was the second school shooting threat in the past 30 days.