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GRAND FORKS -- A retired member of Norway’s Parliament will give a talk, “Norway, NATO and Trump,” Thursday at the University of North Dakota. Odd Einar Dorum will focus on the importance of NATO to Norway and Europe as well as potential changes with the election of President Donald Trump and the aggressiveness of Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, according to Bruce Gjovig, chairman of the UND’s Nordic Initiative and director of the UND Center for Innovation. Dorum is on campus this week to talk with students and leaders about educational exchanges in Norway.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A Devils Lake man is banned from contract work in North Dakota for five years after soliciting more than $20,000 from residents for work he never performed. The North Dakota Attorney General’s consumer protection division sued Wayne Joseph Delorme Jr. for doing business as 3D Home Improvements and violating the state’s consumer fraud and contractor licensing laws.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota High School Activities Association says the Class B, Region 4, 6 and 8 boys basketball tournaments have been postponed again because of bad weather. The tournaments will start Thursday, March 9, making it the second rescheduling for these events this week. The semifinals will be held Friday with the third-place and title games on Saturday.
Gordmans Stores Inc., a Midwestern department-store chain founded more than a century ago, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg News.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota High School Activities Association says the Class B, Region 4, 6 and 8 boys basketball tournaments have been postponed due to expected heavy snow and poor road conditions. The tournaments will start Tuesday, March 7. The Region 4 tournament begins with the quarterfinals Tuesday at the Devils Lake Sports Center. Region 6 begins at the Minot State Dome with the Friday’s third-place and championship games at the Minot Auditorium.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Five suspects are in custody in connection with the Feb. 14 shooting death of University of Minnesota Duluth student William Grahek, Duluth police announced Friday afternoon. Deandre Demetrius Davenport, 21, Noah Duane Baker, 19, Noah Anthony Charles King, 18, Tara Rai Baker, 22, and Xavier Alfred Haywood, 26, are all being held in the St. Louis County Jail.
FARGO — A Fargo man who was unscathed after a double-fatal collision on a South Dakota highway in 2009 was killed over the weekend in a motorcycle crash while headed to the Daytona 500 NASCAR race. Nicholas James Helgeson, 29, had a passion for motorcycles, and taking the trip to Daytona was "a dream come true," his obituary said. He was riding with his stepfather from Cape Coral, Fla., to Daytona on Saturday, Feb. 25, when the crashed happened. On a two-lane highway, an oncoming driver veered into Helgeson's lane and struck him head-on, his obituary said.
FARGO — A crew quickly demolished the home of a convicted murderer who shot and killed a Fargo police officer responding to a domestic disturbance last year. Using heavy equipment, the crew knocked down the north Fargo home Friday, March 3, once lived in by Marcus Schumacher. A standoff began Feb. 10, 2016, after Schumacher and his wife, Michelle, were arguing. He may have shot a gun in her direction, according to an official report detailing the investigation into the night's events.
The beginning to the match started as most wrestling matches do -- with a handshake. Both wrestlers in Pennsylvania took their starting poses, but then the 4-year-old boy -- the opponent of a older girl, who is 5 -- took off running. The girl was in hot pursuit, but as she completed the first lap, she raised her arms -- most likely to her coach -- like "What am I supposed to do?" Eventually, the referee blew the whistle and the wrestlers began wrestling -- at least until the little boy made his escape and made a run for it once again.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum appointed former Bismarck Tribune publisher Brian Kroshus to the North Dakota Public Service Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Kroshus, currently group publisher for Mandan-based Lee Agri-Media, a network of agricultural newspapers, will fill the position vacated by Brian Kalk, who served two years of a six-year term before resigning last month. An election will be held in November 2018 for the remaining two years of the term.