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MOORHEAD—A North Dakota pro-life group plans to hold a rally Oct. 25 outside the Planned Parenthood clinic here, with speakers that will include the niece of famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Alveda King, founder of Alveda King Ministries, will be the keynote speaker for the rally, said Linda Thorson, director of Concerned Women of America of North Dakota. Two other area women are also expected to speak about their personal experience with abortion, Thorson said. Thorson said the event is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. at 803 Belsly Blvd. in Moorhead.
WEST FARGO — An unoccupied personal vehicle owned by an area police officer was the target of four gunshots earlier this week and the West Fargo Police Department is asking for the public's help to determine who is responsible. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, said Lt. Greg Warren of the West Fargo Police Department. The vehicle was parked in the 800 block of Third Street East and sustained damage to the rear and front windshields.
BISMARCK—Andy Peterson, president of the Greater North Dakota Chamber, has resigned effective immediately, the organization said Thursday, Sept. 21. "The GNDC Board of Directors appreciates the seven years of service Andy has given our organization and his work on behalf of North Dakota's business community," Chamber Chairman Steve Schmitz said in a statement. "Andy leaves GNDC having made contributions that will extend beyond his tenure."
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 21, signed free-agent running back and former North Dakota State standout John Crockett to the practice squad. Crockett will replace running back Jeremy Langford, the team said on its Twitter account. Langford was injured during a special teams drill on Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reported. Crockett went undrafted in 2015 before signing with the Green Bay Packers. He appeared in two games and spent the 2016 year on injured reserve. He signed with Oakland in July before being waived Sept. 2.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Four Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail cars and two locomotives derailed upright on industry track Wednesday, Sept. 20, about 5 miles west of Jamestown, according to a BNSF official.
LARIMORE, N.D. -- A Larimore man was arrested Monday on suspicion of driving drunk following a crash that killed a 58-year-old motorcyclist in Grand Forks County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a crash at 9:15 p.m. Monday a half-mile east of Larimore on County Road 4 where Paul Albert Lilja, 43, had been traveling east in a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
PIERRE — A Dallas, S.D., man who pleaded guilty to threatening to blow up a Veterans Affairs building was sentenced 18 months in prison.
GRAND FORKS --- The University of North Dakota has begun the search for a new dean of its College of Business and Public Administration. A university press release announced Monday, Sept. 18, the creation of an 11-member search committee assembled by UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo and chaired by Cindy Juntunen, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. The committee consists of a mix of staff, faculty and UND alumni. It also includes student Erik Hanson, who is vice president of the university's student government.
KILLEEN, Texas—A Texas woman's Facebook complaint has gone viral after she complained that a decorative item featuring cotton sold at a local Hobby Lobby was "wrong on so many levels." In the Facebook post, Daniell Rider writes: "This decor is WRONG on SO many levels, There is nothing decorative about raw cotton... A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves." "A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS "decor."
BISMARCK—Opponents of a hog farm near Buffalo, N.D., are seeking another hearing at the North Dakota Supreme Court.