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BISMARCK — North Dakota's 2018 deer season is set, with 55,150 licenses available to hunters this fall, 650 more than last year, the Game and Fish Department announced Tuesday, May 15. In total, antlered mule deer licenses increased by 150 from last year, antlerless mule deer by 550, antlered whitetail by 150 and antlerless whitetail by 150. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department reduced the number of "any antlered" licenses by 100, and reduced "any antlerless" license by 250.
BISMARCK — A Fargo man has been sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison for threatening U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, federal officials said Tuesday, May 15. Kevin Lee Olson, 57, will also serve two years of supervised release after his prison sentence for "threatening interstate communications." Olson was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Chief Judge Brian Miller of Arkansas, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Chris Myers' office.
BISMARCK — The second Recovery Reinvented, the conference focused on battling addiction hosted by Gov. Doug Burgum and first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, has been scheduled for Sept. 5 at the Fargo Civic Center.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Petroleum Council kicked off this week the Planting for the Future program, a project that will involve planting 58,000 trees and shrubs in the state. The program is a partnership with the Outdoor Heritage Fund, Oneok, Whiting Petroleum and private landowners to plant trees that will help with conservation, soil preservation and wildlife habitat.
BISMARCK – A New Rockford-Sheyenne student was named the Students Against Destructive Decisions student of the year on Wednesday, May 9, the North Dakota governor’s office said in a news release. Lauren Roscoe, a member of SADD for six years and currently serves on the SADD Advisory Board for New Rockford-Sheyenne Public Schools. Roscoe, of New Rockford, will receive the a scholarship for $1,000 and is eligible for a leadership experience at the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Washington in the summer of 2019.
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli related to romaine lettuce from the Yuma region. The Minnesota Department of Health is working with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and public health agencies in other states to investigate an outbreak. Information on the national outbreak can be found on CDC's and FDA's websites.
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks man has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman and saying he would "slit her throat" if she didn't stop resisting on the Greenway, police said in court documents. David Scott Peterson, 58, was formally charged Monday, May 7, in Grand Forks District Court with a Class AA felony of gross sexual imposition, a Class C felony of terrorizing and a Class A misdemeanor charge of ingesting a controlled substance. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
GRAND FORKS—Eastern North Dakota is in a Red Flag Warning through 6 p.m. Monday, May 7, as strong winds, dry grass and low humidity create ideal conditions for wildfire outbreaks to occur, the National Weather Service said. The warning is in effect for Cavalier, Pembina, Walsh, Nelson, Grand Forks, Griggs, Steele, Traill, Barnes, Cass, Ransom, Sargent and Richland counties.
BISMARCK -- The University of Mary, expecting a record 500 incoming freshmen for this fall’s semester, will employ a waiting list for the first time in the school’s history. The freshman class will be a 20 percent increase over the 2017 incoming enrollment figures, the school said in a news release.
CAVALIER, N.D. — A 45-year-old woman who died after fleeing police on Saturday, April 28, has been identified as Dena M. Peterson of Cavalier, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Peterson was involved in a high-speed chase in a 2010 Kia Soul SUV around 8 p.m. when the vehicle drove into a ditch, struck a field approach and rolled east of Cavalier. Peterson was not wearing a seat belt and died at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.