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PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz fans will need to wait a little longer to see their favorite player on the field. Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed Wednesday, Sept. 12, that Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the team at Tampa Bay on Sunday. Pederson told the media Wednesday morning Wentz has yet to be cleared for contact.
FARGO — A Fargo man will spend more than a decade behind bars for possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Damian Scott Olvera, 26, was sentenced in federal court on Monday, Sept. 10, to 15 years in prison on charges of possession of materials containing child pornography and receipt of materials containing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Olvera will be under supervised release for 15 years following his prison sentence. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office news release:
FARGO — The noxious weed palmer amaranth is suspected in fields in McIntosh County, near the site where the weed was discovered in August in south-central North Dakota. North Dakota State University Extension, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and others scouted and destroyed the plants from the fields and will continue to monitor the area. The state is awaiting DNA test results to confirm whether the weeds are palmer amaranth.
FARGO — Minnesota ranked third and North Dakota fourth in WalletHub's 2018 Happiest States in America report. To determine where Americans are happiest, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 31 indicators. The data set includes emotional health, job satisfaction, income growth and safety. The top 10 happiest states are • Hawaii • Utah • Minnesota • North Dakota • California • Idaho • Maryland • Iowa • South Dakota • Nebraska
BISMARCK – North Dakota businesses will transform the state Capitol into a shopping mall for locally made products on Thursday, Sept. 13, during the annual Pride of Dakota Day.
FARGO – There are three new places to hunt and fish in Minnesota and North Dakota. The U.S. Department of the Interior plans to open more than 251,000 acres nationally to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke made the announcement Sept. 7, saying the move was made in an effort to increase access to public lands.
GRAND FORKS -- A man allegedly shot himself in the head and called 911 from a picnic area of a Grand Forks park Friday afternoon, Sept. 7. Officers were called to Riverside Park for a self-inflicted shooting shortly after 1:30 p.m. Grand Forks Police Sgt. Travis Benson said the man, whose name has not been released, called 911 himself. The man was still alive when police arrived and was transported to the hospital. Benson said to his knowledge no one else was around the park when the shooting occurred.
LINTON, N.D. — The superintendent of the Linton school district issued a written apology to Saturday’s football opponent after students there burned an effigy with an opposing team player’s number on it before the homecoming game against Oakes. A video shows an effigy, with the number Oakes football player, Dalton Nelson, hanging from a basketball hoop. The students then lit it on fire.
BISMARCK -- A Burleigh County resident initially thought to have measles has now tested negative for the disease, the North Dakota Department of Health said in a news release Thursday afternoon, Sept. 6. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ran a subsequent test on the sample, per protocol.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Police say what was reported earlier as an active shooter disturbance at Sanford Medical Center was not a shooting, as investigators found no evidence of shots having been fired Thursday morning, Sept. 6. Eyewitness accounts suggested there were up to three shots fired on the second floor of the hospital in Aberdeen, but investigators say the noises people heard were likely caused by a suspect banging on something.