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FARGO – An 18-year-old Fargo man pleaded guilty Monday, Jan. 9, to gross sexual imposition and terrorizing in a case that involved the sexual assault of a young woman in the parking lot of the Fargo Holiday Inn in August 2013. Abdirahman P. Sahel approached two young female hotel guests who were smoking in the hotel parking lot and threatened them with a handgun before forcing one of the girls to perform a sexual act, according to information shared Monday in Cass County District Court. Sahel will be sentenced after a presentence investigation is completed
CANNON BALL -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick donated $50,000 to a Standing Rock Sioux Reservation health clinic in December, his website says. Kaepernick pledged $1 million from the sales of his jerseys to various causes and organizations at a news conference following a polarizing decision not to stand during the national anthem before games this season.
MAYVILLE, N.D. — One man was found dead in a house fire Saturday, Jan. 7, on the east side of Mayville, the Traill County Sheriff’s Department reported. About 6:26 a.m., the sheriff’s department received a 911 call reporting a house fire on 7th Avenue Northeast, near the hospital, the report said.
BISMARCK -- In his first full week in office, Gov. Doug Burgum held meetings with North Dakota Native American tribes in what he calls an effort to understand the unique challenges and circumstances of the state’s tribal communities.
BERTHOLD, N.D. -- Authorities seized 11½ pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Tuesday, Jan. 3, and are calling it one of the largest drug busts in North Dakota. Authorities arrested three Washington men, David Salazar, 47, Gregorio Capetillo, 24, and Louis Parra Magana, 19, for misdemeanor drug possession.
FARGO—A Grand Forks man pleaded guilty Thursday, Jan. 5, in Cass County District Court to one count of promoting obscenity to minors for using a phone app called Snapchat to send images of his penis to the phones of other Snapchat users, including several juveniles. James Ryan Burden will be sentenced after a presentence investigation is completed. Prosecutor Ryan Younggren told Judge Frank Racek at Thursday's plea hearing that he will likely recommend six months in jail for Burden.
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven took the oath of office Tuesday, Jan. 3, for his second term in the U.S. Senate. Hoeven, R-N.D., was named to five Senate committees: Appropriations, Energy and Natural Resources, Agriculture, Homeland Security and Indian Affairs. The former North Dakota governor defeated Democrat Eliot Glassheim and Libertarian Robert Marquette in the Nov. 8 for a second six-year term in the Senate.
BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum will deliver the State of the State Address to a joint session of the 65th North Dakota Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in the House Chamber of the state Capitol in Bismarck.
An eclectic mix of stories rounded out the biggest headlines in North Dakota during 2016 as oil, agriculture, politics, sports and money dominated the landscape and conversations in the Peace Garden State. Add a fatal shooting and a drug epidemic, and the top 10 stories in North Dakota reveal a year filled with tragedy, triumph and storylines that will continue to play out into the new year. These are the top 10 stories compiled by Forum News Service and ranked by editors across the state.
JACKSON, Wyo. — A 33-year-old West Fargo man was snowmobiling on a trip out in Wyoming when he somehow hit a tree and died on Friday, Dec. 30. Andrew Grossnickle was snowmobiling with a group of friends near Togwotee Mountain Lodge in northwest Wyoming on Friday morning when the incident occurred, according to the Jackson Hole Daily.