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ST. JOHN, ND -- The Rolette County Sheriff's office is investigating a bank robbery in St. John. Authorities confirmed it happened Wednesday afternoon, March 8. Police aren't releasing many details but say they were on scene well into Wednesday evening. Sources say an arrest was made at the casino in Belcourt, N.D.
ARNEGARD, N.D. -- The 53-year-old New Mexico man who was killed Tuesday night, March 7, when his pickup collided with another pickup a mile west of Arnegard on Highway 85 in western North Dakota has been identified. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a 1991 Dodge driven by James Martinez of Taos, N.M., was westbound when he lost control of the vehicle, colliding with an eastbound 2013 Dodge driven by a 50-year-old Palmer, Alaska, man. The Alaska man was injured in the crash, which occurred around 9:40 p.m. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, the patrol said.
KILLDEER, N.D. -- A 27-year-old Dickinson man was killed in a rollover crash that ejected him from a pickup early Thursday morning about 30 miles northwest of Killdeer in western North Dakota. The North Dakota State Highway Patrol said the man, who was driving a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup, failed to negotiate a curve around 12:30 a.m. and drove off the west side of 111th Avenue Northwest. The vehicle struck a temporary guard rail, went down a steep embankment and overturned. The man, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, the patrol said.
BISMARCK -- Revised North Dakota license plates are cropping up across the state after a controversial new plate was released in late 2015. In November, the state began issuing the revised “Sunrise” plate that changed the font for the “North Dakota” lettering, Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jamie Olson said. The revised plate features slightly larger sans serif lettering, replacing the serif font, which had small flourishes at the ends of each letter for “North Dakota” across the top of the plate.
FARGO -- Most of North Dakota is under a high wind warning until 9 Tuesday night as wind gusts could reach 65 mph in parts of the state, the National Weather Service says. Northwestern North Dakota was under a blizzard warning until 9 tonight. In Minot, sustained winds of 45 mph gusting to 56 mph were reported shortly before 4 p.m., along with blowing snow and freezing fog. Heavy snow along with 24 mph winds gusting to 31 mph were reported in Rolla.
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.
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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.