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MANDAN, N.D. – A Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of terrorizing a vehicle full of journalists and recklessly driving a pickup in the protest area and then fleeing police turned himself into the Morton County Sheriff’s Department. James White of Cannon Ball, N.D., was wanted on felony warrants for reckless endangerment, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving and felonious restraint.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Senate overwhelmingly rejected a resolution that would have, if approved by voters, removed the State Hospital from the state Constitution Tuesday, Jan. 10. The change would have struck language from a section of the North Dakota Constitution that lists the State Hospital in Jamestown as one of the public institutions “permanently located” across the state. The resolution would have put the change to voters in 2018.
BISMARCK – North Dakota House members voted Tuesday, Jan. 10, to authorize the governor to activate the National Guard in the event of a cyber attack. House lawmakers voted 78-14 to approved House Bill 1104, which adds cyber attack to the reasons the governor can mobilize the National Guard, in addition to natural disasters, riots and other imminent threats. Some who voted against it said the language in the bill was too broad.
FARGO—The federal police agency charged with protecting members of Congress executed a search warrant in Fargo Tuesday morning, Jan. 10. Local police assisted officers from the U.S. Capitol Police, said Deputy Chief Joe Anderson of the Fargo Police Department. The search warrant appears to have been executed on the 1600 block of 51st St. S., where law enforcement personnel could be seen entering and leaving the residence late Tuesday morning.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 29-year-old Flint, Mich., man is accused of assaulting another inmate at the Ward County Jail on New Year's Day. According to a probable cause affidavit, Adrian Durrell Gordon got into a fight with Aaron Williams and Gordon stabbed Williams in the mouth with a pencil. Gordon is charged with aggravated assault, a Class C felony.
FARGO — The takeoff of a United Express commuter jet flight to Denver from Fargo was safely aborted Monday, Jan. 9, after the plane blew two tires, a Hector International Airport spokesman said. About 6:30 a.m., United Express Flight 4629, a 50-passenger Embraer 145, was rolling down the runway for takeoff when two right rear tires blew on the landing gear, said Airport Authority Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein.
BISMARCK -- More federal charges have been filed against a pipeline protester accused of shooting toward law enforcement officers in October. Red Fawn Fallis, 37, of Colorado, allegedly fired a gun while being arrested during a police raid of the northern "front line" Dakota Access Pipeline camp on Oct. 27.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Five residents of northeast North Dakota have submitted their names for consideration to join the State Board of Higher Education.
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.