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BISMARCK -- The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is weighing in on the Dakota Access Pipeline protest and calling on the United States to ensure it’s complying with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Alvaro Pop Ac, chairman of the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, said in a statement that the U.N.
WAHPETON, N.D.—Authorities arrested two men on charges of possession with intent to distribute about 60 grams of cocaine. The arrests by the Southeast Multi County Agency Drug Task Force took place Tuesday, Aug. 30, following an investigation with the U.S. Postal Inspection Office. The suspects, Hector Brito, 27, and Christopher Baxter, 27, both from Wahpeton, were arrested after authorities intercepted a package that was to be delivered to Baxter's residence, according to a news release by the agency.
KATHRYN, N.D. — A man was killed and another injured in a head-on collision Wednesday, Aug. 31, in Barnes County, according to the state Highway Patrol. Their names are expected to be released Thursday.
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. -- Authorities have identified the man who died in a Griggs County rollover crash Tuesday, Aug. 30, as Alan Goyne, 37, Finley. His passenger, who was airlifted to a Fargo hospital, was Tenisha Dean, 28, Cooperstown, according to the state Highway Patrol.
PORTAL, N.D.—Rail containers from Asia were stopped at the Canadian border in Portal after a federal agency found multiple pests and invasive seeds in the shipments.
NORTHWOOD, N.D. -- A sex offender who lived in Northwood will spend a year behind bars for exposing himself and having sexual contact with a dog. Reuben John Pfau, 74, pleaded guilty Dec. 31 in Grand Forks County District Court to indecent exposure, a Class C felony, and a deviate sexual act, a Class A misdemeanor. On Wednesday, Judge Donald Hager sentenced him to five years in prison, but three years were suspended.
GRAND FORKS — UND athletic director Brian Faison announced this morning that the UND men's golf program has secured the necessary external funding in order to be reinstated for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. The athletics department had announced in April that it was discontinuing its men's golf and baseball programs as part of the University's overall budget restructuring process.
MINOT -- The North Dakota Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at a predetermined location in Ward County from 10 p.m. to midnight on Friday. For sober drivers, the delay should be minimal, the patrol said. Sobriety checkpoints are an important tool to reduce alcohol-related crashes. Each year, about 50 percent of the state’s fatal crashes involve alcohol.
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. -- A driver was killed and a passenger was injured in a rollover crash early Tuesday evening on Highway 200 near Cooperstown. Around 7:30 p.m., a male driver lost control of a 1979 Corvette on a curve just west of the Sheyenne River valley and drove onto the south shoulder, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The driver overcorrected and the vehicle entered the north ditch and rolled, coming to rest on its roof.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A 12-year-old boy has been referred to the Ramsey County juvenile court supervisor for allegedly menacing a woman Saturday night at Sweetwater Elementary School in Devils Lake. Devils Lake Police Department Detective Sue Schwab said the child had held a toy gun to the woman, who Schwab believed was an employee at the school, and “had indicated, ‘This is a robbery.’ ”