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GRAFTON, N.D. -- A Grafton man who sexually assaulted a young boy has been ordered to serve more than 20 years in prison after facing a possible life sentence. Adam...
BOTTINEAU, N.D. — A former Bottineau teacher will spend less than 50 days in jail for sex crimes involving teenage boys and avoid registering as a sex offender. Marissa Ashley Deslauriers, born in 1991, was sentenced Thursday, Sept. 15, in Bottineau County District Court to two misdemeanor charges of contributing to a deprivation of a minor and two misdemeanors of sexual assault.
WILLISTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $26 million in additional federal funding to the city of Williston to support the construction of a new airport, it was announced Thursday. The funding is in addition to the $27 million Sloulin Field International Airport received for the project last year.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 37-year-old Minot area man has been arrested for stealing items from numerous storage units and putting it in his own, police said. Police said Tyler Ahlstrom is being held on five counts of felony burglary, pending his initial court appearance.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp are encouraging North Dakota students to apply for the 2017 United States Senate Youth Program, which will be held March 4-11. The competitive program annually gathers 104 of the nation’s most outstanding high school students – two from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity – in Washington for a weeklong study of the federal government. Each student also receives a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship.
WEST FARGO — More than 120 visitors from 10 countries joined the Big Iron throng, seeking common ground relationships in agriculture through the Big Iron International Visitors Program. The event is sponsored by the North Dakota Trade Office with the cooperation of the U.S Commercial Service and has become a regular fixture of Big Iron, which runs Tuesday, Sept. 13, through Thursday this year.
LEMMON, S.D. – A Salem, Oregon, woman has been identified as the person who died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening east of Lemmon in far northern South Dakota near the North Dakota border.. Alexandra O’Hara, 45, was driving a 1998 Saturn SW east on U.S. Highway 12 near mile marker 107. The vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and entered the south ditch. The vehicle came back onto the roadway and then rolled multiple times.
WARD COUNTY, N.D. -- A Rice Lake man died when he was ejected from his vehicle in a rollover crash on Ward County Road 13 on Saturday, Sept. 10, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. According to the Highway Patrol report: Steven Hvizdos, 59, of Rice Lake, was driving north on County Road 13 from Ryder to Rice Lake about 6:45 p.m.
LEMMON, S.D. – One person died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening 15 miles east of Lemmon near the North Dakota-South Dakota border in the far northwest part of the state. The name of the driver is not yet being released pending notification of family members.
CUSTER, S.D. -- The name of the Iowa man who died in a fatal motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon in Custer State Park in the Black Hills has been released. Douglas Boemecke, 72, Davenport, Iowa, died from his injuries. Timothy Boemecke, 52, Fallon, Illinois, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries.