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BISMARCK – Dive teams found no victim and authorities couldn’t even find the person who reported a possible drowning Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Cannonball River next to a camp where Dakota Access Pipeline opponents are staying, Sioux County Sheriff Frank Landeis said.
BISMARCK — In the days leading up to a clash between law enforcement and Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, governors from three states renewed a plea to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve an easement for pipeline construction to cross the Missouri River in North Dakota. The governors — Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota, Terry Branstad of Iowa and Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota — wrote an Oct. 25 letter to three top Corps officials urging them to move forward with final easement approval.
WAHPETON, N.D. -- One person died and another was injured when a car and a truck collided Thursday morning, Oct. 27, near Wahpeton. According to a report released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol: The crash happened about 6:45 a.m. on 182nd Avenue S.E. about a mile north of Wahpeton.
GRAND FORKS -- The Grand Forks Police Department is investigating an accident in which a young pedestrian was struck Thursday morning by a vehicle near Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. A 10-year-old boy was struck in the crosswalk at the intersection of 21st Street South and 11th Avenue South at 7:39 a.m., according to a news release.
BISMARCK — North Dakota's fourth- and eighth-graders ranked in the top five among states in a national science exam, the superintendent of public instruction announced Thursday, Oct. 27. The students scored well above the national average on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress tests, Kirsten Baesler said.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Negotiations between protesters and law enforcement broke down Wednesday, Oct. 26, with protesters holding their ground at a frontline camp to block the Dakota Access Pipeline. Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney was among a contingent of law enforcement who met with camp representatives Wednesday on Highway 1806 on the other side of a roadblock established by protesters. Laney told the protesters officers don't want a confrontation, but they have to enforce the rule of law.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline called for a "national day of action" on Tuesday, Oct. 25, by asking supporters to share prayers and songs for more than 100 people arrested during protests this past weekend.
BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrymple has received a petition seeking the removal of McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger and asked the attorney general to conduct an investigation. A letter from Dalrymple written Tuesday, Oct. 25, confirms that the governor’s office received the petition from Todd Schwarz, acting McKenzie County state’s attorney, and requests that Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem conduct an investigation within 30 days.
BISMARCK — Write-in candidates for governor, U.S. House and president have been certified to appear on North Dakota ballots. The candidates met state filing requirements for appearing on the ballots, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said in a news release Monday, Oct. 24.
A woman being held in the Stutsman County Correctional Center on charges of gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony, and child neglect or abuse, a Class B felony. Hailey Tardif, either 20 or 21, 711 10th St. NE Apartment 305, is accused of willfully engaging in a sexual act with a child younger than 15 years old and inflicting bodily or mental injury on a child younger than 6 between Feb. 1 and July 19. She remains in custody on a $10,000 cash bond.