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FARGO-- Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars apparently is bringing his magic to the Fargodome. Mars recently released on his website a list of cities he plans to perform at during his 24K Magic Tour, though dates have yet to be released. Fargo was among more than 80 cities in the U.S., Canada and Europe listed as upcoming headline shows, including Winnipeg and St. Paul. In a recent interview with a British radio station, Mars said the tour would begin next year.
LISBON — The 44-year-old Lisbon woman killed in a hit-and-run accident near here was identified Saturday, Nov. 5, as Ilina Valkova. Investigators believe Valkova was hit by 30-year-old Paul Daniel Vincent, of Gwinner, sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Friday just outside of Lisbon in southeast North Dakota, according to a news release from Capt. Bryan Niewind, commander with the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
BISMARCK — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II on Friday, Nov. 4, renewed his call for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reassess the Dakota Access Pipeline after an expert hired by the tribe found inadequacies with the agency's environmental assessment. A report by Richard Kuprewicz of consulting firm Accufacts Inc., hired by Standing Rock, found that the Army Corps failed to adequately address pipeline safety and the risks the pipeline poses to Lake Oahe and the tribe on the Standing Rock reservation, less than a mile away from the water crossing.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The number of job openings in North Dakota is down almost 20 percent from a year ago, according to a report released Wednesday. Job Service North Dakota said the 13,551 online job openings across the state in October were 18.8 percent lower than the same month a year ago and 8.1 percent below September. Thirty-nine of North Dakota's 53 counties reported year-over-year drops in job openings, according to Job Service.
BISMARCK — Law enforcement officers are responding as Dakota Access Pipeline protesters try to build a wooden pedestrian bridge across a creek between the main protest camp and the pipeline construction area, Morton County spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said shortly before noon Wednesday, Nov. 2. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given the county orders to remove the makeshift bridge and arrest for criminal trespass any protesters who cross the Cantapeta Creek, Preskey said. "Protesters involved in this activity are violating numerous federal and state laws," she said.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A body believed to be that of a missing Williston man has been found. Nathan Hartman was originally reported missing on Sept. 27 and had not been seen or heard from since.
MANDAN, N.D. — The Morton County Sheriff's Department said it will not file charges against a man who pulled a rifle from his pickup truck as he was confronted by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters Thursday, providing a description of events that differed from the one shared by protesters.
BISMARCK - A 54-year-old Tuttle, N.D., man was found guilty by a federal jury on Monday after a four-day trial of charges related to his involvement with a 14-year-old girl from the Philippines. Calvin Bernhardt was found guilty of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, attempted receipt of materials depicting the sexual exploitation of a minor, counterfeit currency, tampering with witness or evidence and attempted travel with intent to engage in sexual acts with a minor.
FARGO -- A man convicted of being an accomplice in a deadly Fargo bar fight -- Jessy Olson -- was sentenced Monday, Oct. 21, in Cass County District Court to 20 years in prison in the Joey Gaarsland murder case. Twenty years is the same sentence a co-defendant received earlier in October. Olson, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of accomplice to murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault in the beating death of Gaarsland outside a Fargo bar in May 2015.
FARGO – An 18-year-old Fargo man was sentenced Monday, Oct. 31, in Cass County District Court to 12 years in prison in a robbery case stemming from an attack in the parking lot of the West Acres Shopping Center in September 2014. Abdirahman Sahel was convicted during a trial in September of robbery, attempted kidnapping, terrorizing, and simple assault for attacking a female mall employee who was getting into her car when she was attacked.