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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Foul play does not appear to be involved in the death of a 44-year-old man found dead Sunday just south of the Flying J Travel Plaza in Grand Forks, police said Monday. The man, identified by police Monday as Shane Keith Fried, 44, of New Dundee, Ontario, was found dead Sunday morning with "significant trauma."
BISMARCK -- North Dakota’s early Canada goose season is set as the state tries to reduce bird numbers. The season will open Aug. 15 and continue through Sept. 15, except...
NEW TOWN, N.D. – A lightning strike is blamed for a fire at a saltwater disposal well that occurred Sunday in Mountrail County, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said. Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. reported that 400 barrels of produced water, or 16,800 gallons, were released, contained and recovered from a fire at a disposal well about 10 miles north of New Town. Saltwater is a waste byproduct of oil production.
GRAND FORKS - Grand Forks Police haven't found the swimmer who was swept down the Red River during the early hours of July 22, but they say he's safe. According to a statement released by the police department on Thursday morning, July 28, police "received communication" from someone who said he was that swimmer on Wednesday evening.
MINOT -- A 27-year-old Minot man has been charged with assaulting a police officer for kicking two officers while they were attempting to arrest him for not paying a bill...
MANKATO, Minn.—On the day players began reporting to training camp, the Minnesota Vikings extended the contract of head coach Mike Zimmer. The team announced the extension early Thursday afternoon, but terms of the contract were not disclosed. Zimmer led Minnesota to an 11-5 record and the team's first division championship since 2009 last season. Zimmer's 18-14 record gives him the second-most wins by a Vikings head coach in his first two seasons, trailing only the late Dennis Green, who had 20 wins.
MANDAREE – A lightning strike is blamed for a fire at a saltwater disposal well that caused 2,200 barrels, or 92,400 gallons, of produced water to spill last weekend in McKenzie County, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Wednesday. Bosque Disposal Systems reported the incident on Monday that occurred on Saturday at a saltwater disposal well about 7 miles northwest of Mandaree.The entire spill was contained on the location and has been recovered, state officials said.
FARGO— A bandit striking the Roger Maris Museum inside West Acres mall Tuesday morning, July 26, targeted one item: A belt, much like pro wrestlers don after winning championships, traditionally given to the pro athlete of the year. It was the only item stolen following an early morning break-in at the museum housing memorabilia of one of Fargo's most famous sons. The burglar, who smashed a window in the museum, snatched the S. Rae Hickok belt given to home-run-record-breaker Maris in 1961.
BISMARCK — Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Monday appointed Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Robert Becklund to be the next deputy adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard. Becklund currently serves as executive director for the North Dakota Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site in Grand Forks. Becklund replaces Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, who Dalrymple appointed to serve as the state’s adjutant general last year.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, host Bret Amundson and the crew visited Saskatchewan's great Tazin Lake to catch a world record lake trout. At this famed trout factory, they caught numerous fish that broke personal bests. They broke rods. They had giants get off the hook near the boat. ... And then, during the final minutes of the trip, they boated a monster. Watch it all unfold on this weekend's episode of Northland Outdoors TV.