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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.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 19-year-old Minot man, who also lists his address as Miami, Fla., has been arrested on 15 counts of reckless endangerment for allegedly firing a 9mm handgun 15 times into a residence the southwest part of the city. Police said Antwan Alexander was arrested just before midnight Thursday in his vehicle after he had fled from the scene at 2529 2nd Ave. SW.
GRAND FORKS -- An East Grand Forks, Minn., woman faces charges after allegedly stealing pull tabs from a Grand Forks bar and assaulting a gaming employee who confronted her. Shandi Marie Comeau, 30, has been charged with robbery using strong arm tactics, a Class C felony, after she took multiple pull tabs from El Roco Bar and Bottle Shop on Sept. 2, police say.
GRAND FORKS—A University of North Dakota professor was arrested Thursday, Sept. 8, after police found child pornography on his university-owned computer, according to a UND Police statement. Eric Hewitt Basile, 37, will appear Friday in Grand Forks District Court on eight charges of possession of certain materials prohibited, all Class C felonies. He faces five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each count.
MANDAN—Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he has asked the North Dakota National Guard for support in responding to law enforcement efforts at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site south of Mandan. The announcement came during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 8. "Because of the increased and prolonged need for law enforcement resources, I have asked General (Al) Dohrman to make available some North Dakota National Guard personnel to support law enforcement and augment their public safety efforts," Dalrymple said.
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks District Court judge has ordered the state toxicologist to testify in the DUI case against a North Dakota legislative candidate. Emily O’Brien, who is running as a Republican for a House seat in Grand Forks’ District 42, was charged with driving under the influence after getting arrested in late July in downtown Grand Forks.