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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner has been hired as the new Forum News Service director in Fargo. Wagner, who has led the Herald’s news operation for almost 3½ years, will start in his new role Sept. 6. The search for his successor will start immediately, Herald Publisher Korrie Wenzel said.
BISMARCK – U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Friday she will host the Senate Indian Affairs Committee’s first field hearing on the impacts of trauma on Native American communities next week in Bismarck. The hearing will begin at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Lewis Goodhouse Wellness Center at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Friday released the numbering of five measures that will be put to a statewide vote on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Measure 1, a constitutional amendment placed on the ballot by the state Legislature, would prohibit legislators from serving in the Legislature unless they live in the district in which they were elected.
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Lottery says the winner in Monday’s Lucky for Life drawing opted for the one-time lump sum cash payment of $390,000 instead of taking an annuity payment of $25,000 a year for life. The player, a resident of Drake in north-central North Dakota who chose to remain anonymous, claimed the prize late Thursday afternoon at the lottery office in Bismarck.
BISMARCK – About 200 barrels of saltwater were spilled into a pasture in northwest North Dakota, the state Department of Health said in a news release. The spill of produced water, a byproduct of oil production, occurred Wednesday, Aug. 10, as a result of a damaged injection line. The incident occurred in Bottineau County, approximately 3.5 miles north of Mohall. The line is operated by Enduro Operating, LLC.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, we explore the phenomenal growth of the Minnesota Clay Target League, the fastest growing high school sport in the state. Host Bret Amundson and the crew followed the Pillager high team to the state meet in Alexandria, Minn., which is the world's largest shooting sports event, featuring nearly 7,000 shooters. Then Amundson and the crew headed to Clear Lake, Wis., for the North American Hunting Retriever Association's Annual Invitational. See it all in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."
STANLEY, N.D. -- A man killed in a rollover accident Friday has been identified. The North Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the victim as Eugene Reider, 55, of Ormand Beach, Fla. Reider was driving a 2007 Dodge Charger on Highway 8 about 20 miles south of Stanley shortly after noon on Friday when he crossed the highway and hit a culvert in the opposite ditch, landing on its top.
VALLEY CITY– A Valley City man was injured in Barnes County after his plane crashed in a field Friday, Aug. 5. A 1974 Thrush cropduster was flying in the area when the pilot, 45-year-old Brian Welken, started having trouble with the aircraft and tried to land the plane in an open field, a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The plane clipped a corn field and landed a mile south of Interstate 94’s exit 283 just before 3 p.m, the release said.
WATFORD CITY — A 42-year-old man who died after the cement truck he was driving crashed and rolled has been identified, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol report. Damon Miller, of Hebron, died after the truck went onto the shoulder of the road, Miller overcorrected and the truck went into the ditch and rolled. The crashed happened about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on N.D. Highway 1806 about 14 miles north of Watford City in McKenzie County.
FARGO — A federal judge has denied the man who set fire to a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks his second request for release prior to his sentencing next month. In a brief order filed Friday, U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson rejected Matthew William Gust's motion requesting release until he's sentenced Sept. 6.