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DENVER -- North Dakota-based Cloverdale Foods Co. has agreed to pay $72,530 to settle a Clean Air Act settlement at its Mandan, N.D., facility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. The settlement resulted from a 2016 EPA inspection at the facility which revealed violations of the Clean Air Act’s Risk Management Program regulations related to the management of anhydrous ammonia, including deficiencies associated with safety and emergency contact information, hazard analysis, mechanical integrity, operating procedures and compliance audits, the EPA said in a news release.
UNDERWOOD, N.D. — One 31-year-old woman is dead after a rollover crash around 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, on Highway 83 three miles south of Underwood. A 2002 Mercury Mountaineer was traveling south on Highway 83 when it left the roadway, entered the ditch, rolled over and came to rest on its driver's side. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Courtney Silk was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
FARGO — A man accused of fatally shooting his father was found and arrested in a park about 11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, Fargo police said. Christopher Riley, 34, of Fargo, had been on the run for about a week. He's charged in Cass County District Court with murder, a Class AA felony, and he made his first court appearance Friday, Sept. 28. The prosecution asked that his bail be set at $1 million cash only.
MINOT, N.D. -- The Righteous Brothers will perform in place of Alabama at the Norsk Høstfest on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Minot because of a severe case of bronchitis for Alabama lead vocalist Randy Owen, the Scandinavian festival organization said Friday. Høstfest officials said in a news release a jet will be commissioned to fly The Righteous Brothers directly from Las Vegas to Minot to perform at 7:30 p.m. All tickets for the Alabama show will be honored for The Righteous Brothers in the same seats as originally purchased.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The Jamestown Regional Medical Center board of directors approved the start of construction of a new cancer center as early as Monday, Oct. 1, according to an announcement Thursday. The announcement was made Thursday evening during a cancer center fundraising event at JRMC. "This is one of those monumental moments we get to experience and be a part of," said Trisha Jungels, chief nursing officer and interim CEO of JRMC. "The community wants this. The community deserves this."
FARGO — Valley City State University has a new president, Alan LaFave, who was named to the post by the State Board of Higher Education Thursday, Sept. 27, according to a news release. He is currently provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.
GRAND FORKS — A Grafton man blamed his heavy-sleeping habits for sexually assaulting a teen, court documents said. Robert Kringstad, 39, told police "I sleep hard and things happen. One simple mistake and that's all it took," an affidavit said. He was arrested Monday, Sept. 24. Court documents allege a 16- or 17-year-old girl was sleeping on a living room floor after a concert on May 4 when she awoke around 5 a.m. because Kringstad's hand was down her pants and fondling her. She left the living room and told her mother the next day, an affidavit said.
WASHINGTON — Watch live as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before senators on allegations of sexual assault by Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
HAZELTON, N.D. -- A 61-year-old Bismarck man killed in a head-on collision with a semi-truck Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, has been identified. James Ludwig was southbound on his 2008 Harley Davidson around 2:50 p.m. when it veered into the path of a Kenworth tractor trailer on Highway 83. The semi driver, Jared Elsner, 46, of Marion, was not injured, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 29-year-old woman killed in a collision with a Williston police vehicle early Tuesday morning, Sept. 25, has been identified. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Wendy Newsome was driving a 2013 Hyundai Sonata westbound on 42nd Street W. when her vehicle entered an intersection with a green light. Her vehicle struck the southbound squad car, which had activated lights and siren, proceeding through a red light, the patrol said.