Forum staff reports
FARGO — William Hoehn's request to have his murder conspiracy trial moved out of Fargo has been denied. Hoehn, 33, had asked that his trial on conspiracy to commit murder be relocated to Burleigh County because of media coverage of the case. Cass County District Judge Thomas Olson rejected the request in an order filed Monday, Sept. 10.
FARGO - President Donald Trump will make a campaign stop in North Dakota "in the coming weeks," according to an article in the Washington Post. Citing a person familiar with the president's travel plans, the newspaper said Trump events in the coming weeks were planned in North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Montana, Kentucky and Tennessee. It would be Trump's second visit to North Dakota this summer. The president held a rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo in late June to boost his agenda and support Republican U.S.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The affiliation between Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society has cleared government reviews without objection, and the organizations now plan to unite Nov. 1. The two organizations announced the latest in their planned union in a joint statement.
WAHPETON, N.D. – Authorities have identified an 84-year-old woman who was killed and two people who were injured in a home explosion Saturday, Aug. 4, west of Wahpeton. Mavis Onchuck, of Wahpeton, was killed in the blast, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. Cole Defries, 22, and Danielle Faller, 25, both of Wahpeton, were injured and were taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
EPPING, N.D. – A man who was trying to get a motorcycle off railroad tracks near here was struck and killed by a train Saturday night, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The name of the victim, a 66-year-old from Epping, has not yet been released. The crash happened about 11:30 p.m. on Williams County Road 8, 1.5 miles east of Epping.
FARGO — Two people were killed in separate motorcycle accidents in the Bismarck area Saturday, June 30, according to the state Highway Patrol. The first of the two crashes happened around 1 p.m. on state Highway 200 a mile east of Mercer. An eastbound Harley Davidson motorcycle with a passenger on board was struck by a deer, causing the driver to lose control.
GRAND FORKS — The body of a 23-year-old Grand Forks man was recovered in a pond in rural Grand Forks County on Sunday morning, July 1, after kayakers found the man's belongings in the water, according to the sheriff's office. The name of the man has not been released pending notification of his family. The death remains under investigation.
MAPLETON, N.D. – Authorities have identified 13 people involved in a serious crash involving a van full of girls basketball players and another car Thursday night, June 28, south of Mapleton. The crash happened at 8:41 p.m. on Cass County Road 15 and 42nd Street SE, approximately four miles west of West Fargo, according to a news release.
FARGO—To watch all the election results live from the North Dakota Secretary of State's website, click here.
VALLEY CITY, N.D.—Leo Hecker was presented with the community service award on Saturday, June 2, from the Dacotah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Hecker was presented the award at Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City, which is where he lives. He has made over 1 million red crepe paper poppies for the American Legion Auxiliary to commemorate Memorial Day. Hecker is one of only two people throughout the state that makes the poppies.