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BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Health said it is seeking legal guidance to clarify apparent conflicting provisions in the Compassionate Care Act, the medical marijuana measure approved Nov. 8 by voters in a statewide vote. In a news release Monday, Nov. 28, Health Department officials said they want to define terms noted in Measure 5 and protect the integrity of the measure, which passed when 63.8 percent of voters approved it.
GARRISON -- A 26-year-old driver was killed and her passenger injured in a rollover crash Saturday, Nov. 26, two miles west of Garrison. Shaunita Haycock of Roseglen died at the scene, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. The vehicle was westbound on Highway 37 about 12:35 p.m. when it drove onto the north shoulder before the driver overcorrected, causing the Chevrolet Blazer to skid and then overturn multiple times, the patrol said.
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- A Grand Forks native was killed in the line of duty after a semi hit the Colorado State trooper Friday near Denver. Trooper Cody Donahue, an 11-year veteran of the Colorado State Patrol, was responding to an unrelated crash at 2 p.m. on Interstate 25 south of Castle Rock when he was hit and killed by a passing semi driven by Noe Gamez-Ruiz, 41, of Denver, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Donahue was outside his car at the time of the crash.
MANDAN — A Mandan man has died after rolling his van north of town on Thanksgiving. Richard Nevins, 61, drove his 2014 Dodge cargo van into the ditch Thursday afternoon after failing to navigate a curve, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The van rolled and vaulted in the air, according to a press release. Nevins was not wearing his seat belt and was declared dead at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.
BISMARCK — Kathy Jaeger, wife of North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger, died Thursday, Nov. 24, at the age of 67. Al Jaeger said his wife was born in Fargo, where she attended school. He said she was a graduate of what is now Minnesota State University Moorhead and later worked for a time at Straus Clothing in Fargo. The couple married in 1986.
FARGO -- North Dakota’s governor and U.S. congress members leaders are urging President Barack Obama to make a speedy decision on the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
MINOT -- An alleged drunken driver struck a 2-year-old boy at a Minot residence on Monday. The Ward County Sheriff’s Department said Cody Lee Pausig, 29, was arrested at the...
VALLEY CITY — A car failed to stop for a stop sign here Monday morning and collided with a school bus carrying children. No one was hurt in the crash, which occurred about 8 a.m. at an intersection in downtown Valley City, said Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson. Thompson said the driver of the car was cited for failing to yield.
KILLDEER – A valve failure at an oil well caused about 400 barrels, or 16,800 gallons, of oil to spill on Saturday, Nov. 19, but the spill was contained and recovered, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said. HRC Operating LLC reported the incident on Sunday at a well about 15 miles north of Killdeer.
A 76-year-old Minot man died in a rear-end crash in a passing lane on Interstate 94 just outside of Dickinson on Wednesday morning. Jules Wyum and Ashlynn Dietz, 20, of Beach were both heading west out of Dickinson about 11:20 a.m. when the North Dakota Highway Patrol said Dietz rear-ended the Wyum vehicle. Both vehicles had significant damage. Wyum died at CHI St. Alexius hospital in Dickinson.