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WEST FARGO, N.D.—Brian Johnson, the former owner of "Johnson's Barn," a historic dance hall and event venue in rural Arthur, N.D., has died. He was 66. Johnson died Saturday, June 16, at home in West Fargo. In 2012, Johnson was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and retired from farming as a result in 2015, said his obituary. For 63 years, each-and-every Friday, thousands of toe-tapping guests at Johnson's Barn got to experience Johnson's "fervor for life" firsthand.
GREENVILLE, N.C.—A South Carolina man who has a tattoo of a gun on his forehead was arrested for illegally possessing a firearm, among other charges, police said. Michael Vines, of Greenville, S.C., allegedly tossed a fully-loaded Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolved onto the grass after getting in a car wreck recently, according to a post on the Greenville Police Department's Facebook page. Police were tipped off to the crime by the Greenville Fire Department after a group of nearby firefighters witnessed Vines tossing the gun away.
North Dakota GOP Senate candidate Kevin Cramer sought and received the support of a conservative anti-LGBT group that links homosexuality to pedophelia and defends conversion therapy, CNN is reporting. Virginia GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart was the only other name mentioned in the report. The CNN report comes one day after Cramer, who is coming off a landslide victory in Tuesday’s primary election, received a staunch backing from President Trump in a Wednesday, June 13 tweet.
WASHINGTON D.C.—In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, June 13, President Trump sent out a ringing endorsement for GOP Senate hopeful Kevin Cramer, sending a shockwave through what is anticipated to be a hotly contested race with incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., in November’s general election. The tweet from President Trump reads: "Congratulations to @kevincramer on his huge win in North Dakota. We need Kevin in the Senate, and I strongly endorse him. Heidi voted NO on our Tax Cuts, and always will vote no when we need her. Kevin is strong on Crime & Borders, big on Cutting Taxes!"
FARGO—North Dakota's statewide June, 2018 election results presented voters with few, if any, surprises. However, if you take a look into the numbers, you may find a few. Here is a summary of the June, 2018 election results by the numbers. By the numbers:
APPLETON, Wis.—The death certificate of 13-year-old Brianna Gussert only begins to explain the tragedy surrounding her cruel and unusual death. Greg Gussert, Brianna's father, said the death certificate lists her daughter's estimated date of death as May 24, 2017. It wouldn't be until five days later, on May 29, however, that Briann's death would be reported to local police.
GLENDALE, Calif.—America: you can officialy rest easy tonight. Nationwide restaurant chain IHOP, now known as IHOb, revealed on its social media pages Monday morning, June 11, what the "b" in their new name stands for. The internet was buzzing last week after then-IHOP announced on Monday, June 4, that the restaurant would be making a dramatic change to their infamous brand by flipping the "p" in their logo to a "b."
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK—A California woman is now in good condition after she was gored by a bison Wednesday morning, June 6, at Yellowstone National Park. Kim Hancock, 59, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was gored by a bull bison at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin, according to a news release .
Known more by the acronym "IHOP," the International House of Pancakes announced Monday, June 4, that the popular restaurant chain will be changing its name after 60 years in business. The reason why and the meaning behind the new name, however, remains a mystery. The restaurant announced the news in a tweet that read: "For 60 pancakin' years, we've been IHOP. Now, we're flippin' our name to IHOb. Find out what it could b on 6. 11. 18. #IHOb" For 60 pancakin’ years, we’ve been IHOP.
It's official: Carson Wentz has gone Hollywood. Well, sort of. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and outdoors enthusiast announced on Twitter Tuesday, June 5, that he and his brother Zach Wentz have partnered with the Outdoor Channel for their first-ever digital media series. The Wentz brothers' show, which is promptly titled "Wentz Bros. Outdoors," began airing their first videos on their YouTube channel in January 2017.