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FARGO — Incumbent Wayne Stenehjem, the Republican candidate for North Dakota attorney general, cruised through the primary Tuesday, June 12, in his bid for re-election and will face Democratic candidate David Thompson who also sailed to a primary win. Stenehjem collected 99.4 percent of votes cast and Thompson had 99.8 percent of votes on his side of the ballot in unofficial results posted to the North Dakota Secretary of State’s website with 389 out of 424 precincts reporting or 92 percent. Stenehjem had 56,640 primary votes as of 11 p.m., while Thompson had 30,214 in his primary. The two
FARGO. -- U.S. Sen Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has written to the top Amtrak official urging upgrades to aging equipment and to keep the Empire Builder line that runs through the state. The senator pointed out to Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson about the increase in ridership on the line in recent years and the need to keep the service for rural communities.
FARGO -- North Dakota State Highway Patrol trooper David Kamp has been named the 2017 Trooper of the Year at the North Dakota Motor Carrier Association. Kamp, serving the northwest region of the state and stationed in Garrison, has been a trooper since 1991. He was honored at the association’s banquet in Fargo last week.
FARGO—The American Lung Association has one thing they want people at a higher risk of lung cancer to know: They can get screened with a low-dose CT scan that could diagnose any cancer earlier and provide a better chance of surviving. It is the deadliest form of cancer, accounting for one in four cancer deaths in the United States..
BISMARCK, N.D. – Families of children with autism spectrum disorder ages 3 to 17 can apply, beginning June 1, for autism voucher program for the upcoming state fiscal year that starts July 1. New and participating families can apply. Participation is currently limited to 53 children per year. Families are served on a first come, first served basis, and must apply annually.
THOMPSON, N.D. -- A 57-year-old man pulling a small utility trailer with his 1953 Ford pickup was hit from the rear by a semi on Interstate 29 about 11 miles south of Grand Forks and died in the fiery crash on Wednesday evening, May 23. His identity was being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The crash shut down traffic and started a grass fire at the scene of the crash about 3 miles north of Thompson exit.
MINOT, N.D. -- With the school year almost over, Minot police investigated a possible threat at the Erik Ramstad Middle School on Tuesday, May 22. Through an investigation, Police Investigations Commander Justin Sundheim said they couldn’t substantiate any credible threat. However, the school chose to stay in lockdown for the rest of the day.
FARGO -- A 28-year-old Milwaukee, Wis., man is awaiting sentencing after being found guilty by a federal jury of distributing heroin that caused a fatal overdose death in Moorhead and two other non-fatal overdoses in Fargo. No date has been set yet for ovan Marquis Harris’ sentencing.
MINOT, N.D. -- Two Minot residents were arrested Friday afternoon, May 18, after a man was found in southeast Minot beaten with a metal bat and brass knuckles after he apparently had been kidnapped. Arrested were Taylor Laducer, 23, and T Anna Beede, 20. Both were charged with felony kidnapping and robbery. Laducer also faces charges of aggravated assault, while Beede was charged with being an accomplice to assault.
FARGO—North Dakotans can now request an e-visit with a Sanford or Essentia Health doctor. E-visits are available 24/7 for current Sanford Health patients by engaging a provider through an e-visit for a variety of acute care needs including, but not limited to, pink eye, diarrhea, rashes, bladder infections, cold/cough and sinus infection.