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RAY, N.D. -- A 67-year-old Minot man has died when the semi he was driving carrying 9,000 gallons of gasoline and 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel overturned in the median of U.S. Highway 2 about 3 miles west of Ray or about 15 miles northeast of Williston about 4 a.m. on Monday, July 16. The name of the driver will be released Tuesday pending notification of family.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Supreme Court affirmed Ashley Hunter 's convictions on Wednesday, July 11, for murdering two men in Fargo three years ago.
A Detroit Lakes man is one of two men facing felonies after being caught allegedly soliciting children for sex in an undercover sting operation.
FARGO -- The Red River Zoo is highlighting modern agriculture with the grand opening of a new exhibit at 10:30 a.m. during Agriculture Adventure Day on July 14. This exhibit, sponsored by the North Dakota Corn Council and North Dakota Soybean Council, in partnership with North Dakota State University Extension Soil Health and the Red River Zoo, is an interactive, educational space highlighting conservation, crop production, precision agriculture, end-use products, fuels, and exports.
BEMIDJI - Officials confirmed Wednesday evening that a tornado with 90 to 100 mph winds touched down in Bemidji earlier in the day. The EF1 tornado caused severe damage in certain areas of Bemidji, but reports of damage from the storm were reported around southern Beltrami County.
BRAINERD, Minn.—Two men in separate investigations face felony charges in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd for allegedly soliciting children for sex.
BISMARCK -- The fourth person to win the North Dakota Lottery’s $25,000 a year for life game has yet to claim the prize after the lucky ticket was sold at a Hettinger convenience store in west-central North Dakota. The Lucky for Life ticket, purchased at Central Dakota Frontier Cooperative, comes with the option of $25,000 a year for life or a one-time payout of $390,000, the North Dakota Lottery said. The winning numbers Monday, July 2, were 13, 18, 27, 39, 43 and the Lucky Ball 8. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ordered all government agencies to fly the U.S. and state flags at half-staff until sunset Tuesday, July 3, in recognition of the Maryland newspaper shooting that claimed five lives last week. Burgum, a Republican, encouraged North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses in honor of the victims of the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, Md. The order was made in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump.
FARGO – A judge in Cass County District court on Friday denied a motion for a new trial filed by Barry Garcia, who received a lifetime sentence for murdering a West Fargo woman when he was 16 years old. Garcia was convicted in 1996 for killing Cherryl Tendeland in November 1995 as she sat in a parked car. He received life in prison without parole.
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Western Governors’ Association named North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum as vice chairman for 2018-2019 at the association’s three-day annual meeting Thursday in Rapid City. Burgum was elected to serve as vice chair under Hawaii Gov. David Ige, who was elected chairman. The vice chairman has traditionally served as chairman the following year. The announcement was made by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard as he concluded his yearlong term as chairman.