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BISMARCK—North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Shawn Riley to lead the state's Information Technology Department Friday, March 10. Riley, a native of Lanesboro, Minn., has worked as the section head of information technology for Mayo Clinic since 2014 and previously held other roles within the Mayo Clinic Health System. He will assume duties as the state's chief information officer April 17, according to a news release from Burgum's office.
PISEK, N.D. - The driver who was killed when his pickup crashed in a shelterbelt seven miles east of Pisek on Thursday morning has been identified. The body of Wyatt Feltman, 25, of Grafton was discovered early March 9 after a motorist noticed the wreck. Pisek is about 60 miles northwest of Grand Forks.
KILLDEER, N.D. -- A 27-year-old Dickinson man who was killed in a rollover crash that ejected him from a pickup early Thursday morning about 30 miles northwest of Killdeer in western North Dakota has been identified. The North Dakota State Highway Patrol said Dalton James, who was driving a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup, failed to negotiate a curve around 12:30 a.m. and drove off the west side of 111th Avenue Northwest. The vehicle struck a temporary guard rail, went down a steep embankment and overturned.
The bald eagles featured on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' EagleCam have their first chick of 2017. An egg hatched Thursday, March 9, and a second egg has a pip (scientific term for the hole the chick makes with its egg tooth on the end of its beak) that is getting larger. Biologists were concerned that the first egg might not hatch, as it was left in the cold for quite some time immediately after hatching. The pair has proven they have this incubation thing under control.
PISEK, N.D. - The body of a 25-year-old Grafton man was discovered early Thursday morning by a motorist after a pickup was found crashed in a shelterbelt seven miles east of Pisek. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a 2014 GMC Sierra went off the road on 62nd Street Northeast sometime before 7 a.m. when the scene was discovered. Pisek is about 60 miles northwest of Grand Forks.
ST. JOHN, ND -- The Rolette County Sheriff's office is investigating a bank robbery in St. John. Authorities confirmed it happened Wednesday afternoon, March 8. Police aren't releasing many details but say they were on scene well into Wednesday evening. Sources say an arrest was made at the casino in Belcourt, N.D.
ARNEGARD, N.D. -- The 53-year-old New Mexico man who was killed Tuesday night, March 7, when his pickup collided with another pickup a mile west of Arnegard on Highway 85 in western North Dakota has been identified. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a 1991 Dodge driven by James Martinez of Taos, N.M., was westbound when he lost control of the vehicle, colliding with an eastbound 2013 Dodge driven by a 50-year-old Palmer, Alaska, man. The Alaska man was injured in the crash, which occurred around 9:40 p.m. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, the patrol said.
KILLDEER, N.D. -- A 27-year-old Dickinson man was killed in a rollover crash that ejected him from a pickup early Thursday morning about 30 miles northwest of Killdeer in western North Dakota. The North Dakota State Highway Patrol said the man, who was driving a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup, failed to negotiate a curve around 12:30 a.m. and drove off the west side of 111th Avenue Northwest. The vehicle struck a temporary guard rail, went down a steep embankment and overturned. The man, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, the patrol said.
BISMARCK -- Revised North Dakota license plates are cropping up across the state after a controversial new plate was released in late 2015. In November, the state began issuing the revised “Sunrise” plate that changed the font for the “North Dakota” lettering, Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jamie Olson said. The revised plate features slightly larger sans serif lettering, replacing the serif font, which had small flourishes at the ends of each letter for “North Dakota” across the top of the plate.
FARGO -- Most of North Dakota is under a high wind warning until 9 Tuesday night as wind gusts could reach 65 mph in parts of the state, the National Weather Service says. Northwestern North Dakota was under a blizzard warning until 9 tonight. In Minot, sustained winds of 45 mph gusting to 56 mph were reported shortly before 4 p.m., along with blowing snow and freezing fog. Heavy snow along with 24 mph winds gusting to 31 mph were reported in Rolla.