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KILLDEER, N.D. -- Authorities have identified the motorcyclist who was killed Sunday night while riding on Highway 22 west of Killdeer in western North Dakota. Gregory Lehto, 25, of Wheatland, Wyo., was operating a southbound 2006 Suzuki when it left the roadway on a curve and went into the west ditch about 7:55 p.m. Lehto was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
RIVERDALE, N.D.—After a month of heavy water releases from the Garrison Dam on the Missouri River in North Dakota, releases finally are going down and bringing the river and reservoir levels with it as the "Mighty Mo" this summer has been running at its highest mark in seven years.
HALLOCK, Minn.—A West Fargo man will avoid jail time for trying to use Craigslist to solicit a minor for sex, with plans of marrying her in Montana. Chad Brian Peterson, 40, was sentenced Monday in Kittson County District Court to 52 days in jail, which he already has served. The sentence comes after he pleaded guilty to two felony counts of electronic solicitation of children.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—The semi truck driver who struck and killed a 16-year-old Vining boy a little over a year ago was found guilty Thursday, July 19, in Otter Tail County Court. A jury found Jason Vadner, 36, of Wheaton guilty of criminal vehicular homicide and misdemeanor careless driving for a head-on crash that killed Henning/Vining sophomore Jacob Quam April 13, 2017 as the teen was on his way to school.
HILLSBORO, N.D.—A Florida woman has been accused of killing an unborn child in a Traill County vehicle crash last week. Claudia Rae Grace, 75, of the Villages, Fla., was booked Wednesday, July 19, into the Traill County jail on charges of negligent homicide, a Class C felony, and aggravated reckless driving, a Class A misdemeanor. The case stems from a July 8 crash on Interstate 29 near Hillsboro, where Grace forced a vehicle with a Grand Forks couple off the road, according to a news release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
A small teddy bear, a bottle of honey, flowers and candles sit at the base of a tree in University Park in Grand Forks, the same tree a black bear climbed up Monday afternoon and stayed until it was tranquilized and then later euthanized.
ESPN’s ESPY awards air at 7 p.m. Central, July 18, and regional olympians Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux of Grand Forks and Gigi Marvin of Warroad are up for several awards for their performance in the U.S. women’s hockey team’s victory over Canada. The team has nominations in the categories of Best Team, Best Game and Best Olympic Moment.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- One of the Thief River Falls City Council members involved in last week’s fight with other civic leaders at City Hall has resigned.
CORSICA, S.D. — A Corsica man has been arrested on three counts of theft by exploitation for spending more than $17,400 of his grandmother's money. David Stetson, 48, was charged with three Class 4 felonies and could spend up to 30 years in prison, if convicted. Stetson was named in a police affidavit as the power of attorney for his grandmother, who was being cared for in the Armour nursing home.
RAY, N.D. -- A Minot truck driver killed when his semi and fuel-filled trailer overturned Monday on Highway 2 about 3 miles west of Ray in western North Dakota has been identified. Richard Catone, 67, was the driver of a westbound 2016 Freightliner that was westbound and entered a median and rolled, ejecting him, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a release. Authorities say Catone was not wearing a seat belt.