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BISMARCK – The North Dakota lottery on Tuesday, June 12, unveiled its new “Players Club” mobile app with retailer locator, the ability to purchase online plays with Pick & Click and other features. The app also can scan tickets to check for winners, a Rewards feature to earn points and access to other promotions. The app is available for download at the North Dakota Lottery’s website (lottery.nd.gov).
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A 63-year-old Jamestown man died by suicide early Monday, June 11, after negotiating with law enforcement officers for about four hours, according to Chad Kaiser, Stutsman County sheriff. A call at 12:39 a.m. to the Stutsman County Communications Center alerted officers who then negotiated with the man in the vicinity of the Anchor Bar north of Jamestown. “We thought we had him talked into coming with us but it didn’t work out,” Kaiser said, describing the incident that ended at about 5 a.m. The man’s name was not released.
BISMARCK — The National Right to Life organization and its North Dakota affiliate have endorsed Rep. Kevin Cramer in his campaign against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in their race for the U.S. Senate, citing Cramer's strong pro-life voting record in Congress. "There is a stark contrast between Kevin Cramer, who supports legal protection for unborn children, and Heidi Heitkamp, who supports abortion for any reason until birth," the organization's endorsement letter read. It also says Cramer's position "reflects the true values of North Dakota's voters."
BISMARCK — Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp maintains a fundraising advantage over her challenger for one of North Dakota's U.S. Senate seats, Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, new fundraising figures showed Thursday, June 7. Heitkamp raised nearly $796,000 between April 1 and May 23, bringing her total haul to more than $10.1 million, according to a pre-primary report filed May 31. She had $5.2 million in cash on hand.
BISMARCK -- Twice daily service is beginning between Bismarck Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the airport said. The early morning and midday departures will create 126 new domestic and international connections on United for Bismarck travelers. “United’s new service will provide more options for travelers from across the region and continue to define Bismarck Airport as the premier airport and hub city for central and western North Dakota,” Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary said.
MINOT, N.D. -- Someone who bought a ticket at a Minot Holiday Stationstore won $150,000 by matching four numbers and the Powerball in Wednesday night’s, June 6, Powerball drawing. The winning numbers were 23, 28, 41, 53, 56 and the Powerball was 14. The Power Play multiplier, also purchased by the customer, was 3. As of Thursday morning, no one has contacted the Lottery office to claim the prize.
SANBORN, N.D. -- A 64-year-old Sanborn man has died as the result of injuries after his vehicle went off the road and submerged into Hobart Lake on Monday, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Terry Swenson was driving westbound on Barnes County Road 22 about three miles east of Sanborn about 8:25 a.m. when his vehicle left the roadway on the right side. A dive team from Valley City rescued the Swenson, who was transported to Mercy Health in Valley City. Swenson died Tuesday morning, the Highway Patrol said. Sanborn is about 12 miles west of Valley City.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appointed three people to the State Board of Higher Education on Tuesday, June 5. The Republican governor appointed Devils Lake attorney Daniel Traynor, New Rockford-Sheyenne Superintendent Jill Louters and Williston State College student Ashley Thornton to the 10-member board. The panel oversees the North Dakota University System's 11 public colleges and universities.
BISMARCK -- Scammers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service called Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday, leaving a voice message threatening “immediate arrest” on supposed “federal warrants” if the call was not returned. Burgum recognized the message as a scam call and notified the state’s Consumer Protection division, a release from the state’s attorney general’s office said. Burgum’s spokesman Mike Nowatzki said the call went to the governor’s personal cell phone.