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MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- The body of a 33-year-old Naytahwaush man was discovered Monday, Nov. 6, in Mahnomen County after he went looking for help Sunday when his truck became stuck on a wooded trail.
RED LAKE, Minn. -- Rescuers are searching for two people who went missing after a boat capsized on Lower Red Lake on Monday afternoon. According to Red Lake staff, law enforcement discovered the commercial Red Lake Fisheries boat capsized at about 3:43 p.m. Three people were originally missing, but rescuers found one person, who was taken to the hospital at about 4:13 p.m. A search and dive team continued to look for the two other missing people as of 5:30 p.m. Police do not yet know why the boat capsized.
One person was killed on Friday afternoon in a crash 4 miles west of Arnegard on Highway 85. Duane Lindgren, 64, of Fergus Falls, Minn., was driving a 2016 Toyota Highlander from Fergus Falls to Fairview, Mont., and Allen Parkinson, 52, of Sugar City, Idaho, was driving a 2004 GMC Envoy from Williston to Watford City, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Parkinson lost control of his vehicle as it began to rotate counter-clockwise and entered the westbound lanes. Lindgren's vehicle struck the Envoy on the passenger side, the Highway Patrol reported.
BISMARCK — The governors for North Dakota and South Dakota are wagering $128 on the Dakota Marker rivalry game on Saturday, Nov. 4, with the loser donating to the winning school’s foundation. The game between North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University begins at 2 p.m. in Brookings, S.D., and marks the 14th annual Dakota Marker trophy game. The trophy is a replica of the monuments places along the states’ border in the 1800s.
BISMARCK—Cara Mund, the first Miss North Dakota to be crowned Miss America, can add another rare distinction to her credit: her own day. Gov. Doug Burgum declared Saturday, Nov. 4, as Cara Mund Day after she was crowned Miss America in September. Mund, a 2012 graduate of Bismarck Century High School, is visiting the Peace Garden State this week, including events Friday in Williston and Saturday in Bismarck.
HIBBING, Minn. — The body of a 24-year-old Hibbing man missing for several weeks was discovered in a snow covered ditch on a maintenance road at the former Essar Steel Minnesota property in Nashwauk Township. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office said Curtis Strand’s body was found Wednesday, Nov. 1, and that the death does not appear to be suspicious. The body was taken to the Midwest County Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minn. for examination.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- An 81-year-old Georgia man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 22 about 12 miles north of Dickinson Thursday morning. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, a 63-year-old Manning man, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, was headed southbound on Highway 22 while a 69-year-old Dickinson man, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, was headed north toward Killdeer.
BISMARCK—Otter Tail Power Co. has asked the North Dakota Public Service Commission for a rate increase that will raise typical residential bills by about $11.50 a month, the company said Thursday, Nov. 2. The request was partly driven by "investments in required environmental technologies" at the Big Stone coal-fired plant and improved transmission infrastructure. The rate case is expected to last nearly a year.
BISMARCK—North Dakota celebrated its 128th birthday Thursday, Oct. 2, by releasing the biennial Blue Book. The 592-page book is a compilation of all things North Dakota, including biographies of elected officials, a list of Miss Rodeo North Dakota winners dating back to 1955 and a map of state parks. The book's latest edition was introduced in a ceremony at the state Capitol Thursday. It features the state Department of Agriculture's Pride of Dakota program and a chapter on the impact of World War I on North Dakota.
BISMARCK—The North Dakota land commissioner is among three finalists for the job, Gov. Doug Burgum's office said Thursday, Nov. 2. The five-member Land Board, chaired by Gov. Doug Burgum, approved a short-term extension for Lance Gaebe's appointment earlier this year but also opened up applications for the position. A selection committee forwarded three finalists to the Land Board: • Gaebe, who has served in his role since August 2010 • Douglas Lee of Bismarck, who most recently worked as general manager of KLJ Progress Solutions