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BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum will deliver the State of the State Address to a joint session of the 65th North Dakota Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in the House Chamber of the state Capitol in Bismarck.
A No Travel Advisory remains in effect for northwestern, central, and eastern North Dakota due to blowing and drifting snow creating near zero visibility and hazardous driving conditions. Cities included are Williston, Minot, Bismarck, Jamestown, Valley City, Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Fargo, Wahpeton, and surrounding areas. Motorists in these areas should not travel. For up to the date road conditions: North Dakota Department of Transportation
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A man suspected of snowmobiling while drunk was able to outrun officers, despite crashing on a frozen lake, but his footprints later led to his arrest. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Jere Dosdall, 47, of Alexandria.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- A 22-year-old Dickinson man is dead after being struck by a pickup truck in the early hours of New Year's Day, the Dickinson Police Department said in a press release Sunday afternoon. The victim, whose name has not been released, was walking in an unknown direction on the west business loop near the intersectIon with Eighth Street West around 2:45 a.m., when a northbound vehicle operated by Michael Bracamonte, 23, of Dickinson, struck the victim. Bracamonte then allegedly fled the scene, according to police.
The biggest headlines left Minnesotans stunned in 2016, with three stories clearly standing alone as the most shocking. But politics, new stadiums, health care and a drug epidemic also made their mark statewide. These are the top 10 stories compiled by Forum News Service and ranked by editors across the state.
FARGO—A new apartment complex at the former Woodrow Wilson High School site is now pre-leasing and gearing up to open to tenants next year. Project developer Kilbourne Group recently announced that it has hired Bloomington, Minn., company Doran Management to manage and lease the new Woodrow Apartments, 1222 4th Ave. N. The development will include 34 units in the restored former school building and another 63 units in a new building.
SPICER, Minn. – Trifecta Deals, who sells hoverboards across the country, is being sued by Kris and Joel Paffrath of Spicer, Minn. The couple believe the company sold them a defective hoverboard in May 2016, which was the cause of a fire at their Spicer home in July 2016. The fire killed the family’s four dogs, injured Kris Paffrath and caused over $50,000 in damages to the home.
FARGO — Earlier this month, the taste of the tap water here changed just a bit but it was enough for people to notice. "I don't have the exact numbers, but we did have quite a few customers contact us on the salty taste," Troy Hall, the city's water utility director, said Thursday, Dec. 29. The city's water treatment plant at 435 14th Ave. S. has intakes in the Red and Sheyenne rivers, which sometimes get brackish. Staff usually balances one with the other to reduce the saltiness, but it's hard when both are brackish.
A new Boeing 737 Max flown by Federal Aviation Administration test pilot Ed Kolano made a crosswind landing and takeoff Thursday, Dec. 29, at Fargo's Hector International Airport. The airplane is one of only four in the world testing the new 737 design, which is significantly quieter and more efficient than previous versions. Thursday's Boeing flight started at Boeing Field near Seattle, landed at Billings, Mont., then came to Fargo.
FARGO - A man who police say took LSD and attacked a Fargo police officer will be changing his plea to guilty in connection with the August incident. Police found 23-year old Jeb Black, without clothes, running down a South Fargo sidewalk. He resisted arrest and grabbed the groin of one officer. Police used pepper spray to restrain him. Wednesday a Cass District judge heard plans of a plea change from Black at the end of January.