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ALEXANDER, N.D. -- A 89-year-old man from rural North Dakota, died after he was pinned between a fence post and a trailer near here on Friday, March 30. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Jacob Heen, 33, was backing up a truck and trailer to a fence to load cattle in a pasture in rural McKenzie county around 10:40 a.m.
Editor's Note: This story was originally published on March 30, 2018. DICKINSON, N.D. -- A Dickinson man has been charged with two felony counts of child pornography. Lanny Schiele, 46 of Dickinson, has been charged with promoting or directing an obscene sexual performance by a minor, a Class A felony, and possession of certain prohibited materials, a Class C felony.
RICHARDTON, N.D. -- The ethanol plant owned by Red Trail Energy reported an ethanol spill Thursday, March 29, at their plant near Richardton in southwest North Dakota. The leak was not noticed by workers and resulted in 202 barrels, or 8,484 gallons, of ethanol spilled.
FARGO - Vice President Mike Pence will speak Tuesday afternoon, March 27, at a public event hosted by the non-profit group America First Policies. You can learn more about the event here . Pence's speech will be streamed live on Forum Communication websites beginning at 2:15 p.m. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is also expected to speak.
TOWNER, N.D.—Charges are pending after a 77-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed by a pickup Monday night in Towner, according to North Dakota Highway Patrol. Thomas Miller of Towner died when he was hit by a 2016 Dodge Ram, driven by 60-year-old William St. Clair of Parshall at 6:44 p.m. Monday, a news release from the Highway Patrol said.
BISMARCK—North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved a petition format to gather signatures for an anti-corruption ballot measure, his office said Tuesday, March 20. Petition backers have until the end of the day July 9 to gather 26,904 signatures to place the constitutional amendment on the ballot.
Forum News Service reporters are on the floor at the North Dakota Dem-NPL convention in Grand Forks. Follow our live blog for all the updates.
GRAND FORKS - A woman was hospitalized March 15 after a small passenger vehicle collided with a semi trailer in Grand Forks, police said. The collision occurred at 55 St. N. and Gateway Drive just before 5 a.m. Police said the vehicle was traveling northbound approaching Gateway Drive when it collided with an oncoming semi tractor trailer that was traveling eastbound. The female driver of the car was ejected onto the roadway and has been hospitalized. The collision is under investigation. Check back later for more on this story.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger approved the format for a petition to gather signatures to boost the state's minimum wage, his office said Wednesday, March 14. Petition backers must obtain at least 13,452 valid signatures by the end of the day July 9 to have the measure on the November ballot. The measure would increase North Dakota's minimum wage to $9.83 per hour by 2019 before climbing to $15 per hour in 2021. North Dakota's current minimum wage reflects the federal standard of $7.25 per hour.
Forum reporters are covering walkouts at various schools across the F-M area. Follow along with what they're seeing and hearing below.