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BISMARCK -- The fourth person to win the North Dakota Lottery’s $25,000 a year for life game has yet to claim the prize after the lucky ticket was sold at a Hettinger convenience store in west-central North Dakota. The Lucky for Life ticket, purchased at Central Dakota Frontier Cooperative, comes with the option of $25,000 a year for life or a one-time payout of $390,000, the North Dakota Lottery said. The winning numbers Monday, July 2, were 13, 18, 27, 39, 43 and the Lucky Ball 8. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ordered all government agencies to fly the U.S. and state flags at half-staff until sunset Tuesday, July 3, in recognition of the Maryland newspaper shooting that claimed five lives last week. Burgum, a Republican, encouraged North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses in honor of the victims of the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, Md. The order was made in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump.
FARGO – A judge in Cass County District court on Friday denied a motion for a new trial filed by Barry Garcia, who received a lifetime sentence for murdering a West Fargo woman when he was 16 years old. Garcia was convicted in 1996 for killing Cherryl Tendeland in November 1995 as she sat in a parked car. He received life in prison without parole.
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Western Governors’ Association named North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum as vice chairman for 2018-2019 at the association’s three-day annual meeting Thursday in Rapid City. Burgum was elected to serve as vice chair under Hawaii Gov. David Ige, who was elected chairman. The vice chairman has traditionally served as chairman the following year. The announcement was made by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard as he concluded his yearlong term as chairman.
BISMARCK -- A live debate, broadcast across North Dakota, will see U.S. Senate candidates face off in October, less than three weeks before the general election. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer, the state’s current sitting congressman, have agreed to debate each other at 7 p.m. Oct. 18.
FARGO—Follow along with our team of Forum Communications reporters as President Donald Trump rallies in Fargo, N.D. Wednesday, June 27.
For more than half the race, Donny Schatz was running in second place. Kerry Madsen, a driver from Australia, was setting a blistering pace in the lead. But Schatz remained patient. It was only a matter of time before the dominating driver on the World of Outlaws circuit would make his move. And he did. And he won again. Schatz won for the 10th time at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday, June 15, overtaking Madsen on Lap 25 with a high-side pass out of Turn 4 to win the World of Outlaws 40-lap feature before a crowd estimated at 6,000.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Authorities on Friday released the name of a 59-year-old Dickinson man killed in a head-on crash with a semi near Dickinson earlier in the week. Randy Dolechek was driving a Chevrolet 2006 pickup traveling southbound on state Highway 22 when authorities said he drove around a grain hauler making a turn and collided with an oncoming semi. He was pronounced dead the scene. The driver of the semi, Travis Mcculley, 30, of Dickinson, and passengers Brittany Woznicki, 29, and Faith Paul, 11, both Dickinson, were treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- An 11-year-old boy was hurt Friday morning when the truck he was riding in collided with a cow. According to a Minnesota State Patrol report, Royal Dean Larson, 45, of Windom, Minn., was driving a 2014 Ford pickup truck east on Highway 1 in Shooks Township at about 12:09 a.m. when he hit a cow in the road.
DICKINSON, N.D. — An alumna of Dickinson State University with familial ties to a global retail giant will join board for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. The board elected Melani Walton, a former academic and athletic All-American at DSU, as a trustee Thursday, June 14.