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BEMIDJI, Minn.—Starry stonewort, an aquatic invasive species of macroalgae, has been confirmed in another Beltrami County lake, as well as in lakes in Cass, Itasca and Stearns counties.
KATHRYN, N.D. — The driver who caused a fatal head-on crash in Barnes County faces charges of driving under the influence, the state Highway Patrol said in a release. The man who died in the crash was identified as David Roehl, 64, of LaMoure. According to an updated Highway Patrol report released Friday, Sept. 2:
MOORHEAD — Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter will headline the second annual Sports Communication Conference hosted by Minnesota State University Moorhead in October. St. Peter, who as Twins president since 2002 has overseen the team's day-to- day operations, strategic planning and interaction with Major League Baseball, will be the keynote speaker at the day's lunch.
MOORHEAD - The ninth grade football team from Wahpeton had to find another ride home from Moorhead tonight, after their bus went up in flames. No one was on the bus at the time. The bus driver says the bus was acting strangely on the way to Moorhead, and he noticed transmission problems. He dropped off the 25 players, and told them to take their things. He parked it away from cars in the Horizon Middle School parking lot, and 15 minutes later the bus went up in flames.
SUPERIOR, Wis.—Enbridge announced late Thursday the company will withdraw its applications with Minnesota regulators for the Sandpiper Pipeline and delay the project for at least five years. The company said the pipeline should be delayed until North Dakota oil production recovers sufficiently to support the need for the pipeline. Enbridge Energy Partners and Marathon Petroleum Corp. announced last month a plan to acquire a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline in a $2 billion deal that would leave Enbridge's Sandpiper Pipeline without an anchor customer.
WAHPETON, N.D.—Authorities arrested two men on charges of possession with intent to distribute about 60 grams of cocaine. The arrests by the Southeast Multi County Agency Drug Task Force took place Tuesday, Aug. 30, following an investigation with the U.S. Postal Inspection Office. The suspects, Hector Brito, 27, and Christopher Baxter, 27, both from Wahpeton, were arrested after authorities intercepted a package that was to be delivered to Baxter's residence, according to a news release by the agency.
ST. PAUL -- While drunk driving-related deaths continue to rise across Minnesota, a new report shows a steady decline for DWIs and drunk driving-related deaths over a 10-year period. There were 95 drunk driving fatalities in Minnesota in 2015, up from the 88 reported in 2014, the report issued by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
PORTAL, N.D.—Rail containers from Asia were stopped at the Canadian border in Portal after a federal agency found multiple pests and invasive seeds in the shipments.
NORTHWOOD, N.D. -- A sex offender who lived in Northwood will spend a year behind bars for exposing himself and having sexual contact with a dog. Reuben John Pfau, 74, pleaded guilty Dec. 31 in Grand Forks County District Court to indecent exposure, a Class C felony, and a deviate sexual act, a Class A misdemeanor. On Wednesday, Judge Donald Hager sentenced him to five years in prison, but three years were suspended. He also will receive 350 days credit for time served.
UND athletic director Brian Faison announced this morning that the UND men's golf program has secured the necessary external funding in order to be reinstated for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. The athletics department had announced in April that it was discontinuing its men's golf and baseball programs as part of the University's overall budget restructuring process.