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The North Dakota Department of Transportation will be posting load restrictions beginning at 7 a.m. today on some state roadways. Load restrictions will be enforced on all highways south of Interstate 94 and west of U.S. Highway 83. Additional restrictions include the following routes: - State Highway 16 from Interstate 94 to state Highway 68 - State Highway 200 from Chaneney Creek Road exit to U.S.
A North Dakota Supreme Court justice is leaving the state's highest bench to work for the state bar association. William Neumann, a Supreme Court justice since 1993, announced Monday he will resign March 14 to become executive director of the State Bar Association of North Dakota. At 61, Neumann said he was sad to think of what he will leave behind but excited for the new challenges ahead. "It's like saying goodbye to family, but I'm very excited at the prospect of working for my profession -- the lawyers of North Dakota -- and for the people they serve," he wrote in a statement released Mo
Police arrested a Fargo woman on suspicion of prostitution after serving a search warrant for drugs at a motel. A worker at the Fargo's Flying J Inn, 3150 39th St. S., called police Friday because of a suspicion of drugs in a room, Lt. Tod Dahle said. When officers served the warrant they found Natalie Metzner, 19, and another man who was trying to hide in the bathroom, Dahle said. Evidence in the room connected Metzner, 4788 San Juan Drive S., to an exotic dance service called In Dancer, and a briefcase belonging to the company's owner was found holding marijuana and a pipe, Dahle said.
A Duluth, Minn., man on Monday pleaded guilty in Fargos federal court to a drug conspiracy charge. Brian Scott Pulling, 44, bought between 10 and 20 grams of meth from members of a large trafficking ring and distributed the drug in the Duluth area, Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Myers said. U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Erickson set Pullings sentencing for May 5.
A Moorhead man pleaded guilty Monday to a federal drug charge that carries a possible life prison sentence. Jamie Allen Stevens, 27, pleaded guilty in Fargos federal court to being part of a drug ring that collectively distributed more than 33 pounds of meth in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Stevens was part of one cell of dealers that sold more than three pounds of meth in 2002, Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Myers said. U.S.
Malvine M. Shimer, 93, Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in St. Marys Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Malvine M. Mikkelson was born Feb. 21, 1912, in Aberdeen, S.D. She grew up and attended school in Rockford, Ill., and Oakes, N.D. She worked for a grocery store in Rockford. On Nov. 24, 1932, she married James Rehovsky in Rockford. They farmed near Oakes. After retiring, they moved into Oakes. Her husband died in 1975. She moved to Detroit Lakes. In 1984, she married Roy Shimer.
Lawrence Belmont, 88, Henning, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in Golden Valley Boarding Home, Surprise, Ariz. Mr. Belmont was born March 30, 1916, in Henning, where he graduated from high school in 1934. He graduated in 1941 from the University of Minnesota School of Embalming, Minneapolis. He served in the U.S. Navy until 1945 when he returned to Henning. In 1947, he married Marilyn Miller. He owned and operated Belmont Furniture Store from 1946 to 1968. He owned and operated Belmont Funeral Home. In 1949, he began operating the Henning ambulance service. He retired in 1980.
Karlee C. Kvien, 5-year-old daughter of Matthew and Jodi Kvien, Twin Valley, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Karlee Cheyenne Kvien was born April 6, 1999, in Valley City, N.D. She moved to Luverne, N.D.
Randall Lee Steffens, 49, Breckenridge, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in St. Francis Medical Center, Breckenridge. Mr. Steffens, known as Bud, was born Aug. 10, 1955, in Breckenridge. He grew up in Fairmount, N.D., where he graduated from high school in 1973. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Sturdevant Auto and other businesses in Wapheton, N.D., and Breckenridge. On Sept. 19, 1987, he married Judy Fuka in Lidgerwood, N.D.
Wallace G. Martinson, 75, Audubon, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in his home. Mr. Martinson was born Jan. 18, 1930, near Audubon, where he grew up and attended school. He farmed near Audubon. He is survived by two sisters, Myrtle, Audubon, Vergil Peterson, Detroit Lakes, Minn. Visitation: Saturday from 10 to 11 in St. Peters Lutheran Church, Audubon. Funeral: Saturday at 11 in the church. Burial: St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery, Audubon. (West-Kjos, Detroit Lakes)