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VALLEY CITY, N.D. -- A 19-year-old Valley City man was seriously hurt when his pickup hit a train at a crossing two miles west of Valley City about 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Jonathan Langer was taken to Mercy Hospital in Valley City and then transferred to Sanford Hospital in Fargo for further treatment, said the North Dakota State Patrol.
MINOT, ND. -- A daylong incident and standoff where a 37-year-old Minot man “attacked” a police robot ended about 4 p.m. in the southwest part of the city after a struggle with police officers. Minot police said Blake Lund was taken into custody and faces numerous charges. The incident started about 7:15 a.m. when police received a report of a man in the middle of a street yelling.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Donald Trump Jr. is coming to Williston to fundraise and stump for Congressman Kevin Cramer in his bid to unseat Democrat Heidi Heitkamp from her Senate seat. A rally has been planned for 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at The Well, located on the campus of Williston State College. The event is free to the public, and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
FARGO— A poll released Sunday, Oct. 21, by Legalize ND shows that 51 percent of North Dakotans support legalizing recreational marijuana with 36 percent opposed. That's a increase of 5 percent in support from the group's last poll in May. Thirteen percent of North Dakotans were undecided, the poll said. However, opponents dispute the poll and announced late last week that the list of state organizations opposing the measure continues to grow.
WEST FARGO -- A West Fargo Sheyenne High School senior has been named the Distinguished Young Woman of North Dakota during a statewide scholarship program for high school girls. Esofi Nunyi, the daughter of Dorin Ngwe, competed against three other finalists for the state honor and will now compete in the national finals in Mobile, Ala., in June.
BISMARCK — Fifteen North Dakota schools have the opportunity to join 50 others in the state in a suicide prevention program for middle school and high school students. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota’s Caring Foundation is offering funding for the extra 15 schools and accepting applications. The state Department of Health program, called Sources of Strength, is being implemented in the 50 schools and many are already seeing positive results.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The 2022 Babe Ruth World Series for 14-year-olds will return to Williston in northwest North Dakota in 2022, it was announced by the baseball league’s international headquarters staff in Hamilton, N.J. Williston will be able to select its own team for the event because it’s the host and will compete with eight regional champions from across the country, plus the North Dakota Babe Ruth state champion for 14-year-olds.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota has a new U.S. marshal. The state’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation director Dallas Carlson was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Oct. 11. Carlson was nominated for the position in March and his nomination was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.
KILLDEER, N.D. -- A 49-year-old Texas man has died in a rollover crash about one mile north of Killdeer in far western North Dakota. Billy Galloway of Livingston, Texas, died in the crash about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, when he apparently failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, went into the ditch and rolled his vehicle, said the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
BISMARCK — The U.S. Supreme Court has now waded into North Dakota election law. The high court on Tuesday, Oct. 9, responding to an emergency appeal, released a decision on a 6-2 vote that will allow the state to require a residential address on a driver's license or ID card to vote and won't accept a post office box except with supplemental proof of a residential address. The issue has been lingering since the 2017 state Legislature approved a change in the voting law.