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GRAND FORKS -- Grand Forks Air Force Base has identified the airman who died in a crash near Grand Forks Monday night, Oct. 1 Senior Airman David L. Pharaoh, 23, died driving to work on U.S. Highway 2 after his vehicle hit an empty beet truck merging onto a right shoulder. "This tragedy is felt throughout our defender family," Pharaoh's commander Maj. Schneider
BISMARCK — North Dakota state election officials have encouraged tribal members who lack a street address needed to vote in next month's election to contact local authorities to obtain one.
UPDATE: A warrant has been issued for Izetta Cooley’s arrest, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Authorities continue to look for her and her children. MOWER COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities are asking the public for help after children of a murder suspect were reportedly taken from a home in southeast Minnesota. In a missing person alert sent out by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Mower County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding Mateo Cooley, 10, Mollycia Cooley, 11, and Morgan Cooley, 16, who were seen leaving Rose Creek, Minn., on Saturday night, Sept. 29. Officials also said Mojo Cooley, 13, and Marco Cooley, 17, weren't seen, but it's possible they are with the other three.
DENVER -- North Dakota-based Cloverdale Foods Co. has agreed to pay $72,530 to settle a Clean Air Act settlement at its Mandan, N.D., facility, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. The settlement resulted from a 2016 EPA inspection at the facility which revealed violations of the Clean Air Act’s Risk Management Program regulations related to the management of anhydrous ammonia, including deficiencies associated with safety and emergency contact information, hazard analysis, mechanical integrity, operating procedures and compliance audits, the EPA said in a news release.
MINOT, N.D. -- The Righteous Brothers will perform in place of Alabama at the Norsk Høstfest on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Minot because of a severe case of bronchitis for Alabama lead vocalist Randy Owen, the Scandinavian festival organization said Friday. Høstfest officials said in a news release a jet will be commissioned to fly The Righteous Brothers directly from Las Vegas to Minot to perform at 7:30 p.m. All tickets for the Alabama show will be honored for The Righteous Brothers in the same seats as originally purchased.
Fargo, ND — Fargo police officers have confirmed that Christopher Riley was found and arrested in Lindenwood Park around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. He has been on the run for a week and according to police he is suspected of shooting and killing his father, Kevin Riley Sr. Riley was taken into custody without incident. He was found in the gray Dodge truck taken from the crime scene.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The Jamestown Regional Medical Center board of directors approved the start of construction of a new cancer center as early as Monday, Oct. 1, according to an announcement Thursday. The announcement was made Thursday evening during a cancer center fundraising event at JRMC. "This is one of those monumental moments we get to experience and be a part of," said Trisha Jungels, chief nursing officer and interim CEO of JRMC. "The community wants this. The community deserves this."
HAZELTON, N.D. -- A 61-year-old Bismarck man killed in a head-on collision with a semi-truck Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, has been identified. James Ludwig was southbound on his 2008 Harley Davidson around 2:50 p.m. when it veered into the path of a Kenworth tractor trailer on Highway 83. The semi driver, Jared Elsner, 46, of Marion, was not injured, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- A 29-year-old woman killed in a collision with a Williston police vehicle early Tuesday morning, Sept. 25, has been identified. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Wendy Newsome was driving a 2013 Hyundai Sonata westbound on 42nd Street W. when her vehicle entered an intersection with a green light. Her vehicle struck the southbound squad car, which had activated lights and siren, proceeding through a red light, the patrol said.
LAKE ANDES, S.D.—A Charles Mix County man is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cattle and feed checks earlier this year. Aaron Podzimek, of Wagner, allegedly stole cattle worth $301,871.30 and feed checks worth approximately $47,000 at some point between Feb. 1 and July 31. On Thursday, Podzimek was indicted on charges of grand theft of more than $100,000 and less than $500,000.01, a Class 3 felony, and grand theft of more than $5,000 and less than $100,000.01, a Class 4 felony.