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MINOT, N.D. -- An airman at the Minot Air Force Base who was riding his motorcycle in Minot over the weekend was killed in a collision with an SUV.
DILWORTH, Minn. – Authorities have released the identity of a Moorhead man who was found dead in a vehicle that crashed in Dilworth near Moorhead, Minn., on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Dale L. Tenderholt, 50, who was an engineer with the BNSF railroad was the lone occupant of a vehicle that left the road and ended up in a ditch close to BNSF railroad property about 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, Dilworth police said.
BISMARCK– The North Dakota Department of Health has seen a steep rise in reported West Nile virus cases in the past week and are reminding people to continue taking precautions against mosquito bites. As of Wednesday, Aug. 8, North Dakota reported 18 human cases, up 14 cases since July 30. In addition to human cases, one horse, 10 birds and 34 mosquito pools have also tested positive for the virus.
GWINNER, N.D. -- A 61-year-old southeast North Dakota man who authorities said is an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance has been indicted by a federal jury in South Dakota for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. U.S. Attorney for South Dakota Ron Parsons said Tuesday, Aug. 7, that Bruce G. Maxwell of Gwinner, N.D., entered a not guilty plea to the charge last week. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A Grand Forks man has drowned while unloading his boat on Devils Lake, law enforcement said Tuesday, Aug. 7. The 64-year-old died Monday afternoon at CHI St. Alexius Health, Ramsey County Sheriff Steve Nelson said. The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family, was trying launch his boat into Six-Mile Bay when the wind pulled the watercraft out onto the lake, Nelson said.
BISMARCK -- A longtime hunger fighter has been named the 2018 Woman of the Year by the North Dakota Women’s Network. Karen Ehrens of Bismarck is a health and nutrition consultant, registered dietitian, and policy advocate. She connects groups working to provide food and end hunger in North Dakota. She is a longtime ND Women’s Network member and is vice-chair of the Bismarck-Mandan League of Women Voters.
MINOT, N.D. -- A 13-year-old Minot girl who was riding a bike that wasn’t equipped with brakes was hit by a vehicle while she was crossing busy U.S. Highway 2 in Minot last Tuesday night just after dark., according to a report released Friday, July 27, by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. She was taken to Trinity Hospital in Minot by ambulance, but her injuries weren’t serious.
BISMARCK -– Despite a report that the state doesn’t have any “persistently dangerous schools,” State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is planning a series of public meetings across North Dakota in the next few months to listen to public comment on how to improve school safety. The meetings will also include other education, emergency services and law enforcement partners
PIERRE, S.D. — A 30-year-old Dickinson, N.D., man has been sentenced to almost three years in federal prison for possessing explosives, some shipped in from Mexico. Nathaniel Johnson was sentenced on Wednesday, July 25, to 33 months in custody in Pierre after he was caught with a South Dakota man while they were on the run from the law in Reliance in south-central South Dakota.
MANDAN, N.D. -- Mandan police have found the second dog involved in an attack on two people Sunday night in Mandan. In an email sent Monday night, Lt. Pat Haug said police had taken the male pit bull into custody. Police said Monday that two pit bulls were involved in the attack on two people in northwest Mandan. Both people sustained "significant" but not life-threatening injuries to their legs and feet, and went to a hospital.