FOREST RIVER, N.D. --A semi driver is lucky to be safe after a bridge caved while crossing it. A woman who lives nearby the crash site, Holly Beaton, says it happened around 10 a.m. near Forest River. The truck appears to have been hauling grain when the bridge gave out, causing the cab of the truck to be caught in the air. Beaton says the driver made it out safely, and the sheriff's office told her the truck will be stuck in the bridge for a few days while they wait for a crane to get it out. Authorities have not yet commented.
FARGO—The Northern Prairie Socialists held a protest in Downtown Fargo. The event was formed to protest the White Nationalist Rally Pete Tefft said he would host Saturday. It's since been cancelled. Despite that, the group says they want to show the metro that the message of White Nationalists has no home here. "Because they did not come out today, does not mean they will not come out tomorrow. Does not mean you're not going to see these people at the grocery store tonight," said Jamaal Abegaz, organizer. Around a dozen people were at the rally.
CROOKSTON, Minn.—A North Dakota woman is in jail after leading officers on a high speed chase through Polk County. Authorities say they tried to pull over a 33-year-old woman on Saturday on County Road 9, just west of Crookston. That's when the vehicle took off at speeds up to 99 miles per hour. State troopers deployed spike strips to slow down the car. Police then arrested the driver, Jeannie Wright, from Burlington, North Dakota. Wright is charged with fleeing a police officer, fourth-degree driving while intoxicated and drug paraphernalia.
EDGELEY, N.D—A North Dakota farmer who has made headlines for his agriculture art, is at it again, this time with a message. Gene Hanson of Edgeley decided to write, 'We stand for the national anthem' in a farm field. Hanson wrote it in response to NFL players who protested the anthem before games. It took Hanson two hours to make the message and was done with his tractor and disc. Overall, the words span across two football fields. In the past, Hanson has drawn a Prince symbol and an Easter message.
MONTANA—An energy company is hoping to build a pipeline in eastern Montana that would ultimately be used for oil production along the North Dakota border. Denbury Resources' $150 million pipeline would carry carbon dioxide gas for oil production use. The company says the line would begin near Wyoming, and stretch over 100 miles. The carbon dioxide gas, considered a climate change contributor, would come as a byproduct from natural gas processing plants. The Bureau of Land Management is asking for the public's opinion on the proposal until Nov. 3.
LONG LAKE, WISC.-- New details in a fatal ATV accident we first told you Saturday night that killed an NDSU student. According to the Florence County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin, on September 29th, Ellie Helm, from Fish Creek, was driving a four-wheeler when she hit a tree. The crash report said speed, inexperience in operating an ATV and alcohol were contributing factors in the crash. Authorities say neither one was wearing a helmet. Justin Krause was riding with her at the time, but was not seriously injured.
UPDATE: Kevin Michel, the Mandan man who was reported as missing, has been located. ********* MANDAN, N.D.—The Mandan Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing person. Kevin John Michel, 51, was last seen the morning of Friday, September 29, 2017. Michel is described as 5'9", 190lbs, with brown hair and green eyes. He wears glasses and was last seen wearing blue jeans, an orange or yellow shirt and possibly black tennis shoes. Michel is driving a red, 2012 Nissan Murano with ND license #392BNP.
NORTH DAKOTA—An environmental activist is due to stand trial Monday for allegedly targeting an oil pipeline in North Dakota as a broader effort to draw attention to climate change. Michael Foster faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges in North Dakota, including criminal mischief, conspiracy, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass. Foster was among 11 activists arrested when they tried to shut down pipelines in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Washington state last October.
MINOT, N.D.—A 52-year-old man is hurt Saturday after a burglar broke in and hit him repeatedly with a gun. According to the Minot Police Department, a 35-year-old Kyle Edward Coffman broke into an apartment Saturday morning at 1 a.m. The victim said the man kicked open the door and showed a handgun. That's when the two started fighting. The victim was hit in the head several times with a pistol and after that, the handgun was fired, causing damage to the apartment. Then Coffman fled and the victim was transported to the hospital.
Minn.—Almost a dozen of Minnesotans affected by the Equifax data breach are now filing a class action lawsuit against the company. According to court documents, 11 people have filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of people impacted in the state and across the nation. This comes after the information of more than 140 million Americans is in unknown hands, after the data was compromised. The lawsuit argues that Equifax neglected to safeguard personal data, violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act and benefited through unlawful acts due to negligence.