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KEYSTONE, S.D. — One of the region's top tourist attractions—the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota --- is getting a $5 to $7 million facelift. Actually, it's won't be a facelift on the four faces of the presidents carved into the granite mountain at the Black Hills attraction. Rather, the focus will be upgrading the visitor's center and replacing pavers that are cracking and dissolving on the main pathway to the landmark, the Avenue of Flags, that displays flags from all 50 states.
MINOT, N.D. -- With the school year almost over, Minot police investigated a possible threat at the Erik Ramstad Middle School on Tuesday, May 22. Through an investigation, Police Investigations Commander Justin Sundheim said they couldn’t substantiate any credible threat. However, the school chose to stay in lockdown for the rest of the day.
FARGO -- A 28-year-old Milwaukee, Wis., man is awaiting sentencing after being found guilty by a federal jury of distributing heroin that caused a fatal overdose death in Moorhead and two other non-fatal overdoses in Fargo. No date has been set yet for ovan Marquis Harris’ sentencing.
MINOT, N.D. -- Two Minot residents were arrested Friday afternoon, May 18, after a man was found in southeast Minot beaten with a metal bat and brass knuckles after he apparently had been kidnapped. Arrested were Taylor Laducer, 23, and T Anna Beede, 20. Both were charged with felony kidnapping and robbery. Laducer also faces charges of aggravated assault, while Beede was charged with being an accomplice to assault.
FARGO—North Dakotans can now request an e-visit with a Sanford or Essentia Health doctor. E-visits are available 24/7 for current Sanford Health patients by engaging a provider through an e-visit for a variety of acute care needs including, but not limited to, pink eye, diarrhea, rashes, bladder infections, cold/cough and sinus infection.
ST. PAUL -- A woman was sleeping on a light rail train heading into downtown St. Paul earlier this spring when she was startled by a man pulling down her pants, authorities say. That man, 70-year-old Kenneth Ray Logans, now faces charges of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the criminal complaint filed against him Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is the state in the country with the least drug problems, according to a personal finance website that studies a variety of issues. The state didn’t top the list in any of the key metrics used by WalletHub researchers and experts, but was ranked low in almost every category.
ST. PAUL --Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has announced he plans to skip early June’s Republican state convention and go straight to the Aug.14 primary, drawing sharp criticism from another GOP candidate in the race and the Democratic party. Pawlenty’s decision means he won’t be seeking the party’s endorsement. In a statement Tuesday, his campaign said the two-term governor entered the race too late for to have a “fair fight” for the endorsement.
FARGO-- North Dakota is among the top 5 states as far as having the least amount of drug problems. A study by the personal financial website WalletHub, which delves into a variety of issues, said the state is 46th in the amount of drug abuse troubles.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Most of the northern half of Minnesota is under very high fire danger today, Tuesday, May 15. The red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service is for the following counties: Polk (west), Kittson, Roseau, Lake Of The Woods, Marshall (west), Marshall (east), Beltrami (north), Pennington, Red Lake, Polk (east), Clearwater (north), and Koochiching.