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GARRISON, N.D. — Two men were injured in rural McLean County when a McLean County sheriff's deputy's vehicle struck another motorist at the intersection of Highways 37 and 83, six miles east of Garrison on Saturday, Sept. 23. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol:
BISMARCK -- All drivers license offices in North Dakota will be temporarily closed Tuesday, Sept. 26, through Thursday, Sept. 28. The North Dakota Department of Transportation announced the closures last week, saying it will allow employees to get required annual training. One license site in Bismarck will be open 7:30 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, but all others in the state, including in Fargo, will be closed.
MOORHEAD—A North Dakota pro-life group plans to hold a rally Oct. 25 outside the Planned Parenthood clinic here, with speakers that will include the niece of famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Alveda King, founder of Alveda King Ministries, will be the keynote speaker for the rally, said Linda Thorson, director of Concerned Women of America of North Dakota. Two other area women are also expected to speak about their personal experience with abortion, Thorson said. Thorson said the event is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. at 803 Belsly Blvd. in Moorhead.
FARGO -- Ed Sheeran will return to the Fargodome, but fans will have to wait a year to hear him “Sing”. He’ll play the Fargodome on Oct. 17, 2018. The Fargodome tweeted the concert announcement around 4:45 p.m., Friday, after tweet-teasing “a huge concert announcement” earlier in the day. The tweeted announcement included a 360-degree image of the singer wearing a North Dakota State University Bison T-shirt with the number 18 on it, the year of his tour.
BACKUS, Minn. -- Law enforcement has released a sketch of a home-invasion suspect sought by police near Backus in north-central Minnesota. According to a Friday news release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, an intruder entered a rural Backus, Minn., home Sept. 16. The homeowner fired a shot, and the man fled. Deputies searched the area but could not locate the suspect. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said Friday the investigation into the home invasion continues.
WEST FARGO — An unoccupied personal vehicle owned by an area police officer was the target of four gunshots earlier this week and the West Fargo Police Department is asking for the public's help to determine who is responsible. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, said Lt. Greg Warren of the West Fargo Police Department. The vehicle was parked in the 800 block of Third Street East and sustained damage to the rear and front windshields.
BEMIDJI, Minn.—Friday is the first official day of autumn according to the calendar, but it's felt like fall for several weeks in parts of northern Minnesota.
HIBBING, Minn. -- A 66-year-old Chicago man who’d fallen overboard died despite rescue and resuscitation efforts at a resort on Lake Kabetogama in far northern Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon — and the 55-year-old driver of the boat was arrested on suspicion of being drunk at the time of the incident. Wlodzimierz Dziechciowski reportedly fell overboard after the boat he was in was struck by the wake of another vessel just before 5 p.m., the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported in a news release.
BISMARCK—Andy Peterson, president of the Greater North Dakota Chamber, has resigned effective immediately, the organization said Thursday, Sept. 21. "The GNDC Board of Directors appreciates the seven years of service Andy has given our organization and his work on behalf of North Dakota's business community," Chamber Chairman Steve Schmitz said in a statement. "Andy leaves GNDC having made contributions that will extend beyond his tenure."
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 21, signed free-agent running back and former North Dakota State standout John Crockett to the practice squad. Crockett will replace running back Jeremy Langford, the team said on its Twitter account. Langford was injured during a special teams drill on Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reported. Crockett went undrafted in 2015 before signing with the Green Bay Packers. He appeared in two games and spent the 2016 year on injured reserve. He signed with Oakland in July before being waived Sept. 2.