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DICKINSON, N.D. -- Recovering in recent years from a steady decline earlier this decade, Dickinson State University has seen an increase of student enrollment during the fall semester for a second consecutive year. According to a DSU statement released on Tuesday, 1,425 students are enrolled at Dickinson State this fall, up 39 students from last year and more than 100 students from fall 2015.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Four Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail cars and two locomotives derailed upright on industry track Wednesday, Sept. 20, about 5 miles west of Jamestown, according to a BNSF official.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — Michael Scott Christie, 63, of Lame Deer, Montana, pleaded guilty Monday in Chippewa County District Court to two felony charges of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult for his role in taking $340,000 from the estate of his mother. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and sentencing scheduled for Oct. 31. Christie's wife, Martina Annette Christie, 61, faces 12 felony charges for alleged financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
BISMARCK — The governors of North Dakota and Minnesota agreed to a call with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to address its concerns over the disputed Fargo-Moorhead diversion project, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's office said Tuesday, Sept. 19. The two governors discussed the project over the phone Tuesday afternoon. Burgum said the two states have a "common interest in protecting lives and property from catastrophic flooding along our shared border, and long delays will only continue to put the public at risk."
KILLEEN, Texas—A Texas woman's Facebook complaint has gone viral after she complained that a decorative item featuring cotton sold at a local Hobby Lobby was "wrong on so many levels." In the Facebook post, Daniell Rider writes: "This decor is WRONG on SO many levels, There is nothing decorative about raw cotton... A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves." "A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS "decor."
BACKUS, Minn. —The Cass County Sheriff's Office is still looking for a person who was shot at while apparently attempting a home invasion in rural Backus in northern Minnesota.
ROTHSAY, Minn. — A 2015 Kenworth tractor with trailer overturned in a single-vehicle accident involving an injury late Saturday on Interstate 94 near Rothsay. The driver, Jugraj Singh, 27, of Brampton, Ontario, was westbound near milepost 38 about 11 p.m. when the vehicle left the roadway to the right. The driver corrected to get back on the roadway and the vehicle rolled onto the driver's side, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Singh, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time, was transported to Essentia Hospital in Fargo with non-life-threatening injuries.
BISMARCK—Opponents of a hog farm near Buffalo, N.D., are seeking another hearing at the North Dakota Supreme Court.
BISMARCK—North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem joined other attorneys general in a letter to Equifax expressing concerns over the credit reporting agency's response to its massive security breach, his office said Friday, Sept. 15. The attorneys general asked the company to make its website less confusing, add customer service staff, make the hotline number available 24 hours a day and to disable links for its fee-based credit monitoring service. They said Equifax should reimburse consumers who have had to pay fees to freeze their credit.
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns signed former North Dakota State University defensive back C.J. Smith to the practice squad, the team announced Friday, Sept. 15, in a press release. Smith, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound cornerback, was originally signed by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He appeared in 10 games for the Eagles last season and spent Week 1 of the 2017 season on the Eagles’ practice squad.