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WORTHINGTON, Minn. — An Adrian man will serve 14 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Bradly Haddock, 31, was sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Nobles County District Court for two different cases involving two different minors. He was sentenced to 168 months in prison for the two first-degree charges — related to sexually penetrating a minor under age 16 — which a jury unanimously found him guilty of during a May 24 jury trial.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota National Guard is sending three helicopters and 15 personnel to the East Coast to assist the emergency response to Hurricane Florence if needed. The helicopters and personnel will depart Saturday morning, Sept. 15, from Bismarck to Maryland to be near the disaster area in case they are asked to assist with life-saving or life-sustaining efforts, Gov. Doug Burgum's office said.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved more than $648,000 in conservation grants for six projects across the state Friday, Sept. 14. The money came from the Outdoor Heritage Fund, which is backed by oil and gas production tax revenue. It represented the 12th round of grant funding since the program was established in 2013.
WAHPETON, N.D. — Four people were arrested Friday, Sept. 14, on suspicion of possessing $10,000 worth of narcotics that drug task force agents seized when executing a search warrant. Christopher Jerome Adolf, 37; Amy Elizabeth Adolf, 39; Elijah Cruz Hoaby, 21; and Nickolas Almond Cherry, 34, were arrested at 507 14th Ave. N. in Wahpeton, by the Southeast Multi-County Agency Drug Task Force, according to a news release.
SAUK CENTRE, Minn. — A man is in custody after allegedly shooting a Stearns County deputy in the arm with an arrow early Thursday afternoon, Sept. 13. The incident started with a call saying the suspect drove a pickup into a building, according to a Stearns County press release.
MANDAN, N.D. -- There was a leak in Mandan on Thursday, and for now, law enforcement is stuck trying to solve the case. A sticky brown substance was found on an Exit 153 on-ramp as well as other streets just before noon Sept. 13, forcing the closure of Mandan Avenue for approximately three hours. Authorities closed the scene for safety reasons until they could identify the substance, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. It was then determined the stuff was 87 percent maple syrup, possibly used for cattle feed.
FARGO — Dallas Carlson's nomination to serve as the U.S. Marshal for the District of North Dakota was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Sept. 13. Carlson's nomination now moves to the full Senate for a vote. President Donald Trump announced the nomination in March. Carlson has served as director of the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation since 2011. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven on Thursday released statements regarding the approval.
RED WING, Minn. -- Minnesota secretary of state candidate John Howe is back on the campaign trail after falling off a parade float Sunday, Sept. 9. Meanwhile, his campaign manager, who was run over by the trailer, is now recovering at a Red Wing care facility. Tim Droogsma, a former press secretary to U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz and Gov. Arne Carlson, said the move will allow him to continue his rehabilitation on his legs and hips, a news release from the Republican Party of Minnesota said. Droogsma said he expects to re-join Howe soon.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota has the lowest adult obesity rate among Upper Midwest states despite an increase of 0.7 percent from 2016 to 2017. Iowa has the highest percentage at 36.4 percent, followed by North Dakota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Minnesota's adult obesity rate of 28.4 percent also ranks the lowest amongst 12 Midwest states, the Minnesota Department of Health said in a news release.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem wants the public to ignore any telephone message that threatens them with arrest, as such calls are a scam and becoming more common in the state. The scam artists are using what is known as "spoofing" technology to display on caller ID screens a phone number that is not the one they are calling from.