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WATFORD CITY — A 42-year-old man who died after the cement truck he was driving crashed and rolled has been identified, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol report. Damon Miller, of Hebron, died after the truck went onto the shoulder of the road, Miller overcorrected and the truck went into the ditch and rolled. The crashed happened about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on N.D. Highway 1806 about 14 miles north of Watford City in McKenzie County. Miller died at the scene, the report said.
HUDSON, Wis. -- An inattentive driving ticket gave way to felony charges after a man, allegedly overcome by guilt, came forward to tell authorities that his crash with a Hudson...
BELFIELD, N.D. — A young boy died Tuesday after the ATV he was driving flipped onto its side and landed on top of him 27 miles north of Belfield. Arlo Vesey, 10, was operating his side-by-side ATV on a two-track trail when the wheels caught ruts in the trail and flipped onto its' side, pinning him underneath at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Another person was following close behind him and witnessed the accident and was able to call for help. That person quickly removed the vehicle from atop Vesey.
BRAINERD, Minn.—A famed Minnesota attraction—known in folklore for its strength—toppled over during an overnight severe storm early Thursday morning in the region. Babe the Blue Ox, at Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd, was put back on his feet later Thursday morning, the destination's Facebook page showed.
ST. PAUL -- The season's first Minnesota case of West Nile virus has been diagnosed in a horse. The state Board of Animal Health announced Tuesday that Friesian stallion in the Winthrop area tested positive and was sick. It had not been vaccinated against the virus. The virus regularly is found in the United States, with birds serving as the primary host. Mosquitoes carry the disease from birds to horses and people.
BRAINERD, Minn.—In this week's Northland Outdoors TV episode, the term "hunting blind" takes on a whole new meaning. Host Bret Amundson and the crew follow Master Sgt. Eric Marts of Moorhead, Minn., as he joins National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Lonnie Bedwell, and other veterans, on a turkey hunt in Indiana. The only difference with this hunt is that the veterans are all blind. How did they do, and how did they do it? Find out in this weekend's episode of "Northland Outdoors TV."
A new bat has been discovered in Minnesota -- the first new mammal species found in the state in 25 years. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with Central Lakes College, said the new species is the evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis).
A lightning strike is blamed for a fire at a saltwater disposal well that occurred Sunday in Mountrail County, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said. Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. reported that 400 barrels of produced water, or 16,800 gallons, were released, contained and recovered from a fire at a disposal well about 10 miles north of New Town. Saltwater is a waste byproduct of oil production.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Health Department laboratory is one of seven regional centers that are part of a new network to battle antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network will use the Minnesota facility to track changes in antibiotic resistance in nine states. The network picked Minnesota after the state this summer announced a program to reduce the use of antibiotics and people and animals. Many medical experts say antibiotics are being overused, which leads to bacteria they are supposed to kill becoming resistant.
ST. PAUL -- More than 480 Minnesotans are ready to use medical marijuana to relieve intractable pain. Starting Monday, these patients with chronic pain that can’t be controlled well with other methods of treatment can for the first time start receiving medical marijuana at one of the state’s eight cannabis patient centers.