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SIOUX CITY, IOWA — The Valley City State University women's basketball team was bound for the NAIA Division II Women's National Basketball Championship when a slick interstate caused some trouble en route to the competition. The team took off on Interstate 29 in a charter bus Monday morning, March 5, for Sioux City, Iowa. The charter bus slid off the interstate near Watertown, S.D. "It could've been worse," said Vanessa Keeler-Johnson, first-time head coach for the Vikings. "They were shaken up, but we were able to talk our way through it."
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced his intent Tuesday, March 6, to nominate Dallas Carlson as the U.S. marshal for the district of North Dakota. In a statement, Carlson said he was “very honored and humbled to be nominated.” “I am looking forward to the confirmation process in the coming weeks,” he said.
TENSTRIKE, Minn. -- Authorities are seeking information after a Tenstrike man was found dead Saturday after a possible heroin overdose. According to a release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a home at 9600 block of Nebish Road NW in O’Brien Township. When deputies arrived they found the body of Timothy Yerbich, 40. O’Brien Township is about 20 miles northeast of Bemidji.
FARGO - A traffic stop on Interstate 94 in led to a drug bust that turned up 32 pounds of meth and 35 pounds of marijuana and led to two arrests on Sunday, March 4, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported. According to the Patrol report: A trooper stopped a vehicle in the Fargo area for a traffic violation, and in a subsequent search of the vehicle with the help of a K9 named Fia, found 30 bundles methamphetamine weighing 32 pounds and 54 bundles of marijuana weighing 35 pounds.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The North Dakota High School Activities Association announced Monday, March 5, that all Class B boys region basketball tournaments have been postponed due to weather. All eight tournaments will start Tuesday “due to forecasted heavy snow and poor travel conditions.”
At West Fargo's Hulbert Aquatic Center Saturday's final results Team standings 1. Minot 344. 2. Bismarck Century 333. 3. Mandan 227. 4. Fargo South 214. 5. West Fargo Sheyenne 193. 6. Grand Forks 171. 7. Fargo North 159. 8. Williston 138. 9. West Fargo 133. 10. Jamestown 111. 11. Fargo Davies 99. 12. Bismarck 61. 13. Dickinson 42. 14. Wahpeton 37. 15. Bismarck Legacy 33. Individual finals 200 yard medley relay
FARGO -- Police here are investigating a homicide at an apartment building at the corner of Seventh Avenue North and 10th Street, Chief David Todd said. Todd said police have been at the building since 6:30 a.m. Friday, March 2. No other details were immediately available. The Fargo Police Department's critical incident command vehicle is at the scene, and the building is cordoned off with yellow crime scene tape.
EMILY, Minn. -- A 52-year-old Crosslake man has died after he was found on his snowmobile on a trail near Emily in north-central Minnesota. The possible snowmobile crash was on a trail near Ruth Lake, north of the city of Emily, at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, according to Capt. Scott Goddard.
GRAND FORKS -- A thief who stole a popular white sauce from a popular Grand Forks restaurant has posted an apology online that has gone viral with 9,000 views as of Wednesday, Feb. 28. The video was the talk of the lunch rush at the restaurant. Customers said they don't blame the thief--they love the “white sauce,” too. "I'm really surprised that somebody brought it back,” said Red Pepper restaurant customer Shawn Bakken.
BEMIDJI, Minn.-- A group home employee was charged with third-degree assault Wednesday after allegedly hitting a developmentally disabled resident in the face and also fracturing his rib. Connor Michael Shea, 27, was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 27, one day after the alleged assault. He appeared in court Wednesday morning and has since been released from the Beltrami County Jail.