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KILLDEER, N.D. -- A 27-year-old Dickinson man was killed in a rollover crash that ejected him from a pickup early Thursday morning about 30 miles northwest of Killdeer in western North Dakota. The North Dakota State Highway Patrol said the man, who was driving a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup, failed to negotiate a curve around 12:30 a.m. and drove off the west side of 111th Avenue Northwest. The vehicle struck a temporary guard rail, went down a steep embankment and overturned. The man, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, the patrol said.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law are renting a house from the Chilean family that owns the Twin Metals copper mining project proposed near Ely, according to a report Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal. The report said Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are renting a Washington home owned by Chilean billionaire Andronico Luksic, whose family controls Antofagasta, the Chilean global mining giant that owns a 100 percent interest in the Twin Metals project.
ST. PAUL -- A deputy commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Commerce was among several men arrested in an undercover prostitution sting in St. Paul. Police took Michael Shane Deal, 46, of Litchfield into custody on Tuesday, according to a police report. Deal, who could not immediately be reached for comment on Wednesday, is deputy commissioner of the state commerce department’s financial institutions division.
BISMARCK -- Revised North Dakota license plates are cropping up across the state after a controversial new plate was released in late 2015. In November, the state began issuing the revised “Sunrise” plate that changed the font for the “North Dakota” lettering, Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jamie Olson said. The revised plate features slightly larger sans serif lettering, replacing the serif font, which had small flourishes at the ends of each letter for “North Dakota” across the top of the plate.
FARGO -- Most of North Dakota is under a high wind warning until 9 Tuesday night as wind gusts could reach 65 mph in parts of the state, the National Weather Service says. Northwestern North Dakota was under a blizzard warning until 9 tonight. In Minot, sustained winds of 45 mph gusting to 56 mph were reported shortly before 4 p.m., along with blowing snow and freezing fog. Heavy snow along with 24 mph winds gusting to 31 mph were reported in Rolla.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A Devils Lake man is banned from contract work in North Dakota for five years after soliciting more than $20,000 from residents for work he never performed. The North Dakota Attorney General’s consumer protection division sued Wayne Joseph Delorme Jr. for doing business as 3D Home Improvements and violating the state’s consumer fraud and contractor licensing laws.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The North Dakota High School Activities Association says the Class B, Region 4, 6 and 8 boys basketball tournaments have been postponed again because of bad weather. The tournaments will start Thursday, March 9, making it the second rescheduling for these events this week. The semifinals will be held Friday with the third-place and title games on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Gophers men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino was named the Big Ten coach of the year by media and coaches on Monday, March 6. Pitino has led the Gophers to a 23-8 record this season, following last season’s 8-23 mark.
LUVERNE, Minn. -- A Taco John’s manager in southwestern Minnesota was charged with felony theft Monday after he and his wife, an assistant manager at the restaurant, allegedly took more than $31,000 from the store. Jacob and Amber Wright allegedly failed to make regular deposits, instead spending it and repaying the shortfalls later, and gambled at an Iowa casino to try to win back their debt. Store owners Ronald and John Christianson discovered the shortage and contacted police. During questioning, Jacob Wright admitted he had taken money from deposits for 18 months.
Gordmans Stores Inc., a Midwestern department-store chain founded more than a century ago, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg News.