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BISMARCK — North Dakota utility regulators will hold a public hearing in November on a proposed Cass County project that's billed as the state's first major solar array. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, the Public Service Commission set the hearing for 10 a.m. Nov. 1, according to a spokeswoman. It will be held at the Days Inn and Governors' Conference Center in Casselton. Minneapolis-based Geronimo is proposing to build the 200-megawatt Harmony Solar Project in Harmony Township 15 miles west of Fargo.
FARGO — A former Fargo day care provider is facing a felony count of child neglect after authorities reportedly found her slurring her words and intoxicated while caring for nine children. According to court documents, Fargo police and members of Cass County Social Services visited the home of Richelle Ulmer on July 27 after receiving a report that she was intoxicated while watching children at her in-home day care.
BISMARCK — A group opposing North Dakota's recreational marijuana ballot measure will launch Thursday, Sept. 6. A media advisory sent by a Greater North Dakota Chamber staffer announced news conferences will be held in Fargo and Bismarck Thursday. It wasn't immediately clear which groups will make up the "coalition of concerned organizations and North Dakotans," dubbed North Dakotans Against Legalization of Recreational Marijuana.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- A 25-year-old Carrington woman was bound over for trial Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the death of her 4-month-old son in July. Justice Lange is charged with manslaughter and child neglect.
DULUTH — A 25-year-old man was booked into the St. Louis County Jail on Monday, Sept. 3, on suspicion of second-degree murder related to the shooting death of Scott Allen Pennington in downtown Duluth over the weekend .
BRAINERD, Minn.—A 28-year-old Brainerd man in is jail and faces child pornography charges after investigators received four tips from the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. Dylan David LaPointe made his first appearance Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd. He was charged with five felonies, three for child porn and two for stalking an underage victim.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- A Dickinson man was arrested on Friday, Aug. 31, after police say he allegedly pushed a woman from a moving vehicle along a business loop of Interstate 94. According to Dickinson Police Capt. David Wilkie, officers responded to the 900 block of I-94 Business Loop W. at approximately 5:30 p.m. after receiving notification from CHI St. Alexius Hospital of an incident involving a person being pushed from a moving vehicle.
BISMARCK — After additional review ordered by a federal judge, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Friday, Aug. 31, the Dakota Access Pipeline won't have "significant impacts" to hunting and fishing resources. The Corps, in a court filing, said the risks of an oil spill are low "and any impacts to hunting and fishing resource(s) will be of limited scope and duration." It also said the pipeline wouldn't result in "disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority populations."
ST. PAUL -- August marked the first time in four months where fatalities dropped below 30 traffic-related deaths during a single month, Minnesota Department of Public Safety statistics show. During the 100 deadliest days (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day), 116 people were killed on Minnesota roads. That’s 52 percent of all traffic fatalities so far this year and a decrease of five deaths from the same period in 2017.
BISMARCK -- A Hettinger resident claimed the $25,000 for life prize from the North Dakota Lottery on Friday afternoon, Aug. 31. The player, who chose to remain anonymous, opted for the one-time, lump sum payment of $390,000 before taxes, lottery officials said. The drawing was held July 2. The winner hit all five numbers except the lucky ball. The Lucky for Life top prize for the Thursday, Sept. 6, draw is $1,000 a day for life. That includes hitting all five numbers and the lucky ball.