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MOORHEAD — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) concluded 39 enforcement cases in 26 counties throughout the state during the third quarter of 2018. Penalties from all 39 cases totaled more than $203,000. In addition to the 39 recently completed cases, the MPCA also has 37 ongoing enforcement investigations, 17 of which were opened as new cases during the third quarter of 2018. Not all investigations lead to fines or other official action. The following is a summary of coverage area cases completed during the third quarter of 2018:
MOORHEAD — Minnesota candidates for the state's 7th Congressional District will debate from 11:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 19 in a Minnesota Public Radio studio show that will be aired live on 90.3 FM.
ST. JAMES, Minn. — A 35-year-old Wisconsin man was killed after he missed a lane change in a construction zone and collided head-on with another vehicle Wednesday night, Oct. 16, the Minnesota State Patrol said. According to the report, a 2004 Jeep Cherokee driven by Derek Arthur Anderson of Marinette, Wis., was traveling eastbound on Highway 60 when it entered a construction zone. His vehicle collided with a 2015 Jeep Cherokee driven by Lisa Jennie Brown, 44, of Sioux Falls, S.D.
NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. -- A 49-year-old man from Sheyenne was killed after the pickup truck he was driving was hit by a train about eight miles west of New Rockford late Tuesday night, Oct. 16. According to North Dakota Highway Patrol, the man was driving on 61st Avenue NE when his pickup was hit at 11:13 p.m. on the grade crossing. He died at the scene. New Rockford is about 60 miles north of Jamestown.
BISMARCK - U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and challenger Kevin Cramer will debate at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, and we'll be live streaming it right here on our website. Plus Forum Communications reporters and columnists will provide perspective and commentary on our live blog. You can join the conversation by using #NDSenDebate on Twitter. Don't miss it!
FARGO -- The Center for Election Science will host a ballot measure informational session in the Fargo Public Library Community Room at the downtown campus on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and is an opportunity to learn about all of the ballot measures that residents will vote on and about the impact that they will have if passed.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota attorney general filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, Oct. 16, against three major U.S. manufacturers of insulin, allegeding them of deceptively raising the list prices of insulin and making it less affordable to patients in high deductible health plans, the uninsured and senior citizens on Medicare. “Insulin is a life-or-death drug for people with diabetes. Many people can’t afford the price hikes but can’t afford to stop taking the medication either,” Attorney General Lori Swanson said in a statement.
BARRON, Wis.—A 13-year-old girl is missing and considered endangered, and two adults were found dead in a home in Barron County in northwest Wisconsin early Monday morning, Oct. 15. Authorities are searching for Jayme Closs, 13, who is described as 5 feet tall, 100 pounds, with green eyes and blond or strawberry hair. Anyone with information about her is asked to contact the Barron County Sheriff's Department at 715-537-3106.
SUPERIOR, Wis. - The man who was shot by three Superior police officers during a confrontation on Oct. 5 told the officers he had a gun and refused to remove his hands from his pockets, police said.
FARGO — A sentencing date of 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, has been slated in the case of William Hoehn, who's pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit kidnapping and one count of lying to police in the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. Hoehn was acquitted at trial in September on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of LaFontaine-Greywind.