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UPDATE: The Silver Alert has been cancelled. Officials say 66-year-old Kathleen Richards has been located.
EDGELEY - It's like something right out of the movies; a marriage proposal you can only see from the skies. The pictures above were sent to WDAY-TV from farm field artist Gene Hanson in Edgeley. Gene had the chance to help out his grandson Jaden Wirrenga of Fargo propose to his girlfriend Brooke Beske in a special way. Gene made the 10-acre wide message and under the ruse of Brooke just getting her first airplane ride, she also saw the message.
WILLISTON, N.D. — United Airlines is investigating a report that a flight attendant was drunk or stoned on a flight from Denver to Williston. A concerned passenger posted pictures of the airline employee on Twitter Thursday, May 3. Erika Gorman described the flight as "terrifying" in a tweet to United. She says she had to go to the cockpit to tell the pilot the attendant was out of control.
BELCOURT, N.D. - A staff member at the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Hospital in Belcourt confirms the hospital is currently on lock-down. The staffer said family members of patients at the hospital are aware of the lockdown, and that everyone is safe. She would not elaborate on the situation. A viewer called WDAY at about 7:30 p.m. and said she had gotten a phone call from the hospital telling her they were on lockdown. The Belcourt Police Department did not confirm or deny that anything was happening at the hospital.
GRAND FORKS — A traffic stop turned into a drug bust as University of North Dakota police found meth during a traffic stop on campus. Police say they stopped a car on University Avenue around 2:45 a.m. on New Year's Day. 34-year-old Derrick Laducer and 46-year-old Ronald Keplin were in the car. Police say a drug sniffing dog detected methamphetamine.
EDGELEY, N.D—A North Dakota farmer who has made headlines for his agriculture art is at it again, this time with a controversial message. Gene Hanson, of Edgeley, N.D., decided to plow out "we stand for the national anthem" in his farm field. Hanson wrote it in response to NFL players who protested the anthem before games. It took Hanson two hours to make the message and was done with his tractor and disc. Overall, the words span across two football fields.
DRAYTON, N.D. - A 51-year-old woman was injured Friday night after being struck by lightning at the Drayton golf course. Emergency responders were called to the scene around 5:30 p.m. Friday. The victim was conscious when crews arrived. EMS workers believe the lightning strike was indirect, possibly through a golf club the victim was holding.
GRAND FORKS -- The Lamoureaux twins will be showing off more than their gold medals and smiles when ESPN: The Magazine's annual 'BODY Issue' hits newsstands on Friday. ESPN has already released the pictures from the issue online. The 28-year-old Grand Forks natives and former UND hockey standouts are joined in the issue by several of their U.S. Women's National Hockey teammates. In the 9th 'BODY issue' which ESPN calls a "celebration and showcase of the athletic form."
Minot, ND (WDAY News) - A Minot man is accused of biting off another man's ear during a fight at Minot Lumber. 52-year-old Gary Eiland is charged with aggravated assault. According to an affidavit, Eiland and the other man were fighting over merchandise. Police say Eiland bit off 80 percent of the other man's ear. Doctors couldn't reattach the body part. Eiland faces up to 5 years in prison, if convicted.