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NEWS: Reginal roundup

Driver dies in rollover: The Highway Patrol said a pickup went into a ditch off a Bottineau County road, slid sideways and rolled onto its roof, killing the driver. The patrol says 39-year-old Kevin Hanson, Dunseith, N.D., was pronounced dead at ...

Driver dies in rollover:

The Highway Patrol said a pickup went into a ditch off a Bottineau County road, slid sideways and rolled onto its roof, killing the driver.

The patrol says 39-year-old Kevin Hanson, Dunseith, N.D., was pronounced dead at an area hospital after the crash.

It happened about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, on a county road four miles east of Souris, N.D.

Prairie Rose games:

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Organizers of this year's Prairie Rose State Games are hoping for 4,500 participants.

The games are rotated among Fargo, Bismarck-Mandan, Minot and Grand Forks.

The last time they were held in Minot in 2005, there were about 2,450 entrants. In 2001, nearly 5,400 people competed in Minot. The record number of entrants in the 21-year history of the annual games is 7,252 in 1999 held in Bismarck. The 2008 games are July 11-13.

17 Army reservists home: Seventeen Army reservists are back home in Minnesota after a long stint in Iraq.

Members of the 79th Military Police Company returned Saturday to Rochester, Minn. The unit has been providing security for military and civilian leaders in Iraq for nearly a year.

Bad cereal in N.D.:

At least 23 people in 14 states, including North Dakota, have been sickened by the same strain of salmonella found in two breakfast cereals recalled by Malt-O-Meal, the federal Food and Drug Administration said Saturday.

Officials in Minnesota are investigating whether a case in that state might be linked to the cereals produced by the Minneapolis-based company, the state health department said.

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Malt-O-Meal voluntarily recalled its unsweetened Puffed Rice and Puffed Wheat cereals April 5 after finding salmonella contamination during routine testing. The affected bags were produced in the past 12 months in Northfield.

Hanson takes over hunter education:

A graduate of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department's hunter education program is the new man in charge of the program.

Jon Hanson has taken over for Jim Carter, who retired as program coordinator after 16 years.

Hanson, 52, worked full time for the North Dakota National Guard for 23 years, retiring as a colonel.

Hunter education is required for anyone who was born after 1961 and wants to hunt. About 5,000 people take the course each year. An estimated 700 volunteers throughout the state teach it.

Officials investigate fires:

Five structures in Pine County, Minn., are destroyed and five others have sustained some minor damage after a possible case of arson.

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The Pine County sheriff said most of the structures are cabins.

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