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BISMARCK -- North Dakota Highway Patrol on Saturday, June 23, released the names of one woman who died and two other juveniles injured in a three-vehicle crash in far south-central North Dakota on Thursday, June 21. Rachel Miller, 64, died when a car driver by 14-year-old Jamison William Mindt crashed with two other vehicles on Highway 6 south of St. Anthony, N.D., the patrol said in a news release. Mindt and another 14-year-old passenger, Owen James Erhartdt, were injured in the crash and taken to a Bismarck hospital.
BURNSVILLE, Minn.—The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning consumers shopping for vehicles on the internet to be on alert if the seller suggests using a third party to handle the transaction.
BISMARCK – A 27-year-old south-central North Dakota man who had been out of prison only nine days when he sexually assaulted a woman has been sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison.
ST. JAMES, Minn. — A southwest Minnesota man is facing murder charges after allegedly shooting his wife and stepdaughter on Saturday, June 16, following an argument about him forgetting their wedding anniversary. Scott Francis Engelbrecht, 59, is accused of shooting his wife, Joyce, 67, and his stepdaughter Rachel Elaine Linder, 43, according to St. James police. Engelbrecht is in the Watonwan County Jail after being charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder, said a police report..
BISMARCK -- A constitutional change called the North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment has apparently received enough signatures to make its way to the November ballot. A group promoting the measure turned in petitions with more than 38,000 signatures to the state secretary of state’s office on Monday, June 18, and held a rally on the steps of the state capitol in Bismarck. The petitions must contain at least 26,904 signatures of state voters to be put on the ballot.
FARGO—Ricky Belgarde of Fargo has epilepsy that prevents him from working and driving and has been collecting food stamps most of his life. He joined North Dakota farm and hunger relief leaders at a news conference Thursday, June 14, to urge passage of the U.S. Senate version of the farm bill that they say protects the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that helps feed about 54,000 residents of the state.
WASHINGTON— A strongly bipartisan 20-1 vote by the Senate Ag Committee on Wednesday, June 13, has sent the five-year 2018 Farm Bill to the full Senate and added momentum to get the measure passed by the time the current bill expires on Sept. 30. The senators hope the House will then hold another vote on its version of the bill that was defeated in May to send it to a conference committee for a final agreement.
FARGO — Incumbent Wayne Stenehjem, the Republican candidate for North Dakota attorney general, cruised through the primary Tuesday, June 12, in his bid for re-election and will face Democratic candidate David Thompson who also sailed to a primary win. Stenehjem collected 99.4 percent of votes cast and Thompson had 99.8 percent of votes on his side of the ballot in unofficial results posted to the North Dakota Secretary of State’s website with 389 out of 424 precincts reporting or 92 percent. Stenehjem had 56,640 primary votes as of 11 p.m., while Thompson had 30,214 in his primary. The two
HENNING, Minn.—A body found in Henning in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota last Friday has been identified as a 19-year-old man whose family said he had been battling with drug addiction. The victim was Jordan Bolgrean, 19, of Henning. His body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey in Anoka County for an autopsy after it was found along the railroad tracks about 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 8. No cause of death has been determined, although no foul play was suspected.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is ranked the second best state for working dads, according to a study released Monday, June 11, as Father’s Day approaches. WalletHub, a personal finance website known for its in-depth studies, said one of the reasons Minnesota was ranked near the top was that it has the highest median family income adjusted for cost of living of $95,483. That’s two times higher than in Hawaii, which has the lowest at $47,631.