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ST. PAUL -- Drunken driving arrests were up 28 percent over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Minnesota compared to last year. Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol said there 424 arrests from 6 p.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Monday, compared to 331 last year. Of the arrests, 370 were made by the State Patrol, almost double over last year. Grabow said the average on a weekend in Minnesota is 285.
PARSHALL, N.D. -- The victim in a fatal two-car crash on an icy state highway, with snow drifting across the road, near Parshall in western North Dakota on Saturday has been identified. She is Elizabeth Pohlman, 40, of New Town, the North Dakota State Patrol reported on Tuesday, March 13.
MINNEAPOLIS—The University of Minnesota women's basketball team is headed back to the Big Dance for the first time in three years. The Golden Gophers were awarded the No. 10 seed in the 2018 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament and will face No. 7 seed Green Bay in Eugene, Ore., on Friday, March 16, in the Spokane region.. The game is set for 4 p.m. CT and will be televised on ESPN2.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health has been notified of a crude oil spill of 160 barrels or 6,720 gallons in McKenzie County about 16 miles southeast of Watford City. Initial estimates indicate those 160 barrels were released from the treater unit on a well pad. Of this amount, an estimated 24 barrels, or about 1,000 gallons, leaked onto nearby agricultural land. The rest was apparently contained on the well pad.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Authorities have arrested a 37-year-old Minneapolis man in Florida in connection with the shooting death of another man in Minneapolis. Antwan Darnell Cosey is in custody on suspicion of second-degree murder, according to the Minneapolis Police Department, which gave the following details of the crime and subsequent arrest:
MINOT, N.D. -- A teenager was shot multiple times at an apartment complex in northwest Minot Wednesday night about 6:30 p.m. Minot police patrol commander John Klug said the 18-year-old man was taken to Trinity Hospital and it appeared he would survive. As of late Wednesday night, no suspects were in custody. However, Klug said that it appeared to be an isolated incident and there was no immediate danger to the public.
FARGO-- U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue will visit Fargo-Moorhead on Friday, March 9, to tour a research center, hold a roundtable discussion with commodity groups, have lunch with students pursuing degrees in agriculture and tour a sugar beet processing facility.
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota officials have opened the remaining closed portion of Interstate 90 from Murdo to Mitchell. This completely opens I-90. I-29 was reopened earlier Tuesday morning.
FARGO – Sanford Health in Fargo is one of the semifinalists for a national award for its support of the National Guard and Reserve. Of more than 2,330 nominations from Guardsmen and Reservists from across the U.S., Sanford is one of 149 semifinalists for the honor that has been awarded by the U.S. Secretary of Defense since 1996. The semifinalists are from large and small employers and government organizations.
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota officials are closing Interstate 29 from the North Dakota border to the Iowa border at 6:30 p.m. Monday night, March 5. No travel advisories are posted on many highways across South Dakota and North Dakota as roadways are snow-packed and icy. Heavy snow and strong winds gusting upwards of 35 mph to 50 mph, are making safe travel nearly impossible on I-29 and most highways in eastern South Dakota and other parts of the region.