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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A 49-year-old Devils Lake man who was driving a pickup with a loaded cattle trailer died in a single-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon, Sept. 21, three miles south of the city on North Dakota Highway 20, said the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The man’s name was not released pending notification of family.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A 15-year-old Sidney, Mont., girl died in a three-vehicle crash in spotty foggy conditions seven miles west of Williston on Friday afternoon, Sept. 21. The girl’s name has not been released. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old girl, also from Sidney.
FARGO — The message to North Dakotans from one of the nation's most well-known marijuana reform organizations is fairly simple as voters consider a ballot measure to approve recreational marijuana this fall: They want to protect the personal freedom of responsible adults to smoke it without a negative effect on public safety.
BISMARCK – A pipeline leak has spilled 1,520 barrels, or 63,840 gallons, of produced water onto rangeland in far western North Dakota about 14 miles west of Kildeer. The pipeline was part of a gathering system owned by Petro-Hunt LLC. Bill Suess, with the North Dakota Department of Health, said the landowner has been notified after the leak was discovered on Wednesday, Sept. 19, by the company when readings on pipeline meters were going funky.
ST. PAUL — The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., is coming to Minnesota next week. He will be joined by Kimberly Guilfoyle, chair of the pro-Trump political action group America First, to headline a fundraiser for the state’s Republican Party. Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan said the visit shows how important the White House thinks Minnesota is for the midterm elections.
MINNEAPOLIS -- An explosion at a metal processing plant in Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 19, has seriously injured two workers. The employees had “significant injuries” from the blast at Metal-Matic in southeast Minneapolis, said a news release from the Minneapolis Fire Department.
SISSETON, S.D. -- A 52-year-old Watertown man is still on the run after he took off following a fatal crash near Sisseton in far northeast South Dakota on Sept. 4. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Tuesday, Sept. 18, that Robert Keoke Jr., who was driving the vehicle, still had not been found.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Golf legend Jack Nicklaus will help kick off the first Professional Golf Association tournament in the Dakotas. Nicklaus, who won 18 major tournaments, will be a part of the opening ceremonies at the inaugural Sanford International Presented by Cambria that starts on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, S.D. The ceremonies start at 10 a.m. and Nicklaus will be joined by tourney host Andy North and representatives of sponsors Sanford Health and Cambria on the first tee.
BISMARCK -- Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Tuesday, and encouraged North Dakota residents to do the same, in memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It is the 17th anniversary of the attacks.
FARGO — A 37-year-old Fargo motorcyclist who flew off his motorcycle on a Cass County highway in late August has died from his injuries. Steven Lauinger died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. He suffered serious head injuries when he lost control of his 2013 Harley Davidson on Aug. 25 about three miles north of Amenia or about 32 miles northwest of Fargo. He was flown from the scene by Sanford Life Flight to the hospital.