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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.
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.
FARGO. -- U.S. Sen Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has written to the top Amtrak official urging upgrades to aging equipment and to keep the Empire Builder line that runs through the state. The senator pointed out to Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson about the increase in ridership on the line in recent years and the need to keep the service for rural communities.
FARGO -- North Dakota State Highway Patrol trooper David Kamp has been named the 2017 Trooper of the Year at the North Dakota Motor Carrier Association. Kamp, serving the northwest region of the state and stationed in Garrison, has been a trooper since 1991. He was honored at the association’s banquet in Fargo last week.
FARGO—The American Lung Association has one thing they want people at a higher risk of lung cancer to know: They can get screened with a low-dose CT scan that could diagnose any cancer earlier and provide a better chance of surviving. It is the deadliest form of cancer, accounting for one in four cancer deaths in the United States..
BISMARCK, N.D. – Families of children with autism spectrum disorder ages 3 to 17 can apply, beginning June 1, for autism voucher program for the upcoming state fiscal year that starts July 1. New and participating families can apply. Participation is currently limited to 53 children per year. Families are served on a first come, first served basis, and must apply annually.
SISSETON, S.D. -- An 18-year-old who died in a rollover crash Saturday near Sisseton in far northeast South Dakota has been identified. The victim was Shawn Renville of the nearby town of New Effington. The three other passengers in the vehicle, one who had serious injuries, were also identified Tuesday, May 22.
MINOT, N.D. -- With the school year almost over, Minot police investigated a possible threat at the Erik Ramstad Middle School on Tuesday, May 22. Through an investigation, Police Investigations Commander Justin Sundheim said they couldn’t substantiate any credible threat. However, the school chose to stay in lockdown for the rest of the day.