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BISMARCK -- A pump failure caused a saltwater and oil spill in in Bottineau County in far north-central North Dakota near the Canadian border over the weekend, the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division said Tuesday, Jan. 16.
BISMARCK — First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum will attend a White House Women's Event featuring Ivanka Trump and presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway. On Tuesday, Jan. 16, Helgaas Burgum will share the stage with state and federal leaders during panel discussions on the economy, education, national security and health care — including the nation's opioid crisis, which Helgaas Burgum has made a primary focus to contribute her expertise and experience related to combating addiction.
Protesters blocked entrances to Wells Fargo in downtown Duluth on Friday, Jan. 12, including the security gate, preventing the bank from opening. Members of the Duluth Police Department, including Chief Mike Tusken, are negotiating with three protesters locked onto a door and the gate in an effort to end the protest.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A 54-year-old Fargo man was rescued from a deer stand just outside of Detroit Lakes Thursday morning, Jan. 11, after spending what had to have been a long, harrowing night there. According to the Becker County Sheriff’s Department, the man had been trying to hitchhike, but was unable to catch a ride when the blizzard rolled in Wednesday night, forcing him to find shelter in a nearby deer stand.
MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Law enforcement officials are trying to piece together the circumstances that led to an unidentified woman being dropped off at the Naytahwaush Clinic in northwest Minnesota with a gunshot wound on Tuesday. The woman has only identified herself with a nickname, and investigators believe she is from outside this area, Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier said Wednesday, Jan. 10.
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WILLMAR - An inmate at the Kandiyohi County Jail died after being found unresponsive Sunday afternoon. Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog said correctional officers were conducting checks of the inmates when they discovered the man shortly before 1:30 p.m. He was not breathing so correctional officers immediately began lifesaving measures, Hartog said. The Willmar Ambulance Service also was called but paramedics were unable to revive the inmate. He was pronounced dead at the jail, Hartog said. The man's identity has not been released pending notification of relatives.
GLYNDON, Minn.—One person was injured Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash near Glyndon. The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash at 7:12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, about 8 miles southeast of Glyndon. That's where a 2018 Kia Soul driven by Kristopher Michael Hammes, 44, of Sartell, Minnesota, was southbound on Highway 9 when it rear-ended a 2005 Acura TL driven by Devan Nicolas Foley, 18, of Glencoe, Minnesota, according to a news release. Hammes was sent to Essentia Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Foley was uninjured.
PERHAM, Minn.—A four-vehicle crash in Otter Tail County sent two people to the hospital Friday evening. At 5:26 p.m., a 2013 GMC Sierra driven by Barbara Joanne Olson, 67, of Frazee, Minnesota, was southbound on County Road 60 when she attempted to cross U.S. Highway 10 about 5 miles northwest of Perham, according to a news release from the Minnesota State Patrol. A 2012 Toyota RAV4 driven by Michael Todd Dean, 57, of Gackle, North Dakota, was westbound on Highway 10 when it hit Olson's vehicle, the release said.
BISMARCK — North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases saw a modest bump in the third quarter of 2017, inching up 2.3 percent from the same three-month period the year before. The third quarter total of nearly $4.731 billion marked the second consecutive quarter the economic indicator has increased, according to State Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger's office. The tax commissioner said that's an especially positive sign considering July, August and September saw severe drought in North Dakota.