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GRAND FORKS -- An airman assigned to Grand Forks Air Force Base has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his Grand Forks apartment last month. Karim Sabur Kabir Muhammad, 22, has been charged with gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony, for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with an intoxicated and incapacitated woman on Oct. 8.
PORTLAND, N.D. -- President Donald Trump has chosen a Traill County farmer from northeast North Dakota to lead the Farm Service Agency in North Dakota. Trump recently appointed Brad Thykeson of Portland, N.D., to be the state executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture agency, according to a news release Friday. Thykeson owns a family farming operation in Barnes and Steele counties, according to the release.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota health officials are advising individuals that engage in risky sexual behaviors, such as sex with an anonymous partners, to seek evaluation for sexually transmitted diseases. The North Dakota Department of Health has been receiving increased reports of anonymous sex among those diagnosed with STDs. Officials said so far this year as many as 20 percent to 58 percent of STD cases said the disease was likely passed on with an anonymous partner.
BRITTON, S.D. -- TransCanada Corp has shut down part of its Keystone pipeline after an estimated 210,000 gallons, or 5,000 barrels, of oil leaked in far northeast South Dakota early Thursday morning, Nov. 16. The company said the spill occurred on private agricultural land near Amherst and Britton, S.D., which is about 35 miles northeast of Aberdeen and about 20 miles south of the North Dakota border.
MINOT, N.D. -- Law enforcement officers have caught a 38-year-old woman who is accused of shooting a 58-year-old Minot man to death on South Main Street in Minot earlier Thursday, Nov. 16. She was arrested in New Town, about 75 miles to the southwest, about 4 p.m. without incident, said Minot Investigations Commander John Klug.
BISMARCK – An out-of-state moving company that often switches its name has been banned from doing business in North Dakota, according to Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Four Sioux Falls residents have been arrested and face multiple drug charges after their home near two schools in the city was raided by the police drug task force and meth and more than $14,000 in cash was found, said police on Wednesday. Arrested were Paul Alan Sandersfeld, 38, Amanda Hallsted, 37, Kevin Morehouse, 37 and LaRonda Lawson, 34. All lived in the home near the schools except Lawson.
BISMARCK -- A California company selling vehicle warranty protection plans in North Dakota has been banned from doing business in the state, according to Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Stenehjem issued a cease & desist order against Jason Rhoden of Santa Ana, Calif., for violations of the consumer fraud and telephone solicitation laws. He was doing business under the name of the Vehicle Protection Department LLC.
MINOT, N.D. -- Three people that Amtrak officials wanted thrown off the train for being drunk late last week were arrested on marijuana charges. Minot Police Sgt. Dan Wheeler said Joseph Mayer, 27, and Patrick Sullivan, 26, both of Indiana were arrested after officer said they found five pound of packaged marijuana inside multiple bags of luggage. They were taken to the Ward County Jail and arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A 27-year-old Sioux Fall man, who has been indicted by a federal grand jury for robbing the Voyage Federal Credit Union in Sioux Falls last April, has entered a not guilty plea. Cody Maynard pleaded not guilty to the indictment on Wednesday. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 20 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine and 5 years of supervised release.