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MINOT, N.D. -- A 46-year-old Minot man was taken to jail after he tried to smash into his brother’s vehicle at a major intersection in southwest Minot last Friday night. Police said that Eugene Brown was at the intersection of Broadway and Burdick Expressway at a stoplight about 8:40 p.m. when he saw his 26-year-old brother and his vehicle stopped at a traffic light and preparing to turn. He accelerated at a high rate of speed and barely missed his brother’s vehicle, police said.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D, is concerned about two major issues that can affect farmers and ranchers this year. One is the farm bill that faces an uncertain future as it's set to expire in September. The other is waivers that some small U.S. refineries have been receiving from the Environmental Protection Agency to not produce ethanol. As for the five-year farm bill, Rounds said he has many concerns as the Senate works to possibly pass its version of a farm bill after the House completed its work without Democratic support.
FARGO—A 12-member delegation from Sanford Health is making a journey to Vatican City this week for a major healthcare conference that is emphasizing cutting-edge technology as researchers from around the world close in on new treatments and possible cures for a number of diseases and health issues.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., and his staff are keeping a close eye on the U.S Army Corps of Engineers and how they are handling the expected rising waters on the Missouri River in the coming days. "The bottom line is we want to avoid the flooding of 2011," said Rounds, who had just left the governor's office when floodwaters caused havoc up and down the river in South Dakota. Most flooding that year happened in the far southeast corner of the state where the river forms the state line with Iowa and Nebraska.
California man sentenced to prison for sex, drug trafficking in ND BISMARCK – A 35-year-old California man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for sex and drug trafficking.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Thursday, April 19, that she will vote to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo to serve as secretary of state. He would replace Rex Tillerson, who left the State Department March 31 after apparent disagreements with the Trump Administration. Heitkamp also voted for Tillerson.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The southeast Minnesota woman accused of shooting to death her husband at their home in Blooming Prairie and then a stranger she met in Florida was captured in a convenience store video in Iowa that law officers hope will help in finding her. The Dodge County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department said the video shows Lois Ann Riess grabbing a sandwich and asking a clerk for directions to go south.
BISMARCK – Syphilis cases climbed by 28 percent in North Dakota last year compared to the year before, according to a report by the North Dakota Department of Health. The number of cases climbed statewide to 78. Meanwhile, there were decreases in the two other main sexually transmitted diseases with chlamydia cases down 5.1 percent to 3,280 and gonorrhea cases falling 3.8 percent to 967.
WALHALLA, N.D. -- A Walhalla man died in a fiery single-vehicle rollover crash in Pembina County Wednesday. According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the 53-year-old driver was traveling east on County Road 1 about 4 miles southeast of Walhalla about 2 p.m. when he failed to follow a curve in the road. When he tried to correct, he lost control of his 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, drove in the south ditch and was ejected.
MINOT, N.D. -- Minot police are looking for a 33-year-old woman after a man was shot in the leg early Tuesday morning, April 17, in the southeast part of the ciyt. The woman is Crystal A. Johnson. Police said she is a person of interest in the case where the 54-year-old man had a gunshot wound to the leg. Police said the man was taken to a Minot hospital but was treated and released.