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KILLDEER, N.D. -- A 49-year-old Texas man has died in a rollover crash about one mile north of Killdeer in far western North Dakota. Billy Galloway of Livingston, Texas, died in the crash about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, when he apparently failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, went into the ditch and rolled his vehicle, said the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
GRAND FORKS — The world’s largest group for police leaders has recognized the U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Dakota for its work in prosecuting suspects in an international drug ring that led to several fentanyl overdose deaths.
CANTON, S.D. — A 73-year-old Aberdeen man who was standing in the middle of a highway in the southeast South Dakota town of Canton has died after being hit by a vehicle. The South Dakota Highway Patrol said Wednesday, Oct. 10, that Larry Pigors died in the crash that occurred about 8:15 p.m. on Saturday night.
BISMARCK — The U.S. Supreme Court has now waded into North Dakota election law. The high court on Tuesday, Oct. 9, responding to an emergency appeal, released a decision on a 6-2 vote that will allow the state to require a residential address on a driver's license or ID card to vote and won't accept a post office box except with supplemental proof of a residential address. The issue has been lingering since the 2017 state Legislature approved a change in the voting law.
FARGO — As a parent and grandparent, Kristie Spooner has two roles that pushed her to help form a group that opposes the recreational marijuana measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. Called "Healthy & Productive North Dakota Against Measure 3," she said her organization is focused on the health effects and other dangers of marijuana. Spooner also said she knows firsthand about the health risks of marijuana from her job as an addiction counselor in Fargo.
MILBANK, S.D. — A 16-year-old Milbank teenager died Sunday morning, Oct. 7, when he fell off the hood of a moving vehicle about five miles southeast of Milbank in far northeast South Dakota. The boy was riding on the hood of a 2001 Dodge Intrepid which was going westbound about 10:30 a.m. when his foot got caught on the front bumper and he was dragged under the vehicle, said the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
BOTTINEAU, N.D. -- A 19-year-old Bottineau man has been charged with felony manslaughter and remains in jail in the accidental shooting death of his roommate and friend Devon Main at their trailer park residence last week, said Bottineau County Sheriff Steve Watson on Monday, Oct. 8.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Joshua Jensen was driving down Interstate 94 in his rental car with Washington state license plates near Jamestown when he saw a Stutsman County deputy pull up next to him and begin staring at him. The 38-year-old traveler from Minnesota looked nervous, as anyone probably would, said his defense attorney Scott Sandness, of Jamestown, who described the incident from not only Jensen's words but also from a video camera on Deputy Matt Thom's vehicle. For the next 10 miles, the deputy followed Jensen, who was traveling at about 73 mph in the 75 mph zone.
OAKES, N.D. -- A semi driver hauling liquid herbicide to a farm near Oakes in southeast North Dakota took a wrong turn onto a minimum maintenance dirt road where the vehicle sank and tipped over possibly spilling the herbicide on Thursday morning, Oct. 4. North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Tom Herzig said the semi driven by James Goins, 51, of Loxley, Alabama, is still on its side on the muddy road with plans to try to tip it upright on Saturday, Oct. 6.
FARGO — Public Broadcasting System travel guru Rick Steves isn't pro-marijuana, he's anti-prohibition. The Seattle resident, known for his travel shows on PBS television and radio stations and his 50 travel books, made trips this week to Michigan and North Dakota to urge passage of recreational marijuana because he believes the current law is simply wrong. "The bottom line is prohibition isn't working," he said in a visit Friday, Oct. 5, to Fargo.