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BISMARCK—As medical marijuana legalization slowly moves forward in North Dakota, some national companies are already taking a look at working with dispensaries. One such outfit hopes to be the "Amazon of Cannabis," said owner and founder Socrates Rosenfeld, an Army veteran who flew and commanded a team of Apache helicopters in the Iraq War.
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- A north-central South Dakota woman and her live-in boyfriend who admitted to causing the severe beating death of the woman’s daughter will spend decades in prison. Desarae Makes Him First, 26, of Standing Rock was sentenced to 30 years in custody, while her boyfriend, Matthew St. Pierre, 32, of McLaughlin was sentenced to 40 years by U.S. District Judge Charles Kornmann in federal court in Aberdeen on Monday.
ABERDEEN, S.D.—Three men who were part of an elaborate $10,000 blackjack table scam on New Year's Eve at the Dakota Sioux Casino near Watertown, S.D., have been sentenced. Pit boss Lito Bolocon, 44, of Sisseton, S.D., and frequent casino blackjack player Jordon Rondell, 29, of Lennox, S.D., appeared before U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann in federal court on Monday, Nov. 20, and each received a sentence of six months in custody and were ordered to pay $8,700 in restitution to the gaming establishment.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health is accepting proposals for a medical marijuana tracking system to develop, maintain and monitor the statewide program. Proposals are being accepted through Dec. 27 at 3 p.m.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Brad Paisley has announced the continuation of his Weekend Warrior World Tour with dates added in 2018, including a stop at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls on April 27. Paisley said the 27-date tour will kick-off on Jan. 25 in Los Angeles and extend through April, with more dates to be added. Special guests will be Dustin Lynch and Chase Bryant.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A teenager has died after his pickup hit a guardrail and vaulted into the air, landing on top of another vehicle on busy Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls. Three others were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday morning about 7 a.m. Names of the people involved are not being released by state officials pending notification of family members.
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.