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BISMARCK—Edgeley-Kulm junior Isaac Huber has chased New Town runners around the track to no avail at the North Dakota state track meet. On Saturday, May 26, everybody was chasing him around the sweltering Bismarck Community Bowl. With temperatures pushing 90 degrees under sunny skies and no wind, Huber still posted a 9 minute, 40.43 second time to win the 3,200-meter run. He even backed off down the stretch to save energy for the 800 still to come. "Oh it was hot," Huber said. "The water helped over there, but it was brutal. I grabbed one water, it was a good idea.
LIDGERWOOD, N.D. -- Randolph Roeder, 44, Hankinson, N.D., has been identified as the victim in a fatal motorcycle crash Thursday, May 24, near Lidgerwood, N.D., according to the Highway Patrol. He was westbound in a Victory motorcycle on state Highway 11 around 11:30 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve, the patrol said. The motorcycle entered a ditch and tumbled, throwing Roeder.
GRAND FORKS -- A small group of partners plans to buy the Grand Forks Herald’s downtown building with the hope of attracting businesses and entities in the communications and professional sectors.
MILWAUKEE — Adam Thielen has never had a bobblehead made in his likeness. So two bobbleheads for the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver is worth a head nod or two. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled two officially licensed bobbleheads of the Detroit Lakes, Minn., native. One is in his Minnesota State, Mankato college uniform and the other as a Viking.
Grand Forks Police are investigating the death of a 5-month-old infant. Brynley Rymer died Tuesday at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo of undisclosed injuries, according to a news release. An unnamed caregiver initially brought the child, who lived in Grand Forks, to Altru Hospital's emergency room on Monday, the release said. She was then airlifted to Sanford before succumbing to her injuries.
BISMARCK — Backers of a proposed North Dakota constitutional amendment seeking to prevent noncitizens from voting may start gathering signatures, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Thursday, May 24. Jaeger has approved the format of a petition to obtain signatures to place the proposal on the November ballot, his office said in a news release. But supporters, led by legislative candidate and former state GOP Chairman Gary Emineth, have a little more than six weeks to gather 26,904 signatures.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Summit League will continue its westward expansion and move its conference offices to Sioux Falls later this year, league commissioner Tom Douple said Wednesday. The league will move from Elmhurst, Ill., in suburban Chicago to Sioux Falls officially on Aug. 1 and into a permanent headquarters at the Sanford Sports Complex in the northwest portion of the city. The conference said the move will give the league a more centralized location within its current footprint.
CHICAGO — Depression is a growing condition throughout the United States, but according to a massive new study, Minnesotans and North Dakotans struggle more than most. The study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association shows the two states have a depression problem. The condition can be crippling, even life-threatening.
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND — A North Dakota native and her husband have died in a fishing accident while on vacation in Iceland. Janet Veit grew up in Richland County and was a graduate of Wyndmere (N.D.) High School. She and her husband, Brian Schumacher, were living in La Crescent, Minn., where she worked nearby in LaCrosse, Wis., as a veterinarian.
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists investigated winterkills at 13 lakes this spring, and some were considered significant enough to affect the quality of fishing.