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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns signed former North Dakota State University defensive back C.J. Smith to the practice squad, the team announced Friday, Sept. 15, in a press release. Smith, a 5-foot-11, 188-pound cornerback, was originally signed by Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He appeared in 10 games for the Eagles last season and spent Week 1 of the 2017 season on the Eagles’ practice squad.
BISMARCK -- The University of Mary said it will add men’s hockey and is waiting for approval from the American Collegiate Hockey Association for affiliation. If the 408-team ACHA grants Mary’s request, the school plans to field a team for the 2018-19 season.
FARGO — Mayor Tim Mahoney will run for re-election in 2018, he told WDAY radio Thursday, Sept. 14. "I just have very much enjoyed being mayor and have a lot of things I still want to get the city to do," he said to Jim Shaw, guest host for Mike McFeely's show.
North Dakota’s Cara Mund not only snagged the crown as the state’s first Miss America on Sunday, she won another important prize. “Now she can have her pick of any man in Grand Forks,” according to Brad Cutler, golf ball divoter.
ST. JOHN, N.D. -- State troopers have released the names in a fatal Saturday night crash in north-central North Dakota. Taitum Eller, 18, of St. John died at the scene of the crash, which was about 1.5 miles northwest of St. John. She was the passenger of a 2004 Honda all-terrain vehicle that was struck by a 2013 Cadillac Escalade at 7:57 p.m. on Rolette County Road 43, according to a news release.
Pheasants tend to be the focus of a majority of upland game hunters in North Dakota, but with that opener still a few weeks off—season opens Saturday, Oct. 7—hunters now can take the field for grouse and partridge. North Dakota's grouse and partridge seasons opened Saturday, Sept. 9. According to R.J. Gross, upland game biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, late July and August roadside counts show sharptails observed per 100 miles are down 29 percent from last year, while Hungarian partridge are down 62 percent.
MANDAN--President Donald Trump will give a speech today from the Andeavor refinery here beginning shortly after 3 p.m. Trump will use the speech to make a pitch for tax reform. Forum News Service political reporter John Hageman, photographer Mike Vosburg and reporter Blake Gumprecht will be on the ground in Mandan providing up-to-the-minute coverage. More on this story:
President Donald Trump will visit Mandan, N.D. this afternoon to talk about tax reform. Here's where you can find our complete coverage:
BISMARCK—Forum Communications Co. Chairman Bill Marcil Sr. and his wife, Jane, have donated $1.5 million to the University of Mary's Vision 2030 Capital Campaign, the university said Tuesday, Sept. 5.
BISMARCK—A program that aims to relieve hay transportation costs brought on by this year's drought is now open, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, Sept. 5. The state Emergency Commission voted last month to borrow $1.5 million from the Bank of North Dakota for a program to reimburse eligible producers for part of their hay transportation expenses. Producers were asked to visit www.nd.gov/ndda to fill out an application.