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KILLDEER, N.D. — The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the identity of a 41-year-old Montana man who died Thursday, March 30, after he was run over by a service truck on Highway 22 near Killdeer. According to a report released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol: The incident happened about 5:43 p.m. Thursday about 30 miles north of Killdeer. A service truck was northbound on Highway 22 when insulation the truck was carrying blew off the truck bed.
WAHPETON, N.D. — Narcotics officers searched a home here Friday, March 31, and found 13 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of over $1.1 million — likely one of the largest meth busts in North Dakota history. Agents with the Southeast Multi-County Agency Drug Task Force made the discovery while executing a search warrant at 2104 Second St. N. in Wahpeton, the task force said in a news release Saturday, April 1.
KILLDEER, N.D.—A 41-year-old Montana man died Thursday, March 30, after he was run over by a service truck on Highway 22 near Killdeer. According to a report released by the North Dakota Highway Patrol: The incident happened about 5:43 p.m. Thursday about 30 miles north of Killdeer. A service truck was northbound on Highway 22 when insulation the truck was carrying blew off the truck bed. The driver of the truck stopped and the victim, who was a passenger in the truck, got out to retrieve the insulation.
ST. PAUL -- A man considered a person of interest in the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling has filed a federal lawsuit against the county sheriff who investigated the case. Dan Rassier filed the suit Wednesday assigned to Judge Donovan W. Frank, according to court documents.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Twin Valley man died shortly after noon Wednesday, March 29, after a crash between his Acura Integra sedan and a truck hauling sugar beets at the intersection of 90th Avenue North and Highway 75. Moorhead firefighters cut the roof off the car to extricate the driver, according to Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist. The driver of the car was identified by the Minnesota State Patrol as Duane Lamarr Johnson, 87, of Twin Valley. The driver of the beet truck, Jordan Allan Wolff, 28, of Hunter, N.D., was not injured, the patrol reported.
GRAND FORKS -- University of North Dakota senior captain Connor O'Brien has decided to retire from football due to injuries, Fighting Hawks coach Bubba Schweigert said Wednesday morning, March 29. O'Brien had started 18 straight games at inside linebacker and was third on the team in tackles in 2016 with 67. The Lemont, Ill., native also had 6.0 tackles for loss and an interception in 2016.
BEMIDJI, Minn. — An International Falls teenager missing from Bemidji for more than a month has been found safe, according to a news release from the Bemidji Police Department. According to the release, 13-year-old Gary Tilander was located in Lidgerwood, N.D., after the International Falls Police Department received a tip from a "concerned citizen." The tip was then passed to the Bemidji Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Tilander was located at a Lingerwood residence.
GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences could pull the biggest part of its 10 percent budget cut — a sum of about $4.9 million — from its clinical departments. A UND news release sketched an outline of the school's portion of the campuswide budget reduction of about $32 million, a biennial cut from the 2017-19 budgeting period expected to flow from steep decreases in state appropriations.
PIERRE, S.D.—A proposed measure to make marijuana legal in South Dakota could be unconstitutional, said the state's attorney general. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley issued a statement Tuesday saying the initiated measure to make possession of one ounce of marijuana legal within the state "has numerous conflicts with other State laws." Jackley said the scope and effect of the law is unclear, and clarification will likely be needed.