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BISMARCK — A soft lockdown was ordered Monday, Nov. 14, at the North Dakota Capitol after a group of protesters congregated on the building grounds. The North Dakota Highway Patrol...
BISMARCK -- Gov.-elect Doug Burgum has named Mike Nowatzki, Forum Communications’ Bismarck bureau reporter, as the communications director on his gubernatorial staff. Nowatzki has worked as a reporter for Forum...
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LITTLE FALLS, Minn.—A 41-year-old man was found Monday, Nov. 7, deceased in the woods after suffering an apparent gunshot wound in central Minnesota. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reported deputies were called at 5:04 p.m. to a possible hunting accident on property near the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Jewel Road in Belle Prairie Township east of Little Falls. According to the sheriff's office, Terrence Brisk was found deceased by a family member. Brisk was believed to be hunting as he was wearing blaze orange.
GRAFTON, N.D.—A 61-year-old Grafton woman killed when she lost control of her utility vehicle Saturday night, Nov. 5, near Grafton has been identified. The off-highway vehicle, a 2012 Polaris Ranger UTV, was northbound on 159th Avenue Northeast around 7 p.m. when Gail Marie Osowski made an abrupt left turn and lost control, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a report. The vehicle entered the ditch and rolled. Osowski was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene, the patrol said.
CANNON BALL, N.D.—Musicians Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt will perform a benefit concert for the anti-Dakota Access Pipeline winter camp at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Prairie Knights Casino near Cannon Ball. Performers Joel Rafael and the late John Trudell's band, Bad Dog, are also scheduled to appear. Others will be announced as they are confirmed.
MINOT, N.D.—A 24-year-old Minot man accused of firing multiple shots at his drug dealer in a Minot neighborhood last month is now accused of threatening two women Sunday. Quinn Beau Campbell is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony, and menacing, a Class A misdemeanor, from the incident on Sunday. He made an initial appearance in district court in Minot on Monday, where he denied that he wanted to hurt the woman. "I can go to a hotel," he told Judge Stacy Louser. "...Just so you guys don't think I'm going to hurt her or anything."
BISMARCK—A 36-year-old Bismarck man is accused of shooting a 6-month-old baby in his care. Bismarck Police said the man told officers his handgun misfired as he tried to fix it on Sunday afternoon. The bullet struck the infant in the neck, police said. The baby is in stable condition and was transported to an out-of-state hospital for further treatment, police said.
FORDVILLE, N.D.—A Texas man died after he was ejected Sunday morning, Nov. 6, during a vehicle rollover in Walsh County.
MINOT, N.D.—A district court judge is pondering whether a Minot man accused of deliberately striking a man with his vehicle last March at the old radar base 16 miles south of Minot should remain under the supervision of North Central Human Services. Charles Beasor, 39, has been evaluated and deemed not responsible for his actions under state law.