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SOUTH HEART, N.D. -- Authorities released the identity of a 32-year-old Belfield man who was killed when he was ejected as his vehicle rolled Wednesday night, March 1, about 12 miles southwest of South Heart in western North Dakota. Justin Weigum was driving a Suburban eastbound on 45th Street Southwest when the vehicle overturned into a ditch, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. He died at the scene.
GRAND FORKS -- Poison and Tesla plan to rock the northern Red River Valley this spring. The two bands, both popular in the 1980s, will play May 27 at the Alerus Center as part of the XXX tour, according to a news release. The tour will be the first time all four original members of Poison will perform together in five years.
SOUTH HEART, N.D. -- A 32-year-old Belfield man was killed when he was ejected as his vehicle rolled Wednesday night, March 1, about 12 miles southwest of South Heart. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a Suburban was eastbound about 8:25 p.m. on 45th Street Southwest when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle spun into the ditch and rolled. The driver died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.
GRAND FORKS -- A Grand Forks man has been charged with multiple felonies after police say he tied up and beat a woman Tuesday. Shawn Allen Ellingson, 44, has been charged with aggravated domestic assault, terrorizing and felonious restraint, all Class C felonies punishable individually by five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The beginning to the match started as most wrestling matches do -- with a handshake. Both wrestlers in Pennsylvania took their starting poses, but then the 4-year-old boy -- the opponent of a older girl, who is 5 -- took off running. The girl was in hot pursuit, but as she completed the first lap, she raised her arms -- most likely to her coach -- like "What am I supposed to do?" Eventually, the referee blew the whistle and the wrestlers began wrestling -- at least until the little boy made his escape and made a run for it once again.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum appointed former Bismarck Tribune publisher Brian Kroshus to the North Dakota Public Service Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Kroshus, currently group publisher for Mandan-based Lee Agri-Media, a network of agricultural newspapers, will fill the position vacated by Brian Kalk, who served two years of a six-year term before resigning last month. An election will be held in November 2018 for the remaining two years of the term.
DRAKE, N.D. -- A 31-year-old man was killed and a semi-truck driver was injured following a head-on collision Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, on Highway 52 north of Drake in north-central North Dakota. A Ford pickup was eastbound around 8 a.m. when it crossed the center line and collided with a westbound Freightliner with a triple-trailer combination, the North Dakota State Patrol said. The pickup spun into the shoulder while the semi jackknifed with the cab overturning into a ditch.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- On Feb. 27, 1992, a North Dakota high school district basketball game made international headlines when the winning team, Hettinger, scored just four points and won the game. That's right. Hettinger beat Regent 4-2 in what a Regent player said was "patience to the extreme." Former Dickinson Press Editor Dustin Monke, a sportswriter at the paper at the time, wrote a 20-year lookback at the game in 2012.
WILLMAR, Minn. – An 8-month-old child was found safe over the weekend after law enforcement received a call about a possible child abduction. The investigation is still ongoing, and a suspect is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of kidnapping.
FARGO — Following a city of Fargo employee commenting on social media that DAPL protesters should be shot and drowned, city administrators are conducting an internal review. On Thursday, Feb. 23, the city issued a press release acknowledging an unidentified employee posted on a local news station's Facebook page regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protesters. The employee's profile stated he was employed with the city of Fargo, but the comments were posted when he was not on duty.